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President for building large water reservoirs to meet depleting reservoirs

President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday stressed the need for building large water reservoirs in the country to meet its rapidly depleting water resources and shortage, and warned of serious water...

PM invites Qatari investment all sectors of Pakistan’s economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday invited Qatari investment in all sectors of Pakistan’s economy, especially in agriculture, livestock and energy.

Pakistan offers skilled workforce for 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday while discussing the bilateral ties with visiting Qatari counterpart, offered the services of professional Pakistani workforce...

Azerbaijan Ambassador offers $100 million credit to address Pakistan’s energy issues

Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday and said that Azerbaijan was ready to offer...

Pak committed to implement int'l AML, CFT standards: Asad Umar

Finance Minister Asad Umar has expressed the government's firm resolve to implement the international Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism standards in the country.

Italian delegation calls on Defence Production Minister

An Italian delegation led by Ambassador of Italy, Stefano Pontecorvo and President Chief Executive Officer of Electronica Group, Enzo Benigni called on Federal Minister...

Pakistan to overcome external, internal challenges by pursuing cohesive national approach: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday expressed confidence that by pursing a cohesive national approach Pakistan will successfully overcome all external and internal challenges.

Federal Cabinet decides to renegotiate LNG deals

The Federal Cabinet on Thursday decided to renegotiate the terms and conditions of unjustified deals pertaining to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals with the companies...

PEMRA to be replaced by new authority to oversee all forms of media: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the government would abolish Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority...

Conserving, protecting environment a collective social responsibility: Malik Amin Aslam Khan

Federal Minister and Advisor to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that conserving and protecting the environment is not just the responsibility of governments...

Social creative enterprises can help achieve SDGS: Khusro Bakhtiar

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar Thursday said social and creative enterprises can help achieve economic agenda and sustainable development goals.

Pakistan, China actively cooperating on fighting corruption: FO

China and Pakistan have initiated cooperation on fighting against corruption, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Federal Insurance Ombudsman’s role important in ensuring justice: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said Federal Insurance Ombudsman has an important role in provision of justice to the people.

PM assures media organizations complete freedom in performing of duties

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday assured the media organizations that the government believed in complete freedom of press and they would be given full liberty...

Govt extending all possible support to business community: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that government is extending maximum facilitation and provision of all possible support to the business community.

No victimization, but across the board accountability to continue: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf government did not believe in victimization of the opponents...

Iranian FM calls Shah Mahmood Qureshi; situation after abduction of Iranian guards discussed

Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif Wednesday called Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss the situation arising following the abduction of Iranian guards...

Govt sets target of 15 mln bales of cotton for 2018-19: Commerce minister

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Textiles, Abdul Razzaq Dawood Wednesday said the government had set a target of 15 million bales of cotton for 2018 -19...

Govt to provide all resources to enhance capabilities of Pak Navy: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday said the government was fully cognizant of the need to have a potent navy and would provide all necessary resources to enhance the capability...

Govt to extend full support to media in its pivotal role of promoting democracy, good governance, awareness creation: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that as media had a pivotal role in promotion of democracy, good governance, ensuring transparency and merit as well as creating awareness...

Govt to fulfill all pledges made with business community: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said contrary to the policies of previous governments, the present government would ensure the fulfillment of all the pledges made with the business community.

Pakistan attaches great importance to fraternal ties with UAE: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday said Pakistan attached great importance to its friendly and fraternal relations with brotherly...

Pakistan to bridge gap of 12 billion US dollar: Asad Umer

Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer on Tuesday expressed the hope that the country would bridge the gap of 12 billion US dollars through loans being sought from various foreign...

Effective diplomacy needed over granting Pakistan NSG membership: Mazari

Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen M Mazari Tuesday stressed the need to have effective diplomacy over the issue of granting Pakistan the membership of Nuclear Supplier Group...

Pakistan pursuing peaceful use of nuclear energy: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said Pakistan was pursuing the peaceful use of nuclear energy and wanted to further strengthen partnership with International Atomic Energy Agency..

