Ishaq Dar takes oath as Pakistan's new Finance Minister


Islamabad, Sep 28 : Pakistani parliamentarian Ishaq Dar on Wednesday took oath as the 42nd Finance Minister of the country, a day after he was sworn in as a Senator. In a ceremony held in the President's House, President Arif Alvi administered the oath to Dar, reports Xinhua news agency. Dar replaced his own party, PML-N, leader Miftah Ismail, who tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif after serving office for five months. In an interaction with the media before taking the oath, Dar said that Pakistan is facing challenges on the economic front and he will make his best efforts to overcome them. Dar, who had served as Finance Minister thrice before, was nominated by PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and the Prime Minister to the post during a meeting on Sunday. He arrived in Pakistan on Monday night after being in a self-imposed exile for nearly five years. /IANS


Pakistani security forces kill 9 terrorists in Balochistan: Military
Islamabad, Nov 27 : Pakistani security forces have killed nine terrorists and arrested three others during an operation in Pakistan's southwest Baloch

9 terrorists arrested in separate operations in Pakistan's Punjab
Islamabad, Nov 27 : Nine terrorists were arrested in separate intelligence-based operations in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, the Counter Terrori

Two Pak revenue officials sacked for leaking Pak Army Chief's tax data
Islamabad, Nov 25 : In light of an inquiry report, two inland revenue officials in Pakistan have been sacked for their involvement in leaking tax data