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Old-fashioned system can’t work effectively against corruption: Shehzad Akbar

LAHORE, Jan 24 (DNA): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar on the report of Transparency International said that the outdated system in Pakistan cannot function effectively against corruption. In a statement issued by Shehzad Akbar, he asserted that the opposition is playing tricks on the global corruption’s report of and it needs a proper clarification. “Transparency International is a pressure group that does not work in practice, but the the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is taking practical steps against corruption”, he added. “Even Australia and Canada droppedRead More

China urges world to recognize Pak’s efforts for counter-terror financing

BEIJING, JAN 24 (DNA) – China has urged world community to recognize and encourage Pakistan’s political will and active efforts for counter-terrorism financing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang was commenting on Pakistan’s Action Plan report which was discussed during the joint group Financial Action Task Force meeting in Beijing, Radio Pakistan reported. The spokesperson expressed satisfaction over visible progress made by Pakistan to strengthen its domestic counter-terrorism financing system. He hoped that FATF would continue to offer constructive support and assistance to Pakistan in its continued efforts toRead More

Organizations seeking to hold exit poll appeal to CEC

BAKU, JAN 24 – According to the legislation, organizations wishing to hold an Exit Poll should apply to the Central Election Commission (CEC) 20 days prior to the voting day,” Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Rovzat Gasimov told. Gasimov said that appeals had already been submitted to the CEC. “The CEC is currently working on it. The information on organizations that submitted their documents to the CEC will be presented to the media in the coming days,” he added.

First T20I: Malik shines as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

LAHORE – Pakistan has defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in first T20 hence leading 3-match series by 1-0.   Veteran Shoaib Malik took the driving seat in at number 4 after Pakistan lost two early wickets. He scored unbeaten 58 runs off 45 balls and hit five boundaries. Skipper Babar Azam lost his wicket after handing the catch to Liton Das without scoring any run on the 3rd ball of the inning.   Muhammad Hafeez was the second Pakistani batsman to lose his wicket after being caught out by AminulRead More

RCCI delegation calls on Belgian Envoy

Rawalpindi: Belgium is Pakistan’s 5th largest trading partner within the European Union. The bilateral trade volume between the two countries has increased to 900 million euros.   Pakistan is one of the key beneficiaries of the GSP Plus status that can help Pakistani businessmen avail themselves of trade opportunities in Belgium. These remarks were made by the ambassador of Belgium, Philippe Bronchain during his meeting with a business community delegation at his residence in Islamabad.   The delegation led by Saboor Malik, President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).Read More

Govt rejects TI report on corruption

    ISLAMABAD, JAN 24 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday told that the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has rejected Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019.   While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the special assistant termed the report that revealed corruption has soared in 2019 in Pakistan as biased. Transparency International should unveil its sources from where the data was gathered, she demanded.   The Special Assistant recalled that Pakistan chapter of TransparencyRead More