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Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on the Foreign Minister

Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on the Foreign Minister Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements called on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today during her visit to Pakistan. Discussions were focused on the Afghan refugee situation and the longstanding cooperation between Pakistan and UNHCR. The Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of sustained engagement by the international community in support of Afghan refugees as well as for the provision of humanitarian and economic assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He underscored that the new humanitarian situationsRead More


IHC turns down ECP,s directions on foreign funding

                ISLAMABAD,):The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday turned down Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s directions to conclude Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s foreign funding case within one month. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Baber Sattar announced the judgment on the petition moved by PTI challenging the decision of single-member bench of ECP. The court accepted the petition partially. However, the petitioner’s request to conduct scrutiny of all political parties together was disposed of. The decision said that it was expected that the ECP would also concludeRead More


Senate body approves increase in digital payment limit

                ISLAMABAD, Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs on Thursday approved budget proposals including increasing limit of digital payment, tax on filter manufacturing industry, other than automotive, and reduced rate of tax on IT sector. The committee in its third consecutive meeting, chaired by Senator Saleem H. Mandviwalla, discussed the Finance Bill 2022-23. The committee has approved the government’s proposals to increase digital payment limit from 250,000 to 1,000,000 and also approved reduction in tax rate for IT sector from 1% to 0.25%. The committee also approvedRead More


Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speech at the Institute of Strategic Studies

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speech at the Institute of Strategic StudiesIslamabad, 16 May 2022: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing the Founding Day ceremony of the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad has said that we have to find new ways for Pakistan to conduct itself internally and externally.Following is the full text of his speech.“Nowadays, all over the world, the provenance of think tanks and their impact on policy-making is obvious to all but surely in the 1970s it wasRead More


Exhibition titled “Contemporary Art of Pakistan” held in Belarus

Exhibition titled “Contemporary Art of Pakistan” held in Belarus DNA MINSK: The Embassy of Pakistan in Minsk in collaboration with the National Library of Belarus held the opening ceremony of the exhibition titled “Contemporary Art of Pakistan”, at the library premises on 15 June 2022.The exhibition which will continue till 6 July 2022, is being as part of 75th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan celebrations.  The event was attended by around 150 guests representing dignitaries, from the Belarusian side, members of Diplomatic Corps, academia, cultural organisations and theRead More


Announcement of the opening of the registration for Astana finance days 2022

DNA NUR SULTAN: The management  of the Astana Finance has announced that the registration to the annual ASTANA FINANCE DAYS 2022 conference is now open! Astana Finance Days (AFD) is one of the largest financial conferences in the region annually hosted by the Astana International Financial Centre. Over 2018-2021, the AFD attracted over 15,000 participants from 100 countries of the world. This year the topic of the conference will be Sustainability, Social Responsibily, and Growth. For the convenience of participants and speakers, this year the conference will be held inRead More