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No immediate impact on Pakistan’s economy after Brexit: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE, (DNA) – Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Brexit may not have any immediate economic impact on Pakistan. He was addressing an Inter-Ministerial meeting held in Islamabad in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. He said Pak-UK relations are rooted in history and complimented by strong linkages. The meeting concluded that Pakistani exporters should improve their competitive advantage to compensate for the recent fall in the value of Sterling. =DNA


Concrete steps should be taken to enhance multidimensional assistance: Nisar

visa agreement with Kuwait

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar on Tuesday met French Ambassador Martin Dorrance and said that collaboration against extremism and terrorism is in the mutual interest of Pakistan and France and welcomed the proposal of cooperation between security agencies including police efficiency. “A Joint Working Group of Pakistan and France should work on matters pertaining to speedy sharing of intelligence and information, resolving immigration issues, cementing cooperation in the areas security, counter-terrorism, terrorism financing and curbing the movement of terrorists.” the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar was quotedRead More


Afghan refugees to be repatriated with dignity and honor: Fatemi

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE, (DNA) – Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi says Afghan refugees will be repatriated with dignity and honor. Addressing a function in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said check posts on Pak-Afghan border are part of the border management. The Minister said some forces do not want cordial relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He said Pakistan and Iran enjoy historic relations. He said Gwadar and Chabahar ports are not rivals ports. He said Pakistan always extended a hand of friendship to India. =DNA


Govt announces Eid ul Fitr holidays

Eidul Azha on 13 September

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE (DNA) – The Federal Government on Tuesday (Today) has announced a four-day holidays for Eid ul Fitr from July 05 to 08. According to a notification issued by the country’s Federal Ministry of Interior, holidays are to be observed from 5th to 8th of July (Tuesday to Friday). Reportedly, the federal government employees will enjoy six holidays, due to two additional days of break, Saturday and Sunday. Following the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s announcement, the first day of Ramazan was observed on Tuesday, June 7, across Pakistan. PakistanRead More


Pakistan to get about us $ 501 million immediately under EFF: IMF

IMF last installment

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE (DNA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the eleventh review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Pakistan, enabling the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 360 million (about US$501 million), bringing total disbursements to SDR 4.32 billion (about US$6.01 billion). According to a statement issued by the fund,the Executive Board’s decision enabled the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 360 million (about US$501 million), bringing total disbursements to SDR 4.32 billion (about US$6.01 billion). The Executive Board of theRead More


Six new oil, gas to discover in June: Khaqan

ISLAMABAD, 28 JUNE (DNA) – Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said oil and gas exploration companies had made six new discoveries during the current month alone, bringing the total number of finds to 83 in last three years. “These are a record number of discoveries made in just one month, from where 50.1 mmcfd gas and 2,359 billion barrels oil per day was being produced,” he informed the the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources. The committee meeting, chaired by Chaudhry BilalRead More