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Nawaz Sharif's office issued a statement following his return from Saudi Arabia, where the Pakistani premier, accompanied by army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior ministers, sought to calm tensions over the standoff. Last week, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and severed ties.

National assembly passes federal budget for next fiscal year

Winding up debate on budget 2017-18 in National Assembly this afternoon Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says government has set six per cent growth rate for next year which is realistic and achievable. The Minister hopes we will achieve seven per cent GDP growth rate in 2018-19.

Punjab assembly passes provincial budget for next financial year

Punjab Minister for Finance Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha moved the bill in the Assembly. Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Finance Bill 2017 with majority during its session. Punjab Minister for Finance Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha moved the bill in the Assembly.

Chinese envoy commends professionalism of Pak armed forces

Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat at Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi and discussed with him matters related to defence and security. Both sides reiterated the resolve to further strengthen this special relationship.

Acting Ambassador of KSA pledges to resolve visa issue in next three days

Delay in issuance of visas was due to shortage of visa stickers: Saudi Ambassador
Acting Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Marwan Ridwan Mirdad says with the increase of twenty percent quota around one hundred and eighty thousand Pakistanis will perform Hajj this year.

Turkey urges Saudi Arabia to make sincere efforts for resolving ongoing gulf countries crisis with Qatar

Turkey has urged Saudi Arabia to make sincere efforts for resolving the ongoing Gulf countries crisis with Qatar. Addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party's parliamentary group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, he said isolation of Qatar nation was neither Islamic nor humanitarian. Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Qatar is moving in the right direction, but common ground needs to be found to resolve the crisis.

UK, France agree to make joint efforts for eliminating online terrorism, extremism

The United Kingdom and France have agreed to take joint measures to eliminate online terrorism and extremism. This was stated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her scheduled visit to Italy to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Taormina later on Tuesday. She said the joint campaign would aim at ensuring that internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.

 

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