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“Azerbaijan’s democratic development will strengthen after the parliamentary elections”: Hakki Keskin:

BAKU, FEB 08 – “Azerbaijan is on the threshold of an important political event. Parliamentary elections are considered an important step towards renewal and development”, former member of the German Bundestag and the PACE Hakki Keskin told. He noted that Azerbaijan is a country on the path of democratic development. I believe that the democratic development of Azerbaijan will further strengthen after the parliamentary elections. Noting that there were always double standards against Azerbaijan, Keskin said: “Being a European politician, I declare that your country has been subjected to ArmenianRead More

Saudi FM calls Qureshi, discusses bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD,FEB 08 (DNA) :  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a telephonic conversation with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah on Saturday discussed important issues including the overall situation of the region. Both leaders talked about the bilateral relations and the overall law and order situation in the region. Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized the need for further strengthening bilateral ties between both countries. FM Qureshi expressed gratitude towards his counterpart for showing strong support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue. Both the foreign ministers discussed joint effortsRead More

Sydney Sixers win Big Bash final, piling misery on Stars

SYDNEY, FEB 08 (DNA) : The Sydney Sixers were crowned Big Bash League champions for a second time Saturday after the Melbourne Stars fell short during the run-chase in a rain-affected match that capped a near two-month competition. Chasing 117 to win a game reduced to 12 overs, Glenn Maxwell’s Stars could only manage 97 for six as they suffered a second finals defeat in a row after imploding against the Melbourne Renegades last year. “It’s fantastic, it was an entertaining game of cricket,” said Sixers captain Moises Henriques afterRead More

FIA Punjab Zone-1 begins probe against 16 govt officers and their wives in BISP corruption case

ISLAMABAD, FEB 08 (DNA) :  The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab Zone-1 has initiated an investigation against 16 government officers and their wives who allegedly fraudulently benefited from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) assistance meant for the poor and destitute. A list of officers who will be interrogated by a special team headed by Director FIA Punjab Zone-1 includes 10 government officers of grade 17, two of grade 18, three of grade 19 and one senior officer of grade 20. Domestic and foreign accounts and assets of wives ofRead More

SC says Internet companies exempted from FED, dismisses FBR plea

ISLAMABAD, FEB 08 (DNA) –  The Internet services are exempted from the federal excise duty (FED), the Supreme Court said in a ruling and dismissed the FBR appeal against a high court decision.   Justice Maqbool Baqar of the the apex court ruled that the Whatsapp, Skype and other voice communication through internet does not attract the FED.   The bench issued verdict on an appeal moved by Islamabad’s commissioner of inland revenue against an order of the Islamabad High Court.   The issue since internet services were exempted fromRead More

Resolution on Kashmir delivered to UNSG Office: Dr. Firdous

ISLAMABAD, FEB 08 (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday said that a resolution drawing attention towards blatant human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been delivered to the office of the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG). The resolution was submitted to the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Julien Harneis on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day by the people of Pakistan, she said in a statement. Firdous Ashiq said the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Islamabad had dispatchedRead More