ANL 32.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.70 (-2.13%)
ASC 14.38 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-1.51%)
ASL 22.99 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.44%)
AVN 86.50 Decreased By ▼ -1.38 (-1.57%)
BOP 7.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.25%)
BYCO 9.94 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.2%)
DGKC 115.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.70 (-0.6%)
EPCL 52.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.51 (-0.95%)
FCCL 23.30 Decreased By ▼ -0.38 (-1.6%)
FFBL 27.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-2%)
FFL 15.18 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.78%)
HASCOL 9.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.86%)
HUBC 75.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.75 (-0.98%)
HUMNL 6.22 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.48%)
JSCL 20.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.49%)
KAPCO 38.64 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.16%)
KEL 3.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-1.6%)
LOTCHEM 15.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.28 (-1.81%)
MLCF 43.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.65 (-1.49%)
PAEL 32.29 Decreased By ▼ -0.41 (-1.25%)
PIBTL 10.05 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.01%)
POWER 8.69 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.46%)
PPL 82.10 Decreased By ▼ -1.20 (-1.44%)
PRL 23.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.25 (-1.04%)
PTC 9.07 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.87%)
SILK 1.32 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-2.94%)
SNGP 39.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-0.51%)
TRG 169.80 Decreased By ▼ -1.20 (-0.7%)
UNITY 31.06 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-0.61%)
WTL 1.49 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-1.97%)
BR100 4,780 Decreased By ▼ -44.67 (-0.93%)
BR30 24,828 Decreased By ▼ -231.49 (-0.92%)
KSE100 44,519 Decreased By ▼ -410.22 (-0.91%)
KSE30 18,211 Decreased By ▼ -163.87 (-0.89%)

Coronavirus
VERY HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
16,842
14424hr
Pakistan Cases
784,108
587024hr
Sindh
275,815
Punjab
282,469
Balochistan
21,365
Islamabad
72,150
KPK
110,875

BRUSSELS: Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, is to become a special adviser to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the treaties ruling Britain’s life outside the bloc.

“I am pleased to share that Michel Barnier has been appointed special adviser to the president,” Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas told a media conference.

“He will advise our president on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, as well as on the ratification process and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA),” he said.

In a tweet, Barnier said he was honoured to continue working with the commission “for a few weeks”.

And he said he would continue working with EU member states and the European parliament “to ensure smooth ratification on the EU side” of the Brexit withdrawal treaty and associated agreements.

Schinas also said European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic would be the EU representative on a Joint Partnership Council to be set up with Britain that is to guide interpretation of the TCA.

Sefcovic already chairs the Joint Committee overseeing implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement.

In a statement, the Commission said that its Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, headed by Barnier, would cease to exist on March 1 and would be replaced by “a new Service for the EU-UK Agreements”.