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Issues of overseas Pakistanis discussed at high-level meeting

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said overseas Pakistanis are keen to take advantage of investment opportunities in the country and government will facilitate them in all possible ways. He was chairing a meeting of Capital Administration & Development Division and Capital Development Authority in Islamabad on Sunday on new sectors development, including the proposed…

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Dar pledges speedy reforms in judicial system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Statistics and Economic Affairs Division Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said the government would pro-actively work on judicial reforms and implementation of National Action Plan during next two years. “It will be our endeavor that during next two years work is done pro-actively on judicial reforms so after expiry of…

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Pakistan, Switzerland sign revised pact on avoidance of double taxation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Switzerland Tuesday signed the revised Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income. The Agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Switzerland, Marc George and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Dr Muhammad Irshad, a statement issued here by the finance ministry said. The signing ceremony was witnessed by…

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IT park to be set up in Islamabad with S.Korea’s assistance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan with the assistance of South Korea will be setting up an information technology park in Islamabad. The project is a part of Prime Minister’s vision of Digital Pakistan. An agreement was signed between Ministry of Information Technology and Korea Exim Bank on Tuesday in Islamabad. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar witnessed the signing ceremony….

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Dar announces compensation for census worker killed in fatal crash

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has announced special compensation of Rs 1 million for the family of Abdul Qadir, an official deputed on census duty, who died in a fatal accident in Neen Ban village, Mansehra district, last week. Abdul Qadir, a primary school teacher, who hailed from Khun Shakoora village, Mansehra district,…

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Military Courts, Army Act amendments bills to be tabled on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday said the bills to extend military courts and amendment to the Army Act would be tabled in the National Assembly on Monday and later would be presented in the Senate. Speaking in the Senate, the minister said judicial reforms and implementation of remaining points of National Action Plan (NAP)…

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Pakistan keen to enhance economic ties with US: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Pakistan and the United States are longstanding friends, partners and strategic allies. He said this while talking to US Ambassador David Hale in Islamabad. Ishaq Dar said Pakistan is keen to further expand economic ties with the United States and to explore full economic potential of bilateral relations….

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Reform process to continue: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Saturday that the reform process would continue and all the positive suggestions for improvement of the regulatory regime and taxation structure would be considered for implementation. The minister was talking to a Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) delegation led by PSE Chairman Muneer Kamal and comprising Arif Habib,…

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Ishaq Dar for allowing Raheel Sharif to head military coalition

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said General (retd.) Raheel Sharif should be allowed to captain the military coalition of Islamic countries as Saudi Arab is seeking permission in this regard. “The report on News Leaks should be out in a few next days,” Dar said while speaking at Samaa current affairs program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’….

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Military courts bill to be presented in NA on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar Thursday said constitutional amendment bill for the establishment of military courts would be presented in the National Assembly on Friday (March 10). Talking to media after the meeting with parliamentary parties’ heads he said it was decided that the government would lay the Constitutional Amendment Bill and Army…

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Ishaq Dar for extending military courts for two years

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said extension of military courts for the period of two years is imperative to address the issue of terrorism in the country.   In an interview, he said government is working on a roadmap to upscale National Action Plan and judicial reforms to prepare a parallel system before ending…

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Pakistan to ink information exchange agreement with Switzerland: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Revenue, Statistics and Economic Affairs Muhammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday said Pakistan will be signing an agreement with Switzerland for exchange of information on tax evaded money during current month. “The Swiss government has offered Pakistan to sign such an agreement in the third quarter of current month that will enable us…

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COAS, Dar discuss budget requirements of army

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday discussed financial requirements of Pakistan Army in the context of the budget for next financial year 2017-18. During a meeting, they discussed in detail the ongoing development projects of Pakistan Army as well as the future development plans,…

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Parliamentary leaders agree to revive military courts

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary leaders have finally developed their consensus and agreed on revival of military courts for two years. The understanding came during their meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, which was attended by leaders of different political parties. Later, talking to newsmen, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said the process would require amendments in the Constitution…

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Census to be carried out professionally: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Monday said national census would be carried out professionally with complete coordination among departments concerned. Chairing a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming housing and population census, Dar said timelines should be observed for all the census activities. He said the census would help acquire the much…

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Govt focuses on attaining sustainable growth: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: UK Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad and discussed matters of bilateral interest. Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister said after achieving macroeconomic stability, the government has now focused on attaining higher, sustainable and inclusive growth. Ishaq Dar acknowledged the valuable support of DFID…

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Senate to be consulted on extension of military courts: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday assured that the Senate will be included in the consultation process on extension of military courts and concerned constitutional amendment in wake of present security situation. Speaking at Upper House of the Parliament, the minister said that parliamentary leaders in the Senate will also attend the…

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Dar discusses extension of military courts with parliamentary leaders

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Sunday telephoned parliamentary leaders to discuss the extension of military courts for speedy trial of terrorists. The leaders include Farooq Sattar of MQM, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour of ANP, Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamaat e Islami, Shah Jee Gul Afridi from FATA, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of Awami Muslim League and others….

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International institutes acknowledging achievements of Pakistan: Dar

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said many credible international institutions were now openly acknowledging the achievements of Pakistan which would help correct the misperceptions about the country.

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Former caretaker FM meets Dar

Mr. Shahid Javed Burki, former Caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan and former Vice-President of the World Bank, called on  Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Saturday. Mr. Burki, who is currently based in Washington D.C., USA, discussed various matters related to Pakistan’s economy with the Finance Minister. He stated that Pakistan’s economy was…

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Dar phones parliamentary leaders to discuss military courts

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday telephoned parliamentary leaders to discuss matters concerning extension in working of military courts for speedy trial of terrorists. The political leaders telephoned included Maulana Fazal ur Rahman, Syed Naveed Qamar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Maulana Atta-ur-Rahman. During his telephonic conversation, Ishaq Dar…

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