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President Dr. Alvi briefed on development projects in Sindh

President Dr. Arif Alvi was briefed here on Monday about the progress of the projects being undertaken under the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company (SIDC).

PM’s visit to Iran in line with govt’s approach to strengthen relations with neighbouring countries: FO

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in line with his government’s approach to meaningfully strengthen its relations with all neighbouring countries, paid a two-day official visit to Iran from April 21 to 22 on

Pakistan to promote bilateral ties, trade with Iran: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that Pakistan would do everything to promote its bilateral ties and trade with Iran.

PTI government fully believes in freedom of expression : Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said the government of Tehreek-e-Insaf fully believed in freedom of expression and independence o

All Pakistani missions directed to facilitate Pakistani community: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said government is trying to ensure all possible facilitation for the overseas Pakistanis.

Pakistan signs loan agreement worth $ 551 mln with ITFC for Oil & LNG import

Economic Affairs Division has signed a loan agreement worth 551 million dollars with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation for import of oil and LNG.

PM to hold in-depth talks with Iranian leadership in Tehran

Prime Minister Imran Khan is in Tehran on his two-day official visit to Iran to hold talks with Iranian leadership on bilateral and regional issues.

PM inaugurates Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Quetta

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his government's commitment to uplift Balochistan to make it at par with developed parts of the country.

Prime Minister meets Iranian health minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met Health Minister of Iran Dr Saeed Namaki soon after his arrival in Tehran on a two-day official visit. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral ties and

Each and every looted penny to be recovered from former rulers: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said Prime Minister Imran Khan would recover each and every penny of the national exchequer loot

Pakistan desires peaceful ties with neighboring countries: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan desires peaceful relations with all the neighboring countries for peace and stability in the region.

Hafeez Shaikh reviews Assets Declaration Scheme

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday reviewed the proposed Assets Declaration Scheme 2019 during a detailed discussion with the Federal B

PM Imran to pay two-day official visit to Tehran from today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two day official visit to Iran from tomorrow (Sunday). He is visiting Iran on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

PM directs for maximum relief to masses during Ramadan: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed all the ministries concerned to provide maximum relief

Challenges to be overcome through following teachings of Allama Iqbal: NA speaker

Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a visionary poet who conceived the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent that was ultimately materialized in the shape of Pakistan...

Pakistan to fence border with Iran to evade Omara like attacks: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said Pakistan would fence its border with Iran to prevent recurrence of Omara like terror attacks from across the border.

IMF mission to visit Pakistan this month to discuss supported program

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh held a telephonic discussion with IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo on Saturday.

Pakistan hands over Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital to Afghan Govt in Kabul

Pakistan officially handed over two hundred bed state of art Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital to Afghan Government in Kabul today (Saturday).

President urges parents, teachers to inculcate book reading among children

President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday urged the parents and teachers to inculcate the habit of book reading among new generation saying knowledge was vital to materialize the vision of Naya Pakistan.

PM hints at more changes in federal cabinet on basis of performance of ministers

Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted at more changes in the federal cabinet on the basis of performance of the ministers.

PM inaugurates new Dept of Clinical & Radiation Oncology at SKMCH Peshawar

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday inaugurated the new department of Clinical and Radiation Oncology at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) and Research Centre, Peshawar.

India, Pakistan can’t stay aloof as neighbours: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said here Friday that India and Pakistan could not stay aloof as neighbours and reiterated the need for mutual dialogue to resolve issues between the two countrie

PM prefers national interest over personal goals by changing portfolios of ministers: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said it was first time in the history of Pakistan that a prime minister had preferred national i

Pakistan, Turkey agree to further boost cooperation in defence, security fields

Pakistan and Turkey at their 14th round of high-level military dialogue in Rawalpindi on Friday agreed to further boost cooperation in defence and security fields

CPEC has made Pakistan important destination for global trade, investment: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project had made Pakistan an important destination for global trade and investment.

PM for ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity to consumers at Sehr, Iftar timings during Ramadan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Power to make special arrangements for ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity during the holy month of Ramadan...

