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IMF portray overall positive economic performance of Pakistan in first quarter review

Islamabad: International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Resident Representative for Pakistan, Ms. Teresa Daban Sanchez on Tuesday while clarifying misunderstanding around the first review of Pakistan’s economic performance under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) said that Pakistan’s overall macro-economic performance remained satisfactory where revenue collections have increased substantially and there is improvement in the trade deficit and net foreign assets. However, slower economic growth and failure to get out of grey-list by FATF remained major risks to the program. She said this during a conversation with relevant stakeholders on first quarterly review of 39-monthRead More

Chinese govt giving special attention to development of Xinjiang province

ISLAMABAD, DEC 24 (DNA) – Ms. Tang  a Chinese citizen said Xinjiang province is developing fast and the Chinese government is paying special attention to that region. She said this in reaction to a tweet of Shahid Afridi. She said she was  holding this press conference here today, because yesterday a famous Pakistani star, Shahid Afridi, published a tweet in Urdu. He said in this tweet, “Hearing of the atrocities committed against Uyghur Muslims is heartbreaking. I request Prime Minister Imran Khan to speak against this; talk of uniting theRead More

CDA set to launch operation against violators of zoning regulations

  ISLAMABAD, DEC 24 (DNA) –  Capital Development Authority (CDA) is al set to launch comprehensive operation in approved housing societies situated in Zone II and V of the city against violations of building and zoning regulations. In line with the efforts of the authority to ensure implementation of building by-laws and curtail haphazard constructions in the outskirts of the city particularly in the housing societies falling in territorial limits of Islamabad, Building Control Directorate –II has been directed to plan a comprehensive and result oriented operation. During the operation, sealingRead More

President calls for ‘inclusive society’ to absorb people with special needs

ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (DNA) – President Arif Alvi on Tuesday stressed the need for an inclusive and well-equipped society to accommodate people with physical and mental. challenges by offering them tailor-made employment opportunities and facilities. Addressing at an event titled ‘Sharing compassion with special persons’ here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said the criteria to judge a great nation was not its financial strength, but the spirit to absorb its ‘people with slow pace’. The event was organized by Akhuwat, a micro-finance organization that provides interest-free loans to the economicallyRead More

Special Advisor to Japanese PM calls on Senator Dr. Shahzad Waseem

  ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (DNA): Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister H.E SonouraKentaro called on Senator Dr.ShahzadWaseem at his residence.   Later, Senator Dr.ShahzadWaseem hosted dinner in his honour which was attended by Leader of House in Senate, Senator ShibliFaraz, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, JehangirKhan Tareen, Federal MinistersAzam Swati, FawadCh and others.   Speaking at the occasion, Senator DrShahzadWaseem stressed the need of further enhancing of economic cooperation between two friendly countries.   He highlighted the worsening security situation due to Modis fascist tactics inline with the extremist Hindutva ideology.Read More

Rawalpindi administration denies PPP permission to hold rally at Liaquat Bagh

RAWALPINDI,– The Rawalpindi administration and police have denied Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) permission to hold a rally at Liaquat Bagh on December 27. PPP had sought permission from the district administration to conduct the rally – scheduled to observe former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s 12th death anniversary – and requested the management to provide security. It has been learnt that the district administration refused to give permission to PPP to carry out the rally due security risks as party’s central leadership was expected to attend the gathering.