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IMF delays programme revival for Pakistan, stresses removing fuel, energy subsidies

IMF delays programme revival for Pakistan, stresses removing fuel, energy subsidies                 ISLAMABAD, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded talks with the Pakistan team for the revival of the Extended Fund Facility Programme on Wednesday and stressed taking concrete policy actions, including in the context of removing fuel and energy subsidies and the FY2023 budget, to achieve program objectives. An IMF mission led by Nathan Porter held both in-person and virtual discussions in Doha, Qatar with the Pakistani authorities during May 18-25 on policies to secure macroeconomic stability and supportRead More

Visit of Commerce Minister to France

DNA PARIS, MAY 25 /DNA/ – Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar said that Pakistan enjoys historic friendly and cooperative relations with France and wishes to strengthen and diversify bilateral trade and economic linkages in the years to come. He was talking to Mr. Franck Riester, France’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Attractiveness here today. Charge d’Affaires Mr. Muhammad Amjad Aziz Qazi was also present during the meeting.  The Minister said Pakistan-France trade has witnessed a steady growth in recent years. He emphasized that Pakistan’s strategic location, fast developingRead More

Institutions shouldn’t make decision to placate people resorting to pressure tactics: Maryam

LAHORE, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vicepresident Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday while appealing that theinstitutions should not make decision to placate people resorting tpressure tactics said that that it would be the best decision if theestablishment would work within the ambit of constitution. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday, she said that thejudiciary should also deal with this fitna as the holy Qur an commands. The PML-N vice president said that her party respects Supreme Court sdecision, ordering the government to allow PTI to organise long march ata groundRead More

DG ISPR condemns life sentence awarded to Yasin Malik

RAWALPINDI, May 25 (DNA): Director-General Inter-Services PublicRelations (DG ISPR) has issued a statement condemning the Indian court’sdecision to sentence Kashmir liberation activist Yasin Malik. The statement issued by the DG ISPR said that India has sentenced YasinMalik over fabricated allegations. These kinds of acts by India wouldnot be able to suppress Kashmir’s struggle for independence, it added. The DG ISPR added that the real struggle for Kashmir is continuous inthe Indian Occupied Kashmir. We stand with our Kashmiris brothers intheir fight for autonomy and independence, he added.. The statement fromRead More

Azadi March: PTI asks supporters to reach Islamabad’s D-Chowk, Imran expected there soon

As PTI’s Azadi March began on Wednesday, tensions in Punjab rose after police made use of tear gas and arrested several PTI marchers in cities across the province as activists attempted to remove shipping containers blocking routes to Islamabad. Imran Khan’s convoy enters Punjab after removing barriers at Attock bridge Supporters asked to reach Islamabad’s D-Chowk, take out rallies in their respective cities PTI activists clash with Punjab police; Ali Asjad Malhi, Jamshed Cheema among arrested Dr Yasmin Rashid’s vehicle comes under attack; windshield smashed at Lahore’s Bati Chowk DrRead More

Pakistan celebrates Africa Day

ISLAMABAD, MAY 25 /DNA/ – Pakistan extends its heartiest felicitations to the people of Africa on the occasion of “Africa Day,” marking the 59th anniversary of the African Union. This Day is a celebration of the African nations’ heroic struggle against colonialism, racism, and apartheid, as well as the richness of their civilization and the gigantic strides they have made since achieving emancipation from colonial rule. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs commemorated the Day by organizing a virtual event in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). Over 500 guestsRead More