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June, 2018


PM chairs meeting of the Federal Cabinet


Islamabad, 30 June 2018: Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s House. The Cabinet approved an amendment to include National University of Technology (NUTCH) in Schedule-II of Rules of Business, 1973. The meeting approved Financial Institution Rules, 2018 and appointing FIA as the Investigating Agency as required under Section 20(7) of Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance (FIRO), 2001. Budget of Capital Development Authority for the year 2018-19 was also approved by the Cabinet. The meeting also discussed, in detail, theRead More

Imran Khan invites former PML-N loyalist Abdul Ghafoor Mayo to join PTI


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday invited former member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) loyalist Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Mayo to join PTI. In a telephone call with Mayo, Khan praised him for his valour and bravery. “I heard your news conference. You are a courageous person,” maintained Khan. Mayo, former provincial minister of the PML-N, quit the party last Sunday after ‘28-year-long’ association. Addressing a presser in Lahore, Ghafoor stated that Pakistan wasn’t a manor of Sharif family. Keeping verbal onslaught up, he tagged Nawaz Sharif asRead More

Rangers, army officers to be deployed at sensitive polling stations in Lahore


LAHORE, (DNA) – The local administration on Saturday has prepared a security plan for Lahore for upcoming general elections 2018. As many as 600 polling stations have been declared sensitive at which, more than 6000 army and Rangers personnel will be deployed to avoid any untoward situation. CCTV cameras will be placed at the polling stations while a monitoring room will also be established. Earlier, Punjab government had imposed Section-144 across the province, banning assembly of four or more people outside the polling stations, unlawful use of loudspeakers and exhibition of arms.Read More

China responds to the Pakistan listing in FATF greylist


BEIJING, (DNA) – China on Friday urged the international community to give full recognition and trust to the great efforts and sacrifices made by the Pakistani government and people for the fight against terrorism. “Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism have won not only China but also many countries in the international community,” Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Lu Kang said in his regular briefing while responding to a question regarding the listing of Pakistan on the Global Funding Terrorism Watch List by the FATF meeting. “We have always believed that the great efforts and sacrificesRead More

PTI issues ticket to PML-Q’s Raja Basharat for PP-14 Rawalpindi


RAWALPINDI, (DNA) – As part of seat adjustment plan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday issued ticket to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Raja Basharat for PP-14 rawalpindi. Raja Basharat is a senior leader of the PML-Q and had served as minister for law Punjab. Earlier, the PTI had issued ticket to its candidate Zayad Kiyani, however, later the ticket was issued Raja Basharat. When contacted by Dunya News, the PML-Q leader confirmed being awarded PTI ticket, however, he said that he had not parted ways with his party. He saidRead More

Political forces endorse CPEC, Friendship with China time tested: Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD, JUN 29: Acting Ambassador of China, Zhao Lijan, exchanging views with Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JUN 29 (DNA) – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman observed that high level contacts and multi-sectoral cooperation between Pakistan and China are a manifestation of the fact that both sides accord high importance to bilateral relations and desire to further deepen ties for mutual benefit. She expressed these views while talking to Acting Chinese Ambassador Zhao Lijian who called on her at the Parliament House on Friday. Senator Sherry Rehman said that Pakistan and China have a history of friendship which was built byRead More