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PM, various leaders discuss political situation in separate meetings

ISLAMABAD, Feb 24 (DNA): Political leaders including Member National Assembly (MNA) Chaudhry Ehsan-ul-Haq Bajwa, former Members Provincial Assembly (MPAs) Sufi Akram, Zahid Akram, President of PML-N Balochistan Jaffar Khan Mandokhel and former Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday. During the meeting with MNA Chaudhry Ehsan-ul-Haq Bajwa and former MPAs Sufi Akram and Zahid Akram, matters relating to the relevant constituencies as well as political situation were discussed. In meeting with President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Jaffar Khan Mandokhel, mattersRead More

PSL 2023: Islamabad United sail to victory against Quetta Gladiators

Islamabad United triumphed over Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs in the 13th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Friday, after Gladiators failed to chase the mammoth target of 221 runs set for them. After the victory, United’s points on the points table increased from four to six, securing their place at the second spot on the points table, after Multan Sultan. Playing XIs: Quetta Gladiators: Martin Guptill, Jason Roy, Will Smeed, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hafeez, OdeanRead More

Gold retreats once again in Pakistan, per tola price declines by Rs1,000

Gold prices fell on Friday as the rupee ticked higher, while traders continued to position themselves for further rate hikes from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) — as the precious commodity is highly sensitive to rising interest rates. Data released by the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA) showed that the price of gold (24 carats) declined by Rs1,000 per tola and Rs857 per 10 grams to settle at Rs195,100 and Rs167,267, respectively. Investors expect the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to raise interest rates as early as this week inRead More

Morocco’s Removal from FATF Grey List Rewards Morocco’s Proactive Actions

Paris, FEB 24 – Morocco’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “grey” list on money laundering and terrorist financing is the crowning achievement of the Kingdom’s efforts and proactive actions to strengthen its local legal arsenal. In recent years, Morocco has been keen to strengthen its legal arsenal in the fight against money laundering. In this sense, several draft laws have been adopted, while the country’s institutions have strengthened the mechanisms designed to prevent such practices. Morocco’s actions have focused on a battery of legislative, organizational, awareness andRead More

Tunisia arrests opposition figure in escalating crackdown

Tunis, Feb 24 /DNA/ – Tunisian security forces have arrested Jawhar Ben Mbarek, the most prominent opposition figure to be rounded up in an escalating campaign of detentions targeting rivals of President Kais Saied. “Jawhar was arrested late last night and we haven’t seen the charges against him,” his sister Dalila Msaddek, a lawyer, told on Friday. Ben Mbarek was the latest of a dozen prominent public figures arrested this month, mostly rivals of Saied, who froze parliament and sacked the government in a dramatic July 2021 move against theRead More

Azerbaijani MFA issues statement on 31st anniversary of Khojaly genocide

BAKU, FEB 24: /DNA/ – February 26, 2023, marks the 31st anniversary of the horrible genocide committed by the armed forces of Armenia in Khojaly. During the decades-long aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, one of the gravest crimes committed against the civilian population and one of the most tragic pages of Azerbaijan’s history was the genocide against the population of Khojaly town, where more than 7,000 people lived before the conflict. Within the framework of Armenia’s occupation policy, as a part of premediated plan, before the Khojaly genocide, Azerbaijanis wereRead More