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  • ‘COAS green-lighted NAB action in DHA Valley scam’

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif had green-lighted stern action against retired military officers and civilians involved in the Rs62 billion Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Valley scam around six months ago, sources in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have told Dawn...

    NAB has recently started flexing its muscles against Bahria Town chief Malik Riaz, brothers of former army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani...

  • NAB asked to investigate Kayani’s involvement in DHA Valley scam

    A former official from the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), retired Lt Col Tariq Kamal, on February 22 asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate whether Gen Kayani was involved in “irregularities/misappropriation” related to DHA Valley contracts or whether “his name was used by the decision makers just to benefit Bahria Town”...

    The DHA Valley scam is one of 50 mega land scam cases NAB has listed before the Supreme...

  • PM touts Pakistan's investment prospects to Hong Kong forum

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif touted Pakistan's economic prospects to the One Belt One Road Pakistan Investment Forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday...

    Addressing the forum, Nawaz noted, "From a mere 3 per cent growth in the GDP before 2013, we are now on course to achieve a growth rate of well over 5pc during the current year, which is estimated to rise up to 7pc during the next two years...

  • Pakistan’s fight against disease outbreaks recognised at world forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was presented as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the first nation to conduct Joint External Evaluation of Core Capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and level of preparedness to deal with pandemics...

    Pakistan’s Joint External Evaluation exercise was presented as a model for other nations to follow...

  • Proposal under study for civil-military consultative forum on China-Pakistan corridor

    ISLAMABAD: A proposal for a consultative forum on the pattern of apex committees is currently under discussion between the civil and military leaderships for trouble-free implementation of the crucial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), sources privy to the development told Dawn...

    With such a forum, they said, effective implementation of the corridor project, described as a game-changer for the country, would become the...

  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum celebrates 18th foundation day

    HYDERABAD: Speakers paid tribute to the services of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) for the protection of rights of fishing community, freshwater lakes and river ecology in the province at a programme held to mark the 18th foundation day of the organisation here on Thursday...

    Shedding light on the background of the organisation, PFF vice chairperson Mustafa Mirani, said that formed on May 5, 1998, the forum representatives took up...

  • Pakistan to head Saarc anti-graft forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become the first head of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (Saarc) Anti-Corruption Forum (ACF) for a year...

    “It is a great achievement for NAB as well as for Pakistan,” National Account­ability Bureau’s chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said in a statement issued on Sunday...

  • Why Pakistan is not joining global forum on cybercrime

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Interior on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that Pakistan had not signed so far the Budapest Convention on cybercrime due to reservations shown by intelligence agencies...

    However, it said, the agencies did not support the proposal pointing out that Israel was also a signatory to it and Pakistan did not recognise Israel as a state...

  • Why Pakistan is not joining global forum on cybercrime

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Interior on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that Pakistan had not signed so far the Budapest Convention on cybercrime due to reservations shown by intelligence agencies...

    However, it said, the agencies did not support the proposal pointing out that Israel was also a signatory to it and Pakistan did not recognise Israel as a state...

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