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Pakistan recalls its high commissioner to India

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recalled its high commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, for ‘consultations’. 

He has left New Delhi, according to a tweet by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated following an attack on Indian forces in Indian-Administered Kashmir. The Pulwama attack on February 14 claimed the lives of over 40 Indian paramilitary troops.

India has claimed that Pakistan is responsible for the attack, however, Pakistan has denied this and offered its assistance to find the true culprits.

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Difficult days to end soon, assures Hafeez Shaikh

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ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh gave a road map of his economic reforms on Saturday that will stabilize the economy this year.

Pointing out that the decline in Rupee against USD started back in 2017, he stressed on setting aside differences for Pakistan and assured that decisions taken for the betterment of the country will render economic stability soon.

Addressing a press conference, along with government economic team including Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiyar, Power Minister Omar Ayub, Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar, FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi and Special Assistant to PM on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Hafeez Shaikh announced to increase the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and bring the circular debt to zero by 2020.

He announced to cut down govt expenses in the budget, adding that the volume of the budget to be presented will be 5550b.

 

 

 

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Struggle of Imran Khan ends exploitative system in Punjab: Firdous

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Nation will soon see fruits of PM's bold decisions

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Saturday said struggle of Imran Khan led to end of exploitative system and personality cult imposed on people of Punjab for decades.

In a tweet on social media platform twitter, she said the Punjab’s Growth Strategy 2023 was an important step towards achieving the mission and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Special focus would be put on decreasing level of poverty, on development in backward areas, progress in agriculture, eradication of unemployment, supply of clean drinking water and on provision of education and health facilities.

The performance of Shehbaz Sharif was limited to headlines of television channels and advertisements of newspapers, Dr Firdous added.

She said the fruits of development through Growth Strategy 2023 will reach every citizen of Punjab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Firdous condoles with Qamar Zaman Kaira on his son’s death

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LALAMUSA: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Saturday visited residence of leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Qamar Zaman Kaira to condole with him over death of his son Usama Qamar.

She expressed her deep grief and sorrow over the untimely death of young Usama Qamar.

She was accompanied by Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Shah Bukhari.
She said, ” we all share grief of the Kaira family on sad demise of Usama.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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