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Friday, May 17th, 2019


Pakistan briefs FATF on anti-money laundering, terror financing efforts


BEIJING (DNA) – The three-day dialogues between Pakistan and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have ended on Friday in China. During the dialogues, Pakistani officials presented its arguments to the FATF officials about Islamabad’s efforts against money laundering and terror financing. The next round of talks will be held from June 17-20 in the United States of America. Source said that the Customs officials apprised the FATF delegations bout measures taken to stop currency smuggling. They also informed the FATF about steps being taken to stop money laundering and 10-pointRead More

Sharif family launders money through worker’s account, NAB report


LAHORE (DNA) – Today (May 17) the copy of investigation report regarding the money laundering case of Shehbaz Sharif family that was submitted in Accountability Court. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) report, Malik Maqsood worked at the Sharif-owned Chiniot Energy Office as a peon. Anti-graft watchdogs reported that transactions of more than Rs3 billion were made through his account. “Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz keep money in Benami account and cash it out whenever they feel like it”, NAB informed. Frontman Fazal DadRead More

Iftikhar Durrani releases figures of dollar growth in previous govts


ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) – In response to those protesting against devaluation of Pakistani rupee against US dollar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani on Friday released list of interbank dollar rates during the previous governments. Iftikhar Durrani said the interbank dollar rate rose by Rs32, from Rs64 to Rs96 during the government of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). “While, it climbed steeply during the era of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) up to Rs26 from Rs96 to Rs122,” he said in a statement. He said the interbank dollarRead More

PM Imran thanks UAE govt for releasing 572 Pakistani prisoners


ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday thanked Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan for releasing 572 Pakistani prisoners. “We value the kind gesture of the United Arab Emirates government,” Imran Khan said in a statement. He said the measure taken by the UAE government would help in stabilizing the bilateral relations. On May 16, the United Arab Emirates had agreed to release as many as 572 Pakistani inmates languishing inRead More

The young son of Qamar Zaman Kaira dies in accident


LAHORE, MAY 17 (DNA) – The young son of PPP Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira had died in a road accident. Inna Lillah wa inna elehe rajeune. The deceased Osama died in Lalamusa in a road accident. He was the student of Government College University Lahore.=DNA ===========

ECP to take up PTI MNAs plea against Maryam on 27th


  ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA)- Election Commission of Pakistan will hear PTI’s plea against Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as Vice-President PMLN on 27th May 2019 at 10:00am and notices in this regard have been issued to PTI lawmakers. According to the details issued by party’s Central Media Department PTI lawmakers have been issued notices by ECP informing them that the petition against PMLN leader Maryam Nawaz has been fixed for hearing on 27th of this month. The PTI lawmakers including Farrukh Habib, Malika Bukhari, Javeria Zafar and Kanwal Shauzab pleaded toRead More