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COAS meets US ambassador David Hale

Rawalpindi (Monitoring Desk): According to press release by Director General Inter Services Public Relations Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has met United States ambassador to Pakistan David Hale in GHQ.

The meeting was held at the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the ISPR said in a statement.

The two figures discussed matters of mutual interest, including regional security, at the meeting, it added.

Nawaz Sharif meets Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in London

London (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is currently in London for treatment.

The meeting was held at the residence of Nawaz’s son, Hasan Nawaz, wherein the present situation of the country came under discussion, sources said.

Sources added that Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam Safdar, and other members of the family were also present at the meeting.

Dar, who is presently in London on account of his medical treatment, was declared a proclaimed offender by an accountability court for his continued absence from the proceedings of a corruption reference against him.

The court also ordered Dar’s bail guarantor, Ahmad Qudoosi, to produce the suspect within three days, warning seizure of his Rs5m surety bond if he failed to do so.

The minister is accused of owning assets that are disproportionate to his declared sources of income.

He has skipped the last six hearings of the case owing to his treatment abroad.