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Mini-budget: PM summons cabinet meeting today Mini-budget: PM summons cabinet meeting today
Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a special session of the federal cabinet to discuss the upcoming mini-budget on Wednesday (today). The session is expected to see approval of the supplementary finance bill and Finance Minister Asad Umar will present a draft of the mini-budget to the prime minister during the meeting. According to sources, the prime minister has also summoned a parliame...
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Pakistan seeks LNG on credit, reduced price from Qatar Pakistan seeks LNG on credit, reduced price from Qatar
Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to request the Qatar authorities to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) worth $4 billion on deferred payment and reduced price to support balance of payment during his two-day official visit to the Arab country. Pakistan’s annual import bills of LNG is around $4 billion and the premier would ask Doha authorities to extend deferred payment for one year, a gove...
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Want to work with US for Afghan peace: PM Want to work with US for Afghan peace: PM
On the first day of 2018, one of the first things US President Donald Trump did was to tweet about Pakistan. He accused Islamabad for ‘lies and deceit’ in an obvious reference to Pakistan’s anti-terror approach particularly with regard to Afghanistan. But one of his party’s senators now came up with the description of Pakistan and its efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan may lead to new warmth...
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Economic framework to be unveiled on January 23 Economic framework to be unveiled on January 23
Prime Minister Imran Khan has endorsed the proposed ‘economic stabilisation programme’, which is aimed at putting the economy on a sustainable recovery path, the finance minister says. “The macroeconomic framework will now be unveiled on January 23,” said Asad Umar while talking to The Express Tribune on Friday. PM Imran gave his approval during a briefing on the macroeconomic framework by t...
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Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as 26th chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as 26th chief justice of Pakistan
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa took oath as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday in a ceremony held at the President House. Khosa tenure as chief justice would span around 11 months and he will remain the country’s supreme judge till December 20, 2019. The oath was administered by President Arif Alvi and the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of the Army Staff Genera...
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The 'populist era' of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comes to an end The 'populist era' of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comes to an end
‘Populist era’ of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar is going to end today (January 17). However, his tenure will be remembered for many years. The CJP Nisar visibly changed his approach in the last year of his tenure and started a unique’ judicial activism, which was completely different from what he did as superior court judge throughout his 20-year career. It is also a f...
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PM Imran looks to secure LNG on credit from Qatar PM Imran looks to secure LNG on credit from Qatar
Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to seek liquefied natural gas (LNG) credit facility as well as revision in the agreed gas price from Qatar in an effort to support the Pakistan’s balance of payments during upcoming visit to the Gulf Arab nation. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have already committed $6 billion worth of loans as well as $6.4 billion in oil credit to support Pakis...
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Mini-budget to focus on ease of doing business: Asad Umar Mini-budget to focus on ease of doing business: Asad Umar
The upcoming finance bill will not impose any new taxes and will be focused on ensuring ease of doing business and incentivising savings, which will subsequently translate into investments, said Finance Minister Asad Umar. Addressing businessmen during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), he announced that the mini-budget will be unveiled on January 23. “Everyone...
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'Chinese consulate attack planned in Afghanistan, funded by RAW' 'Chinese consulate attack planned in Afghanistan, funded by RAW'
Police and other law enforcement personnel on Friday arrested five suspects, belonging to banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), from Karachi, Hub and Quetta over the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi in November last year. Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Dr Amir Shaikh told reporters that the mastermind of the consulate attack was BLA commander Aslam alias Ac...
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Army, air chiefs witness fire capability of long-range weapon system Army, air chiefs witness fire capability of long-range weapon system
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed on Thursday the firepower display of army’s air defence system, including the long-range weapon LY-80. “Firing by all air defence weapon systems was the culminating event of two-week long exercise ‘Al Bayza-2019” in Karachi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Thursday. “Hallmar...
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