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Monday, April 15th, 2019


IMF team to visit Pakistan this month in final bailout push


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – A mission team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will travel to Pakistan this month, the IMF said on Monday, amid growing expectation that talks on a long-delayed bailout are due to be wrapped up soon. Pakistan was last year expected to sign up for its 13th IMF bailout programme since the late 1980s but talks ground to a halt, with Pakistani officials saying the conditions attached to the proposed IMF loans could hurt economic growth.

Imam-e-Kaaba calls on COAS, urges efforts for peace, harmony in Muslim world

Imam-e-Kaaba calls on COAS, urges efforts for peace, harmony in Muslim world

RAWALPINDI, (DNA) – Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr Abdullah Awad Al-Juhany on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters pertaining to mutual interests came under discussion. Speaking on the occasion, the Imam-e-Kaaba said Pakistan has a significant place in the Muslim world and it is playing its vital role for peace and stability in the region. The meeting expressed satisfaction over Pak-Saudi relations. The meeting also agreed that steps should be taken for peaceRead More

PM Imran Khan to pay official visit to Iran on April 21


ISLAMABAD:  (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay an official two-day visit to Iran on April 21 on the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani. This will be the first visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Iran. According to Foreign Office, the visit will include a brief stop-over in Mashhad before arriving in Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leadership. The prime minister will call on Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani. The Prime MinisterRead More

Amjad Javed Saleemi removed, Arif Nawaz made Punjab police chief


LAHORE: (DNA) –  Inspector General Punjab Police (IGP) Amjad Javed Saleem has been removed as provincial police chief with immediate effect. A notification has been issued in this regard. According to the notification, Mr Amjad Javed Saleemi, a BS-22 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving as Provincial Police Officer (PPO) government of Punjab, is transferred and directed to report to Establishment Division with immediate effect and until further order. Meanwhile, Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan, a BS-22 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving as Secretary NarcoticsRead More

Why is the govt mum over IMF deal? asks Sherry

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ISLAMABAD, April 15,(DNA) – “The way the finance minister ran off to Washington without taking the parliament on board raises important questions and it is our right to ask them. Firstly, what conditions had he agreed to sign the deal on? Secondly, what other concessions was he willing to offer, because apparently their terms are already being implemented? It appears the visit was all about showing the lenders the government’s good performance,” said PPP Parliamentary Leader, Senator Sherry Rehman while taking to the media at her chamber, today. She said,Read More

Pakistan, Jordan agree to optimise bilateral military ties


RAWALPINDI , (DNA) – Pakistan and Jordan have agreed to optimise military to military ties, particularly in training and counter-terrorism domain. The decision came during a meeting between Jordan’s Chief of Staff Strategic Planning and Defence Resources Major General Nassar Al Athamneh and army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Monday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations. Matters of mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries were discussed,” the communique added.