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Operation in opposition to unlawful immigrants not focused in opposition to explicit nationality: FO



  • Spokesperson says ongoing motion envisages repatriation of people both overstayed their visas or don’t have legitimate paperwork
  • Says nationwide coverage on Afghan refugees stays unchanged, their protected and honorable repatriation is a separate matter

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically said that ongoing operation in opposition to unlawful immigrants isn’t focused in opposition to any explicit nationality.

Responding to questions at weekly information briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch mentioned the continuing motion envisages repatriation of people who’ve both overstayed their visas or don’t have the legitimate paperwork to remain.

She mentioned Pakistan is all inside parameters of its sovereign home legal guidelines to take motion on this context.

She clarified this operation has nothing to do with 1.4 million Afghan refugees that Pakistan has been internet hosting since many years with exemplary generosity and hospitality regardless of its personal constrained financial scenario.

The spokesperson mentioned Pakistan’s nationwide coverage on Afghan refugees stays unchanged and their protected and honorable repatriation is a separate matter on which it continues to interact with Afghanistan to create conducive atmosphere for his or her protected return.

Refuting media experiences that Pakistan has closed transit commerce with Afghanistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch mentioned Pak-Afghan bilateral commerce continues however Pakistan is not going to settle for the misuse of present commerce amenities. She mentioned any measures taken just lately or in future will likely be in accordance with this understanding.

To a query, the spokesperson mentioned Pakistan has very clearly articulated its considerations over using Afghan soil for terrorism. He mentioned Islamabad whereas believing in diplomacy and dialogue continues engagement with Kabul to struggle the menace.

To a different query a couple of report printed in worldwide media concerning India’s anti Pakistan propaganda, the spokesperson mentioned there’s irrefutable proof of India’s involvement in terrorist actions inside Pakistan but it surely continues in charge Pakistan for this on fictitious grounds.

She mentioned as Pakistani crew is in India for ICC cricket world cup, it’s duty of the host nation to offer foolproof safety and conducive atmosphere to the crew.

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch mentioned Pakistan has a transparent stance that sports activities shouldn’t be mingled with politics and the Pakistani crew is in India, not for a bilateral collection however a global match.

Responding to delay in issuance of visas by India to Pakistanis for the World Cup, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch mentioned Pakistan is in touch with Indian authorities and expects it to instantly grant visas to Pakistani journalists and spectators who want to watch ICC matches in India.

To a different query, the Spokesperson mentioned the Ministry of Overseas Affairs has obtained the formal communication from the Election Fee to ask worldwide observers for the upcoming common elections. She mentioned we are going to facilitate the method and invite worldwide observers in accordance with the coverage and previous apply.

The Overseas workplace spokesperson mentioned free commerce settlement between Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council has been concluded and that is the primary such settlement by the Council with any nation since 2009.

She mentioned Pakistan seems to be ahead to early ratification and implementation of the settlement, which can improve Pakistan’s exports to gulf international locations and mark a brand new chapter in its financial relations with the GCC.


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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail



ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open



ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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