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Thursday, April 18th, 2019


Hafeez Shaikh appointed as adviser on Finance


ISLAMABAD, APR 18 (DNA) – Government has appointed noted economist Hafeez Shaikh as Pakistan’s new finance adviser after Asad Umar stepped down from his post earlier in the day. Well-placed sources within the Prime Minister House informed that after deliberations spanning over several hours, it was decided that Mr Shaikh would be appointed as the country’s new finance adviser. Mr Shaikh has served as finance minister from 2010 to 2013 and as Minister of Privatization and Investment during from 2003 to 2006. Sources also informed that Brig (Retd) Aijaz Shah wouldRead More

Firdous Ashiq Awan appointed as adviser for Info Minister


ISLAMABAD, APR 18 (DNA) – Govt has appointed PTI leader Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, as new adviser for Information and Broadcasting, after the resignation of Fawad Chaudhry, on Thursday.

Fawad Chaudhry resigns as Information Minister


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Following Finance Minister Asad Umar’s removal, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has also resigned from PM Imran’s cabinet, on Thursday. Citing sources, there are speculations to believe that the Information Minister had been asked to step down as part of a major cabinet reshuffle.

Chinese envoy attends Rawal Expo B2B Conference

RAWALPINDI, APR 18: RCCI President, Malik Shahid Saleem presenting memento to Chinese Ambassador, Yao Jing, at Rawal Expo B2B Conference.=DNA PHOTO

RAWALPINDI, APR 18 (DNA) – Chinese ambassador, Yao Jing has urged business community of Pakistan to expend cooperation and connectivity with their counterparts as Pakistan and China were entering the new leg of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Chinese companies and factories are ready to transfer technical expertise and relocate their businesses in Pakistan, he added. Addressing business to business (B2B) conference as a part of Int’l Rawal Expo 2019 being organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at a local hotel in Rawalpindi, Yao Jing lauded RCCI’s effortsRead More

Pakistan, S Korea agree on enhancing educational links

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ISLAMABAD, APR 18 (DNA) – Kwak Sung-Kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan called on Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) at the Commission Secretariat on Thursday. The two sides discussed issues pertaining to collaboration in higher education and research fields. The Ambassador said that 1,650 Pakistani students are currently studying in different Korean higher education institutions. The Chairman said that Pakistan and South Korea have a great potential to strengthen educational cooperation and research collaboration as the two countries enjoy good academic relations. He stressedRead More

Iranian envoy calls on PM Imran ahead of Tehran visit


ISLAMABAD, APR 18 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day official visit to Iran from Sunday. He is visiting Iran on the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani and it will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran. The visit will include a brief stop-over in Mashhad before arriving in Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leadership. The Prime Minister will also call on Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei besides holding detailed consultations with President Hassan Rouhani. He will also meet members ofRead More