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Pakistan declared family station for British diplomats, citizens: Christian Turner

ISLAMABAD, JAN 25 (DNA) – The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner called on Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser in Islamabad to discuss the ongoing bilateral state-of-affairs between the two countries.The British High Commissioner was also accompanied by the relevant diplomats engaged in Parliamentary Development.The British High Commissioner informed the Speaker National Assembly regarding their new travel advisory on Pakistan whereby the country was declared as a family station for the British diplomats and citizens.

India, Pakistan should work together for people’s welfare: envoy

ISLAMABAD, JAN 25 (DNA) –Acting High Commissioner of India Gaurav Ahluwalia has said both India and Pakistan having attained freedom at the same would continue to work together for the better future of the two countries.He expressed these views on the occasion of 31st Republic Day of India. All ambassadors of SAARC member countries were invited on the stage to be part of Republic Day celebrations.He further said India celebrated its first Independence Day on August 15, 1947 and 26 January 1950 marks day on which India declared itself constitutional republic by formally adopting its constitution. Today we celebrate the journey of this republic.

Promotion of education priority of Azerbaijan govt: Ali Alizada


ISLAMABAD, JAN 24 (DNA) – Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada has said his country attached great importance to promotion and development of education that is why Azerbaijan was intensely engaged in Pakistan in this regard.

The ambassador said Azerbaijan under the banner of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, had already launched a number of welfare projects in Pakistan adding after deadly earthquake in Pakistan Azerbaijan immediately started humanitarian and relief work.

The ambassador made these remarks on the occasion of inauguration of Eco School in Shah Allah Ditta a suburban village of Islamabad. The Eco School is a project of Wellness Trust.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

ISLAMABAD, JAN 24 (DNA) – In keeping up with the tradition to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Deputy Chairman and CEO of the Hashoo Group Mr. Murtaza Hashwani and the General Manager of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel Mr. Maurizio Romani hosted a reception at the hotel’s popular Chinese restaurant Dynasty.Members of the civil society, diplomats and a number of Chinese nationals attended the reception. 

More than 210 int’l observers accredited to monitor parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

BAKU, JAN 23 – “As of today, more than 210 international observers have been accredited to monitor the February 9 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan”, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Rovzat Gasimov has told journalists.He said that international observers continue to appeal to monitor the elections: “We hope that the number of international observers would increase.

Embassy of Egypt clarifies no visa sanctions imposed on Pakistani nationals

ISLAMABAD, JAN 23 (DNA) – Embassy of Egypt has clarified that no visa sanctions policy has been imposed by Egypt on Pakistani nationals, on Thursday.Officials of the Egyptian embassy said, these allegations are incorrect and no such sanctions policy has been placed by Egypt.The Embassy appreciated the earlier clarification of the Spokesperson of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan who denied such allegations.

Number of Pak students getting Indonesian scholarship increasing: Ambassador Amri

Asma Safdar, alumni of KNB terms the program highly beneficial and rewarding

LAHORE, JAN 23 (DNA) -Since 2010, the Government of Indonesia has provided scholarships to Pakistani students through 2 schemes, namely Darmasiswa for non-degree program and Developing Countries Partnership (KNB) for master degree.

There are also scholarships given by several well-known campuses from Indonesia.

Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan S Amri disclosed this during his interaction with students and faculty of Virtual University Lahore.