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Dar holds strategic meetings with UK officials in London

Dar holds strategic meetings with UK officials in London

LONDON, MAR 22 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has held separate meetings with the UK Minister of State for South Asia and Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad, and with the Minister of State for Development, Andrew Mitchell at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in London today. Pakistan-UK relations, regional and global security, Pakistan’s role at the UN and other multilateral forums as well as Pakistan’s economic and development vision came under discussion. Lord Ahmad felicitated Foreign Minister Dar on assuming the position of Foreign Minister, and expressed theRead More


Pak, Saudi Arabia strengthen ties through financial agreements worth US $107 million

Pak, Saudi Arabia strengthen ties through financial agreements worth US $107 million

ISLAMABAD, MAR 22 /DNA/ – A delegation of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), led by Mr. Sultan Bin Abdul Rehman Al Marshad, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SFD, during its visit to Pakistan (22-24 March, 2024), called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad, today. The Prime Minister welcomed the delegation and appreciated the long-standing friendship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the efforts of SFD for providing financing to Pakistan in the fields of Health, Energy, infrastructure and Education as well the recent floods. The CEO,Read More


German Ambassador meets FM Aurangzeb to enhance bilateral relations

German Ambassador meets FM Aurangzeb to enhance bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD, MAR 22 /DNA/ – The Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, Alfred Grannas, called on Federal Minister for Finance & Revenue, Muhammad Aurangzeb, to discuss matters of mutual interest and to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany. Minister for Finance & Revenue, Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, acknowledged the long-standing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany. He appreciated the support provided by the German Government for various projects in Pakistan. The Minister also apprised the German Ambassador about the conclusion of the second review of IMF under the StandbyRead More


Pakistan, UK affirm commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 22 /DNA/ – British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, called on Minister for Finance & Revenue Muhammad Aurangzeb today, to discuss matters of bilateral significance and strengthening the longstanding relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Minister for Finance & Revenue, Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, acknowledged the enduring relations between Pakistan and the UK. The minister also apprised the High Commissioner about the conclusion of the second IMF review under the Standby Arrangement (SBA) and reiterated the Government’s commitment to implement prudent fiscal policies and structural reforms inRead More


Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kandahar

Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kandahar

ISLAMABAD, MAR 22 /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Kandahar on 21 March 2024 and resulted in the loss of valuable lives and injuries to many others. The Government and the people of Pakistan extend their sincere condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the early recovery of the injured. Pakistan reiterates its strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Terrorism is a shared concern that both countries need to address through collective efforts.


Health activists appreciate IMF recommendations for a uniform tax structure on tobacco products

Health activists appreciate IMF recommendations for a uniform tax structure on tobacco products

ISLAMABAD, MAR 22 /DNA/ – Health activists have thrown their support behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommendations for Pakistan, with a specific focus on restructuring tobacco taxation. During the event “Fueling Economic Growth through Increased Tobacco Taxation” organized by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), activists urged the Government of Pakistan to transition to a Single Tier Tobacco Taxation System, thereby eliminating the second tier. This strategic move is deemed essential not only for boosting revenue but also for relieving the healthcare costRead More