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PM Nawaz to leave for Turkey on Saturday: sources

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) –Amid opposition’s protest in the National Assembly over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s continuous absence, the premier is all set to embark on a one-day private visit to Turkey on Saturday. Earlier, the Prime Minister was expected to attend the National Assembly session on Friday to face a number of questions tabled by the opposition members on the issue of Panama leaks but the decision to visit NA was suddenly postponed till Monday. Meanwhile, opposition members staged walkout from the National Assembly in protest against Sharif’s continuousRead More

COAS discusses border management issues with Afghan ambassador

RAWALPINDI, 13 MAY (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday met with Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omer Zakhilwal. Discussion in regards to improvement in bilateral relations and border management was held during the meeting. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), agreement to resume the routine traffic from the Torkham border was made during the meeting between the two. Furthermore, it was also agreed that joint efforts to restore peace in the region and to tackle terrorism shall be continued by both neighbours. DNA

PM Nawaz appreciates Chinese assistance in defence production

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday appreciated China’s extraordinary assistance to Pakistan in the area of defence production and aerospace that has helped Pakistan in the construction of a whole range of heavy industries. The Prime Minister stated in a meeting with Deputy Administrator of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) Mr. Wei Yiyin along with a delegation of China Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CPMIEC). Welcoming the Chinese delegation, the Prime Minister said that Pak-China “All weather” relationship is based upon sharedRead More

Thai bilateral trade could be doubled to $ 2 billion: Envoy

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Atif Ikram Sheikh called on Mr. Suchart Leingsaengthong, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand and discussed with him various options for further enhancing trade relations between Pakistan and Thailand. Addressing the ICCI delegation, Mr. Suchart Leingsaengthong, Ambassador of Thailand said that Thailand considered Pakistan an important country for strengthening economic cooperation as both countries have great potential to offer a lot to each other. He said the current volume of bilateral tradeRead More

Rehabilitation of Drinking Water Scheme Inaugurated in Chitral

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – Rehabilitation of the Angarghoon drinking water supply scheme was inaugurated in Chitral today by the Deputy Commissioner Chitral, Osama Ahmed Warriach and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Pakistan, Angela Kearney. The largest and the only source for safe drinking water in the area, it is expected to benefit over 80,000 people in Chitral Town and the neighbouring villages. With an estimated cost of US$223,000, rehabilitation of the Angarghoon water supply scheme is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) United Kingdom.Read More

Apex Court refuses to form judicial commission on Panama Leaks on Govt TOR

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Friday refused to form a judicial commission to probe allegations leveled in the Panama Papers against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family. In this regard, SC Registrar Arbab Muhammad Arif has forwarded a letter to the Secretary of Ministry of Law & Justice. The letter states: “Formation of Commission of Inquiry under the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 1956 (Act VI of 1956), looking to its limited scope, will result in the constitution of a toothless Commission,Read More