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Dar chairs NEC meeting on anti-money laundering

Dar chairs meeting on money laundering

ISLAMABAD, 29 AUG (DNA) – Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired the 9th meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Anti Money Laundering in Islamabad Monday. Law Minister Mr Zahid Hamid and Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Mr Sartaj Aziz were also present. Finance Minister was briefed by the Director General of Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) on the progress of the implementation of decisions taken in the 8th meeting as well as the preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Asia Pacific Group in United StatesRead More


PTI files petition with Supreme Court seeking PM’s disqualification

Cocaine, not food supply, blocked to Bani Gala: Mushahidullah

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from his office as well as the National Assembly. The petition was filed by PTI’s counsel Naeem Bukhari on behalf of party chairman Imran Khan. It has been filed against 10 respondents, which include Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, sons and government institutions. “We plea to the Supreme Court to review the evidence, documents and the contradictions, we have raised and provide justice to entire nation,” Naeem-ul-Haq, spokesperson to theRead More


IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters

Yemen attack, IS sucide blast

SANAA: A suicide car bombing claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government recruits who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen’s north, officials said. The men were at a staging area near two schools and a mosque, registering to join the mission when a pickup truck suddenly accelerated through the building’s gate as a food delivery arrived, exploding amid the crowd, witnesses said. “Bodies and body parts are scatteredRead More


China-Pakistan cooperation to embrace better future: Sun Weidong

CHINA ENVOY SUN WEIDONG on CPEC

ISLAMABAD, 29 AUG (DNA) – Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong said Monday that with strong political ties as the guarantee and deep friendship as the support, China-Pakistan cooperation would embrace a better future for the benefits of the peoples of the region. “As a Chinese saying goes, a big tree grows from a downy tip. The promotion of CPEC today will help sow the seeds of hope for the grand forest of China-Pakistan friendship tomorrow,” he said while addressing inaugural session of CPEC Summit and Expo held here. TermingRead More


PCST organizes Organic Food and Health workshop

workshop on Organic Food and Health

LAHORE, 29 AUG (DNA) – Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) on Monday organized a national workshop on ‘Organic Food and Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ in University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, graced the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest. Dr. Farrukh Javed, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Punjab was also present on the occasion as a guest of honour. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including Heads of R&D organizations, Vice Chancellors of variedRead More


PCB conducting cricket promoting programs in 98 zones: NA informed

NA Committee on cricket

ISLAMABAD, 29 AUG (DNA) – A meeting of the Standing Committee on Inter Provincial Coordination was held in the Committee Room of Ministry of IPC, Cabinet Secretariat, Islamabad, on Monday under the Chairmanship of Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan, MNA. The Chief Operating Officer, Pakistan Cricket Board apprised the Committee that PCB is conducting the Cricket promoting programes in 98 zones/districts which is further divided into 16 regions all over the country. There are about 45000 registered players in the country. He further informed the Committee that Pakistan Cricket Board throughRead More