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    26 October 2014 Pakistan News Service

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde to visit Pakistan in October

    ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde is set to visit Pakistan in October, the first such visit by an IMF head in several years...

    Well-placed sources in the Finance Ministry told DawnNews that Lagarde was expected to visit near the end of October...

  • FATF urges Pakistan to complete action plan by October

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a statement on Friday said Pakistan has until October to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan or face actions against it...

    The global watchdog said it was concerned that Pakistan had failed to complete the action plan first by a January deadline and then again by a May deadline...

  • Pakistan gets FATF reprieve, but only till October

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has avoided the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist, but only until October, when it will have to report back to the world financial watchdog that it has successfully implemented its own action plan to counter terror financing, FATF and Pakistani officials said on Friday...

    “The FATF strongly urges Pakistan to swiftly complete its action plan by Oct 2019 when the last set of action plan items are set to...

  • Sri Lanka may consider playing a Test on Pakistan soil in October

    KARACHI: The Sri Lankan cricket team may soon return to Pakistan to play at least one Test match, more than a decade since militants attacked their team bus in Lahore in 2009...

    Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sent a security delegation to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave them an offer to play one match in Pakistan — it’s first of the...

  • Bangladesh women's cricket team to tour Pakistan in October: PCB

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced the dates of upcoming matches between Bangladesh and Pakistan women's cricket teams that are to be played at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium...

    The Bangladesh women's cricket team will arrive in Pakistan for a two-week tour on October 23 and play two one-day international and three Twenty20 games — the first of which will be held on October 26...

  • Prices rose 3.8pc in October

    8 per cent year-on-year in October owing to an increase in the prices of perishable and non-perishable products, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported on Wednesday...

    7pc month-on-month in October compared to 0...

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