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Thursday, June 15th, 2017


India defeat Bangladesh by 9 wickets


BIRMINGHAM – Indian defeated Bangladesh in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston and set up final with Pakistan. ICC Champions Trophy’s final will be played on June 18 (Sunday). Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and choose to field against Bangladesh in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday (today).  

CPEC to boost investment climate for decades


ISLAMABAD, JUN 15 (DNA) – Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) Thursday said investment climate has been improved slightly while the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would boost it for decades. “The economic corridor will not only boost Pakistan’s economy but will also contribute to the improved investment climate in the country,” Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt said. Pakistan needs investment of 20 percent of GDP to achieve required economic growth as the current rate of investment was keeping GDP growth rate under stress, he addedRead More

Pakistan welcomes Putin’s offer to mediate between Pakistan, India

Regarding the abduction and murder of Chinese nationals, the FO said the government is in contact with Chinese authorities “The government is taking the matter very seriously,” Zakaria said, adding that the abducted nationals had no link to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Lee Zing Yang, 24, and Meng Li Si, 26 were abducted from Jinnah Town Quetta on May 24 and later murdered by the militant Islamic State group. They were suspected of illegal missionary work. The Chinese government said it would work with Pakistani authorities to investigate reports that the two were missionaries. “We will cooperate with the Pakistan government and launch an investigation in accordance with the law,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

JUN 15 (DNA) – Pakistan has welcomed Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s offer of mediation to resolve the ongoing tension between Islamabad and New Delhi. Islamabad’s reaction came during the weekly routine press briefing of Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in the capital on Thursday. FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the press that Pakistan had recently established high-level contact with Russia, adding that Pakistan welcomed Putin’s offer to ease tensions between the two countries. The prime minister had met the Russian president in Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the ShanghaiRead More

Pakistan flag hoisted at SCO HQs as permanent member


BEIJING, JUN 15 (DNA) – The national flags of newly admitted Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) States Pakistan and India – were raised at the SCO Headquarters here on Thursday. Secretary General, SCO, Rashid Alimov, Pakistan Ambassador to China, Khalid Masood, Indian Ambassador to China, Vijay Gokhale, ambassadors of the Observer States, representative of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, senior diplomats and officials were present. In his welcome address, the SCO Secretary General said, this day 16 years ago, at the crossroads of two millennia, the SCO appeared on the politicalRead More

Sherry questions PM’s pre-prepared speech in JIT appearance

The business leader said many popular western companies buy products from Pakistan and sell them in the international market under their brand name while giving a very small share to local SMEs which must be tackled. SMEs constitute around 90 percent of the 3.2 million private enterprises; it employs around 70 percent of the non-agriculture labour force. These enterprises also contribute over 30 percent to GDP and 25 percent of the country's total export earnings which can be increased substantially. The share of SMEs in the value-added manufacturing is estimated at 35 percent.

ISLAMABAD, JUN 15 (DNA) – Questioning the Prime Minister’s statement after the JIT investigation Senator Sherry Rehman asked, “Why and how did he read from a pre-prepared statement after three hours of investigation. Does this mean the difference in all his conflicting statements was not squared?” Objecting to the fact that the ruling party has said that no Prime Minister has faced such accountability, Vice-President PPPP Rehman said that such shocking amnesia about the history of democracy in this country was not expected from those who had witnessed the struggle ofRead More

Nawaz Sharif has set record by appearing before JIT: PML-N


ISLAMABAD, JUN 15 (DNA) – Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday appreciated the step taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Talking to media outside the Federal Judicial Academy, Daniyal Aziz said that Nawaz Sharif has set a record by presenting himself for the interrogation in Panama Papers case. Referring to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Daniyal Aziz said that ‘Ishtehaari Khan’ is not appearing in any court. Meanwhile, spokesman to the Prime Minister House Musaddaq Malik expressed reservationsRead More