The prime minister also appreciated the industrialists, exporters, and experts who had contributed immensely to promoting Pakistan’s textile and leather exports. He said that Commerce Minister, Secretary Commerce, and Zubair Motiwala had done a commendable job by arranging this expo which would help promote the country’s exports. He recalled that a few decades ago, Pakistan was ahead of its neighbors in textile exports, however unfortunately it lost the grounds. Speaking on the occasion, Commerce Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said that Pakistan offered numerous opportunities for investment to foreign investors. He stressed the need to provide more incentives to the exporters to boost the exports of the country.
May 26, 2023 20:46 UTC
It has come as a great surprise that the honourable Foreign Minister of a State, so engulfed in pursuing regional cooperation, can be so callous in statements made to the press. It pains me to remind you, that you were not speaking on behalf of the BJP in an election campaign, but rather as the custodian of foreign policy of India. Sir, as the Foreign Minister of a nation possessing your economic strength, it would be naïve on my part to remind you of the basic principles of democracy and the benefits of regional cooperation. Firstly, it would be pertinent to reintroduce a gentleman called Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav of the Indian Navy—a man renowned as the living face of Indian terrorism. Let me not go down the long road of ‘false flag’ operations that seem to govern your regional foreign policy.
May 26, 2023 19:54 UTC
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says attacks on state installations on May 9 were carried out by PTI miscreants through proper planning. Talking to the media outside Jinnah House in Lahore on Friday, he said Imran Khan never missed an opportunity to target the Pakistan Army. The Defence Minister said the saddest part is that the rare photos of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah were burnt and the statues of those who sacrificed their lives for the nation were broken.
May 26, 2023 17:39 UTC
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that May 9 riots were not spontaneous attacks but rather were planned at Imran Khan's residence in Lahore's Zaman Park. This was an act of terror planned at Zaman Park," she said while addressing a PML-N Youth Convention in Vihari. "Not only your people are leaving you, they are also giving testimonies that Imran Khan was the planner of May 9 riots." She said that only Chaudhry Nisar left Nawaz Sharif who also gave testimony that Nawaz Sharif was honest. Furthermore, Maryam said that people would never forgive Imran Khan, nor the judges whom she accused of acting as facilitators for him.
May 26, 2023 16:34 UTC
From the Tribune staff reportsLEEDS – The Outlet Shops of Grand River announced the opening of their latest retailer, Journeys. The grand opening is scheduled for June 10 at 11:00 a.m.Journeys joins three new retailers who recently opened at The Shops that include Francesca’s, Windsor and Leggings Park. Journeys is a teen specialty retail store with a focus on trendy and affordable branded footwear, apparel and accessories. Journeys customers can also shop using their direct-mail catalog or online by clicking the link here. For more information about The Outlet Shops of Grand River, click the link here.
May 26, 2023 16:22 UTC
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that out of the 499 first information reports (FIRs) registered after the events of May 9, only six cases would be tried in military courts. During a press conference in Islamabad, the interior minister elaborated that of the six cases, two were from Punjab and four from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He added that out of the 499 cases, 88 pertained to terrorism provisions. Referring to calls for legislation, Sana maintained that there was no need for any legislation or amendments regarding cases in military courts. The interior minister further alleged that money were being sent for Khalilzad to lobby in the US.
May 26, 2023 11:43 UTC
The sources said that the PBS management succumbed to the pressure and agreed to show a nominally positive growth rate of 0.3%. The glaring contradiction has also put a question mark over the credibility of the official economic growth rate of 0.29%, which the NAC approved on Wednesday. The NAC approved the provisional economic growth rate on the basis of mere one presentation and that, too, without having the working paper on the table. The chief statistician also did not respond to a question about the factors that led to changing negative 0.5% growth to positive 0.3% growth rate. The growth in the other services is shown higher than last year which is anomalous as most of it has a fixed growth rate of base year.
May 26, 2023 10:50 UTC
Slow to step up on Inter Milan’s first goal (although LMQ was also at fault) and failed to track Lautaro Martínez on the second. Lucas Martínez Quarta—10: Slipped on Martínez’ first goal, allowing the striker to get through untouched, and was caught way too high up on Džeko’s chance. Answered those who’ve accused him of not really caring, because this is one of the most heart-wrenching Fiorentina photos you’ll ever see. Progressed the ball well, kept things tidy, and helped crowd Inter out of the midfield, forcing them down the wings or long. Maybe it’s that I’m solidly into my mid-30s and things don’t sting like they did when I was a teenager.
