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Senate body directs to ensure implementation of PECA

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T) in its meeting has given one week to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to appoint a focal person for coordination between the two bodies and in case there are any procedural hiccups to come up with an alternate solution to ensure proper implementation mechanism of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016. According to a statement released form senate secretariat, the…

UAE assures Pakistan for support in implementation of reform agenda

ISLAMABAD: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan on Tuesday assured Pakistan for support in implementation of reform agenda. He said this during a telephone call with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday afternoon. He also hoped that the new government would be successful in implementing its reforms agenda under the leadership of Imran Khan. They discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. Both sides expressed satisfaction on…

Interior minister directs Nacta for coordinated strategy to ensure implementation on NAP

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday directed National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to evolve a coordinated strategy in consultation with provinces to ensure implementation on National Action Plan (NAP). “It is our mission to win war against terrorism and establish peace in the country,” he said while visiting office of Nacta in Islamabad. He vowed to make Pakistan a cradle of peace for next generations. Ahsan said complete elimination of terrorism was critical for economic development.…

Finance minister emphasises on effective implementation of budget

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday emphasized the importance of effective budget implementation so that the general public can avail the intended benefits of the budget. “Further broadening of the tax base will contribute to strong tax revenue collections, which in turn will play an important role in achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth,” he said while chairing a meeting on matters related to the Federal Board of Revenue in Islamabad. Read More: Full Speech: Finance Minister presents…

Dar calls for effective implementation of new budget

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday stressed the need for effective budget implementation to ensure the intended benefits to the general public. “The measures announced in the budget are aimed at improving the welfare of the general public, and enabling higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth,” he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad. He also urged the Finance Division officials to ensure continued pursuance of austerity measures in order to maintain financial discipline. The finance…

US Judge halts implementation of Trump’s immigration order

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country. The emergency court ruling was cheered at Boston's Logan International Airport, one of several major U.S. airports where protesters angry with Trump's order gathered. "Victory!!!!!!" the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose lawyers sued the government, tweeted…