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Govt taking steps for promotion of country's exports: President

President, Dr Arif Alvi has said that Muslim world, which is facing the grave challenges of conflicts and growing population, will have to make united efforts to secure a bright future for them.

PM vows for creating new Tax Culture & Ease of Doing Business

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is working on a comprehensive plan to promote tax culture, reduce tax rate, encourage tax payers and bringing maximum people to the tax net.

Elements involved in money laundering enemy of nation and deserve no leniency: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says elements involved in money laundering are foes of the nation and deserve no leniency.

Fawad for enhancing Pak-Italy cooperation in tourism sector

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has stressed the need for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Italy in tourism sector.

Asad Umar, Penny Mordaunt discuss matters of bilateral interest

British Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt called on Finance Minister, Asad Umar in Islamabad today, along with five member delegati

Pakistani envoy meets top UN leaders, calls for de-escalation, Kashmir solution

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi says the dangerous situation in the region calls for stepping up efforts to settle the decades-old Kashmir dispute.

PM directs to use modern means to bring Non-Tax payers into Tax Net

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to use modern means for tax collection to bring non tax payers to the tax net and to facilitate existing tax payers.

Pakistan to retaliate with full force in case of Indian aggression: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically declared that Pakistan will retaliate with full force in case of any aggression by India over the Pulwama incident.

India cannot isolate Pakistan: Info Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that India cannot succeed in its design to isolate Pakistan in the world community.

ECC orders formation of Task Force on export of manpower

Economic Coordination Committee has directed the Ministry of Industries and Production to ensure placing of names of personnel under investigation in NAB cases regarding Pakistan Steel Mills...

Indian leadership not to endanger regional peace for political ends: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the BJP leadership in India not to endanger the regional peace and stability for the sake of their political ends.

Indian spy Kulbhushan confessed RAW's involvement in terrorism in Balochistan: Pakistan informs ICJ

At the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Pakistan's counsel Khawar Qureshi has given forceful arguments in the case against Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia reaffirm commitment to further boost bilateral cooperation

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and his high powered delegation left Islamabad this evening after a two-day official visit to Pakistan.

Pakistan has potential to become big economy by 2030: Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said Pakistan has the potential to become a big economy by 2030.

Cultural exchanges to bring Pak-Saudi people more closer: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says enhanced cultural exchange programmes between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would bring the people of two countries more closer.

FM asks UN to take notice of irresponsible tactics by Indian govt after Pulwama attack

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked the UN Secretary General to take notice of the recent irresponsible tactics by the Indian government to flare up tensions in the region.

President confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was conferred upon highest civilian award "Nishan-e-Pakistan at an impressive investiture ceremony at the President House. President Dr Arif Alvi conferred upon

Saudi Arabia investing $20b in various sectors of Pakistan: FM

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi has said that Saudi Arabia is investing 20 billion dollars in various sectors of Pakistan in first phase.

Saudi Crown Prince orders immediate release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has ordered immediate release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi jails.

PM Imran, Saudi Crown Prince jointly preside over inaugural meeting of Supreme Coordination Council

The Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman jointly presided over the inaugural meeting of Supreme Coordination Council in Islamabad.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia sign several agreements and MoUs in different sectors

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have signed several agreements and Memorandums of Understanding in different sectors.

First phase of $20b investment in Pakistan completed: Saudi Crown Prince

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are enjoying historical relations, which are now focused on investment.

Saudi Crown Prince visit to take Pak-Saudi relations to new heights: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is a historic visit which will lay the foundation of taking the economic relations between the two countries to

Saudi power producing company expresses willingness to invest around $4bln in Pakistan

Saudi power producing company ACWA Power has expressed its willingness to invest around 4 billion dollars in Pakistan's renewable energy sector.

Info Minister reviews coverage arrangements of Saudi Crown Prince

Minister for Information Fawad Hussain Chaudhry chaired a high level meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to review arrangements for the coverage for the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohaammad Bin Salman to

Historic welcome awaits Saudi Crown Prince who arrives in Pakistan today

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad today on a two-day official visit to Pakistan on invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Foreign Minister stresses broad-based relationship between Pakistan, US

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stressed the importance of a broad-based and structured relationship between Pakistan and the United States for promoting...

Bilateral ties b/w Pakistan and Saudi Arabia warming up: Fawad

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are further warming up.

Saudi Arabia announces reduction in visa fee for Pakistanis

The Saudi government has reduced single entry visa fee for Pakistanis from two thousand Saudi Riyals to three hundred and thirty eight Riyals.

Pakistan desires to turn historic relations with KSA into strong strategic partnership: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Pakistan desires to turn historic relations with Saudi Arabia into a strong strategic partnership.

Saudi Arabia's investment to play important role in country's economic stability: Minister

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri says the investment of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan will play an important role in the economic stability of the country.

PM reiterates govt's commitment to timely complete CPEC projects

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated government's commitment to timely complete China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

PM chairs meeting to review arrangements for Saudi Crown Prince visit to Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and reviewed the arrangements regarding various engagements...

Saudi Crown Prince visit a milestone achievement of PTI led government on foreign policy front: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman would prove a game changer...

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to sign MoUs on drug control, renewable energy: FO

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are set to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of mineral resources, drug control and renewable energy...

WB plays important role for various development initiatives in Pakistan : Razak

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Thursday said that World Bank (WB) has played important role...

CPEC has helped overcome severe energy crises: Bakhtiar

Minister for Planning and Development Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has said the government will facilitate investors with continuous policy support to create a pull factor..

Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka: President

President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz-Military upon Chief of Defence Staff Sri Lankan Armed Forces Admiral Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne at a special Investiture ceremony held at A

PM underscores Government's commitment to facilitate investors

Prime Minister Imran Khan has underscored the government's commitment to facilitate investors in undertaking profitable business ventures in the country.

Pakistan, a resilient nation, has successfully overcome scourge of terrorism: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan, which used to be a tolerant nation, was trapped in an irregular and prolonged conflict...

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Pakistan on Saturday

Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan on Saturday on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

8 MoUs to be signed during Saudi crown prince visit to Pakistan: FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi Wednesday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will sign eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince...

Consensus developed on Gwadar Master Plan: Khusro

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar on Wednesday said consensus among stakeholders had been developed on the Gwadar City Master Plan...

PM reiterates govt's resolve to devise people-friendly policies

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated his government's resolve to devise people-friendly policies on priority basis to take masses out of poverty.

PM emphasizes need for broad-based regional cooperation to eradicate violence

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized the need for broad-based regional cooperation in order to eradicate the violence and extremism.

Saudi Arabia plays vital role to strengthen Pakistan’s economy

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan will take the relations between the two countries to the new

Asad Umar reviews progress on formation of proposed framework

Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired a meeting of the Committee on Pak-Turkey Strategic Economic Framework in Islamabad to review progress on formation of the proposed framework.

Pak-Afghan parliamentary diplomacy to help strengthen ties: Qaiser

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said parliamentary diplomacy between Pakistan and Afghanistan will help strengthen relations and remove misunderstandings between the two neighboring countrie

Five-day Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 concludes

Five-day Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 concluded in Karachi today. President, Sindh Chief Minister, Defence Minister, Minister of Defence Production, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee.

President Alvi emphasizes need to strengthen CPLC

President Arif Alvi here on Monday suggested need to strengthen and turn Citizen – Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) functional in accordance to its actual spirit. During his visit to CPLC office