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French ambassador hosts reception for Pakistani Olympic Athletes


ISLAMABAD, JUL 8 /DNA/ – Nicolas Galey, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, hosted a reception at the French Embassy in Islamabad to honor the Pakistani Olympic Community participating in the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. The event brought together Pakistani athletes who have qualified for the Olympic Games, along with coaches and officials from the Pakistan Olympic Association.

PM says it would be a shame to go back to IMF again after 3 years

PM says it would be a shame to go back to IMF again after 3 years

QUETTA: Lamenting that the burden of debt has mortgaged the future of nation’s generations, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said it will be a matter of great shame if Pakistan has to once again return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for another loan after three years. “To free ourselves from this cycle of debt, the federal and provincial governments, along with the relevant institutions, must work together,” the premier said while addressing a signing ceremony to launch a significant initiative aimed at the solarisation of agricultural tube wells inRead More

AIOU to provide free education facilities

AIOU allocates Rs. 170 million to support needy students

ISLAMABAD, JUL 08 (DNA) —Vice Chancellor, AIOU Professor Dr. Nasir Mahmood Monday said that the university is extending free education facilities for the students of Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan Province, and the merged tribal districts (formerly FATA). The objective behind this initiative is to contribute to the efforts of the present government towards the enrolment of out-of-school children. AIOU is setting an exemplary role by playing its role in the national initiative of enrolling out-of-school children through providing free education up to matriculation level for children. The university’s autumn semester for 2024Read More

Minister concerned at decline in support for Afghan refugees

Minister concerned at decline in support for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD, JUL 08 (DNA) —Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions & Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Engr Amir Muqam on Monday hold meeting with UNHCR’s high level delegation led by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi accompanied by Ms. Philippa Candler Representative of UNHCR, Pakistan. The meeting was attended by Secretary SAFRON Zafar Hasan, Joint Secretary Refugees Agha Waseem Ahmad and Chief Commissioner Afghan Refugees Muhammad Abbas Khan and other senior officials of Ministry of SAFRON and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister EngrRead More

SC intervenes on behalf of May 9 suspects’ families, Directs AG to act

Three SC judges to be appointed out of nine’s panel

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Mansoor Awan to address the concerns of the families of the May 9 suspects who said that they haven’t been able to meet the prisoners. The order came during the hearing on the intra-court petitions filed against civilians’ trials in military courts who were involved in the May 9 incidents last year. A seven-member bench, headed by Justice Aminuddin and comprising Justice Jamal Mandokhail, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi, Justice Shahid Waheed, Justice Musarrat HilaliRead More

Pakistan must shore up tax revenue to break free from IMF cycle: minister

Pakistan must shore up tax revenue to break free from IMF cycle: minister

ISLAMABAD, JUL 8: Minister for Finance Muhammad Aurangzeb warned on Sunday that Pakistan will continue to seek International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailouts if it fails to boost tax revenue. The finance minister said that he was “relatively confident” of reaching a staff-level agreement with the global lender this month for an estimated loan of $6-$8 billion. “But it will not be our last fund programme if we don’t bring our tax revenues up,” said the finance minister while speaking during an interview with Financial Times. The federal government presented theRead More