Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Geelani declines Pak High Commission’s Eid Milan invitation
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Apparently miffed over not including Kashmir in the joint statement issued by Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif after they met in Russia recently, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has declined the invitation from Pakistan High Commission for attending Eid Milan in New Delhi. Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi is organizing Eid Milan on July 22, after it had cancelled the July 4 Iftaar Party at an eleventh hour in the wake of the Ufa meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi.
British Minister lauds Pakistan’s economic progress
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British Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne called on Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar here in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed matters of mutual interests. During the meeting, Desmond Swayne conveyed felicitations of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Senator Dar on the successful economic reforms programme. He said despite economic constraints and political challenges, the incumbent government had shown tremendous resilience and achieved an economic turnaround, which was really commendable.