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Criminal justice reforms to decide cases within nine months: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Senator Farogh Naseem said the government is set to roll out reforms in criminal laws for a fair justice system in the country. While addressing the 6th National Judicial Conference of Federal Service

Pakistan to play active role for UN Security Council reforms: Qureshi

NEW YORK: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan will continue to play an active role to promote comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Speaking at the virtual Uniting for Consensus (UfC) Ministerial meeting, the

Judicial reforms

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the justice can only be dispensed when the courts are free but the independence of the judiciary has failed to deliver the desired results. The PTI leader was part of the 2007 lawyer’s movement

Govt committed to implementing structural reforms: Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Hammad Azhar said that the government was fully committed to implementing structural reforms, protecting social spending and boosting social safety nets in order to protect the vulnerable segments of the society. The minister

Finance Minister reiterates World Bank’s role in implementing reforms

ISLAMABAD: World Bank Group Country Director Najy Benhassine made a courtesy call on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Hammad Azhar. The finance minister acknowledged the pivotal role being played by the World Bank in implementing a series of

Electoral reforms

With the controversy regarding Senate elections firmly behind and the threat of the opposition’s protests subsided, the government seems in the mood for much-needed electoral reforms. These reforms are crucial so that future elections are without the unusual allegations which

Turkey will break economic ‘triangle of evil’ with reforms: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey will bring in structural reforms to break the “triangle of evil” of interest rates, inflation and exchange rates, President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding he was determined to form a system based on production and employment. Erdogan promised a

Another FATF meeting

The fate of Pakistan is once again in the hands of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to be moved from the so-called grey list. A plenary session of the FATF is being held in Paris to review progress made

Pakistan has made considerable progress in advancing reforms: IMF

ISLAMABAD/ WASHINGTON: Pakistan has achieved all of its economic goals in terms of performance and structural benchmarks have been completed, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ernesto Ramirez Rigo was in

SCBA seeks reforms in accountability law to avoid abuse of power

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has highlighted the need for legislative policy changes to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) as well as strengthening NAB officer’s training programs to prevent the anti-graft watchdog’s abuse of power. Syed Qalb-i-Hassan, SCBA president

IMF asks Kuwait to bring new tax reforms

DUBAI: On Monday the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Opec member Kuwait to implement a reform package that includes Imposing taxes and phasing out subsidies to bridge a persistent budget deficit. Kuwait, which is largely dependent on oil for nearly

Russian govt resigns after Putin calls for reforms

MOSCOW: Russia’s government resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a shake-up of the constitution in a shock announcement. The resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev came after the president used his annual state of the nation address to

IMF report and boosting exports

Pakistan’s economy is stablising and the IMF has approved a new tranche worth $452 million of the bailout package. It seems that everything is fine on the economic front. The central bank wants the country to come out of the

Overcrowded prisons

Pakistan’s jails are overcrowded and packed beyond capacity. Despite several reform committees formed and recommendations for improvements including building more prisons and increasing the minuscule budgets, little has changed over the years. According to a recent report submitted by the

Govt’s reforms to open Pakistan to foreign investors: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Narcotics Control and SAFRON Shehryar Khan Afridi has said the incumbent government has launched a reforms process in Pakistan so it could be open for foreign investors. Speaking to to a delegation of entrepreneurs from China’s Sichuan

Ending British education

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the government will end the British education system is perhaps the most unviable attempt at tabdeeli yet. The move will not just place thousands of students aspiring to get in foreign universities and firms