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‘UK participates workshop on NAP to implement Open Government Partnership’

ISLAMABAD, JUL 27 (DNA) – DFID today helped to launch a workshop on developing Pakistan’s National Action Plan to implement the Open Government Partnership (OGP) with the Minister of Finance, Mr Ishaq Dar. The OGP is a global initiative for securing concrete commitments from governments on transparency promotion, citizen empowerment, anti-corruption and using new technologies to strengthen governance. The UK is one of the founding members of the OGP. Speaking at the workshop, the Minister said that the OGP provides a mechanism for good governance and accountability, and the workshopRead More


Supreme Court to announce panama case verdict today

ISLAMABAD, JUL 27 (DNA) – The Supreme Court will announce its decision on the Panamagate case around 11:30am on Friday, according to a notification issued by the registrar of the Supreme Court. The landmark verdict will be announced in Courtroom 1 of the Supreme Court building in Islamabad. A three-member implementation bench of the apex court had concluded hearing the petitioners and defendants on July 21, giving them time to respond to the Supreme Court-sanctioned joint investigation team’s (JIT) report on the Sharif family’s financial dealings, submitted on July 10.Read More


Will resign the day SC announces Panama case verdict: Nisar

ISLAMABAD, July 27 (dna): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday held one of the most anticipated press conference of the year where he said that he wasn’t angry with the leadership and the party.   “Its been 35 years that I have my affiliation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,” said Nisar while address a much-awaited press conference in federal capital.   Chaudhry Nisar said that there was never a single party leadership’s meeting that he had missed in the last 33 years. He said that he wasn’t calledRead More


PAKISTAN AND AZERBAIJAN SIGN AN AGREEMENT  FOR SALE OF TEN SUPER MUSHSHAK AIRCRAFT 

  ISLAMABAD 27 JULY, 2017: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra brought another feather in its cap, when it signed an agreement with Azerbaijan for sale of ten Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan Air Force. The contract was signed at Azerbaijan, where Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman PAC Kamra represented Pakistan; whereas, Azerbaijan was represented by Lieutenant General Ramiz Tahirov, Air Force Commander Azerbaijan at the occasion.This contract would also include operational training and technical support & assistance to Azerbaijan Air Force. This landmark agreement will further strengthen the bilateral ties between the two brotherly Countries.


Success in Afghanistan impossible without Pakistan cooperation: Gen Dunford

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WASHIGNTON, JUL 27 (DNA) – US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that cooperation from Pakistan was absolutely essential for the United States to be successful in Afghanistan, but warned against putting a timeline for any exit strategy that would undermine support from Islamabad. Gen Dunford made the remarks at the eighth annual Aspen Security Forum held in California from July 19-22. Text of his talk was posted on the institute’s website. He was responding to a question about the ongoing review of the Afghan policy.Read More


Have submitted tax record for 34 years in SC, says Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD, JUL 27 (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that 34-year-old tax returns have been submitted in the Supreme Court (SC) and he is ready to even write a book if the court says. He was addressing National Workshop on Pakistan’s National Action Plan for Open Government Partnership in Islamabad on Thursday. The Minister said good governance, transparency and prudent economic policies played major role in the country’s economic turnaround. He said Pakistan’s 5.3 percent current GDP growth rate has been highest in a decade. He said country’s economyRead More