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Tajikistan, Pakistan become strategic partners

ISLAMABAD, JUL 05 (DNA) – In an extremely significant move, Tajikistan and Pakistan have decided to upgrade their relations to the level of strategic partners. Tajikistan becomes the first country of Central Asia forging strategic partnership with Pakistan. Formal announcement shall be made during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visit to Dushanbe on July 05. Joint declaration shall be signed on July 06 by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. According to the joint declaration available with DNA, two leaders shall also discuss various regional issues including Kashmir.Read More

Army Chief attends Apex Committee meeting at Karachi Corps Headquarters

KARACHI, JUL 04 (DNA) – Special meeting of Apex Committee Sindh was held at Headquarters Karachi Corps. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), CM Sindh along with Home Minister, Chief Secretary, IGP Sindh, as well as Commander Karachi Corps, DG ISI, DG Pakistan Ranger Sindh and other civil / military officials attended. Forum was briefed about law and order situation of Karachi and internal security matters of the province by concerned stakeholders. Progress of NAP was reviewed and escape of high profile terrorists from central jail KarachiRead More

Nepali vice president visits China to strengthen ties

KATHMANDU, JUL 04 (DNA) – Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun left for China on Tuesday on a week-long trip that aims to consolidate ties between the two countries. Pun, a former Maoist commander, is leading an 11-member delegation to attend China’s 23rd Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair, a gathering of business leaders and foreign delegates in Lanzhou, the capital of northwest Gansu province. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to address a forum on the New Silk Road and will also address members of the business community. Along with Malaysia, NepalRead More

Saudi airline says US will lift laptop ban by July 19

RIYADH, JUL 04 (DNA) – The Saudi national airline said Tuesday it expects the United States to lift a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights from the kingdom by July 19. Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, said the ban would be lifted “on or before July 19” and it was working with US authorities on “alternative security measures”. Washington in March barred all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabins of direct flights to the US from 10 airportsRead More

President calls for expeditious tax refunds to small industries

ISLAMABAD, JUL 04 (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that the process of tax refunds to small industries should be expedited and they be provided all necessary facilities to further strengthen the country’s economy. The President was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Electric Fan Manufacturers Association, headed by its Chairman Nabeel Ahmed Ilyas, which called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President appreciated that Pakistani fan industry was manufacturing energy efficient fans which was of great significance in the context of current energy situation. There is aRead More

JIT summons NAB chief Qamar Zaman Chaudhry: sources

ISLAMABAD, JUL 04 (DNA) – Sources have confirmed that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted in Panamagate has summoned NAB chief Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s elder son Hussain Nawaz who appeared before the JIT for the sixth time. The premier s son was interrogated for five hours in which the investigation team asked questions about the money trail and offshore accounts held by the Sharif family. The JIT has six days left to submit the final report to the Supreme CourtRead More