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4 soldiers martyred, 5 injured in ‘dastardly’ Zhob attack: ISPR

RAWALPINDI, JUL 12: Four soldiers were martyred and five critically injured as terrorists launched a “dastardly attack” on the Pakistan Army’s Zhob Garrison in Northern Balochistan, the military’s media wing said Wednesday. In the wee hours of July 12 (today), a group of terrorists launched a dastardly attack on the garrison, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, mentioning that the initial attempt to sneak into the facility was “checked by soldiers on duty”. Upon interception, a heavy exchange of fire took place between the terrorists and soldiers, with the militantsRead More

IMF Executive Board approves $3 billion Stand-By Arrangement for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, JUL 12: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a 9-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Pakistan for an amount of about $3 billion days after reaching a staff-level agreement with the country. “Today, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a 9-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Pakistan for an amount of SDR2,250 million (about $3 billion, or 111 percent of quota) to support the authorities’ economic stabilization program,” the global lender said in a statement.

PM felicitates Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his re-election as Uzbek President

ISLAMABAD, JUL 12 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephone call with the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev today. During the call, the Prime Minister congratulated the Uzbek President on his re-election in the presidential elections held on 9th July 2023. Terming the re-election of President Mirziyoyev as the reiteration of the confidence of the Uzbek people in his leadership, the Prime Minister expressed his strong confidence that bilateral relations between the two countries would continue to strengthen under his stewardship. The Prime Minister underscored the importance attachedRead More

UAE ‘deposits $1 billion’ into State Bank of Pakistan’s account

ISLAMABAD, JUL 12: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan received $1 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of its financial commitment to help Pakistan secure the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package. “We have received $1 billion from the UAE. The UAE has deposited the amount into the State Bank account,” the financial czar announced in a televised media address on Wednesday. The development comes as IMF is all set to hold the Executive Board’s key vote on Pakistan’s $3 billion bailout programme today, aRead More

Dasu bus attack ‘mastermind’ killed in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, JUL 12 (DNA) — Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist Muhammad Tariq Rafiq, believed to be responsible for the 2021 Dasu attack, has been killed in Afghanistan’s Kunar. The death of Tariq was announced by Radio Pakistan on Wednesday. Tariq, who is a member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, is the main brains behind the suicide bombing that killed nine 13 people including Chinese workers near Dasu hydropower plant in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 14, 2021. It is being reported that Rafiq, also known as Button Kharab, wasRead More

PTI terminates Pervez Khattak’s basic party membership

Pervez Khattak’s PTI basic membership terminated ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) terminated the basic PTI membership of former party Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa President Parvez Khattak for not providing a satisfactory reply to the show cause notice served to him on 21 June, 2023 for inciting party members to quit the party. PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub issued notice of termination to Pervez Khattak for not provided a satisfactory reply within the given stipulated time regarding contacting party members and inciting them to leave the party. Notification reads: “With reference to the show causeRead More