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Stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan extended for six more months

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and States & Frontier Regions Division to immediately engage with UNHCR and the government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister House, it is stated, the stay of POR card holders Afghan refugees shall be extended for a further period of six months only, till 31st December, 2016; and, In order to facilitate relocation and as a gesture of continuedRead More


Rawalpindi city faces severe water shortage

Rawalpindi: 7th June - Residents of Dheri Hassanabad carrying empty jerry cans hold a protest  demo 
against water shortage, in front of a closed water filtration plant on Tuesday. - DNA Photo Parvez Iqbal

RAWALPINDI, 07 JUNE, (DNA) – The water shortage is worsening in many areas of the city, including Pirwadhai, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Dhoke Ratta, Dhoke Matkal, Dhoke Hassu, Adiala road, Jarahi stop, Shah Khalid Colony, Raja Akram Colony, Faisal Colony, Fazal Town, Dhoke Banaras, Dheri Hassanabad and Sadiqabad, where residents are moving from one place to a series of places to get water for the domestic usage. “The tube wells in the area are supplying contaminated water due to which there is no drinking water for last three days. It is reallyRead 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


Imran announces anti-corruption movement in Sindh, rally in Lahore

Islamabad: 24th April - PTI Chairman Imran Khan speaks to the participate of 20th anniversary of PTI’s 
foundation day celebrations at F-9 Park. - DNA Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, addressing a large crowd at Islamabad’s F9 park, announced the start of an anti-corruption movement in Sindh from April 26, and a rally in Lahore next Sunday. “Starting April 26, we will launch an anti-corruption movement in Sindh,” announced Imran. The PTI chairman also announced a rally in Lahore, scheduled for May 1. Briefly touching upon the much-hyped Raiwind march announced earlier, the PTI chairman said that it would happen after the Lahore rally, not giving a specific date. Referring to the recentlyRead More


Pakistan, Tajikistan Accords in diverse fields

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DNA Pakistan and Tajikistan on Nov 12, 2015 inked accords in diverse fields including a Treaty on extradition, an Agreement on energy cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding on establishment of Joint Business Council. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of documents and also signed a Joint Statement, at a ceremony held here at the PM House.The Extradition Treaty between Pakistan and Tajikistan was signed by PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Tajik Minister for Internal Affairs Ramazon Rahimzoda. The AgreementRead More


Analysis: Modi’s Lahore visit: much ado about nothing

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Analysis: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Dec 25 on a “surprise” visit, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were present to receive him.This is the first time an Indian premier has visited Pakistan in more than a decade. Television footage showed Modi exit his jet and embrace PM Nawaz, after which the two heads flew in a helicopter to Nawaz Sharif’s private residence in Raiwind. The Modi visit is likely to provide the Indian primeRead More