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PTI to resist PML-N’s attempts to clip NAB’s wings: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Feb 20 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday announced to make a committee for reviewing amendment in the accountability ordinance.Imran Khan also warned that his party would resist every attempt by the ruling PML-N to clip the wings of National Accountability Commission (NAB).The PTI chief announced to review amendment in the accountability commission ordinance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). He made this committee under his supervision.

Pakistani investigation team likely to visit India next month

ISLAMABAD: A team of Pakistani investigators is likely to visit India next month for collecting evidence relating to alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack.“The investigation team’s visit is expected,” a senior diplomat told Dawn on Friday, adding that dates for the visit were yet to be finalised.The registration of FIR by the Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab police has, however, paved the way for the visit of the six-member investigation team constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif weeks after the attack on the airbase on JanRead More

GHQ help needed for census, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly was informed on Friday that the government could not go ahead with the planned census until the General Headquarters assured it of elaborate security and administrative arrangements required for the 18-day exercise.Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and Revenue Affairs Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan, who was responding to a MQM-sponsored calling-attention notice, said the government was in touch with the military leadership and it would become clear soon whether the exercise could be conducted as scheduled.

“Russia has huge market for Pakistani products”

ISLAMABAD,FEB 20 (DNA) – Russia was a huge market for Pakistani products as it was among top 10 economies of the world with annual imports of over US$ 175 billion, but Pakistan’s share of trade with Russia was 0.06 percent of its total trade which was quite negligible and Pakistani businessmen should step up efforts to explore Russian market for promoting trade and exports, observed Qazi M. Khalilulllah, Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Russian Federation while exchanging views with business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.