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Fawad invites Hollywood and Britain stars to come and shoot in northern areas

Fawad invites Hollywood and Britain stars to come and shoot in northern areas

LONDON  -Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry visited British Film Institute (BFI) on Friday.In a meeting with high officials, certification, training and future joint ventures for the revival of Pakistani film industry were discussed.Fawad Chaudhry informed the delegation of a Media University being established to train and educate the students in performing arts.Pakistan […]

CPEC size to stay at $50 billion for now

CPEC size to stay at $50 billion for now

ISLAMABAD:Size of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will remain unchanged at $50 billion, for now, as both the countries have decided to consolidate the already approved projects amid a hope to also achieve the financial close of $1.7 billion transmission line project.A meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the CPEC will take place on […]

Yemen rebels and government to hold peace talks in Sweden

Yemen rebels and government to hold peace talks in Sweden

RIMBO (AFP) – Peace talks between Yemen s government and rivals aimed at ending four years of devastating war will open on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced.No breakthrough is expected at the talks, which mark the first meeting between Yemen s Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels, linked to Iran, since 2016 — when more than 100 […]

Cigarette industry: NAB to extend probe into Rs60-billion tax evasion

Cigarette industry: NAB to extend probe into Rs60-billion tax evasion

ISLAMABAD:The Regional Board, Rawalpindi of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sent details of Rs60-billion tax evasion by the cigarette industry to NAB headquarters for further probe.Sources told The Express Tribune that the Regional Board in its meeting reviewed the case and decided that NAB should investigate it further as the magnitude of the tax […]

Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’

Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’

ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar has said the agreement between Pakistan and Switzerland on sharing of bank accounts details is signed and ratified and is being implemented since November 30.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, he said the agreement to gain information about foreign bank accounts of Pakistanis was a […]

SC to hear Model Town case today

SC to hear Model Town case today

ISLAMABAD  – A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) will hear the case pertaining to the Model Town tragedy today (Wednesday), Dunya News reported.The SC five five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Faisal Arab […]

Gov’t to invest $8 billion in Gwadar Oil City project

Gov’t to invest $8 billion in Gwadar Oil City project

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – In a recent development, $8 billion investment is expected in the Gwadar Oil City.Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms has informed the Senate Special Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that the government was expecting $8 billion investment in Gwadar project.According to details, the investment will be made in the proposed […]

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

ISLAMABAD  – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday) in Pakpattan shrine’s land transfer case.The PML-N supremo decided to appear before the court after consultation with his legal team. The former prime minister will present his stance before the court in case […]

Minister puts rumours to rest, says govt not cancelling any contract

Minister puts rumours to rest, says govt not cancelling any contract

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not terminating any contract initiated by its predecessors, said Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan.Referring to rumours of renegotiation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal with Qatar, Khan said that the LNG contract was for 15 years, the details of which could not be made […]

Govt plans to boost industrial sector: Dawood

Govt plans to boost industrial sector: Dawood

(Web Desk) – Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Commerce, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood says the government is making proper planning and evolving effective policies to boost industrial sector.Addressing a meeting of exporters in Sialkot, he said that the business community is being taken into confidence to ensure complete implementation of […]