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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


PM calls for strengthening economic, trade relations with US

ISLAMABAD, October 18 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan wants to further strengthen partnership with the United States to enhance bilateral trade and economic relations. Talking to US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the United States is the biggest trade partner of Pakistan and both the countries will look for new dimensions of trade.   The Prime Minister thanked the ambassador for granting observer status to Pakistan on Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which would provide a great learningRead More

Dar apprises USTR Ambassador on govt reforms

ISLAMABAD, October 18 (DNA): US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman called on the Minister for FinanceSenator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in Islamabad Tuesday. Welcoming the dignitary to Pakistan, the Finance Minister apprised Ambassador Froman on the reforms undertaken by the Government for stabilization and growth of the economy. He informed that Pakistan has undergone considerable tax reforms resulting in expansion of tax base which resulted in record tax revenue collection in the last three years. He said that Pakistan has also made significant progress in meeting shortfall in energy andRead More

Nawaz lambasts PTI: ‘KP’s leaders only found on containers’

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday after being re-elected president of the ruling PML-N in Islamabad, saying the PTI’s leadership has spent all its time on containers and dancing instead of serving Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “Today the people of KP are searching for their elected leader. They are searching for those who promised them a ‘Naya Pakistan’ but they are only found on containers,” he said in a veiled reference to PTI chief Imran Khan. “Had you focused on your province, people would be praising you,Read More

Nawaz Sharif elected PML-N’s president unopposed

ISLAMABAD, October 18 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected as the President of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) unopposed. PML-N held its intra-party elections in Islamabad on Tuesday. The party’s General Council, comprised of 1995 members. Raja Zafar-ul-Haq was elected as the Chairman of PML-N whereas Sartaj Aziz was elected Senior Vice President of the party. Pervez Rasheed was elected Finance Secretary of the party whereas Mushahidullah Khan was elected PML-N’s Information Secretary. Ahsan Iqbal was elected Deputy Secretary General of the party. Others elected unopposed in theRead More

Kashmir Council EU supports upcoming “Million March” in Brussels


BRUSSELS, October 18 (DNA): Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (EU), Ali Raza Syed on Tuesday said, “We support upcoming “Million March” in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The protest march led by former AJK Prime Minister Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhary against Indian atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) would be held at the European Headquarters on 27th October.” Ali Raza Syed further said, “We appeal the Europe based Kashmiris, Pakistanis and their sympathisers to participate in the protest demonstration in the capital city of Belgium.” Chairman Kashmir Council EU issued aRead More

CPEC to pave way for economic development of entire region: Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD, October 18 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain has said that, “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will pave way for economic development of not only Pakistan but the whole region adding that immense employment opportunities and other avenues for economic progress will be created.” The President said this while talking to a delegation of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) which headed by its Chairman Maj. Gen. Qaiser Anees Khurram called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday. On the occasion, Chairman SUPARCO briefed the President about the ongoing satelliteRead More