Category Archives: Constitutional

Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

The United States is closely monitoring the ongoing court proceedings to invalidate the results of the June 3 mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova. The sanctity of elections are the foundation of any democracy and must comply with international norms. We expect the Moldovan government to guarantee a transparent court process without political interference. If any irregularities are found, we urge all parties to address them in a way that respects the rule of law and democratic principles of government, including the will of the people as expressed through elections.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

The United States is closely monitoring the ongoing court proceedings to invalidate the results of the June 3 mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova. The sanctity of elections are the foundation of any democracy and must comply with international norms. We expect the Moldovan government to guarantee a transparent court process without political interference. If any irregularities are found, we urge all parties to address them in a way that respects the rule of law and democratic principles of government, including the will of the people as expressed through elections.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Pakistan furniture products to be showcased in New York on 23rd July

Pakistani furniture making companies will take part in International Furniture Show being held in New York on 23rd of July.

Pakistani handmade furniture will be showcased during the show to attract international traders.

The US is the biggest market of Pakistani furniture and there are great chances to boost its exports

Source: Radio Pakistan

Republic of the Philippines Independence Day

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I want to extend my best wishes and sincerest congratulations to the people of the Republic of the Philippines, as you commemorate your 120th independence day this June 12.

The U.S.-Philippines alliance is underpinned by a shared history, rich people-to-people ties, and a strong and growing spirit of cooperation on trade and security. Our bilateral relationship stands as a model for ensuring peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific. The United States is proud to call the Philippines a friend and ally.

On this special occasion celebrating Philippine independence, we remember and honor our enduring alliance and wish the Philippines a happy and prosperous national day.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Friday, 15th June, expected to be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in most countries: IAC

Abu Dhabi, The Abu Dhabi-based International Astronomical Center (IAC) said that the start of the month of Shawwal is expected to be on Friday, 15th June, in most Islamic countries, depending on the condition of the crescent moon on Thursday, 14th June.

It added that on this day, the crescent can only be seen through a telescope from the east and southeast of Asia and Europe while it can be seen with the naked eye with difficulty from all Arab countries, except in the far west.

The IAC noted that most Islamic countries will look out for the Shawwal crescent to mark first day of Eid Al Fitr, on 14th June. On this day, the crescent can be seen from all Islamic countries with the naked eye or through a telescope if the sky is clear. Therefore, Friday, 15th June, is expected to be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in most countries.

The crescent will rise on that day 54 minutes after sunset in Nouakchott, 49 minutes in Rabat, 46 minutes in Mogadishu, Khartoum, Tripoli and Algeria, 45 minutes in Djibouti and Tunisia, 44 minutes in Sanaa, 43 minutes in Cairo, 42 minutes in Riyadh, Amman and Jerusalem, 41 minutes in Beirut, Damascus, Manama and Abu Dhabi, and 40 minutes in Baghdad, Kuwait and Muscat.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

GB Cabinet approves over Rs 63b budget proposals

The meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet held in Gilgit on Thursday with Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in the chair approved over 63 billion rupees budget proposals.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan said the new budget focuses on improvement of health and education sectors.

Gilgit-Baltistan Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 is being tabled in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Radio Pakistan