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Review of Social Development in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, OCT 5 (DNA) – Pakistan’s progress on Sustainable Goals (SDGs) has not been impressive so far. Federal and provincial governments will have to share the responsibility of taking the development agenda forward for enhancing the wellbeing of people.  These views were expressed by the experts in a webinar hosted by the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) to share the findings of its recent research study entitled ‘Social Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals; A Localized Indicator Framework for Measuring Progress.’ The main focus of the study is toRead More

At UN summit, PM Imran calls for ending ‘illicit’ flow of money from poor to rich capitals

ISLAMABAD, OCT 5 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed on Tuesday the need to end the “illicit flow of money from poor countries to rich capitals, to tax havens, to haven destinations”, which he said was “crushing the people in the developing world”. Addressing the 15th UN Conference on Trade and Development via a video link, PM Imran cited data by the UN’s Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI) Panel and said $7 trillion was parked in tax havens around the world. The premierRead More

5th Round of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Business Forum held in Minsk

Minsk, OCT 5 (DNA) – The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in collaboration with the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) organized the 5th Session of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Business Council in Minsk. The event was attended by the representatives of about 100 Belarusian companies and organizations and more than 60 Pakistani firms.The Chairman of the BelCCI Vladimir Ulakhovich, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Nikolai Borisevich, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus Denis Moroz, Chairman of the Pakistani-BelarusianRead More

PPP rejects govt decision to bring ordinance for extension of NAB chief’s

KARACHI, OCT 05 (DNA) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rejected the federal government’s decision to bring ordinance for extension of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief’s tenure. Senator Saleem Mandviwalla has said that the PPP has rejected the government s decision to bring an ordinance for extension in NAB chief’s tenure adding that government has made the parliament inactive by bringing so many ordinances. He asked if the appointment of NAB chief is such a big issue that it requires an ordinance. He said that the President himself should look intoRead More

Capitol Police investigating suspicious vehicle in front of U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Capitol Police on Tuesday said it was investigating a suspicious vehicle in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. “We are investigating a suspicious vehicle in front of the Supreme Court along First Street, NE,” the department said in a statement on Twitter. “Please stay away from the area. We will provide more information as soon as we can.” The Supreme Court was hearing arguments on Tuesday morning in two criminal law-related cases. The nine justices began their new term on Monday as they conducted oral arguments in person for the first time in 19 months, due toRead More

Maryam files new application with ‘relevant facts’ in IHC for annulment of Avenfield verdict

ISLAMABAD, OCT 5: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday filed a new application, along with “extremely relevant, simple and clear-cut facts”, with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking annulment of the verdict in the Avenfield Apartment reference. Accountability Court judge Mohammad Bashir had on July 6, 2018 — 19 days before the general elections — convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield Apartment reference and handed them jail terms of 10, seven and one years, respectively, for owningRead More