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Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office. Secretary Interior briefed the meeting about the measures being taken and the effort

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd ) Nasir-ul-Mulk Wednesday kicked off the annual monsoon tree plantation campaign

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd ) Nasir-ul-Mulk Wednesday kicked off the annual monsoon tree plantation campaign with a pledge to make Pakistan green. The Prime Minister planted a sapling of Pi

Govt exempts FATA, PATA from sales & income taxes

Caretaker federal government has decided not to collect sales tax on electricity and manufacturing and income tax on profits in business from FATA and PATA areas.

Consensus developed for open trial in Al-Azizia/Hill Metal references: Ali Zafar

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar on Wednesday said a consensus had been reached for open trial in Al-Azizia/Hill Metal refe

Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day being observed today

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over being observed 71st Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day on Thursday with a renewed pledge to continue struggle till achieving right to

PM directs to accommodate youth from victim families of Mastung blast in NAVTTC programmes

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk Tuesday directed to accommodate maximum number of youth from the victim families of Mastung blast in the training programmes of National Vocational and Technic

PGREF to fortify Pakistan’s efforts to capitalize potential of green energy: Ali Zafar

Minister for Energy Syed Ali Zafar Tuesday said newly established Pakistan-German Renewable Energy Forum (PGREF) would fortify Pakistan’s efforts to capitalize available potential of clean and green e

Voters’ turnout likely to increase as ratio surged by 23percent

The turnout of voters in upcoming general election 2018 is likely to increase as the overall ratio of eligible voters has surged by 23 percent as compared to 2013 polls. According to an official of th

Govt resolved to hold election in free, fair, transparent manner: Ali Zafar

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Syed Ali Zafar on Tuesday expressed the government’s resolve to hold the upcoming elections on time and in a fr

Pakistan submits its second reply at ICJ in Jadhav case: FO Spokesman

Pakistan on Tuesday submitted its second reply at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Indian spy and terrorist, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Mohammad Fa

Pakistan, Iran to continue efforts for dealing cross-border challenges: President

President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday hoped that Pakistan and Iran would continue efforts for dealing with cross-border challenges and high level visits will further strengthen defence cooperation betwe

Delegation headed by NCHR chairperson calls on Ali Zafar

A delegation headed by acting Chairperson of National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) Fazila Aliani called on Federal Minister for Law and Justice Syed Ali Zafar here on Monday and discussed issues

Pakistan desires to strengthen cooperation with Iran: Haroon

Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon Monday said Pakistan desired to further strengthen cooperation with Iran in areas of mutual interest for the benefit of two countries and to ensure peace and s

NDRMF; First Concrete Step towards Making Pakistan Resilient, Against Natural Disasters and Climate Change....Dr Shamshad Akhtar NDRMF to Finance 70% Cost of Eligible Projects: CEO NDRMF

The Caretaker Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning, Development and Reform, Dr Shamshad Akhtar termed National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)

“Climate Change Interim Minister inaugurated Monsoon Tree Plantation at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro” Islamabad

Today on 16th July, 2018 Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh inaugurated and started the drive of Monsoon tree plantation from Mehran University of Engineering and Technolog

Govt providing full security to all election candidates: Zafar

Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar has said that the government is determined to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in the country.

PM stresses measures for security of candidates, public in election gatherings

Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk Sunday directed the authorities concerned and stakeholders to exercise utmost precaution and take all possible measures to ensure security of the candidates

PM visits CMH, inquires after health of injured

Prime Minister justice retired Nasir-ul-Mulk Sunday arrived CMH Quetta and inquired after the health of injured persons of Mastung tragedy. The prime minister also prayed for their early recovery, PM

Anti-state elements want to halt elections: Ali Zafar

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has said that anti-state elements wanted to halt elections in the country. Talking to a pr

89 PAKISTAN WELCOMES AGREEMENT ON GLOBAL COMPACT ON MIGRATION AS HISTORIC Islamabad

At the UN, Pakistan welcomed agreement on a Global Compact that sets out a framework to protect migrants, saying this marked a historic moment and triumph of multilateralism, says a press release rece

104 PSs declared highly sensitive, 91 sensitive in Rwp District

As many as 104 male, female and combined Polling Stations (PSs) including 24 in NA-57, Rawalpindi-I, 15 in NA-58, Rawalpindi-II, 31 in NA-59, Rwp-III, 20 in NA-62, Rwp-VI and 13 in NA-63, Rwp-VII

Pak envoy discusses regional, global issues with Trinidad NS minister

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Tariq Azim Khan, concurrently accredited to Trinidad & Tobago, called on the National Security Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Maj. gen. (retd) Edmund Dillon at

President strongly condemns Mastung blast; cancels his engagements

President Mamnoon Hussain Friday strongly condemned bomb blast in Mastung on Friday, which caused loss of lives and injuries. The president expressed his deep grief over the loss of precious human liv

Caretaker PM inaugurates Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable Connectivity project

Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk inaugurated Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Connectivity project at a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday.

