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Pakistan, China and Afghanistan sign MOU on anti-terrorism cooperation Pakistan, China and Afghanistan sign MOU on anti-terrorism cooperation
Pakistan, China and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding vis-a-vis anti-terrorism cooperation in Kabul on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported. The MOU was signed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani. The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. In his inaugural s...
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Underperforming ministers to be sent packing, warns PM Underperforming ministers to be sent packing, warns PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that strict action will be taken against ministers who are found taking their responsibilities for granted and who do not perform their duties with honesty. “I will eventually come to know which ministers are not spending full time at their offices and those found violating rules will be sent packing,” said the premier while addressing a ceremony to mark...
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Govt concedes PAC chairmanship to Shehbaz Sharif Govt concedes PAC chairmanship to Shehbaz Sharif
The government and the opposition on Thursday broke the deadlock over the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and agreed to appoint Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif, Express News reported. Qureshi announced the decision in the lower house, bringing to end months of an impasse between the government and the opposition which had hampered the legislative process. The fore...
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Govt sends notices to big landlords for tax evasion Govt sends notices to big landlords for tax evasion
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has started sending tax notices to big landlords including politicians as it has come to know that three out of every four persons who declare agriculture as the source of income actually do not pay tax on agriculture income in provinces. A former prime minister of Pakistan from Balochistan is among those who have been sent tax notices after he was apparently...
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Saad Rafique arrested in Paragon City case Saad Rafique arrested in Paragon City case
PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique was arrested on Tuesday in a case pertaining to Paragon City. The senior PML-N leader was arrested after his bail extension was refused by the court. Saad Rafique is also facing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiries in connection with railways and Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme scandals. His brother is also under investigation by NAB in the case. ...
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NAB summons Zardari, Bilawal on Dec 13 NAB summons Zardari, Bilawal on Dec 13
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) supremos Asif Zadari and Bilawal Bhutto on December 13. According to NAB spokesperson, Zardari and Bilawal have been called at NAB office in Rawalpindi on the aforementioned date. Sources say that Bilawal has been called in the capacity of shareholder of a private firm. PPP leader Farhatullah Babar co...
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US pushed Pakistan away, we are not your hired gun: PM Imran US pushed Pakistan away, we are not your hired gun: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan reflected on the tumultuous bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington and said it was the “United States which basically pushed Pakistan away”. In an interview with The Washington Post, the premier stressed on two-dimensional ties. “Our relationship with China is not one-dimensional. It’s a trade relationship between two countries. We want a similar relat...
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Slim chance of obtaining IMF bailout by Jan 15 Slim chance of obtaining IMF bailout by Jan 15
Pakistan and International Monetary Fund on Thursday established the first high-level contact after their failure to reach a staff-level agreement with chances of winning a bailout programme by mid of next month remaining very low. Finance Minister Asad Umar and IMF’s Washington-based mission chief Harald Finger made a visual contact – for the first time since November 20, according to official...
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Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’ Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar has said the agreement between Pakistan and Switzerland on sharing of bank accounts details is signed and ratified and is being implemented since November 30. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, he said the agreement to gain information about foreign bank accounts of Pakistanis was a great achievement. He added t...
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Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame
Pakistan on Tuesday assured all-out support to the US for a negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict. The assurance was given by Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi to US Special Envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Washington’s special envoy, tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s bloody 17-year-old war, will hold talks with Pakistani ...
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