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Dar directs EAD to firm up all RNA and DNA estimates ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar on Thursday directed the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to firm up all Recovery Need Assessment (RNA) and Damage Need Assessment (DNA) estimates to be shared with bilateral and multilateral development partners at the forthcoming Donors Conference.He also asked to ensure complete coordination among the departments, agencies involved in chalking out relevant details.Finance Minister stated this while chairing a special briefing session regarding various projects of EAD here today.The Minister said rehabilitation of the flood affectees and IDPs was a priority area for the government and preparatory work should be completed before the said conference.He emphasized that transparency in all matters should be ensured and an oversight committee comprising representatives from donors, the federal and provincial governments as well as the services was the best option to achieve this objective.Ishaq Dar also asked Secretary EAD to pursue the draft bill 2014 on foreign contribution ...

Ten Airbuses, 5 ATR to be inducted in PIA: Shujaat Azeem ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Affairs, Shujaat Azeem on Thursday said that ten more narrow body Airbuses and five ATR aircraft would be inducted in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the end of December this year.He was talking to media persons during his visit to Benazir International Airport on arrival of 8th Airbus A-320. The Chairman PIA, Nasir Jafar was also present.PIA received delivery of its third A-320 aircraft acquired on long ...

CCP acting as facilitator to create competitive business environment: Dr. Wilson ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), Dr. Joseph Wilson on Thursday said that CCP is playing the role of a facilitator to create a competitive business environment that is conducive for investment in the country.He said this while addressing an advocacy session at the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in Karachi today, according to press release issued by CCP.The session was also attended by Dr. Shahzad Ansar, Mr. Mueen Batlay, Members ...

Nisar, Chinese ambassador discuss bilateral ties ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China to Pakistan Sun Weidong called on Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday and discussed matters concerning bilateral ties.The meeting was held in a cordial and frank atmosphere.The minister said that two countries are historically tied in bonds of friendship and have always supported each other in times of need.He further said, "We are looking forward to an early visit of the Chinese President to ...

Sartaj Aziz, Wang YI discuss bilateral, economic, security issues BEIJING: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz called on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Thursday and both sides discussed a wide range of bilateral, economic and security issues.Sartaj Aziz is in Beijing ahead of the fourth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, to be hosted by China on October 31.During the meeting,the Advisor said that Pakistan and China bilateral cooperation had deepened over the years ...

It is not fair to drag PM in every matter: Raja Zafar-ul-Haq ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said on Thursday that it was not fair to drag Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in each and every matter. He was responding to a point of order raised by Senator Sehar Kamran. Sehar Kamran while referring to media reports with regard to probe by NAB against her in the alleged corruption and embezzlement in the form of fees at the Pakistan International School Jeddah, said that ...


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