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  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Pakistan urges Afghanistan to 'put their house in order' to improve security

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has pledged its full support to Afghanistan in improving the deteriorating security situation there, but urges that Afghanistan must “put their house in order”, a senior Pakistani diplomat told the United Nations (UN) Security Council during a debate on the Afghan situation...

    “Peace in Afghanistan was vital for peace in the region and beyond,” said Nabeel Munir, deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to...

  • Exhibition on Pakistan-UK links opens in House of Commons

    LONDON: A photo exhibition marking the continuing links between the UK and Pakistan 70 years after independence has been launched in the House of Commons...

    Launching the exhibition, Foreign Office Minister of State for Asia and Pacific Mark Field, MP, said: “Each one of the photographs is taken in Pakistan, and yet they each show a person, a place or a product that is British, and making a difference to Pakistan...

  • House financing lowest in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan house financing is less than half a per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) which is one of the lowest in the world...

    Each year there is need for 600,000 units, but only 300,000 units are constructed,” said Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Saeed Ahmad, on Thursday at a two-day international conference on “Affordable Housing and Mortgage Finance”, organised by the SBP...

  • Ahsan Iqbal stresses upon Pakistan's need to 'bring its house in order'

    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said Pakistan needs to bring its house in order before asking the world for investment...

    Speaking at a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor related seminar, Iqbal said, "I will repeat what Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif have already said — we need to bring our house in order before we ask the world to invest in Pakistan...

  • Changes in White House to increase pressure on Pakistan: experts

    WASHINGTON: This week’s shake-up in the Trump White House could also lead to greater pressure on Pakistan to create a condition that allows the United States to win the war in Afghanistan, US experts say...

    But the new South Asian desk in the White House National Security will now be headed by a person who wants Pakistan to align its policies on terrorism and Afghanistan with those of the United States...

  • White House urges Congress to review restrictions on Pakistan aid

    WASHINGTON: The White House has warned Congress that its effort to restrict US military assistance to Pakistan would hurt bilateral ties...

    In a policy statement sent to Congress on Tuesday afternoon, the White House said that it appreciated the lawmakers’ concerns about the Haqqani network, but disagreed with their move to restrict aid as it would “unnecessarily complicate progress” in ties with Pakistan...

  • US House decides on conditional military aid for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) House of Representatives on Thursday voted 277 to 147 in favour of a defence policy bill seeking to increase restrictions on military aid for Pakistan unless certain conditions are met...

    The House, expressing frustration over what they term Islamabad's failure to crack down on the Haqqani network, passed the $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act 2017, or NDAA late on Wednesday...

  • US House imposes strict restrictions on aid to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives has passed several amendments that seek to restrict US military aid to Pakistan, ignoring a White House warning that such moves would harm bilateral relations...

    The measures are included in the National Defence Authorisation Act that the House passed on Thursday with 277 votes to 147...

  • Complicated relationship kept Obama from travelling to Pakistan: White House

    Outgoing American president Barak Obama once 'expressed the desire' to visit Pakistan, but could not act upon the wish "for a variety of reasons, some of them relating to the complicated relationship between our two countries at certain times over the last eight years," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a news briefing...

    The subject sprang up at the news briefing in light of President-elect Donald Trump's telephonic...

  • White House shuts down anti-Pakistan petition

    WASHINGTON: The White House has shut down an ongoing petition that sought to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying that it is doing so on suspicion of fraud...

    In a blurb captioned, ‘Closed Petition’, the White House announced that the “petition has been archived because it did not meet the signature requirements...

  • Trump is following through on his commitment, says White House after suspension of US aid to Pakistan

    A day after Washington confirmed suspending $255 million of military aid to Pakistan, US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the actions being taken against Islamabad are a follow-up to Donald Trump's South Asia policy announced last year...

    At that time, he laid out [a policy] and said that Pakistan is not fulfilling its obligations," said Sanders during the White House press briefing on Tuesday...

  • Bill to end US aid to Pakistan moved in House of Representatives too

    WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives joined the Senate on Tuesday in seeking to end US economic aid to Pakistan while the Trump administration has already suspended military aid...

    A bill introduced in the House said that non-defence aid to Pakistan should also end and the money set aside for this purpose should be invested in infrastructure projects in the United States...

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