Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

OCT – 2019

23 persons bitten by rabid dog in Karachi

KARACHI (DNA) – At least 23 persons, including a police sub-inspector, were bitten by a rabid dog in FC Area of Central District of Karachi on late Monday night.The dog-bite patients were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital but the hospital administration asked the patients to bring Anti-Rabies Vaccine with them as the vaccine was not available at the hospital.On the other hand, the residents of FC Area have been restricted to their homes due to fear. Rescue teams along with police and Rangers personnel have launch a search operation in the area to find the rabid dog.

FATF meeting: China, Turkey, Malaysia express satisfaction over steps taken by Pakistan

PARIS, OCT  14  (DNA) – Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has examined the compliance report of Pakistan in its meeting held in Paris. FATF has expressed satisfaction overnew risk assessment study of Pakistan and brotherly countries including China, Turkey and Malaysia have supported stance of Pakistan.Sources said FATF appreciated efforts of Pakistan against terrorism and corruption. Pakistani delegation gave satisfactory answers to all questions of FATF. Pakistan also satisfied Indian members on questions about terrorism outfits working in Pakistan.

ICC scrapes Super Over boundary count rule after controversial World Cup final

KARACHI:  (DNA) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has scrapped a controversial boundary counting rule from super-over regulation that helped England win the World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand.ICC faced severe criticism from various quarters after the winner of the ICC World Cup 2019 was decided on the number of boundaries hit by a team after New Zealand and England, both were tied in 50 over competition and the super-over tiebreaker.

Prince William, Kate Middleton land in Pakistan for historic tour

RAWALPINDI, OCT 14 (DNA) – : British Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Pakistan late Monday evening.The royal couple touched down at the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, officials from the Foreign Office, and top government officials cordially received them at the red carpet.

Trade expo Indonesia 2019 all set to open on Oct 16

ISLAMABAD, OCT 14 (DNA) -The 34th Trade Expo Indonesia 2019 (TEI) is all set to open on Oct 16 in Bumi Serpong Damai, Banten, near Jakarta, offering tremendous opportunities of enhancing business-to-business and trade relations between Pakistan and Indonesia.
A delegation of 34 Pakistani traders and business representatives will represent the country at the mega event in order to explore various areas of mutual trade, cooperation and opportunities.
Besides Pakistan, many other countries are also sending their business leaders, chambers representatives to utilize the event to seek access to other countries’ markets.

Travel ban lift: Fly to Beirut for as low as Dh1,023

UAE lifted the Lebanon travel ban this week.

Etihad Airways has announced that it will increase capacity between Abu Dhabi and Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, by upgrading the current daily Airbus A321 service to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from October 27, 2019.The step up from narrow-body to wide-body aircraft follows yesterday’s announcement by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the immediate removal of a travel ban to Lebanon for UAE citizens. Lifting this restriction, imposed in February 2016, is expected to spur a significant increase in demand for travel between the two capitals.

Carpooling to help residents offset toll in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (DoT) introduced a carpooling service to make lives much easier for commuters.Residents are hailing the carpooling facility by the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi (DoT), especially with the toll system getting operational from Tuesday. Mobeen Jawaid, a QA/QC engineer who travels from Mussafah to Dubai five times a week, feels that carpooling will help reduce pollution as there will be less vehicles on the roads.