May 26, 2023 08:57 UTC
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that love for all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the army and Pakistan is a part of our faith and local culture. In his message on the occasion of May 25th Pakistan Martyrs Day, he said that nations that forget their martyrs have no name in the history of great nations. The chief minister said that our history is full of sacrifices of martyrs and we belong to a nation which has stood behind its brave armed forces since the creation of Pakistan. He noted that whenever our armed forces faced external aggression, the nation of Pakistan along with its armed forces crushed all the ambitions of the enemy. The CM said that in today’s modern era, such situations were created through the fifth generation warfare.
May 26, 2023 08:07 UTC
Nation will never forget sacrifices of martyrs: PresidentPresident Arif Alvi has said the entire nation values the sacrifices of martyrs and will always remember them. He made the remarks during telephonic conversation with the heirs of the security personnel martyred in recent acts of terrorism in the country. Commiserating with the bereaved families, the President paid glowing tributes to the martyrs.
May 26, 2023 06:39 UTC
From the Tribune staff reportsBIRMINGHAM – Three additional individuals have been charged with conspiracy to steal United States property from Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) in an ongoing investigation. According to a press release issued by the Department of Justice, in charging documents filed in United States District Court, Kelvin Battle, 53, of Anniston, Steve Bonner, 62, of Goodwater, and Shane Farthing, 41, of Gadsden are each charged with one count of conspiracy to steal United States property. Battle and Bonner are also each charged with an additional count related to specific instances of stealing or selling property stolen from ANAD. Bonner acted as a middleman, selling stolen property directly to buyers and delivering stolen property to the owner of a military surplus store in Sylacauga. According to a plea agreement, also filed today, Farthing has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy to steal United States property.
May 26, 2023 04:56 UTC
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir on Thursday said the nation would neither forgive nor forget those who desecrated the memorials of martyrs and undermined their dignity and such behaviour would not be tolerated. The Army Chief made these remarks while addressing the families of the martyrs during his visit to the Police Lines here in connection with Pakistan Martyrs’ Reverence Day (Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan), an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said. The Army Chief addressed the families of the police martyrs along with the officers and jawans of the Islamabad Capital Territory Police. The Army Chief said: “What happened on May 9 is very sad and condemnable. On arrival at the Police Lines, the Chief of Army Staff was received by the Inspector General of Islamabad Capital Territory Police Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan.
May 26, 2023 03:56 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim has gone missing from the federal capital, it emerged on Thursday. The statement added that the police would cooperate with the senior journalist’s family. According to the complainant, Ibrahim was forcibly taken by eight to 10 unidentified men, who also took three mobile phones belonging to the driver and the car keys. This is the second time Ibrahim has come under the ire of “unidentified men”. In July 2022, he was reportedly attacked and tortured by unidentified men outside his office in Islamabad.
May 26, 2023 03:37 UTC
2015-226 (the “Act”) and authorized the Jefferson County Commission to levy and distribute a one percent sales tax and a one percent use tax to benefit the public welfare and enhance the education of the children of Jefferson County. Jefferson County began levying the new taxes in or about August 2017. The Act created the Jefferson County Community Service Fund (the “Fund”), which was subsidized by approximately $3.6 million annually from the new taxes. The Act also created the Jefferson County Community Service Committee (the “Committee”), the four members of which were elected by members of the Jefferson County House and Senate delegations. Each Representative and Senator representing Jefferson County could make recommendations to the Committee of expenditures from their allotted amount of the Fund.
May 26, 2023 03:00 UTC
ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir Thursday said that the nation would neither forgive nor forget those who desecrated the memorials of martyrs and undermined their dignity and such behaviour would not be tolerated. The Army Chief made these remarks while addressing the families of the martyrs during his visit to the Islamabad Police Lines in connection with Pakistan Martyrs' Reverence Day (Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan). The Army Chief said: "What happened on May 9 is very sad and condemnable. In this regard, the main ceremony was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday. At the Naval headquarters, Naval Chief Amjad Khan Niazai laid floral wreath at the martyrs’ monument.
May 26, 2023 01:58 UTC