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Law minister calls for devising mechanism to control public sector companies

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Barrister Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem and Finance Minister Asad Umar on Friday held a meeting for devising a mechanism for control of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). The federal minister for law and justice said there were two types of public sector companies in Pakistan such as incorporated companies, under the companies' laws of Pakistan, and statutory corporations, which were created through statutes. "Currently, all the PSEs are under administrative control of the federal…

China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

BEIJING: China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday and said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the ministry said in a statement on its website. "China sincerely wishes for Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations, rebuild mutual trust strengthen…

Mechanism being evolved to check objectionable content on social media: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was apprised on Thursday that a mechanism was being evolved to check objectionable content on social media. “The Ministry of Interior has taken notice of the activities of banned outfits on the social media,” the Senate was informed. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Karim Ahmad Khawaja and others, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab told the House that Federal Investigation Agency has been tasked to carry out investigation into the matter. He regretted that certain…

EU to give emergency aid to Greece for migrants

BRUSSELS: The EU will unveil plans Wednesday for emergency aid to Greece to help trapped migrants, in what would be the bloc's first distribution of humanitarian cash to member states rather than foreign countries.