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Friday, July 1st, 2016


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

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

Sartaj Aziz signs condolence book at Turkish embassy

ISLAMABAD, 01 JULY (DNA) – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday signed the condolence book placed at the Embassy of Turkey in memory of the victims of terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. “I wish to convey on behalf of the people of Pakistan and on my own behalf, our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victim and prayers for the departed souls and for the quick recovery of the injured,” Aziz wrote in his comments. He expressed griefRead More

Prisoner dies after power cut off at Larkana Central Jail

LARKANA, July 01 (DNA): One prisoner has died and another five inmates have been admitted to jail ward after electricity supply was cut off since the last four days at the Larkana Central Jail. According to details, the Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) has terminated the electricity supply of the central jail after outstanding dues amounting to Rs. 20.75 million. There were negotiations between the the jails officials and SEPCO, but electricity could not be restored due to the non-payment of the necessary arrears and the talks remained inconclusive. OnRead More

Jumat-ul-Wida observed with religious zeal, mosques overcrowded

ISLAMABAD, 01 JULY (DNA) – Jumat-ul-Wida, the last Friday of holy month of Ramazan, was observed with religious zeal and fervor across the country on Friday. Security was tightened across the country on this occasion. A large number of fasting faithful thronged the mosques and imambargahs to offer Friday prayers and seek blessings of God Almighty. In Islamabad, the main congregation was held at the Faisal Mosque where envoys of Islamic countries and the parliamentarians offered their prayers. In Lahore, large gatherings of Friday prayers were held at Data Darbar,Read More

Vehicle in Maryam Nawaz’s motorcade hit my car, accuses Dr Uzma

PML-N to pass law against honour killings

LAHORE, July 01 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s younger sister Dr Uzma Khan on Friday accused that one of the vehicles in the motorcade of Prime Minsiter (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz hit her car. Dr Uzma stated that one of the police vehicles initially stopped her car followed by another one slamming in it. She also complained of being harassed by men wearing police uniforms who were deployed over the security of some prominent personality. She accused that the vehicle that hit her car was partRead More

FBR achieves tax collection target for year 2015-16: Dar

Dar chairs meeting on money laundering

ISLAMABAD, July 01 (DNA): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has achieved the tax collection target of 3104 billion rupees for the fiscal year 2015-16. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad Friday, the Finance Minister has termed this an historic achievement of the FBR. The Minister has extended felicitations to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on this occasion. He also facilitated the entire nation and the FBR team for this historic achievement. Finance Minister making an announcement before media Friday morning, stated thatRead More