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IMF SOS mission to arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 15 (DNA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) is sending its SOS (Save Our Soul) mission to Pakistan for suggesting ways to the cash-strapped government to curtail the budget deficit being faced by the country.The IMF expressed concern over Pakistan’s economic performance in the first two months and is sending its SOS mission to Islamabad.The mission will be vising Pakistan to discuss fiscal issues with special focus to restrict target of primary deficit within the desired limits.

Sargodha University makes its entry into Times Higher Education rankings

SARGODHA, SEPT 15 (DNA) – The University of Sargodha has for the first time made its entry into the Time Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and has been ranked 1,276 in the world.The THE World University Rankings 2020 included 1,400 universities from 92 countriesthat qualified its ranking criteria out of nearly 60,000 universities in the world. The ranking criteria is based on 13 performance indicators concerning teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.From Pakistan, 14 universities qualified for THE World University Rankings 2020. The Quaid-i-Azam University came at top, placed at number 401-500. Sargodha Universities and six other universities were placed in the 1,000+ category of universities.

Young social activist Bilal Sethi awarded by rotary international

PESHAWAR, SEPT 15 (DNA) – Young educational activist and philanthropist, Bilal Sethi has been crowned with Outstanding Services Award by Rotary International, Pakistan.Bilal Sethi is the founder and Chairman of Pakistan Development Foundation – PDF which has educated 15000 students from primary to secondary levels and has sponsored higher education of 385 underpriceded and talented students.Under his patronage, the foundation has initiated numerous projects benefitting thousands of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.

Pro-Khalistan Sikhs and Pakistanis hold protest against India over human rights’ violations

NEW YORK (DNA) – Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by Pakistani community members held a protest in Houston, United States, demanding resolution of Kashmir dispute and against Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government for committing gross violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir.To express support for the cause of Kashmir and demanding a separate land for Sikhs, the Sikh community members and Pakistanis, in a form of carcade with Kashmir and Khalistan flags mounted on their cars, moved through the roads and streets while chanting full-throat slogans against the Modi regime.

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.