Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Corruption kings hijack policies of govt: Sirajul Haq

LAHORE, Jan 25 (DNA): While questioning the inaction of the rulers
against sugar and flour mafias, Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Siraj ul Haq
has said the corruption kings sitting in ranks of the ruling parties
have hijacked the policies of the government.Presiding over a meeting of party leaders at Mansoora on Saturday, he said the government laid blame on mafias for the exorbitant rise in the
prices of sugar and shortage of flour but took no action against the
culprits.

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.

Azerbaijani carpets to be exhibited at UNESCO’s Headquarters

An exhibition “Undiscovered: New motives in Azerbaijan carpetry” will open at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on January 29.The exhibition will reflect different aspects of Azerbaijan’s tapestry history, focusing mainly on the historical and cultural heritage of the carpets produced by the Sheki Carpet School.The event is co-organized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France.During the opening ceremony, a documentary video will tell the story of the exhibition project and of the city of Sheki.The project will also reflect the motifs of the famous Chaki Khans Palace, built in the 18th century, which represents the masterpiece of Qajar-style architecture.

FATF ‘Completely Satisfied’ With Pakistan’s Performance!

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a watchdog body, has recently been engaging with Pakistan a lot. The watchdog’s duty pertains to check and balance in money laundering and economic relations pertaining to terrorism.Hammad Azhar defended Pakistan’s performance report at the forum during the joint FATF meeting. Once the meeting in swing, the mood of the FATF could be seen. The body was happy and satisfied with Pakistan’s compliance with its demands.

Organizations seeking to hold exit poll appeal to CEC

BAKU, JAN 24 – According to the legislation, organizations wishing to hold an Exit Poll should apply to the Central Election Commission (CEC) 20 days prior to the voting day,” Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Rovzat Gasimov told.Gasimov said that appeals had already been submitted to the CEC. “The CEC is currently working on it. The information on organizations that submitted their documents to the CEC will be presented to the media in the coming days,” he added.

Promotion of education priority of Azerbaijan govt: Ali Alizada

by ANSAR M BHATTI

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.