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Chinese industry’s relocation to Pakistan will create jobs: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, JUL 13 (DNA) – Planning, Development and Reforms Minister Ahsan Iqbal, on Thursday, said that the relocation of Chinese industry in Pakistan would help create a huge number of jobs for local people. “After fixing the infrastructure under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chinese industrialists plan to take advantage of low-cost labour in Pakistan by relocating their industries in Special Economic Zones (SEZ), being constructed under CPEC, as they are unable to compete with Pakistan in terms of labour cost,” Ahsan said while addressing CPEC Logistic International Forum, organised byRead More

By-election in NA-260 to be held on Saturday

QUETTA, JUL 13 (DNA) – All is set for the upcoming by-election of National Assembly constituency NA-260 in Quetta which is to be held on Saturday. The number of total voters in the constituency is 460,202 including 274,367 men and 185,835 women. There are 407 polling stations out of which 320 are most sensitive, 50 sensitive and 37 normal. Among 407 polling stations 167 are for men, 131 for women and 108 are joint polling stations. In the constituency, 993 polling booths have been set up in which 571 are forRead More

Panama case decisive stage: Sharif family lawyers finalise preparations

ISLAMABAD, JUL 13 (DNA) – Sharif family’s lawyers have completed their preparations for the Panama case’s decisive stage that will begin on Monday as Supreme Court (SC) will begin hearing the case again in light of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report. A team of 18 lawyers will defend Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his children before SC. The lawyers include Makhdoom Ali Khan, Khawaja Haris, Khurram Hashmi, Faisal Naqvi, Sarmad Hamdani and Mustafa Mirza. The cases of PM’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, son-in-law Captain Safdar and Finance MinisterRead More

PM Nawaz claims JIT report based on assumptions, allegations

ISLAMABAD, JUL 13 (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that the JIT report about his family business is based on assumptions and allegations. Chairing a meeting of the Federal Cabinet in Islamabad on Thursday , he said his family earned nothing in politics but lost much. PM Nawaz further stated that they are running family business since 1937. He said that the language used in the report proved dishonesty of the investigation team. Meanwhile, the participants of the meeting also advised PM not to resign owing to pressureRead More

Ambassador of France, Martine Dorance addressing on National Day of France

ISLAMABAD, JUL 13 (DNA) – It is a great honor and pleasure for me to address readers in Pakistan on the occasion of the National Day of France. The storming of the Bastille jail on July 14 th 1789 was the starting point of the French Revolution and has been celebrated every year since as the French National Day. “Liberty,Equality, Fraternity” became our national motto. On May 7 this year, by electing President Emmanuel Macron, the French people have reaffirmed their faith in these values. They have launched a messageRead More

Show of goodwill: Edhi Foundation helps 78 Indian fishermen return home


ISLAMABAD, JUL 13 (DNA) – With incidents of cross-border firing occurring frequently across the Line of Control, and with hostilities continuing to rise between the South Asian arch rivals, one seldom sees gestures of goodwill between the two countries. But this animosity has witnessed a rare show of amity as Islamabad, in a gesture of goodwill, released 78 fishermen who had been detained in Pakistan for the past two years. After the fishermen’s release, the Edhi Foundation took the responsibility of returning the fishermen home. According to a report publishedRead More