Radio Pakistan, PTV to hold annual Naat competition on Nov 19

The annual all Pakistan Naat competition jointly organized by Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television in connection with Eid Mild-un-Nabi (SAW) will be held on Monday at Bukhari Auditorium, National Broadcasting House Islamabad.

Radio Pakistan is also airing special programmes to …

Jordanian king, UN chief discuss regional, international developments

King Abdullah II of Jordan met here on Tuesday with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and discussed with him developments in the Middle East.

Discussions covered the peace process, with King Abdullah stressing the need to reach a just …

France-OIC bilateral consultations held in Jeddah

The annual bilateral consultations between France and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) took place at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Monday.

The consultations were held as a continuation of regular annual political …

ICCI hails separation of FBR’s tax collection from policymaking functions

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Tuesday hailed the government’s decision to separate Federal Board of Revenue’s tax collection and policy making functions and termed it a positive move as it would infuse confidence in the taxpayers and help …

Activists: Pakistan Must Live Up to Promise to Build More Girls’ Schools

One in three girls and one in five boys miss out on primary school in Pakistan, campaigners said on Tuesday, urging the new government to live up to promises to build more girls’ schools despite attacks by militants opposed to …

Western Diplomats Shun Meeting with Sri Lanka Minister on Political Crisis

Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said.

Sri Lanka has been in political turmoil since Sirisena …