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Gunmen assault policeman in Karachi



KARACHI: Round half a dozen armed younger males thrashed an off-duty policeman at a roadside restaurant within the posh Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood of Karachi and opened hearth earlier than fleeing, triggering worry and panic among the many individuals.

Darakhshan police registered a case towards the lads on the criticism of Hamza Nasir Gujjar, the police who was assaulted, beneath Sections 324 (tried homicide) and 34 (widespread intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

Talking to the press, Karachi (South) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Asad Raza mentioned some younger males travelling in two vehicles beat the constable and tried to kill him over the “seating association” at a restaurant on Muslim Industrial close to Clock Tower in Part VI of the neighbourhood.

Raza added that one of many vehicles had been recognized.

Darakhshan Superintendent of Police (SP) Rana Mohammed Dilawar mentioned the sufferer had gone to the restaurant after his responsibility ended to have tea because it was his good friend’s birthday, including the incident happened at round three within the morning.

In line with the contents of the police report, the complainant mentioned he was sitting on the eatery in civilian garments alongside three feminine associates.

Gujjar mentioned that at one level, an unidentified particular person sat beside them and requested who the ladies had been. The state of affairs escalated and the suspect used abusive language and signalled to 5 of his associates sitting in two parked vehicles close by on which they began beating the cop.

The suspects additionally allegedly tried to grab the policeman’s service pistol however he managed to flee and took cowl in a close-by car parking zone. The suspect fired round seven to eight rounds, which Gujjar responded to earlier than the previous fled, the FIR mentioned.

SP Dilawar mentioned the complainant had instructed police that the suspects had additionally allegedly slapped one of many women.

Police reached the scene and picked up 5 spent bullet casings and two dwell bullets.

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Tourism sector performs important function in financial growth: president



ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has stated the tourism sector performed an important function within the nation’s financial growth and is an integral supply of revenue for the individuals in addition to related to the advance of civic services within the far-flung areas of Pakistan.

“Tourism is a supply of incomes international trade, a instrument for job creation and poverty alleviation. It additionally creates concord amongst individuals from totally different elements of the nation,” the president stated in his message on World Tourism Day.

Pakistan is a rustic that has enticing and fantastic vacationer websites with its outstanding panorama, range and wealthy historical past of historic civilizations, he stated, including that there’s a must set priorities in contemplating the potential of the tourism sector with a purpose to advance financial prosperity and progress.

Noting that the sector has been hit laborious by the Covid-19 pandemic first and now by the tremendous floods, Alvi stated that the nation should give you long-term strategic planning to spice up the tourism business on a sustainable foundation and set new boundaries for securing its future.

“The federal government will make the most of all its sources to show the challenges into alternatives by restarting the business from grass root stage and making certain the cooperation and collaboration of allied authorities companies to return out of the disaster and rebuild higher,” the president added.

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CPEC to assist revive Pakistan’s tourism regardless of challenges of flood: official



ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) will assist revive the tourism sector of Pakistan, which has confronted a severe setback attributable to current floods, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Division Company (PTDC) Aftab ur-Rehman Rana mentioned.

CPEC has unfold an enormous community of roads from the south, east and north of Pakistan, making the vacationer resorts in north Pakistan accessible to vacationers, and it’ll play a significant function within the revival of the tourism sector when the state of affairs turns into regular after floods, Rana advised Xinhua.

Speaking concerning the potential of the tourism trade after the normalcy within the nation, following the floods, he mentioned that it’s going to not solely create financial exercise within the native areas however will even have a constructive affect on the nationwide financial system.

At present, 300,000 folks within the nation are related to the tourism trade, and with an uptick within the variety of vacationers within the nation attributable to higher roads and connectivity, the quantity is prone to enhance to 500,000 within the coming years, he added.

Speaking concerning the devastating floods which killed over 1,600 folks and affected over 33 million others, the official mentioned that the flashflood had hit the tourism trade onerous as tens of inns and eating places in vacationer resorts of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been swept away by flood waters, and lots of others have been severely broken.

