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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019


SCO FMs support multipolar world, oppose trade protectionism


BISHKEK, May 22 (dna): Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states said Wednesday that they advocate a multipolar world and oppose unilateralism and trade protectionism. The top diplomats of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as SCO Secretary General Vladimirov Norov and Dzhumakhon Giyosov, director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), attended a ministerial meeting on Wednesday in Bishkek. The ministers said in a press release that the top priority of the international community is to establishRead More

China to offer data services to Pakistan for disaster prevention


BEIJING, MAY 22 (DNA) – China will offer customized data services for disaster prevention through its Fengyun meteorological satellites to more countries along the Belt and Road, including Pakistan, China Daily reported. As per a senior official of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Center, the services will be provided on the basis of the results of a survey of 81 countries. “By the end of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.  All of the respondents said they wantedRead More

‘Corruption king’ pushed his children into politics to save himself: Firdous


ISLAMABAD, MAY 22 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said that it seemed that ‘corruption king’ had pushed his children into ‘furnace of politics’ to eventually save himself. Reacting to Maryam Nawaz’s address to party workers in Bahawalpur on Wednesday, she said that these were the same characters which were Benamidar and stated one thing in courts and another in interviews. The SAPM said these were the same characters who declared in Parliament that “these are the sources” of theirRead More

Saudi Arabia to provide oil credit facility to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, MAY 22 (DNA) – Saudi Arabia has agreed to extend helping hand to Pakistan in difficult economic situation. According to a private television channel report Wednesday, after high level official contacts the kingdom will likely to provide oil, worth up to $3 billion on credit to Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has been informed about the development over the matter, sources said. Riyadh will provide Islamabad deferred payment facility for import of oil, worth up to $3 billion. An agreements in this regard was signed during the visit ofRead More

BoI chairman Haroon Sharif resigns


ISlamabad (DNA). Chairman Board of INvestment Haroon Sharif has resigned from his post. In his resignation he cited personal reasons. He said that he had no differences with the Prime Minister, however sources say he had developed some differences with the prime minister. He often complained that he was not given free hand to executive his polices.

Industrial consumers of gas will have to come under amnesty scheme: FBR Chief


ISLAMABAD, MAY 22 (DNA) – Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chief Shabbar Zaidi on Wednesday has said that all the industrial consumers of power and gas will have to register sale taxes by paying two percent tax under Amnesty Scheme by June this year. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, FBR chairman said the government will make legislation and take steps against the sales tax unregistered manufactures from July this year. He said there are 341,000 electricity and 7,000 gas industrial consumers, but only 38,000 industrial units are registered inRead More