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FBR improves grievance resolution mechanism



  • Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on Friday, launched a state-of-the-art customer relationship management (CRM) system, to respond to queries and complaints of taxpayers and general public right away; an official statement said.

Turkey condemns Paris terrorist attack



  • Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement, on Friday said, "We condemn the heinous terrorist attack perpetrated in Paris Champs-Elysees Avenue that resulted in the death of one police officer and injury of two police officers."

Mattis reaffirms US support to Israel



  • Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon, in a statement, on Friday said that United States (US) Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met with Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Minister of Defence Avigdor Lieberman, whereat Mattis reaffirmed the US' unwavering commitment to Israel's security and qualitative military edge, and the importance of our enduring relationship with the government and people of Israel.

SCO deliberates on admitting India and Pakistan as member States



  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of State in Astana on Friday discussed the draft Astana Declaration (AD) along-with decisions on completing the procedure for admitting India and Pakistan into the SCO and recognising their status as member-States; an official statement said.

Students hold anti-India demonstrations in IOK



  • In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), students hailing from different educational institutions staged massive anti-India demonstrations, on Friday, while Indian police used brute force against the protesters, causing injuries to many; Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

Norway wants to lead OSCE



  • The Government intends to put Norway forward for chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2020; an official statement said.

Lavrov expresses concern over Syria



  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in a statement, on Friday said that Russian government is worried by the actions taken by the United States (US) and its Western allies to prevent inspectors from going to the site of the chemical incident in order to establish the truth.