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Federal secretary finance replaced weeks before budget

ISLAMABAD: The government has replaced the federal finance secretary two weeks ahead of the presentation of the budget for the next fiscal year. Yousuf Khan as the Secretary In-charge with immediate effect after relieving Fazal from his duty. Kamran Afzal

Former Balochistan Secretary Mushtaq Raisani jailed for 10 years in corruption case

QUETTA: An accountability court on Tuesday awarded ten years imprisonment to Balochistan’s former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani in a mega-corruption case Accountability court judge Munawar Ahmad Shahwani announced the reserved verdict in the case. The court also handed 26 months

Janet Yellen confirmed as first female US Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON: The US Senate has voted by a wide margin to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to lead the Treasury Department. Yellen was the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, from 2014 to 2018, and previously the

Karachi Commissioner replaces Roshan Sheikh as LG secretary

KARACHI: The Sindh government has appointed Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwan as Local Government Secretary while incumbent Roshan Ali Sheikh was removed from his post following his arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sindh Services and General Administration Department issued a

Afghan Taliban, govt not living up to commitments: US Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Afghan Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year, amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a political deadlock and increasing

Azam Suleman appointed Secretary Interior Division

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed senior bureaucrat Major (retd) Azam Suleman as Secretary Interior Division. Suleman has previously served in the same position in the Interior Division before he was transferred and posted as Chief Secretary Punjab. He has

Secretary LG takes notice of illegal construction in Sharifabad

KARACHI: Secretary Local Government Roshan Ali Shaikh has taken notice of ongoing illegal construction in Sharifabad area of Karachi, vowing that strict action would be taken against the violators. The secretary has directed Director General Sindh Build Control Authority (SBCA)

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross meets PM

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of Commerce Mr Wilbur Ross, who is on a visit to Pakistan, on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office Islamabad. The prime minister said that his visit would help in realizing the shared