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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Shehbaz to file Rs 26 billion defamation suit against Imran

LAHORE, October 26 (DNA): Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif has announced on Wednesday to move to a court against Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan over his corruption allegations against him.   The Chief Minister addressed a press conference in the provincial capital Wednesday.   He announced making a defamation claim against Khan in a court after he alleged the chief of provincial government earlier today of colluding with “his frontman”, Javed Sadiq, a Canada-based businessman and pocketing funds meant for the people.   Imran Khan claimedRead More

ADB to provide US$ 250 mln for border services project

ISLAMABAD, October 26 (DNA): Federal Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar Wednesday witnessed the signing ceremony between the Government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a Loan agreement of US$ 250 million for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) “Regional Improvement of border services project”. The signing ceremony was held in the local hotel after 15th CAREC ministerial Conference. Speaking on the occasion, the Finance Minister thanked ADB for providing support to Pakistan in the border management sector. He assured Pakistan’s commitment to mobilize all possible resources for improvingRead More

Privatization of PIA not on the cards: Azam Saigol

KARACHI, OCT 26 (DNA) – Chairman PIA Mr. Azam Saigol has said that PIA privatization is not on the cards and all rumors in this regard are totally baseless. He said this while talking to President CBA (Collective Bargaining Agent) union of PIA, Mr. Shamim Akmal who called on him here this afternoon and conveyed the apprehensions of PIA employees regarding rumors of privatization. While talking to him the Chairman said that as per decision of parliament taken earlier this year, the Government of Pakistan would retain at least 51%Read More

PM hopes CPEC to give boost to regional economic activities

ISLAMABAD, 26 OCT (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told a regional conference on Wednesday that Pakistan is experiencing an economic revival at present, with a greater momentum gained in energy, transport and infrastructure activities under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “CPEC will go beyond bilateral initiatives and lead to uplift and economic development of whole region,” Nawaz Sharif said in his key-note address at the 15th meeting of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 1(CAREC) in Islamabad More than 200 participants from 10 member countries and multilateral developmentRead More

Govt has achieved major successes against terrorism through sacrifices: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, 26 OCT (DNA) – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz Wednesday said, “The government has achieved major successes against terrorism in recent times which can be attributed to the domestic consensus against terrorism and the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by our security forces.” He expressed these views while talking to Executive Director of UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED), Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde who is on a visit to Pakistan from 24 to 25 October 2016. The Foreign Secretary was also present during theRead More

Danish ambassador exhorts girl guides to work for girls’ empowerment

ISLAMABAD, OCT 26 (DNA) -The Ambassador of Denmark Ole Thonke has emphasized upon girl guides to play an active role for the empowerment of the girls. Ambassador Thonke said that at a time, where Pakistan is facing many challenges for young women and girls, the young Guides were each a strong example of what it means to be young, ambitious and inspirational young women in Pakistan. “You are indeed agents of change as you hold the ability to translate your ideas into actions and are committed to bringing positive changeRead More