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Hina Rabbani, AK Momen discuss mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in diverse fields

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Islamabad: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar who is in Colombo held a meeting with Bangladeshi Minister of Foreign Affairs AK Abdul Momen on the sidelines of Sri Lanka independence festivities. They discussed mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in diverse fields especially in economy and trade. The Minister of State expressed satisfaction over the fact that commercial relations between the two countries are gaining momentum, according to a Radio Pakistan’s report. She underscored the need for bolstering economic, trade and investment linkages, and enhancing tourism and people-to-people contacts. There is commonality of views between Pakistan and Bangladesh on many international issues, especially those pertaining to Muslim Ummah.

Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed tomorrow

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Islamabad: Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed tomorrow (Sunday) to express whole hearted support of Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under the UN resolutions. The day will also be marked to expose worst ever oppression being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces against Kashmiris in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. One minute silence will be observed at 10:00 am across the country. Solidarity walks will be organized in Islamabad, Muzafarabad, and Gilgit and in four provincial headquarters. In the federal capital, the walk will be led by cabinet members including Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif and Qamar Zaman Kaira. It will be joined by the parliamentarians and people belonging to different walks of l...

PM Shehbaz to address AJK Legislative Assembly tomorrow

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will address the session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly tomorrow (Sunday). In a statement on Saturday in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Prime Minister in his address will express solidarity with the brave, zealous and freedom loving people of Kashmir on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan. She said the Prime Minister will reaffirm Pakistan's stand on Jammu and Kashmir dispute as well as its support to the Kashmiri people. The Information Minister said Kashmir solidarity day is being observed across the country with full fervor on the instructions of the Prime Minister. In connection with the day, various events will be organized. Activities ...

World Bank praises BISP as successful model

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Islamabad: World Bank has praised the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) as a successful model saying it could be implemented by other countries in the region and beyond. During a meeting with Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Shazia Marri in Washington DC, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs at the World Bank Michal Rutkowski was also appreciative of important role played by BISP and other institutions in Pakistan's swift, adaptive and resilient response during the devastating and unprecedented floods last year, according to a press release received here on Saturday from Washington DC. He acknowledged the significant contributions of BISP in protecting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable segments of Pakistani population, particularly in the aftermath...

Dar terms Imran’s recent tweet irresponsible

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Islamabad: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has reacted strongly to a recent tweet of PTI Chairman Imran Khan against the government describing it irresponsible and designed only to damage the country's security situation and spoil the political atmosphere. In his tweets, the Finance Minister said Imran Khan destroyed Pakistan's economy from World's 24th largest to 47th in 2022. He said this speaks volume of bad governance, incompetence, unprecedented debt accumulation, mismanagement and corruption-led rule which caused high inflation and unbearable miseries for the people of Pakistan, according to a Radio Pakistan’s report. Ishaq Dar said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif invited the PTI Chairman as Leader of a political party for a national dialogue on security subject and National Action Pl...

Food department recovers 66,000kg hoarded flour in Rawalpindi

Crime
Rawalpindi: The Punjab Food department in a crackdown against hoarders on Saturday recovered over 66,000kg hoarded flour in different raids in Rawalpindi. In order to provide relief to the citizens, the food department is monitoring the stocks by its tracking system. As per details, the deputy director food department in different raids on godowns in Rawalpindi recovered over 66,000 kgs of hoarded wheat flour. Cases have been registered against six people and sealed a flour mill. The recovered wheat flour will be provided to the masses at the government’s fixed rate, the deputy director said. Earlier, the Punjab food department decided to check the flour mills’ record amid the intense wheat shortage. As per details, the food department asked for three months’ records from flour deale...