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Ambassador of Iran Mehdi Honardoost meets COAS Gen. Bajwa

RAWALPINDI, NOV 12 (DNA) – Mehdi Honardoost, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan paid a farewell call on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ.COAS thanked Ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards improving Pak-Iran relations.Visiting dignitary also appreciated COAS for contributions of Pak Army towards regional peace & stability and for efforts in making Pak-Iran border of peace.=DNA

Members of Parliamentary Friendship Group of Uzbekistan meet Ambassador Furqat Sudikov

ISLAMABAD, NOV 12 (DNA) – Ambassador of Uzbekistan, Furqat Sudikov had a fruitful meeting with the leadership and active members of Parliamentary Friendship Group for Uzbekistan under National Assembly of Pakistan.

During the lunch-meeting, they discussed issues of enhancing bilateral inter parliamentarian relations between the two countries including improvement of treaty-law database, cooperation in the field of trade, logistics, investments and cultural interaction. Both sides agreed to organize bilateral visits of Parliamentarians to Uzbekistan and Pakistan.=DNA


Air Pollution contributes 50 percent of total environmental degradation cost, Minister

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Monday termed air pollution a silent killer and said that the economic cost of environmental degradation over the last decade has gone up from 6 per cent to 9 per cent, where air pollution contributes 50 per cent of the total cost.He said this during a seminar titled “Combating air pollution for improved public health, agriculture and economy: Time to act now”, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad.

Batik workshop: Indonesian cultural icon fascinates participants

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – The Indonesia cultural icon fascinated the participants of Batik workshop, who gathered at the Indonesian residence to practically take part in Batik preparation drill.

The spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador Rita Berlinia Amri hosted a lively Coffee Morning on Monday and Batik workshop.

The Coffee Morning brought the guests an opportunity to understand and get exposure to the Indonesia’s diverse culture and its philosophical, cultural and historical values through its signature and most famous Indonesian textile which is called Batik.

Confucius Institute contributing to strengthening of Pak-China relations

ZHANG XIAPING Director Confucious Institute University of Karachi And Ex Dean Foreigner Language Talks to Centreline and DNA


  1. Q) Tell us a little about yourself
  2. A) My name is Zhang Xiaoping. Now, I am the Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at University of Karachi. Before I worked here, I was the Dean of foreign languages at another university for some years, but I like working with different people and that is why I am here.

UAE committed to reserve wildlife, says Ambassador Hamad Obaid Alzaabi

Sheikh Zayed initiated Abu Dhabi’s Houbara conservation program in 1970s,

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has long been committed to preserving the environment and wildlife and has worked with the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) to release hundreds of houbara bustards in the last five years, Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi, the Ambassador of the UAE to Pakistan, said.

DNA ANALYSIS: Maryam Nawaz bail deflates Fazl movement

ISLAMABAD (DNA) The grant of bail to PML N leader Maryam Nawaz appears to have deflated the movement of Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, for PML N now shall be able to be part of Maulana movement anymore.

And without the support of these two mainstream parties such as PML N and PPP Maulana’s Dharna cannot achieve the desired goals.

WARY FORWARD FOR MAULANA: Maulana now will try to get a face saving. Exactly what happened in the case of Tahirul Qadri, when he came to Islamabad at D Chowk and when the purpose was served, he then was given  a safe passage by signing an MoU with him that all is demands shall be met.