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IMF lauds BISP’s contribution in poverty elimination

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The visiting IMF delegation has appreciated the performance and contribution of Benazir Income Support Program towards the national social protection and helping the vulnerable to fight poverty.

SP Dawar’s murder in Afghanistan, behavior of Kabul regime raise questions: ISPR

RAWALPINDI, (DNA) – The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military has condemned the brutal murder of SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan.In his statements on Twitter, the Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said: “Brutal murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar in Afghanistan is highly condemnable.

PM orders immediate inquiry into SP Dawar’s ‘shocking’ murder

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an “immediate inquiry” into the murder of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar.Taking to Twitter, PM Khan said: “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and ordered Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to coordinate with Islamabad police in holding an inquiry immediately.”

Chinese Premier expresses desire to upgrade strategic partnership with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, (DNA) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for efforts to upgrade strategic partnership between China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).Addressing the China-ASEAN leaders Summit in Singapore, he said the two sides should synergize the Belt and Road Initiative and strengthen political, security, economic, trade and people to people contacts to lift relations to a higher level.

FM expresses desire to strengthen ties with Malaysia

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed the desire to further strengthen relations with Malaysia in the political and economic spheres.He was talking to Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ikram Bin Mohammad Ibrahim who called on him Islamabad on Thursday.

Afridi should refrain from speaking on sensitive issue like Kashmir, advises AJK PM

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – In response to former captain Shahid Afridi’s controversial remarks about the Kashmir dispute, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider asserted that the cricketer is issuing such statements in order to play in Indian Premier League (IPL).

SC hears case regarding return of Ishaq Dar to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has conducted hearing of a case pertaining to bring back ex-finance minister Ishaq Dar to Paksitan for trial in asset beyond income reference.During the proceedings headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, Additional Attorney General told that the questionnaire received from the British authorities regarding the case has been forwarded to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).