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Chinese Vice FM lauds Pakistan’s role in fight against terrorism

Islamabad—China says Economic Corridor is a transformative project that would benefit people of the two countries. These remarks were made by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping during his meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Republic Day of Azerbaijan Baku–Islamabad cooperation expanding

Islamabad—Ambassador Dashgin Shilearov of Azerbaijan hosted a reception to mark 97th Republic Day of Azerbaijan. A large number of guests graced the function. They included ambassadors of various countries stationed in Islamabad, former diplomats, senior civil and military officers as well as other prominent people ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Belarus minister offers education opportunities in high tech science

Islamabad—The Education Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Zhuravkov Mikhail, and the Chairman of Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Acad. Vladimir G. Gusakov, who are currently on a state visit to Pakistan, visited the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad on 26-27 May, 2015. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Public urged to donate blood to PBM Thalassemia Center

Islamabad—Secretary Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Muhamamd Azam Wednesday appealed to the general public to generously donate blood in Pakistan Baitul Maal Thalassemia Center so that maximum number of patient children could be provided free of cost treatment. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

New cost-effective drug for hepatitis B, C introduced in market

Islamabad—Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) has approved manufacturing, marketing and sale of sofosbuvir, a new cost effective drug used to treat hepatitis B and C. Applications for the medicine were received last year from various local manufacturers. This new treatment option has removed the use of PegInterferonalfa injections and has become highly cost effective treatment for the suffering patients. Throughout the country and Pakistanis living abroad having their loved ones suffering from the disease have hailed introduction of the medicine in the local market. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Belarus scientist offers assistance in drone technology

Islamabad—On the invitation of the President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), Dr Anwar Nasim, the Chairman of Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Acad. Vladimir G. Gusakov, visited the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and offered support in high-tech areas like drone technology, space technology, nuclear energy, agricultural equipments and other areas of mutual interest. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

WPC proposes alliance with German women parliamentarians

Islamabad—Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Tuesday, proposed an alliance with women parliamentarians of German Bundestag for greater learning and experience sharing. WPC also offered all out required assistance and support to a high level parliamentary delegation of women parliamentarians for setting up such a forum in the parliament of Germany. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Religious scholars back Govt for introducing uniform prayer timings

Islamabad—Religious scholars on Tuesday assured the government of their all-out support in its efforts for promoting religious harmony and following a uniform prayer timings in country. Over 2000 Ulema from all schools of thought held out the assurance at a Convention on Nizam-e-Salat which was organised by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony at Convention Centre. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Denmark, Pakistan enter into cultural cooperation

Islamabad—Pakistani art, culture and national heritage possess immense power and potential for catalyzing peaceful social transformation, sustainable development and economic growth through initiatives that empower artistic expression and enable creative entrepreneurship. This was highlighted by key stakeholders at the launch ceremony of a new ‘Pakistan Culture & Development Program’ funded by the Government of Denmark. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Ambassador wishes ever-growing prosperity to Pakistan and looking forward to strengthen bilateral relations

Islamabad—To commemorate the 205th anniversary of the first Independent Government on May 25th 1810, the Argentine Ambassador, H.E. Rodolfo J. Martin-Saravia hosted a reception at Serena, which was a well-attended affair. This anniversary constituted a most formidable occasion to renew the bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Argentina. He thanked the presence of the Chief Guest the Federal Minister for Defence Production, H.E. Rana Tanveer Hussain. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service to be inaugurated soon: Shahbaz

Rawalpindi—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service is a splendid project regarding provision of comfortable, speedy and affordable travelling facilities to the people and will bring a revolutionary change in transport sector. He said that this project is a shining example of utilization of public money on the masses. He said that Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project is the continuity of the process of change of transport culture started by the Punjab government through completing Lahore metro bus project in a record period of time and this journey will continue in future as well. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Training workshop on Water Resource Management concludes

Rawalpindi—A ten-day training workshop on Water Resource Management for Baluchistan Farmers/govt officials concluded at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Monday. The workshop was organized by PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations and AUS-AID Agricultural Project, with an aim to enhance capacity of the participants in water resource management and efficient use. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Combat corruption NAB committee on health affairs prepares recommendations

Islamabad—National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has constituted a Prevention Committee on Health Affairs to examine related laws in force, rules and regulations in order to eliminate corruption and corrupt practices in the sector. As per directions of Chairman, Qamar Zaman Chaudry, the Committee has been constituted under chairmanship of Director General, A&P, NAB Headquarters. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details