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Andre de Bussy for increasing Franco-Pak ties

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FAISALABAD:French Embassy Counselor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs Andre de Bussy lauded Franco-Pak ties in academic field. 

However, he stressed the need to further strengthening agricultural, academic, textile and cultural ties to get benefit from each other experiences that will help combat the common challenges. He called on the University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor  Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa at VC Chamber here. Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences Dean Dr Masood Sadiq Butt; and Dr Rizwan also attended the meeting. Andre de Bussy said that they would help UAF promote Cheese culture.  He said that French language courses being offered at UAF will help raise understandings among the peoples. 

UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said that the university was having the faculty of 700 and out of which 480 faculty members are PhDs. He said majority of the university doctors had studied abroad. He said that they were setting up different clubs of foreign qualified faculty members of Europe, America and China so that they can interact with the experts of country where they studied, and contribute their effective role to address the challenges and problems. Dr. Masood Sadiq Butt said that French Center set up at UAF produced  100 students in French language for the educational, research and business purposes. He said that University was having a number of faculty members who studied from France. He said they were planning an international conference in the weeks to come in which Australian experts will come.

 

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Bears growl at Hong Kong bourse

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HONG KONG: Shares fell more than one percent Tuesday, hit by concerns over rising  Iran-US tensions and as investors await this week’s crucial trade talks between  Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
The Hang Seng Index sank 1.15 percent, or 327.02 points, to 28,185.98. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.87 percent or 26.07 points,
to 2,982.07, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.99 percent, or 15.63 points, to 1,560.46.

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Asset declaration scheme: No extension to be granted!

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ISLAMABAD: PM has warned that there would be no extension in the 30th of June deadline, therefore, people should legalize their undeclared assets.

He was speaking on Monday (24th of June) about the asset declaration scheme. He said that the country stood at the crossroad and every citizen would have to play his role in ameliorating the economy of Pakistan. Maintaining that the country could not move forward unless taxes were collected, Imran Khan held that nation and government could work together for the success of the scheme. 

He told that modern technology would be introduced in the tax system and a helpline would also be set up for facilitation of public.  PM pointed out that the first time Baynaami laws had been enacted to bring the undeclared wealth into the tax net.

He said measures were being taken to augment income and reduce loans. He further pointed out that Govt. was implementing austerity drive to reduce expenditure. He lamented that half of the income goes to repay interest on loans. 

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USAID provides waste mgmt. eqpt. to Jacobabad

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JACOBABAD: USAID Director for Sindh & Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn handed over waste management equipment to the municipality here at the DC office.

These 80 waste management vehicles and related equipment, provided under USAID’s Sindh Municipal Services Program (MSP), were handed over in the presence of Sindh Minister for Local Govt., Saeed Ghani and Chairperson of the Sindh Planning & Devt. Board, Naheed Durrani.

Michael Hryshchyshyn articulated that the US Govt. was proud to partner with the Govt. of Sindh in the joint initiative of providing a clean & healthy environment for the citizens of Jacobabad. Through MSP USAID is helping the city rehabilitate its water supply, sewerage, and garbage collection systems. 

Construction of the new water system is near completion and over 300,000 citizens of Jacobabad will all have access to clean, potable water and will be living in a much cleaner environment, all which will have a significant impact on their health and well-being.

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