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Zardari, Shehbaz, Fazl discuss no-trust move at Zardari House in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, MAR 7: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif visited Zardari House in Islamabad on Monday to hold a “delegation-level” meeting with PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and other leaders of the party. According to a statement by the PML-N, the current political situation and the opposition’s plan to table a no-confidence motion against the government were discussed in the meeting. Fazl and Shehbaz were accompanied by PML-N leaders Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafique, MarriyumRead More

Aleem Khan joins Tareen group, laments sidelining of PTI loyalists

LAHORE, MAR 7: PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan, a former Punjab minister and a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, announced on Monday that he would be joining the group of lawmakers led by estranged party leader Jahangir Khan Tareen. His announcement came after members of the group converged at Tareen’s Lahore residence as the opposition charged ahead with its plans to table a no-confidence motion against the government. Provincial ministers Nauman Langrial, Ajmal Cheema as well as MPAs Khurram Leghari, Abdul Hai Dasti, Lala Tahir Randhawa, Salman Naeem,Read More

In call with European Council chief, PM calls for solving Russia-Ukraine conflict through ‘dialogue’

ISLAMABAD, MAR 7 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from Charles Michel, President of the European Council, today.President Charles Michel conveyed condolences over the loss of precious lives in a terrorist attack on a mosque in Peshawar on 4 March 2022.Discussing the latest situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep concern over the continued military conflict and underscored that further escalation would have a hugely negative impact on the region and the world. The Prime Minister added that he had been persistently highlighting theRead More

New Report from IFC, UN SSE: Capital Markets Can Advance Women’s Equality

Washington, MAR 7: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), published a guidance report highlighting the catalytic role stock exchanges have in advancing gender equality and driving inclusive economic growth. The guidance is a comprehensive update of the 2017 report that now includes extensive actionable items that are market and exchange-focused, and several concrete examples of what exchanges are already doing to advance gender equality. The report, “How Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality: Updated Guidance and Best Practice” positions exchangesRead More

Pak, Germany discuss bilateral relations, situation in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, MAR 7 /DNA/ – Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Gasper Wieck, Germany’s Special Representative, today. During the meeting, views were exchanged on Pakistan-Germany bilateral relations and the situation in Afghanistan. Extending a warm welcome, Foreign Secretary SohailMahmood shared Pakistan’s perspective on a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. The Foreign Secretary underlined that the international community’s sustained engagement and continued assistance would help inaddressing the urgent humanitarian and economicchallenges in Afghanistan. The Foreign Secretary highlighted that Pakistan had extended full assistance in theRead More

Pakistan is ready for tech investment: Speakers

LONDON, MAR 7: /DNA/ – PTEN Tech Summit London was held at the Pakistan High Commission, London on 04 March 2022. Aims and objectives of the Summit were to attract global investments, creation of jobs, and to partner on developing special technology zones and innovation ecosystems. High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan delivered the keynote address. The Summit was organized by the Pakistan High Commission London, Pakistan Technology Export Network (PTEN) and Special Technology Zones Authority. Representatives of a large number of Pakistani and British tech companies participated in the event.Read More