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ISLAMABAD, 21 NOV (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed that the decision taken by the ECC regarding provision of subsidy worth Rs. 5000 per acre to the growers of Basmati rice as compensation in view of the falling international prices of this variety should be properly implemented...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 (INP) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan wishes to transform the deep historical bonds with central Asian region into a strong economic partnership. The Prime Minister said this while talking to Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Mr. Sirojidin Aslov met him at the PM’s House here Friday.   This meeting was in continuation with the Prime...

RAWALPINDI, Nov 21 (INP): Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain Rtd Zahid Saeed has said that business community should not pay attention towards the baseless rumors regarding delay in completion of Metro Bus Project. He said that project will be completed by 30th January 2015 at every cost. “Project was initially supposed to be completed by 31st December 2014 but due to Sit...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (INP): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to take some immediate and long-term steps for the quality management in the university’s overall working to promote educational standard in the country. Such steps would lead to the qualitative improvement in overall educational pursuits, enabling the students to effectively take part in the country’s...

  ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed white maize varieties. Scientists design pathway to take the maize germplasm to the clients to boost up production of maize in the country on large scale. PARC with the help of National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) was able to reach farmers in the country. This was stated by Dr. Iftikhar...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (INP) International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has appointed Dr. Zia ul Haq as Director General Islamic Research Institute (IRI). He has been working as Professor of Islamic Law/Shariah and Dean Faculty of Shariah and Law at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Along with his academic positions at IIU, he has also worked as...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (INP) Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that human rights and human development are closely intertwined and the post 2015 development agenda should put development of people at its core. He was speaking at the IPU-UN Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN Headquarters, New York.   Nayyer Bokhari while addressing the hearing’s first...

ISLAMABAD, NOV 29 (DNA) – Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has shown great concerns over the decision of the government to close gas for industries in Islamabad and Punjab during winter season as it will cause more difficulties for industry and push the fragile economy into further problems. Muhammad Shakeel Munir, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (DNA): The British High Commission in Islamabad hosted a Chevening debate today to recognise the importance of Pakistani women as agents of change in accelerating social, economic and political progress. The debate follows on from an event held by the British High Commission in July to tackle sexual and other violence against women. It invited young aspiring...

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (INP): The second day of the 15th Annual PAP Conference on `50 Years of Pakistan’s Population Program: Setting Strategic Priorities and Program Direction for Vision 2025` concluded at Bahria University (BU) Islamabad on Wednesday. The conference highlighted that Pakistan has recently developed a Vision 2025 document. During the deliberations policy makers...

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