Iranian ambassador calls on PM

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office. Matters related to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s forthcoming visit to Iran were di

PM strongly condemns terror attack at Makran Coastal Highway

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday strongly condemned the dastardly act of terrorism took place in Buzi Top area of Balochistan at Makran Coastal Highway targeting innocent people.

Armed forces, Pakistanis standing steadfast against terrorism: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the recent terrorist incidents in Balochistan are condemnable. In a statement, he said anti-state forces are fanning subversive activities in the country to

Religious Minister expresses confidence over Hajj arrangement made by Saudi Arabia

Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has expressed confidence over the Hajj arrangement made by Saudi Arabia. He was talking to Saudi Minister for Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin

Universities’ role crucial towards human resource development: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that universities had crucial role towards human resource development, which ultimately contribute towards socio-economic progress of the country.

Digitalization critical to ensuring efficiency, transparency in official business: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said digitalization was critical to ensuring efficiency and transparency in conduct of official businesses.

Speedy justice to ensure social harmony: NA Speaker

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that speedy and fair justice would ensure social harmony and national integration. He expressed these views while talking to Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir

ECC approves various supplementary grants

Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday approved various demands of divisions and ministries for supplementary and technical supplementary grants.

Strict action to be taken on sale of unregistered, smuggled medicines

Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani has warned that stern action will be taken against those found involved in manufacturing and sale of unregistered

President Alvi visits Quetta, offer condolence to Hazarganji blast victims

President Dr. Arif Alvi Tuesday visited Imam Bargah Wali Asar to condole the tragedy of Hazarganji blast and called for an early and complete implementation of the National Action Plan to safegaurd ri

PM to launch landmark Naya Pakistan Apna Ghar Housing Scheme today

Prime Minister Imran Khan would launch landmark Naya Pakistan Apna Ghar Housing Scheme today. In the first phase, one hundred and thirty five thousand residential units will be constructed.

Constitution guarantees protection of basic rights of citizens: Speaker

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Tuesday said that the 1973 constitution of the Islamic republic of Pakistan ensured the protection of the basic rights and provision equal opportunities for progr

Cabinet resolves to continue crackdown against terrorists under NAP

The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday expressed the resolve to continue the crackdown against terrorists under National Action Plan (NAP) to eventually eliminate the menace from the country.

China committed to timely completion of CPEC projects

Finance Minister Asad Umar says China is a reliable friend and its support is essential for the social and economic development of Pakistan. In a meeting with Chinese ambassador Yao Jing in Islamabad.

President welcomes Saudi Arabia's decision to increase Pakistan's Hajj quota

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan greatly values its relations with the brotherly country, Saudi Arabia. He said this while talking to Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr Abdullah Awad Al Juhany, who c

Pakistan wants peaceful relations with neighbouring countries: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan wants peaceful relations with neighboring countries and solution of all issues through dialogue.He was talking to Member of the British Parliament...

Strong bar important for strong judiciary, democratic institutions, good governance: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said strong bar associations were not only important for a strong judiciary, but also played important role for democratic institutions and good governance in the coun

Pakistan, IMF reach consensus to finalize bailout package: Asad

Minister for Finance Asad Umar has said that Pakistan had reached a consensus with the International Monetary Fund on all issues to finalize the bailout package.

FM underlines Pak's commitment to solidify relations with Nepal

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has underlined Pakistan's commitment to solidify relations with Nepal. He was talking to Nepalese ambassador to Pakistan Ms. Sewa Lamsal who called on him in Isla

Pakistan needs to embrace modern technology to keep pace with world: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that future belongs to technology and Pakistan has to embrace modern technology to move forward and keep pace wi

Kashmir, Palestine to win freedom; cant be suppressed by force: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday said both Kashmir and Palestine would win freedom one day as no community or religion could be suppressed by force.

Money launderers behave with indignation when questioned: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the truth of saying of French economist Frédéric Bastiat is reflected clearly in the way money launderers are treated and the way they behave with indignation when quest

Looted money of corrupt politicians will be brought back from abroad: Information Minister

Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has expressed hope that looted money of corrupt politicians will be brought back from abroad.

Paigham-e-Islam Conference begins in Islamabad

The 4th Paigham-e-Islam conference has begun in Islamabad. At the onset of the conference, Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr Abdullah Awad Al-Juhany recited the Holy Quran.