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President arrives in Turkey on three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday arrived in Istanbul on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He was received by Deputy Governor Istanbul, Pakistan's Ambassador to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi and other senior officials. During his stay in Turkey, the president will address the inaugural ceremony of new international airport of Istanbul. Presidents and prime ministers of several other countries will also participate in the ceremony. Arif Alvi is also…

Three-day Pakistan-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue underway in Colombo

ISLAMABAD: Three-day Pakistan-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue, aimed at promoting professional and mutually beneficial relations between both armed forces, is underway in Colombo. Pakistani side is being headed by Defence Secretary Retired Lt. Gen Ikramul Haq, while Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Kapila Waidyaratne is leading his team. Expressing his views in the dialogue, Ikramul Haq said Pakistan and Sri Lanka shared the unique honor of defeating terrorism. He said the forum has enabled both the countries to identify new…

Three-day ‘Shandur Polo Festival 2018’ kicks off today

CHITRAL: The world famous 'Shandur Polo Festival 2018' has kicked off in Shandur Top area on Saturday. Shandur Top 'the roof of the world' is one of the major mountain passes that sits between Chitral and Ghizer District of GB. The flat top also serves as a venue for the 3-day polo festival where the best of the best players from Chitral and Gilgit meet in the finals. Holding such a massive festival at an altitude is an uphill task, that’s why people at Chitral administration always quote “Shandur is not a…

IVS announces three day Rumi Music Festival in Karachi

KARACHI: A three-day international music festival is scheduled to be held on 10th, 11th and 12th March 2017 at IVS at the Indus Valley School, Karachi. Rumi World Music Festival is a humble effort by Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture to bring the music and poetry of the greatest Sufi poet of all times Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi Rumi also known reverentially as Mevlena/Maulana (our master) or Mevlevi/Maulawi (My Master). Following his death, his followers founded the Mevlevi Order, also known as the Order of…

Three-day anti-polio drive begins across country

ISLAMABAD: An aggressive three-day anti-polio campaign underway in Sindh, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and six districts of Punjab. More than 6.6 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas. Over 2.5 million children would be administered anti-polio drops in Kasur, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Hafizabad and Rawalpindi districts of Punjab during the campaign. In Gilgit Baltistan, 220,000 children up to five years of age…

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in Fata tomorrow

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will kick off on November 23 (Wednesday) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under the supervision of political agents, commissioners, military and paramilitary forces. Around 1, 022, 665 children of up to five years of age will be administered polio drops with the help of 4, 146 polio teams including 3, 753 mobile teams, 292 fixed and 101 transit teams from Nov 23 to 25. Read More: Four Pakistani polio workers awarded in France Polio drive will start in…