Information Minister condemns terrorism incidents in Bannu, Mastung

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs Syed Ali Zafar on Friday strongly condemned the terrorism incidents in Bannu and Mastung and expressed his deep sorr

Five sub-committees to be formed for dams’ construction: CJP told

Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) Chairman Lt Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain Friday informed Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar that ICDBMD would constitute

US Assistant Secretary on Educational, Cultural Affairs visits HEC, calls on chairperson

United States (US) Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce has visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to highlight the wide range of State Department education

President for enhanced educational facilities in northern areas

President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said enhanced educational facilities in the northern areas would not only bring about betterment in the life of people there but would also help further strengthen s

President for effective measures to check growing trend of intolerance in educational institutions

President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday stressed on the need of taking effective measures to check the growing trend of intolerance in the country’s educational institutions, in consultation with all unive

Nawaz, Maryam to be arrested on arrival: Ali Zafar

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs Barrister Syed Ali Zafar on Thursday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar wou

UN lauds Pakistan's role for sustainable development & HRs

United Nations has lauded Pakistan's positive role at the UN, especially in advancing the world body's core causes from sustainable development to human rights for all.

Pakistan urges int'l community to notice HRs abuses in IOK

Pakistan says Kashmir is cornerstone of its foreign policy and it will continue political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris struggling for their just right to self-determination.

Bilour family’s sacrifices for democracy to be remembered forever: Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the family of slain Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour and said the sacrifices of Bilour family for democracy would be

PM directs to beef up security arrangements across country

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk Wednesday directed interior ministry to issue instructions to the provincial governments for beefing up security arrangements across the country.

Civil servants on probation meet PM

A batch of 55 probationary officers of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) and AJK Administrative Services, undergoing mandatory Specialized Training at Civil Services Academy, Lahore, called on Pri

Interior Minister urges political parties to cooperate with administration to ensure fool proof security

Caretaker Minister for Interior Azam Khan on Wednesday urged all the political parties that prior to any gathering, either small or big during election campaign, they must inform local administration

Yusuf Shaikh reiterates to increase awareness on population issues

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to work in unison to increase people’s awareness about popul

SC directs to ensure efficient campaign for dams' fundraising

Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed PEMRA and Information Ministry to ensure an efficient media campaign for the fund announced by Supreme Court of Pakistan for Diamer-Bhasha & Mohmand Dams for rai

High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood briefs PM on Pak-India ties

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood called on Prime Minister Justice ( R ) Nasir-ul-Mulk here Tuesday and briefed him on all aspects of Pakistan-India relations.

Caretaker PM reaffirms Pakistan's support for Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice retired Nasir-ul-Mulk has reassured Pakistan’s support for an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process as there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan

Growing poverty, lack of education causes extremism, violence: Ali Zafar

Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Tuesday said growing poverty, lack of education and galloping population were causes of extremis

Shamshad calls for collective efforts to check currency smuggling

Caretaker Finance Minister, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has stressed the need for collective efforts to check terror financing, menace of money laundering, currency smuggling through borders and other crimina

Army to provide all out support for free, fair elections: ISPR

Armed forces would provide necessary support to the Election Commission of Pakistan in the conduct of general elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.

Efforts needed to overcome impending water crisis: Caretaker PM

The construction work on Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams will be started during the current fiscal year. This was informed by Chairman WAPDA Muzammil Hussain during a briefing to the caretaker Prime Min

Load-shedding carried out due to actual generation of 18,000 MW: Ali Zafar

Minister for Power Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Monday informed the Senate that around 5000 to 6000 megawatt (MW) gap between power demand and supply persisted with actual generation of 18,000 MW against

Pakistan, Italy agree to enhance cooperation in defence production

Caretaker Minister for Defence Production, Lt. General (Retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi has said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Italy.

Pakistan launches two indigenously-built satellites from China

Pakistan on Monday launched the two indigenously-built satellites from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Centre to meet its imagery requirements in land mapping and natural disaster management.

Pakistan, Indonesia exchange views on political, security, economic policy areas

Pakistan and Indonesia on Monday exchanged views on political, security and economic policy areas of mutual interest where in unanimity of views was found on major regional and global issues. The seco

All legal requirements to be fulfilled on return of Nawaz, Maryam: Zafar

Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar has stressed to conserve and utilize irrigation water wisely to tackle the water crisis. Addressing a "Meet The Press" program at Lahore Press Club in

AJK PM urges int'l community to break silence over HR violations in IOK

India has been committing the human rights violations in held Kashmir and international community should break its silence on these injustices. This was stated by Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minis