National anti-measles drive kicks off

President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday launched the national immunization drive against measles, under which children aging nine months to five years will be vaccinated during October 15-27.

German ambassador lauds govt initiative to prioritize health, education and environment

Ambassador of Germany Martin Kobler, who called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Monday, lauded the initiative of PTI government...

Chinese minister for agriculture calls on Khusro Bakhtyar

Vice Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China MA Aiguo Monday called on Minister for Planning, Development and Reform (PD&R) Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar.

PTI govt believes in regular interaction with business community: Shehryar Afridi

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Monday said the PTI government believed in regular interaction with the business community and he would maintain regular contact....

Govt taking measures to strengthen national economy: Shafqat

Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was taking comprehensive measures to strengthen...

Meeting takes stock of economic situation; resolves to steer country out of current situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday held a meeting with leading businessmen and economy experts to discuss current economic situation and growth of the economy.

PTI once again emerges largest political party in by-election: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had once again emerged as the largest political party...

Gwadar to put positive impact on prosperity of country: Sanjrani

Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that Gwadar will be economic and business center in future.

Pakistan to continue moral,diplomatic and political support of Kashmiris: Gandapur

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur has reiterated country’s stance to continue political, moral and diplomatic support of Kashmiris to win right...

Polling concluded peaceful, uninterrupted on one NA, nine PA constituencies in KP

The polling process in bye-elections for one National Assembly and nine Provincial Assembly constituencies concluded on Sunday without any interruption in a peaceful...

Housing scheme launched by PTI govt attracts hundred of thousands people: Farrukh Saleem

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson for Economic Affairs, Dr Farrukh Saleem has said more than 150,000 application forms were obtained by the people...

President urges nation to fully participate in Clean and Green campaign

President Arif Alvi participated in Clean and Green campaign at a ceremony in Karachi today.

PM launches 'Clean and Green Pakistan' drive

Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Saturday) kicked off a countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive to tackle the challenges of swelling pollution and global warming with a resolve to inherit...

Clean and Green Pakistan drive begins in Islamabad

Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam inaugurated Clean and Green Pakistan campaign here at Saidpur village Saturday. Talking to media on the occasion...

IMF package only way to put economy back on track: Asad Umar

Minister for Finance Asad Umar on Saturday said an IMF bailout package was unavoidable for Pakistan, which, according to economic experts, was the only way...

By-elections on 35 National, Provincial Assemblies' seats on Sunday

By-elections on thirty five constituencies of National and provincial assemblies will be held on Sunday.

Effective local govt system to be introduced in Balochistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says an effective local government system would be introduced in Balochistan to resolve problems of people at grass-roots level.

Special package of incentives would be announced for overseas Pakistanis: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a special package of incentives would be announced for overseas Pakistanis to encourage them to send remittances through banking channels.

Info Minister invites EU countries to invest in projects under CPEC

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government will welcome investment of European countries in projects related to CPEC.

FM offers to share country's expertise in combating terrorism

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan as full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization will work to play an even greater role in realization of shared aspirations.

Preservation of dying art imperative to promote indigenous culture: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has directed the concerned authorities to develop a substantial plan envisaging concrete measures to preserve and document...

British leadership acknowledges Pakistan's achievements in counterterrorism

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan is moving steadily towards enhanced stability and is ready to take Pakistan-UK bilateral security relationship to the next level...

President asks political leaders to play their role in ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive

President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday asked leaders of all political parties and chief ministers to play an active role in the “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive for a healthy environment for the people...

PM asks Finance Ministry to submit detailed analysis on foreign loans, spending

Deeply concerned over the alarming rise in country’s foreign debts from Rs six to 30 trillion in past ten years, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed the Finance Ministry...

PM’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program gets overwhelming response

A huge demand for registration form for the newly launched Naya Pakistan Housing Program Thursday brought to a grinding halt the website of Nadra...