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Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raiisi greets Shehbaz Sharif

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raiisi greets Shehbaz Sharif

Tehran, MAR 3 /DNA/ – Seyed Ebrahim Raiisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, congratulated Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif on his election as the new Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In this message, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed his confidence that the two countries, in the light of the deep historical and cultural links, will work harder to strengthen and expand cooperation in order to achieve the desired and befitting level of the relations between the two great nations of Iran andRead More


Britain to bar entry to ‘hate preachers’ from Pakistan

Britain to bar entry to 'hate preachers' from Pakistan

Decision follows an impassioned speech by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street DNA LONDON: The UK government is formulating plans to prohibit the entry of hate preachers holding extremist views from countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Indonesia, The Daily Telegraph reported. The government, expressing concern over a perceived “shocking increase” in extremist activity, is actively working to identify the most dangerous extremists from abroad, intending to include them on visa warning lists. As per the proposed measures, individuals on these lists would face automatic refusal of entryRead More


Tajik President greets Shehbaz Sharif

Tajikistan

DNA DUSHANBE, the Founder of Peace and National unity, the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, dear Emomali Rahmon, sent a congratulatory telegram to the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, dear Shahboz Sharif, which reads:  “Your Excellency, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election to the high post of Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. I wish you, dear friend and brother, good health and new great successes in implementing your plans for the sustainable socio-economic development of Pakistan, improvingRead More


12 candidates contesting for 3 Senate seats

12 candidates contesting for 3 Senate seats

Voting for the three vacant Senate seats will take place on March 14 DNA QUETTA: As many as 12 candidates have submitted their nomination papers for the three vacant Senate seats from Balochistan. According to the announcement of the Election Commission of Pakistan on Sunday, the submission of nomination papers to the Returning Officer for the three vacant seats of the Senate from Balochistan has been completed. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared that the voting for the three vacant Senate seats from Balochistan will take place onRead More


Fazl ‘to vote for Achakzai’

Fazl 'to vote for Achakzai'

Says masses will not remain silent in the face of such blatant disregard for their rights Nazir Siyal KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Emir Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that he wants to vote for Mahmood Achakzai — the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) candidate for the presidential election — but his party’s decision demands otherwise. He, however, ruled out the possibility of joining hands with the allied parties, saying that the environment for a grand alliance is not yet there. “We will be where the opposition benches are.Read More


Mini-Budget on horizon as FBR misses back-to-back revenue targets

Mini-Budget on horizon as FBR misses back-to-back revenue targets

ISLAMABAD, MAR 3 /DNA/ – In a concerning trend, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has not met its revenue collection goals for the second consecutive month, leading to speculation about the government’s potential recourse to emergency fiscal strategies. This persistent underperformance necessitates the generation of an additional Rs 18 billion monthly throughout the fiscal year 2023-24 to mitigate the shortfall. The situation is dire enough that a deviation exceeding 1% from the target could trigger the activation of a supplementary budget, as stipulated by an agreement with the InternationalRead More