Special Advisor to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday (Nov 19) stated that Federal Cabinet has decided against challenging the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on indemnity bond condition.
Briefing journalists after the huddle of the Federal Cabinet, Awan maintained that Nawaz Sharif had been allowed to travel abroad on humanitarian grounds. Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem stated that LHC’s verdict was an initial one. “A verdict on merit basis will be delivered in January”, stated the law minister.
The SAPM further added that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has felicitated the economic team on recent economic achievements. “Pak economy finally heading in right direction as more of our economic reforms bear fruit: Pak’s current account turned into surplus in Oct 2019, for first time in 4 yrs. Current account balance was +$99 mn in Oct 2019 compared to -$284 mn in Sept 2019 & -$1,280 mn in Oct 2018”, tweeted the premier.
He continued, “For first 4 months of our fiscal year our current account deficit has fallen by 73.5 % compared to same period last fiscal yr. Our exports of goods & services in Oct 2019 rose 20% over previous month and 9.6% over Oct 2018. I congratulate our exporters & encourage them to do more.”
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17 November, 2019