Highlights of Pakistan Budget 2017-18

Following are the salient features of National Budget 2017-18, announced by Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar in the National Assembly on Friday: The total outlay of the budget 2017-18 is Rs 5,103 billion.  Rs one trillion historic development budget Key features The total outlay of the budget is Rs4.75 trillion …

Highlights: Pakistan Economic Survey 2016-17

The finance minister Ishaq Dar presented Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-2017 report in Islamabad on Thursday. According to the report, the growth rate of the country stood at 5.3 percent, the highest in last 10 years whereas Industrial sector grew by 5.05 percent during the outgoing fiscal year “After almost 10 …

Turkmenistan’s Chairmanship of IFAS

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, President of Turkmenistan H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov decreed the “Concept of foreign policy of Turkmenistan for 2017-2023” which outlined strategic priorities during 2017-2023. He emphasized that Turkmenistan would actively participate in addressing critical environmental issues, matters of water resources management, prevention and mitigation of natural …

AFGHANISTAN IN TROUBLE

ALI SUKHANVER Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan after the increasing tension between the two countries. According to Al-Jazeera the so-called Durand Line frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Afghanistan has been witnessing unpleasant reaction of the Afghan government since Pakistan began patrolling along it …

HASINA’S VISIT TO INDIA

ALI SUKHANVER ‘We are monkeys whose strings are in the hands of the Indian extremists,’ an old factory worker in Dacca said talking to a reporter, ‘We are sold out to India—-we are a slave nation—.” He was asked to comment upon Hasina Wajid’s recent visit to India. Though from …

CYBER CORRUPTION

ALI SUKHANVER According to various Bangladeshi newspapers, the cabinet of Bangladesh has given a letter to Telecom ministry stating that Facebook is ‘Diminishing the working capabilities of Youth’ and also ‘affecting the students’. Reports say that the government of Bangladesh is planning to put a limited ban on Facebook, the …