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Thursday, September 15th, 2016


Ishaq Dar asks French investors to invest in Pakistan

PARIS, September 15 (DNA): Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar presented a strong case about Pakistan’s economic turnaround during the last three years.He was addressing a large gathering of senior executives of more than sixty leading French companies, who had gathered at a business and investment event, hosted by MEDEF (Association of French Entrepreneurs) in his honour.

Pakistan attached great importance to ties with Morocco: PM

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 5 (DNA) -Ambassador of Morocco to Pakistan Mustapha Salahdine paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Thursday. While commending the efforts of the outgoing Ambassador in promoting Pakistan-Morocco bilateral relations during his tenure in Islamabad, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Morocco. The relations between our two countries are underpinned by common faith, historical experiences and cultural similarities, the Prime Minister said.   The Prime Minister expressed hope that the valuable work done byRead More

Pak, US joint exercises conclude

  SOUTH CAROLINA, SEPT 15 (DNA) -.Pak-US Joint Exercise “Inspired Gambit” concluded on Thursday at McCrady, South Carolina USA.Nine days long exercise was aimed to gain from each other experiences in the domain of counter terrorism and counter IED operations. Troops from Special Services Group and Aviation participated in the exercise.=DNA

PIA’s post-Hajj operation to start from 17th

KARACHI, SEPT 15(DNA) –  PIA’s post-Hajj operation would start from September 17 and last till October 16, 2016. During this period 126 special hajj flights would be operated from Jeddah and Madinah Munawwara to 10 cities of Pakistan, which include Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sukkur, Multan and Rahimyarkhan. In addition to these special flights, PIA would also transport hujjaj through its 125 scheduled flights operating during this period. In total around 52,000 hujjaj are expected to travel back to their homeland in PIA’s post-Hajj operation. Chairman PIA,Read More

PM Nawaz assures load shedding to end by 2018

Pakistan stronger, securer today than 2013: PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 15 (DNA) -The Prime Minister said that we will fulfil our commitment to the nation for eliminating load-shedding before the end of our tenure. Any delays must be analysed and appropriate measures be taken to meet the timelines, the Prime Minister added. Chairman WAPDA Lt. General (Retd.) Muzammil Hussain briefed the meeting on the status of 969 MWs Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project and 3478 MWs Tarbela-4 Extension. The Chairman apprised the meeting that  during his recent on site visits and appropriate mechanism has been finalised to complete the projectRead More

HRCP calls for action on UN plea on disappearances

Raja Amir Iqbal elected unopposed RCCI president

LAHORE, SEPT 15 (DNA) – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to implement the recommendations made by the United Nation’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances The commission has also asked the authorities concerned to pay due attention to the working group’s latest report to the UN Human Rights Council.   A statement issued by the commission here today said: In its latest report to the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) has again regrettedRead More