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Pakistan appoints first female diplomat in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, APR 24 (DNA) – Setting a new precedent, Pakistan for the first time in its 70 years history has appointed a female diplomat in Saudi Arabia. Fozia Fayyaz Ahmed has been designated as consular at Consulate General Pakistan in Jeddah, reflecting the country’s resolve to empower women.


Tajikistan, Pakistan agree to enhance strategic cooperation

BEIJING, APR 24 (DNA) – in Beijing the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Asif on sidelines of the meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).


Rupee loses ground in open market, SBP calls ‘emergency’ meeting

KARACHI, APR 24 (DNA) – Panic buying pushed the US dollar as high as Rs118.5 in the open market on Monday, its highest level during intra-day trading, prompting the central bank to call an emergency meeting of currency dealers as gap with the inter-bank rate widened. While dealers came to grips with high demand for the greenback, the rupee ended at 118.3 against the US dollar even as the inter-bank rates remained stable.

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Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

NEW YORK, APR 24 (DNA) – Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur. A judge ruled that the Material Girl had directed her legal action against the wrong target in going after Darlene Lutz, a New York art dealer who helped Madonna build a collection before falling out with her.


PTI to award tickets on merit: Imran Khan

LONDON, APR 23 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that the merit will be sole criterion for awarding party tickets for the upcoming general elections. Talking to the journalists in London on Tuesday, Imran Khan hinted at forming alliance with some like-minded political parties in the next general elections.


PM Abbasi to chair NEC meeting today

ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) – The National Economic Council (NEC) will meet in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on (Tuesday), The council will approve the development budget of the next fiscal year during the meeting.


President Mamnoon greets Azerbaijan president on his re- election

His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan


It gives me immense pleasure to convey warmest felicitations on Your Excellency’s re-election as the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.Your re-election to the highest office is not just a vote of confidence by the people of Azerbaijan, but also a mandate for the continued progress and development of the Republic of Azerbaijan.