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Webinar on “Roshan Digital Account” held at Pakistan Embassy Brussels

BRUSSELS: The Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Meezan Bank Limited, organized a webinar on “Roshan Digital Account” (RDA) Sharia compliant investment and financing opportunities, today. The webinar was addressed by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union, Zaheer A. Janjua, Founding President and CEO Meezan Bank, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, and SBP Managing Director Syed Irfan Ali. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Janjua termed RDA as innovative initiative of the Government, which has facilitated Pakistani diaspora in sendingRead More

Pak economy rebounds with 4% growth

FBR collection has seen an increase of eighteen percent as compared to the last year. The revenue collection has so far reached 4.2 trillion rupees: Shaukat Tareen Commerce Reporter ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economy rebounded strongly during the current fiscal year and posted a growth of around four percent, which is substantially higher than the previous two years. Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin, accompanied by Minister for Industries and Production Khusro Bakhtiyar, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar and SAPM on Revenue Waqar Masood, launched Pakistan EconomicRead More

China passes law banning defamation of military personnel

BEIJING: China has passed a law banning the defamation of military personnel. The legislation was adopted at the closing meeting of a session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress today. The new legislation also bans the desecration of plaques in honor of military personnel.

Time-tested Pak-China relationship flourishing with each passing day: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the time-tested Pak-China relationship is flourishing with each passing day, unaffected by changes in the regional and global environment.  He was addressing at the issuance of commemorative coin in connection with the celebrations marking 70 years of establishment of Pak-China diplomatic relations, in Islamabad today (Thursday). The coin’s denomination has been kept at 70 rupees, depicting the 70 years of all-weather, time-tested and brotherly relationship between Pakistan and China. The Foreign Minister said the unrelenting efforts of the successive generations of people andRead More

ISE REIT Management Company hails new amendments to REIT regulations

ISLAMABAD: The new reforms to the REIT Regulations notified by the SECP, have the potential to unleash an unprecedented boom in the real estate sector of the country. This was stated by Mr. Zahid Latif Khan, Chairman ISE Towers REIT Management Company, while talking to reporters. The REIT model has been revamped by introducing pro-business changes including for the first time, the  launch of infrastructure REITs on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, REIT Scheme through investment in Special Purpose Vehicle,  adding the real estate to existing REIT Scheme(s) thereby ensuringRead More

Public urged not to miss 2nd vaccine dose

ISLAMABAD, JUN 10 (DNA) – Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr. Nausheen Hamid on Thursday urged taking two doses of the vaccine is important and people must remember to take the second dose as a single vaccine dose will not provide sufficient immunity to protect from coronavirus, she said while speaking to a Private news channel. She said Pakistan has achieved so far a target of 10 millionth of Covid-19 vaccine dose on Wednesday and authorities aimed to inoculate 70 million people by the end of this year. SheRead More