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Day: January 4, 2023

Death anniversary of Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar observed

ISLAMABAD: The 92nd death anniversary of dynamic national political leader, educationist, journalist and a poet Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar was observed on Wednesday. He was born on 10th December 1878. Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar was a very strong supporter of a separate homeland Pakistan. He also played a leading role in Khilafat Movement. He launched his famous English weekly “Comrade” from Calcutta in 1911 and his Urdu weekly “Hamdard” from Delhi in 1913. He died in London on this day in 1931, and was buried in Jerusalem according to his wish.

Int’l Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held in Geneva on Monday next

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will present Resilient, Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework before the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held in Geneva on Monday next. A senior official of foreign office in an informal interaction with the media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday stated that Pakistan and the UN are jointly hosting the moot. He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will open it. The foreign office official was confident that the international community will express solidarity with Pakistan for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood affected areas. The official said Pakistan is in touch with all the important capitals and a high level participation from them is expected in the conference. He said this event should also be seen in th...

Death anniversary of poet, lyricist Tufail Hoshiarpuri observed

ISLAMABAD: The 30th death anniversary of renowned poet and lyricist Tufail Hoshiarpuri was observed on Wednesday. His real name was Mohammad Tufail. He was born on July 14, 1914 in Hoshiarpur, British India. Tufail Hoshiarpuri was an activist in Pakistan Movement and read patriotic poems in Muslim League’s gatherings. After partition, he migrated to Lahore and joined Radio Pakistan Lahore in 1952. His famous patriotic song was ‘Ai Mard e Mujahid Jaag Zara’. He was awarded Pride of Performance. Tufail Hoshiarpuri died on this day in 1993.

Collaboration critical for building a climate resilient Pakistan: Sherry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Wednesday held a meeting with the delegation of country directors of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) on the panel of Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) as part of consultation for the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, scheduled to be held in Geneva on January 9, 2023. Speaking to the delegation, the Federal Minister said, this high-level Conference in Geneva aims to marshal international support for the people and Government of Pakistan to move forward on recovery as soon as possible after the country went through the world’s worst climate event in living memory. She said the plan to rehabilitate, recover and rebuild with resilience is urgent, but we face a huge funding gap even ...

President welcomes to foreign companies to invest in country’s fast-growing IT sector

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Digital Transformation was at the heart of the country’s vision to create a conducive environment for technology development and growth, which included inviting and facilitating foreign investment in the IT sector and transforming the youth bulge into Information Technology savvy Human Resource for large-scale entry of the country into the fast-growing international IT market. This, he said, would help in building Pakistan’s image, harnessing its business potential and promoting the export of the country’s IT services and products around the world. The President expressed these views while talking to a delegation of DigitalOcean, led by its CEO, Mr Yancy Spruill, who called on him, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on Wednesday. The President said ...

Kashmiris observe Right to Self-Determination tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and the world over will observe Right to Self-Determination Day tomorrow (Thursday). Call for observance of the day has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). Protest demonstrations, rallies, seminars and other programs will be held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and in all major capitals of the world to invite world attention towards the long-pending Kashmir dispute. It was on January 5 in 1949 when UN Security Council passed a historic resolution that the question of accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan will be decided through democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite. According to media reports, the APHC in a statement in Srinagar has asked the United Natio...