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Govt approached IMF after making consultations with friendly countries: finance minister

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday said the government decided to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after making consultations with the friendly countries. "A team of the IMF will arrive in Pakistan on November 7 to negotiate a loans program for Pakistan," he said while talking to newsmen in Islamabad.  He said that he never claimed that he would not go to the IMF. He said Pakistan had approached the IMF 18 times before -- seven times under the military rule and 11 times under the civilian…

PML-N to form committee for consultations over Shehbaz’s arrest: Marriyum

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said her party had decided to constitute a committee to hold consultations over the arrest of party president, Shehbaz Sharif. "The committee will decide action plan regarding the case," she said while talking to media in Lahore. She said her party was being victimized in the name of accountability. Read More: Shehbaz Sharif remanded in NAB custody for 10 days An accountability court has granted 10-day physical remand of the…

Govt, opposition have begun consultations for caretaker setup: minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said the government and the opposition have begun the process of consultations to reach a consensus on the names of a caretaker setup ahead of the upcoming general elections scheduled this year.     While talking to the media in the federal capital on Wednesday, the minister expressed confidence that the opposition will agree to the best possible names having strong and unwavering democratic credentials and who could ensure timely elections. Responding to a question, he said…

Federal govt mulls constitutional amendments to continue military courts

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has initiated consultations for constitutional amendment to continue the military courts for a period which is agreed by all political parties represented in the parliament. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting on Pakistan’s foreign relations chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad. The meeting also reviewed internal and regional security situation in detail with a view to further strengthen the gains made through counter-terrorism operations.…