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Afghanistan receives military equipment from China

China military equipment to Afghanistan

KABUL, July 03 (DNA): Afghanistan received military equipment from China on Sunday months after Beijing announced expanded military aid to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The Office of the National Security Adviser said the military aid by China was received by National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar. A cargo plane loaded with the military aid including transport vehicles and other military equipment landed in Kabul’s Military Airport today. China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Yao Jing was also present during the hand over of the military aid to Afghanistan.Read More


PM lauds economic team for putting country on path of sustainable growth

PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, July 01 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appreciated Government’s economic team led by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for their tireless efforts resulting in unprecedented economic returns for the country. He applauded the economic team for achieving milestones in the economic sphere and putting the country on the path of sustainable economic growth and prosperity. In a statement, he said the country’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed 23 billion dollars, which stood at just 6.8 billion dollars in June 2013. The present highest foreign exchange reserves in Pakistan’s historyRead More


Pakistan achieves GDP growth rate of 4.7pc during outgoing financial year

Islamabad: 2nd June - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar displays copy of Economic Survey 
2015-16 to the media at the launching ceremony held in Islamabad on Thursday. Parliamentary Secretary 
(Finance), Rana Mohammad Afzal, Secretary Finance, Dr. Waqar Masood Khan, Economic Advisor, Syed 
Ejaz Wasti, others are also present.- DNA Photo

ISLAMABAD, 02 JUNE (DNA) – Government on Thursday presented National Economic Survey 2015-16 while Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the government had completed its three fiscal years as economic development had reached to 4.7pc. The survey also revealed that economic targets could have been achieved if cotton production could be increased while lack of production lead to GDP decline by 0.5pc. Dar also said that agriculture sector had been affected in the wake of reduction of cotton price in the international market. Dar promised to announce bigger package forRead More


Women empowerment may help reduce poverty: Canadian envoy

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07: High Commissioner of Canada Heather Cruden speaking on the occasion of 
a forum on women economic empowerment held under the aegis of the Canadian High Commission, at
a local hotel on Monday. DNA Photo Khurshid Nadeem

ISLAMABAD, 07 DEC, (DNA) – To support Pakistan in achieving its development and gender equality goals and to help stimulate sustainable economic growth, the High Commission of Canada organized a forum on women’s economic empowerment in Islamabad on Sunday.Speaking on the occasion, Canadian High Commissioner, Heather Cruden said that since women make up half population of any country, so without empowering women and without using their talent, it’s quite impossible to take a country to the stage of sustainable development, as there is a direct correlation between a country’s GDPRead More