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Ishaq Dar to return home

DNA ISLAMABAD: Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is likely to return to Pakistan to take charge of the Finance Ministry, sources told this news agency. According to sources the Senator-elect is also expected to take oath of his office. It is learnt that the PML N supremo Nawaz Sharif is not happy with the hitherto performance of the incumbent Finance Minister Miftah Ismael. Financial experts say after the return of Dar, the financial situation of the country is likely to improve a bit. However it is still a question whetherRead More

France suspends Pak loans payment

The amount was to be initially repaid between Jul-Dec, 2021 Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD, The Government of Pakistan on Monday signed suspension of loans worth USD 107 million with France, under the G-20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) framework. The Government of Pakistan has signed a Debt Service Suspension Agreement with the French Republic, amounting to suspension of loans worth USD 107 million, under the G-20 DSSI framework. This amount, initially repayable between July and December 2021 will now be repaid over a period of six years (including one-year grace period)Read More

‘More care exercised in appointment of cook than judges’

DNA ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa Monday raised objections to the calling of two Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) meetings for the appointment of new judges to the Sindh and Lahore high courts in his absence. “It seems that more care in the appointment of a cook is exercised than in the appointment of judges,” the justice said in a WhatsApp message to Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, which was also addressed to the members of the council. Justice Isa said he learnt, through the media that twoRead More

Academia-Industry linkages stressed to MSMEs performance

Islamabad, JUN 27 /DNA/ – Developing strong industry-academia linkages could play important role to improve economic performance of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  in KP. The panelists highlight this aspect while sharing their opinions during the webinar ‘Role of academia-industry linkage in micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Here on Monday.   Executive Member, Peshawar Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industries, Mr Adnan Jalil, lamented that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was still following a very primitive model of doing business which lacks the required knowledge and research.    He highlighted that there was a lack of enthusiasm and collaborationRead More

Imran Khan announces to lead Islamabad protest against imported govt

PTI shows concerns over ECP’s inaction against lawlessness during Sindh LG polls ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced that he would lead Islamabad protest at Parade Ground on July 2 against the imported government imposed on Pakistan through US regime change conspiracy.The PTI high-level political committee meeting was held here on Saturday with Imran Khan in the chair; wherein the overall country’s political situation, back-breaking inflation and future course of action of the party were threadbare.The meeting was attended by Central Secretary General Asad Umar, PTIRead More

UNIDO recognizes Small, Medium-sized Enterprises contributions in Sustainable Development

ISLAMABAD, JUN 27 /DNA/ – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a commemoration of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day to recognize the MSMEs’ contribution to the economic growth and sustainable development in Pakistan, and to identify synergies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Additional Secretary of Ministry of Industries and Production, Govt of Pakistan, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo who was the Chief Guest of the event commended the contribution of UNIDO in strengthening the MSMEs in Pakistan and shared his remarks saying “SMEs playRead More