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Task force to determine sizes of federal, provincial govts: PM

ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP): Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar Sunday said a task force headed by the finance minister would determine the sizes of federal and provincial governments, look at options to better manage pension funds, besides making efforts to rationalize public expenditure and increase revenue. In an interview with a private television, he said, “We are convinced that there is a need to rationalise expenditure and increase the revenue of the government to create a viable state and lessen existential threats due to economic vulnerability.” He said the Special InvestmentRead More

Terrorists using money generated from smuggling

The report also addressed the issue of Hundi-Hawala (illegal money trade and smuggling) accentuating that 722 currency dealers are involved in the illegal forex activity Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A report submitted to the Prime Minister’s House (PMO) revealed that terrorists are using revenue generated from petrol smuggling as a key source of financing. The report, incriminating politicians and government officials revealed that 2.8 billion litres of petrol is smuggled annually to Pakistan from Iran. The petrol smuggling costs Rs60 billion to Pakistan each year, it added. “A total of 995Read More

Pakistan condemns so-called elections in Karabakh

Pakistan considers Karabakh as sovereign territory of Azerbaijan: FO DNA Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday categorically condemned the polls conducted in the Nagorno-Karabakh region terming them as a violation of the United Nations (UN) Charter and the established principles of international law, a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO) said. The FO also accentuated that Pakistan considers Karabakh as the sovereign territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and that attempts to hold elections by the illegally installed regime are “legally and morally reprehensible”. It is pertinent to know that onRead More

UN drug agency warns of growing methamphetamine trafficking from Afghanistan


Agencies UNITED NATIONS: Methamphetamine trafficking in and around Afghanistan has surged in recent years, even as the Taliban has curbed heroin trafficking since taking power, according to a UN report published Sunday.  “The surge in methamphetamine trafficking in Afghanistan and the region suggests a significant shift in the illicit drug market and demands our immediate attention,” Ghada Waly, executive director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, a Vienna-based agency, said in a statement. The Taliban, who returned to power in August 2021, announced a ban the following AprilRead More

Mushaal asks G20 to focus on ending HR abuses in IIOJK, demands to press India to settle Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (DNA): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Human Rights and Women Empowerment Mushaal Hussein Mullick has urged the G20 countries to use the opportunity to force the worst human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and ensure a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute. Mushaal, the wife of Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik, in a statement on Sunday pressed the G20 member countries, including US, UK, EU, China, France, Russia, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Türkiye to play their proactive roleRead More

Asia Cup 2023: Reserve day kicks in as rain washes out another Pakistan-India match

Reserve day kicks in as rain washes out another Pakistan-India match

Colombo: India were 147/2 at the first ball of the 24th over when rain interrupted play, Kohli and Rahul will resume innings tomorrow. India were 147/2 at the first ball of the 24th over against Pakistan in the Super Fours match of the Asia Cup 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday as rain washed out play which will now continue the next day. Rain paused the match in the 24th over. The much-needed break had given Pakistan a chance to regroup if play had resumed. However, heavy rain returnedRead More