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ISLAMABAD, OCT 21: High Commissioner of Canada Perry John Carlderwood seapking 
during a function held to celebrate 35 years parternershp of Aga Khan Network and Govt
of Canada partership in Pakistan. DNA PHOTO

AKDN welcomes Canada’s efforts for improving people’s life in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, OCT 21 (DNA) – Since the early 1980s, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Canada have worked together to help people in Pakistan improve their quality of life. From the earliest investments in irrigation and drinking water infrastructure, roads and bridges, to massive improvements in literacy and education attainment, especially by women, to today’s expansion of an eHealth system that is revolutionizing the way patients can access care and health professionals can learn in remote areas, the AKDN-Canada partnership has left its mark across Pakistan, from Gilgil-Baltistan all the way to Karachi.

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Record tampering case: Zafar Hijazi’s indictment deferred till 27th

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday deferred the indictment of former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi in a record tampering case once again. During Friday’s hearing, special judge Irum Niazi had to frame charges against Hijazi in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case, but the hearing was adjourned until October 27 due to the absence of the prosecutor. The accountability court on October 4 had deferred the indictment of Hijazi in Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case till October 20 due to the absence of the prosecutor.

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US drones strikes did not target Pakistani territory, claims Khawaja Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday claimed that the recent US drone attacks targeted Pak-Afghan border area and did not happen inside Pakistan’s territory. Asif, said that since the Pak-Afghan “border is not as well-defined as our eastern border”, therefore, no one can be certain about which country was attacked. Five people were killed earlier today in the fourth drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border near Kurram Agency since Monday, the local political administration had said.

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Spanish ambassador hosts grand reception to celebrate national day

ISLAMABAD, OCT 13 (DNA) – Ambassador of Spain Carlos Morales hosted a grand reception to celebrate national day of Spain. Federal Commerce Minister Pervez Malik was the chief guest. The ambassador while speaking on the occasion said, politically, we have held three rounds of bilateral consultations at Foreign Secretary level in the last three years. The next one is scheduled for early next year in Islamabad. As a member of the EU we also actively participate and engage in the wide range of European Union-Pakistan dialogues, as the Joint Commission that has been taking place in Brussels this week.

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Blue Whale horror engulfs Hyderabad as girls receive WhatsApp messages

HYDERABAD, OCT 11 (DNA)- Fear and horror have plagued Hyderabad as several boys and girls have reported receiving messages under banner of life-threatening and perilous online game ‘Blue Whale’. As per details acquired, two girls have lodged complaints at Women Protection Cell established in the office of Hyderabad Region Deputy Inspector General of Police. The girls, in their respective petitions, have stated that they received messages via WhatsApp (a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones). In the beginning, small tasks were assigned to girls but later the unknown sender harassed them, forced to do friendship and forwarded obscene clicks.

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Former Pak-Indo spy chiefs urge both nations to start dialogue

LONDON, OCT 08 (DNA) – Former spy chiefs of Pakistan and India have said that the diplomatic talks and communications between the two countries are essential and helpful for the national interest of both countries. Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general General (r) Ehsanul Haq and former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Amarjit Singh Dulat took part in a public debate at the London School of Economics’ Sheikh Zayed Theatre, which was organised by South Asia Centre, LSE’s Pakistan Development Society and the South Asia Future Forum.

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Liquor recovered from North Korean diplomat residence

ISLAMABAD, OCT 07: As many as 1,000 bottles of imported liquor were recovered from the house of First Secretary of North Korean embassy during a raid conducted by police. According to a private TV channel, police raided the house when the diplomat was not at home and took in custody 1,000 bottles of liquor. Details further reveal, the diplomat had a licnece to keep liquor however the police sources say he was allegedly selling liquor to local dealers. Details further reveal police mentioned only 240 bottles in the report and tried to sell rest of the 760 bottles to liquor dealers in Islamabad.