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Friday, June 17th, 2022


Zaheer A Janjua meets Canadian MP

OTTAWA /DNA/ – Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada Zaheer A Janjua held a meeting with Canadian Member of Parliament Salma Zahid in the Canadian capital today.During the meeting with MP Salma Zahid who is also the Chairperson of Canada Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, the High Commissioner discussed ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation, increase trade, visa issues and people to people contacts between Pakistan and Canada.MP Salma Zahid called the meeting productive and expressed a desire to “work together to strengthen ties between our peoples”. She said that as the chairRead More

‘Proud of you’: Former PM Imran hails FATF decision as accomplishment of Hammad Azhar-led committee

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Members of the former PTI cabinet hailed on Friday the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) announcement that Pakistan had met all 34 items on two separate action plans. The watchdog will now schedule an on-site visit to verify the implementation and sustainability of the country’s money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures, adding that Pakistan will be taken off the grey list if it successfully passes the on-site visit. Soon after the development, former prime minister Imran Khan said “FATF repeatedly praised the work and political will my govt demonstrated”.Read More

AJK President seeks British PM’s role in resolution of Kashmir dispute

LONDON, JUN 17 (DNA) — The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry has urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resolve the lingering Kashmir issue in line with Kashmiris’ wishes and aspirations. During his visit to Boris Johnson’s residence at 10 Downing Street in London, AJK President also presented a memorandum to him. Barrister Mehmood urged British premier to influence the government of India to grant Kashmiris right to self-determination, put an immediate end to human rights violations and help secure an early release of KashmiriRead More

Mysterious deaths of witnesses, investigators shocking: Imran Khan

Accuses rulers of using ‘mafia tactics’ to save corruption ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Coming down hard on the current government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan raised expressed surprise over the sudden and mysterious deaths of witnesses and investigators linked to the corruption cases of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his family members.Imran Khan on Friday shared details of the witnesses and investigators who died suddenly during the last few weeks since the imported government was imposed through the US-backed conspiracy.He termed it an attempt by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif andRead More

Pak to remain in grey list

FATF says Pakistan has met targets Berlin /DNA/ – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reviewed Pakistan’s progress on FATF Action Plans in its Plenary meetings held in Berlin on 13-17 June 2022. FATF has acknowledged the completion of Pakistan’s both Action Plans (2018 and 2021) and has authorized an onsite visit to Pakistan, as a final step to exit from the FATF’s grey list. The FATF members while participating in the discussion on Pakistan’s progress, congratulated Pakistan for completing both Action Plans covering 34 items, and especially on theRead More

No change in Pakistan’s policy on India: FO

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – In response to some media queries and press reports about remarks made by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari regarding relations with India in his address at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), the Spokesperson stated that these were being interpreted out of context and portrayed incorrectly. There is no change in Pakistan’s policy on India on which there is national consensus. Pakistan has always desired cooperative relations with all its neighbours, including India. We have consistently advocated constructive engagement and result-oriented dialogue to resolve all outstandingRead More