Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of State of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a joint call today. The main focus was on the situation arising from India’s illegal and unilateral actions in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K). The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in IOJ&K because of the month-long complete lockdown and communications blackout in the occupiedRead More
LONDON (DNA) – Former England soccer captain David Beckham, veteran U.S. singer and songwriter Iggy Pop and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg were among the figures honoured at the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards. Beckham, who retired from professional soccer in 2013, received the Editor’s Special Award for his services to the sport over a career of more than two decades that included playing for clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid as well as the England national team. Asked by British GQ magazine in an interviewRead More
ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved separate proposals for simplification of tax regime for non-resident companies investing in the local debt market, revision of cess rate on tobacco for the year 2019-20 and payment of outstanding amount of Rs 5.85 billion as gas subsidy to the fertilizer industry. The approvals were given at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet which met here at the Cabinet Block with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance & Revenue Dr.Read More
ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said Defense and Martyrs Day of Pakistan will also be observed as Kashmir Defense Day on Friday. Addressing an international conference on Kashmir in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said this shows the strong bonds between Pakistan and Kashmir and that both are closely interlinked. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Kashmiri people are struggling for their just right to self-determination and Prime Minister Imran Khan is highlighting this just narrative of Kashmiri people at the internationalRead More
ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Board of Investment to expedite efforts towards ensuring ease of doing business with the use of latest technology. These directives were issued by him while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to get a briefing about the steps being taken to facilitate small and medium enterprises. The Chairman Board of Investment briefed the PM about the steps taken so far to facilitate the SMEs. Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that a small and medium enterprises policy 2019-24 isRead More
ISLAMABAD (DNA). The Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday. The Prime Minister briefed the visiting foreign ministers about the Kashmir situation and gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also present.