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Govt, allies sit today to devise future strategy

Supreme Court to resume hearing tomorrow; audio leaks continue to cause ripples Analysis Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has convened a meeting of the allied parties on Wednesday to chalk out future strategy. The Prime Minister is also likely to chair the cabinet meeting today. The government perhaps has a clear understanding that the apex court may not give it more time if it fails to release Rs 21 billion funds for the Election Commissioner of Pakistan. The apex court had ordered the government to release theseRead More

Ex-CJP Saqib Nisar says latest audio leak amounts to theft, questions authenticity

ISLAMABAD, APR 25: Former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday issued a rebuttal, saying that the latest audio clip — purportedly of a conversation between him and PTI legal adviser Khawaja Tariq Rahim regarding a high-profile case currently being heard by the Supreme Court — was a “theft” as he questioned its authenticity. Speaking to, Nisar termed the audio clip a violation of his right to privacy, adding: “This is a theft of my fundamental rights.” “I am a citizen of Pakistan, an ex-CJP and I giveRead More

Hussain Haqqani serves legal notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, APR 25 (DNA) — Former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani on Tuesday served legal notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan over his allegations of lobbying in the US.   Hussain Haqqani sent legal notice to Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence through his lawyer. The notice stated that the former prime minister leveled false allegations against the former Pakistani ambassador of lobbying for former chief of army staff (COAS) General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa in the US.   The notice alsoRead More

RCCI to submit budget proposals to FBR

DNA Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has asked for proposals from businessmen for the federal budget for the year 2023-2024 which will be submitted to the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). RCCI President Saqib Rafiq while addressing the executive committee meeting said that the Chamber’s Standing Committee on Tax affairs is finalizing the budget proposals.  These proposals will take into account the current economic challenges, particularly the depreciation of the rupee, problems faced by exporters and importers, rising inflation, increase inRead More

We know who is behind: Ghumman being targeted to weaken his security, spread fear: Khan 

DNA LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that his security in charge Iftikhar Ghumman has been deliberately targeted to weaken his security and to spread fear amongst PTI hierarchy. PTI Chairman, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that his security in charge was still in FIA custody and he knew who was behind all this. Imran Khan said: “My security in charge Iftikhar Ghumman is still in FIA custody. He was an overseas Pakistan who left everything and came to Pakistan to help in our mission for HaqiqiRead More

Dar stresses on deepening Pak-China ties in divers fields

ISLAMABAD, APR 25 (DNA) — Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has commended Chinese support for Pakistan and underscored the need for further deepening bilateral relations in economic, trade and financial sectors. He was talking to chargé d’affaires of China Pang Chunxue, who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday. Highlighting deep-rooted historical bilateral relations between the two countries, Ishaq Dar commended the Chinese support for Pakistan and underscored the need for further deepening the existing ties in economic and trade as well as financial sectors. Extended Eid greetings to the peopleRead More