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Commission submits ‘revealing’ report on missing persons

Commission submits 'revealing' report on missing persons

In its report, the inquiry commission said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 3,485 cases of missing persons, making it the highest number in the country Faisal Sheikh ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the Supreme Court’s order, the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances on Tuesday handed over its “comprehensive report” on missing persons to the attorney general. Last week, the top court sought a report from the commission along with details about orders issued to law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for the production of missing persons. The apex court had also asked theRead More

PM meets a group of envoys from African and Asian countries

PM meets a group of envoys from African and Asian countries

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar met a group of resident envoys representing African countries as well as select Asian countries over lunch today. The meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of Algeria and Sudan as well as High Commissioners of Bangladesh, Brunei, Malaysia, Mauritius, and South Africa. Other participants included the Charge d’ Affaires of Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. The Foreign Minister, Secretary to the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary also attended. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance Pakistan attached to Africa. HeRead More

Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan increase by 9.10%


ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) — Pakistan’s export of goods and services to Afghanistan witnessed an increase of 9.10 per cent during the first five months of the current fiscal year (2023-24) as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. The overall exports to Afghanistan were recorded at US $232.697 million during July-November (2023-24) against exports of US $213.282 million during July-November (2022-23), SBP data revealed. On a year-to-year basis, the exports to Afghanistan also surged by 39.30 per cent fromRead More

BISP conducts E-Kachehri to address beneficiaries’ concerns


ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) — Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) on Tuesday held an E-Kachehri to engage with the existing and intending beneficiaries to listen and resolve their complaints in real time. During the E-Kachehri, Additional Secretary BISP, Muhammad Tahir Noor listened to the issues being faced by the beneficiaries especially related to the eligibility status, blockage of cards and registration. The beneficiaries who were unable to get their payments raised their concerns through this online platform which was responded to by the officials by assuring them to redress their grievance onRead More

ECC approves RS. 250 million for intelligence bureau’s anti-terror measures


ISLAMABAD, JAN 9 /DNA/ – The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar presided over a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, today. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Privatization and Inter Provincial Coordination Mr. Fawad Hasan Fawad, Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Mr. Sami Saeed, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Jehanzaeb Khan, Minister for Law and Justice, Water Resources and Climate Change Mr. Ahmed Irfan Aslam, Advisor to PM on Finance Dr. Waqar Masood, Federal Secretaries,Read More

For and against the SC verdict in lifetime disqualification case


This incongruity raises pertinent questions about the prerequisites for those entrusted with the responsibility of making laws. Should not the guardians of legislation be held to at least the same standard of integrity as individuals seeking far less influential positions within the system? Ansar M Bhatti Islamabad: The recent Supreme Court verdict, which abolishes lifetime disqualification, has elicited a varied response from the general public and the legal community. While some express approval, others harbor concerns, particularly among legal experts. There is a prevailing sentiment that this decision might setRead More