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French envoy to host reception for B-International consortium

B-International is a collaborative capacity building project in higher education between Pakistan, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain DNA ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of the very first meeting of the B-International consortium in Pakistan the French Ambassador to Pakistan, Nicolas Galey, has invited the representatives of these 8 universities, along with the ambassadors of UK, Italy and Spain, and representatives from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the European Delegation in Pakistan . B-International is a collaborative capacity building project in higher education between Pakistan, the UK, France, Italy, andRead More

Usman Buzdar and family booked for ‘illegal misappropriation’ of state land in DG Khan in 1980s

Corruption cases have been registered against former Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar and his family for “unlawful and illegal misappropriation of state land” in Dera Ghazi Khan, it emerged on Monday. Two cases were registered on the complaint of Basheer Ahmed Chauhan on June 18 at DG Khan’s Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) office under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using forged document as genuine) of the Pakistan Penal CodeRead More

Kazakh transit railway to Turkey via Iran inaugurated

TEHRAN, JUN 20 (DNA) — With the presence of the presidents of Iran and Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan’s transit rail road to Turkey via Iran was inaugurated, and the first freighter train left Tehran for Turkey to mark the start of using Iran for transiting Kazakh goods to Europe. During an inauguration ceremony here in Tehran, President Raisi said that one of the priorities for the Iranian government is to play an effective role in increasing regional integration by expanding trade through Iranian lands as a secure route, reasonably priced, and quick.Read More

Azeri ambassador meets DG Economic Coordination of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, JUN 20 /DNA/ – Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Khazar Farhadov met with Farrukh Iqbal Khan, Director General of Economic Coordination and OIC Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. Both dignitaries discuss matters of mutual interest during the meeting.=DNA

Fawad dubs NAB bill amendment NRO-2 for Sharifs, Zardaris, coteries

Says cabal of crooks pursuing self-serving agenda, nothing to do with country’s interests   ISLAMABAD: Coming down hard on the imported government for pursuing self-serving interests, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said that NAB bill amendment was an NRO-2 for Sharif and Zardari families as corruption cases amounting to Rs. 1100 billion would go out of NAB jurisdiction after the amendment. Speaking at a press conference here, he said that NAB bill amendment would benefit Panama cases as well as the coteries of these two families. FawadRead More

RCCI organizes Post-Budget Session, demands fixing of anomalies in fiscal budget 2022

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – The business community has demanded that double taxation and anomalies be removed from the Fiscal budget 2022-23. The procedure for fair value assessment to collect tax on deemed income from an unused property and deemed rental income is not clear. Litigation between landlord and tenant will increase manifold and caution that since more powers given to Inland officers, the authority may be misused and likely to increase blackmailing and corrupt practices. Tax slabs in proportion to the electricity bill are not realistic. Addressing the post budget sessionRead More