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AGP signs MoU with State Audit Office of Vietnam ISLAMABAD: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Rana Assad Amin and Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam Dr. Ho Duc Phoc Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two audit institutions.Pakistan and the State Audit Office of Vietnam pertains to cooperation in public sector auditing and signed MoU in side event of XXII International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions at Abu Dhabi, UAE here on Thursday, a statement issued by AGP office here said.The heads of the two SAIs agreed to benefit from each other's experience through mutual study visits, cooperative audits, peer reviews and capacity building programmes. ,The AGP Rana Assad Amin expressed on the occasion that the signing of the formal MoU will further enhance the existing relations with the State Audit Office of Vietnam and will open new areas of co-operation between the two SAIs.The signing of the MoU with SAI Vietnam is ...

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Pakistan court postpones star's murder trial MULTAN: The brother of a Pakistani social media starlet, who confessed to strangling his sister in a so-called "honour killing" was due to be brought to court with two alleged accomplices on Thursday, but the trial was postponed because of a lawyers' strike.Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised the conservative Muslim country, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem. He said she had brought shame on ...

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Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza made Corps Commander Karachi RECORDER REPORTISLAMABAD: Lieutenant-General Shahid Baig Mirza has been posted as Corps Commander Karachi, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday. According to the ISPR statement, Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza is currently serving as Military Secretary at the General Headquarters. It said that Lieutenant-General Ghayur Mehmood who is presently serving as Chief of Logistic Staff at the General Headquarters will replace Lieutenant General Shahid Mirza Baig as Military Secretary.Copyright Business ...

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COAS expresses grief over tragic air crash RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the tragic loss of precious lives in the Pakistan International Airlines plane crash near Havelian.   "We stand shoulder to shoulder with bereaved families at this difficult time," he said in a press statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Shehbaz Sharif expresses grief over plane crash      LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the crash of a plane near Havelian, Abbottabad and said that this tragic incident has grieved the whole nation. In a condolence message, the chief minister said that he equally shared the grief of bereaved families and all his sympathies were with them.  He also prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of bereaved families ...

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Sharif family ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman Wednesday said lawyers of Sharif family had presented all documented evidences before the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bukhari was unable to present any evidence before the apex court on Panama Papers issue, she said speaking in a TV programme. The minister said PTI had levelled baseless corruption allegations against the prime minister but it had failed to prove it before the court. There was no truth in PTI's ...

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PIA regrets crash of its plane near Havelian ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday expressed its deep regret over the crash of its plane ATR-42 (AP-BHO) that crashed near Havelian. In a statement, the spokesman said, "We deeply regret to announce that a PIA aircraft ATR-42 (AP-BHO) crashed near Havelian at 1642 hrs PST today, 7th December 2016. No further details of the accident are available at the moment. 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer were on board." "Rescue efforts are under way and ...