“Flood occurred over the last days of the height season of tourism within the northern areas of Pakistan when normally a whole bunch of vacationers throng to the northern areas. This yr, dozens of vacationers have been trapped attributable to floods, and the tourism actions have been abruptly suspended,” he added.

Rana mentioned that groups have been fashioned to evaluate the losses incurred to the tourism trade attributable to floods, and in keeping with tough estimates it should take not less than two to 3 years to rebuild infrastructure for vacationers within the northern areas.

Pakistan generates good income from overseas vacationers visiting the nation for journey tourism. Nonetheless, this yr’s floods additionally discouraged overseas vacationers, he mentioned.

The PTDC official advised Xinhua that international warming can be feared to pose an ideal risk to his nation’s journey tourism trade because the glaciers are melting at a fast tempo, and total temperatures within the nation are rising.

He mentioned that the division is attempting to create consciousness towards local weather change results and facilitate non-public tour operators to spice up tourism and promote the nation’s picture within the worldwide area.

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Huge reshuffle of financial staff on playing cards as Dar spells priorities



ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Income Ishaq Dar on Wednesday determined to usher in his financial staff and “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry as he spelled priorities after assuming cost as Finance Minister.

Sources aware about the event stated that main adjustments can be made in essential positions within the FBR and the finance ministry, whereas particular assistant to the finance minister will even be reshuffled.

Sources stated that Ishaq Dar will deliver his “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry. Chairman FBR Asim Ahmad is more likely to be eliminated and there are possibilities that former Chairman FBR Tariq Pasha will get this slot.

Sources additionally stated that Ishaq Dar doesn’t need any shut aide of the PM as finance minister so he won’t solely change the State minister for Finance Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha and Secretary Finance Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh.

The Incumbent State minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha is more likely to get Financial Affairs cost. Equally, Particular Secretary Finance Awais Sumra is more likely to assume the Secretary Finance slot.

He had served with Ishaq Dar as a workers officer again in 2014 and lately, he was the important thing participant in negotiations with the IMF as properly. As well as, Ishaq Dar will usher in a brand new staff to the Securities Trade Fee of Pakistan.

The finance ministry has shortlisted eight to 10 individuals for 3 positions of SECP’ commissioners. Sources stated that former Chairman SECP Zafar Hejazi shut aides will get essential positions in SECP in Dar’ tenure.

Sources stated that the Finance minister will even appoint a brand new President Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan as there is no such thing as a Everlasting President NBP.

The finance ministry final month gave extension to appearing president NBP Hasni until the appointment of a daily incumbent. Sources additionally declare that the Finance minister will even take away one to 2 deputy Governor SBP.


Earlier immediately, Ishaq Dar took oath as Finance Minister amid financial disaster within the nation.

In response to element, Dar returned to nation almost after 5 years on Monday and later took oath as member of the higher home of the parliament on Tuesday.

Dar, identified for his choice for a stronger forex, had led the finance ministry thrice up to now. Throughout his final stint as finance chief from 2013 to 2017, he managed to maintain the rupee steady. It was essentially the most steady forex in Asia from 2014 to 2017, in line with knowledge compiled by Bloomberg.


Speaking to the media individuals in Islamabad on Wednesday, Ishaq Dar stated stabilizing native forex and lowering inflation and rates of interest are priorities of the federal government. He stated we don’t imagine in mere verbal claims somewhat historical past is testimony of our financial efficiency.

Ishaq Dar expressed satisfaction over the appreciation of rupee during the last two days saying this has diminished our loans.

The Federal Minister stated the nation is presently confronted with worst financial disaster due to mismanagement of earlier authorities of PTI. He stated it was due to the efforts of former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail that the nation averted default. He nonetheless stated that the mess left behind the PTI authorities couldn’t be cleared in six months.

Ishaq Dar regretted that the PTI authorities throughout its final days in workplace violated the worldwide agreements to take political mileage. As regards the case in opposition to him, Ishaq Dar stated it’s a pretend. He stated he has been a constant taxpayer during the last 34 years and that he by no means delayed his tax returns. He stated the earlier authorities additionally cancelled his passport and it was the present coalition authorities which issued him a passport.



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