Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

 

Offices to close early on Sept 6 to commemorate Defence Day, Kashmir Solidarity Day

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ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The government of Pakistan on Wednesday issued a notification to reduce office hours on Defence Day (September 6) to express solidarity with Kashmiris and commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders. According to the notification by Interior Ministery, offices across the country will be closed at 3 pm to attend Defense Day congregation and observe Kashmir Day to show solidarity with the occupied Kashmir where Indian troops are exercising brutalities after India revoked the autonomy of the valley. On September 3, Director GeneralRead More


Pakistan, India make headway on opening of Kartarpur corridor

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  NEW DELHI SEPT 04(DNA)-  The Indian and Pakistani officials make significant progress on the opening of the Kartarpur corridor during the third round of talks held on Wednesday at Attari, Amritsar. Indian delegation comprised of representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Government of Punjab, Land Ports Authority of India, National Highways Authority of India, in addition to Ministry of Home Affairs. The meeting reviewed the progress reached in the two rounds of Joint Secretary Level meetings and four rounds of Technical Level meetings, held earlier.Read More


Saudi, UAE foreign ministers arrive in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the UAE arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday. Saudi Foreign Minister Adil Al Jubeir and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan will be in Islamabad for one day. They were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.   They are expected to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During the meetings, two-way communication as well as situation in Indian-held Kashmir will beRead More


ECC approves proposals for simplification of tax regime

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Islamabad, September 4, 2019 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. AbdulRead More


PM withdraws Ordinance after GIDC controversy

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PM DIRECTS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO TAKE MATTER TO SUPREME COURT ISLAMABAD (DNA)- The total amount stuck in the GIDC litigation from January 2012 till Dec 2018 is about Rs. 417 billion. In the first round of litigation, the Supreme Court was pleased to annul the GIDC statute. The Federal Government’s Review Petition was also dismissed by the Supreme Court. Thereafter fresh legislations were brought about, which are presently under challenge before the Provincial High Courts and a set of appeals is also pending in the Supreme Court. In the aboveRead More


Saudi, UAE foreign ministers arrive in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD (DNA ).. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and UAE foreign ministers have arrived in Pakistan. Both foreign ministers came together in same plane. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the foreign ministers at the airport. During the visit, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) GeneralRead More