Monday, February 11th, 2019
Finance Minister Asad Umar says Pakistan is close to signing an agreement with economic assistance package with the International Monetary Fund. Addressing a ceremony at Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Peshawar on Monday, he expressed satisfaction that the international lender has shown flexibility on its position. The Minister said government will simplify the tax procedure in order to widen the tax net. He said a pilot project to this effect will be introduced for traders in Islamabad first and then will replicated in other parts of the country. AsadRead More
Accountability Court in Islamabad resumed hearing in Nandipur Power Project reference on Monday. Former Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan completed arguments for his acquittal in the reference. On the other side, NAB prosecutor also completed his arguments. The court reserved its judgment on the case which will be announced on 20th of this month.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has emphasized the need to further expand people to people contacts between Pakistan and China. Addressing a function in connection with Chinese New Year celebrations in Islamabad today, he said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a long-term vision for development, prosperity and connectivity. He expressed confidence that CPEC will explore new dimensions of cooperation and ties. Yao Jing said we believe that Pak-China friendship is getting stronger over the years. The Chinese Ambassador said Pakistani students will be granted more scholarships and internships in China.
ISLAMABAD, FEB 11 (DNA) – – Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across the country spent two days sharing best practices and developing innovative plans to improve their communities and connect the American and Pakistani peoples. Speaking at the gathering, Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i.Read More
ISLAMABAD, The apex court on Monday directed the authorities to complete inquiry in Asghar Khan case in four weeks. The court also observed that why the officers involved in the case have not been court martialed so far.
On the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the UAE on 10 February 2019, to participate in the World Government Summit 2019 as a key note speaker. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi , Advisor on Commerce, Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor on Institutional ReformRead More