Category: Pakistan

Pakistan Envoy to Saudi Thanks OIC Secy Gen For Statement On Kashmir Violence

(PKONWEB) — The Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Saddique called on Secretary General Dr. Yousaf A. Al-Othaimeen on Wednesday at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretariat in Jeddah. Amb. Saddique thanked the Secretary General for his statement on recent violence by the Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris and for condemning the […]

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Pakistan Naval Ship Alamgir Makes a 4-Day Port Call at Jeddah

(PKONWEB) — PNS Alamgir was on a 4-day visit to Jeddah Port after long and tiring 50 days operational duty at sea including a stop in Oman to celebrate Pakistan Day on 23rd March. During its port stop at Saudi western seabord, Mr. Tasawar Iqbal, Commanding Officer of Pakistan Naval ship PNS Alamgir, held a […]

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Asia Cup Tournament Shifted to UAE Over India-Pakistan Cricket Row

(PKONWEB) — Cricket’s Asia Cup has been moved from India to the UAE over Pakistan’s refusal to cross the border, as relations simmer between the arch rivals, the Asian Cricket Council said Tuesday. The multi-million dollar biennial cricketing event was due to be held in India in September, sparking protests from the Pakistan Cricket Board […]

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Pakistani PR Firm Media Matters Now Affiliated With World Renowned Grayling

(BE2C2) — Media Matters, one of Pakistan’s leading public relations firms, has announced its affiliation with Grayling, a world-leading communications solutions provider. The Karachi-based PR and strategic communication firm is also the pioneer of live in-house news monitoring in the Pakistani PR industry and excels in Digital PR. Jon Meakin, Grayling’s Global Head of Strategic […]

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PTI Throws Weight Behind Demand For New Provinces After 8 PML-N Lawmakers Break Rank to Demand New Province in So Punjab

(PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry said the party supported a separate province for the people of South Punjab. Fawad while addressing a press conference at the party’s chairman secretariat in Lahore on Monday commented on the presser of eight PML-N leaders from South Punjab who demanded new provinces “for the security […]

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Pakistan Has No Intention to Discuss Aid With U.S.: Envoy Aizaz Chaudhry

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday addressed Pakistani, American and International media representatives highlighting latest developments in Indian Occupied Himalayan Valley of Kashmir on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day held at the Embassy in Washington. A day earlier the Pakistani envoy addressed a group of students from George […]

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Pakistan in Talks With Russia on Buying Air Defense Systems

(PKONWEB) — Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan confirmed to Russian media outlet Sputnik that Islamabad was in talks with Moscow on the issue of purchasing air defense systems, adding that Pakistan was interested in such weapons. “Air defense system is a different kind of weapon we are interested. We are very much interested in a […]

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State Bank Declares Cryptocurrencies in Pakistan Illegal

(PKONWEB) — The State Bank of Pakistan has advised the general public that virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Litcoin, Pakcoin, DasCoin, Pay Diamond etc are neither recognized as legal tender nor the central bank has authorized or licensed any individual or entity for the issuance, sale purchase, exchange or investment in any such currency in Pakistan. […]

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Govt Mulls Taxing Foreign Remittances Exceeding US$100,000

(BE2C2) — The Pakistan government is considering imposing tax on foreign remittances exceeding $100,000 a year to plug a hole being used for whitening black money in the country. Under Section 111(4)(a) of the Income Tax Ordinance, the government cannot ask the source of foreign remittance. The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) and the Supreme […]

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NAB Identifies $22Mln “Irregularities” in Laptop Procurement Under PM Youth Program

(PKONWEB) — The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has reportedly identified major irregularities in Prime Minister Laptop Scheme (PMLS) run under the supervision of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Reports say a local company violated contract with HEC by procuring locally manufactured laptops against terms of the agreement set forth in the tender. As a […]

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