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Fazl calls on Shehbaz a day after expressing dismay over PML-N-PPP Dubai huddle

ISLAMABAD, JUL 10: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman — who also heads the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the political alliance at the helm in the Center — called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday and discussed the current political situation in the country, according to a statement issued by the PM Office. The meeting takes place against the backdrop of signs of rifts within the ruling coalition as well as the PDM with Fazl expressing dismay a day ago over a meeting between theRead More

PM Sharif repute further improved by keeping Pakistan from default

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain said on Monday that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has increased his stature and value by saving Pakistan from default. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have also played their roles in a very admirable way, he said. Mian Army Chief General Asim Munir has also played a great role in securing funding commitments from friendly countries. Talking to the business community, theRead More

Al-Shifa joins World Association of Eye Hospitals as full member

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has become a member of the prestigious World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH), a worldwide network of eye hospitals. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital takes great pride in announcing its extraordinary achievement as the only eye hospital from Pakistan to become a member of the WAEH, the hospital announced on Tuesday. The credit for this breakthrough goes to the leadership and dedicated team of doctors committed to serving the community, said Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, President of Al-Shifa Trust. The remarkable recognition is evidence of ourRead More

Pakistan is a source of concern for the IMF

Saifuddin Sheikh, Executive Director of Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) said on Monday that the IMF still has concerns about Pakistan, due to which its team met with the leaders of Pakistan People’s Party and PTI to get commitment from them to abide by the agreement. The IMF wants that whichever government comes to power in Pakistan should not violate the agreement but should implement it in letter and spirit,  he said. Due to this concern, the IMF team met with the leaders of two parties and the team was assuredRead More

Justice Khawaja Naseem sworn in as acting AJK Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD, JUL 10 (DNA) — Justice Khawaja Muhammad Naseem, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday, was sworn in as the Acting AJK Chief Justice. The AJK President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry administered the oath of office to Justice Khawaja Muhammad Naseem at a special ceremony held at Jammu Kashmir House in the federal metropolis. The ceremony was attended among others by AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq, Government Ministers, Judges of the Supreme Court and High Court and Chief Election CommissionerRead More

Supreme Court returns Aun Chaudhry’s plea seeking ban on PTI

ISLAMABAD, JUL 10: The Supreme Court registrar’s office on Monday returned Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) Additional Secretary General Aun Chaudhry’s petition seeking a ban on the former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The registrar’s office raised various objections to the plea filed by Chaudhry, once a close aide of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Chaudhry had thrown his weight behind Jahangir Khan Tareen and resigned as special adviser to the Punjab chief minister in August 2021 after he was asked to clarify his position on whether he stands with Tareen or theRead More