Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Pakistan pavilion remains center of attraction at Lyon cultural festival

LYON, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Attracting scores of people, aesthetically decorated Pakistan’s pavilion at the 18th Lyon International Cultural Festival remained the centre of attraction for visitors.The festival is one of the main annual cultural events of Lyon which brings over 50 countries together showcasing their culture and traditions. This year 56 countries are participating at the festival.The Mayor of Lyon Gerard Colomb inaugurated the festival and visited different pavilions. While visiting the Pakistan pavilion, the Mayor thanked Ambassador Moin ul Haque for participation and enriching the festival with vibrant and beautiful colours of Pakistan.

PML-N asks chief justice to take notice of case against Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday demanded the chief justice take notice of the case against former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaulla, who is facing a trial on charges of possessing drugs.PMLN spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, Sanuallah’s arrest was the worst example of political revenge and was a slap in the face of the justice system.“Rana Sanaullah was arrested on drug-related charges, but the inquiry has shifted to scrutinising his assets. The government is prosecuting him Sanaullah without a judge and a lawyer,” Aurangzeb said.

Four Pak Army soldiers martyred, two militants killed near Afghan border

RAWALPINDI (DNA) – Four soldiers embraced martyrdom while another soldier sustained injuries in two separate incidents of firing by militants on the western border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated on Saturday.According to a statement issued by ISPR Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor further revealed that two militants were shot dead in response by the military.

Youths, diplomats donate blood at donation camp at Indonesian embassy

 Indonesia ambassador thanks people for taking interest in noble cause; says embassy to continue this practice; lauds youth and students for keen interest

 by ANSAR M BHATTI

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 14 (DNA) – The Indonesian embassy in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society organized a one-day blood donation camp at the premises of the Indonesian embassy.

Kyrgyz envoy says quadrilateral traffic route an important step

PESHAWAR, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Erik Beishembiev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan participated in the International Conference on «Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Trans-regional Integration» organized by  University of Peshawar and Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS).The conference was held with participation of representatives of the Ministries and Agencies of Pakistan, Ambassadors of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Diplomats from Russian and Iranian Embassies, Experts, Students and Mass Media.

Pakistani think-tank, Kyrgyz institute sign MoU

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 14 (DNA) – The Chairman of the Kyrgyz Association of Women of the Security, Law and Order Sector Prof. Dr. Aydarkul Kaana had a meeting with the President of the Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) of Pakistan, Major General (retired) Khalid Amir Jaffrey at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Islamabad.A  Memorandum of Understanding between the CGSS and Kyrgyz Association of Women of the Security, Law and Order Sector was signed.According to the signed MoU, it is planned to establish cooperation between two organizations in the field of security, exchange visits, scientific conferences and seminars.

NAB proceedings face delay due to non-cooperation of foreign countries: report

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued its annual report in which it has been revealed that the proceedings are facing delay due to non-cooperation of foreign countries.The anti-corruption watchdog wrote 50 letters in one year including the extradition of seven wanted suspects, but only five of them were answered.Further details suggest that the anti-graft body sought particulars of incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif’s assets from the authorities of England, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).