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President chairs meeting of COMSATS varsity’s senate

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday chaired the second meeting of the senate of COMSATS University here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and gave approval to various agenda items with the direction of speedy imple

Ensuring easy, inexpensive justice system to people top priority of Govt: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that ensuring easy and inexpensive justice system to the people was top priority of the government.

PM demands UN peacekeepers, observers should be allowed in Occupied Kashmir

Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded that the UN peacekeepers and observers be allowed in Occupied Kashmir where India intends to carry out genocide of Muslim population.

PM directs Governor Sindh to meet Kashmiri community in Karachi, highlight Kashmir issue

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed Governor Sindh Imran Ismail to meet Kashmiri community in Karachi and highlight the Kashmir issue.

Govt intends to amend NAB laws to remove fears of investors: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that incumbent government intends to amend the National Accountability Bureau laws to remove...

Agriculture credit outreach grew by 8% to 4.01 million farmers:SBP

The agricultural credit outreach in the country during financial year 2018-19 recorded about 8% growth as the number of farmers benefited from the agriculture credit has increased to 4.01 million...

PRC rendering admirable services in saving precious human lives: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi says First aid services play a critical role in saving precious human lives and Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) is rendering admirable services in this regard.

PM directs expediting progress on Civil Service reforms

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday chaired a meeting to review progress on the Civil Service reforms and directed for accelerating the process for introduction of these reforms.

Illegal, unilateral Indian steps in IoJ&K entail grave risk for regional peace: Qureshi tells French FM

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday held a telephonic conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the current situation in the Indian Occupied...

Pakistan to take Kashmir case to int’l forums as Indian oppression continues: Firdous

Pakistan would take the Kashmir case to international forums as India did not lift curfew and continued violating human rights of Kashmiris in the occupied valley, Special Assistant to the Prime Minis

Govt to focuses on exports through tariff rationalization: Razak Dawood

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Textile, Industries and Production and Investment on Tuesday said the government is focusing on higher exports through tariff rationalization for attracting t

Pakistan condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces along LoC

The Director General South Asia Dr. Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Tuesday and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian...

President summons joint session of Parliament on Aug 30

The President of Pakistan has summoned the Joint Session of Parliament on August 30. “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 read with clause (3) of Article 56 of the...

CPEC authority being established for ensuring continuous progress on different projects: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority was being established for ensuring uninterrupted progress on different projects.

Firdous presents PTI Govt’s one-year performance report to President

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan called on President Dr Arif Alvi in Islamabad on Monday.

Govt accords 3-year extension in service to COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday gave an extension of three-years in service to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, “in view of the regional security environment...

Merger of FATA, levy & Khasadars, Sehat Insaf Cards, BTAP extension to erstwhile FATA, major feats of PTI Govt in last one year

The PTI led Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has achieved many laurels on diversified fronts during last one year by completing the challenging process of KP-FATA merger, extending Sehat Insaf Cards (

Timely policies help expand income tax-return filing bases by 43 percent

Owing to prudent, timely and swift tax reform policies of the incumbent government, the income return filing base has widened by around 43 percent to the record level of 2.5 million filers...

PM urges world to take serious cognizance of India’s nuclear arsenal safety

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday urged the world to seriously consider the safety and security of India’s nuclear arsenal which was in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu supremacist Modi’s gover

Firdous urges media to collectively project national narrative on Kashmir

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday urged both the print and electronic media to collectively project the national narrative...

PTI one Year performance recognized globally: Leaders

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Leaders Monday hailed that the one year performance of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government was recognized not only in Pakistan but globally.

India could launch aggressive activities to sabotage regional peace: AJK President

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Masood Khan says the stubborn attitude of Indian ruler is dragging the sub-continent region into war.

Govt taking steps to make Pakistan social welfare state

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar says the government is taking measures to make Pakistan a social welfare state.

Minorities feel insecure in India after Modi’s illegal move on occupied Kashmir: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says minorities, especially Muslims and Christians, are feeling insecurity in India after Narendra Modi's illegal move of scrapping the special status of occupied

President condemns Kuchlak blast

President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday strongly condemned a blast at Kuchlak area of Quetta and expressed grief over the loss of lives.

PM apprises Trump about Pakistan’s concern on India’s illegal Kashmir move

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday in a telephonic conversation apprised United States President Donald Trump about the regional situation arising from India’s illegal move over occupied Kashmir.

Voice of Kashmiris heard in rare UNSC meeting on Kashmir: Pakistan

The UN Security Council Friday discussed the “dangerous” situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) for the first time in over 50 years at Pakistan’s request, with China’s top diplomat saying afterwar

Pakistan to do everything for Kashmiris if world fails to act: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said Pakistan would be compelled to do everything for the oppressed Kashmiris...

India loses its case on Kashmir morally, politically, int’ly after UNSC meeting: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Quershi Friday said India had lost its case morally, politically and internationally after the meeting of United Nations Security Council, which discussed the Kashmir iss

UNSC meeting nullifies Indian claims that Kashmir is its internal matter: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that the highest world forum, the UN Security Council has heard the voice of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmi

UNSC must act as India can orchestrate Pulwama-like drama to strike Pakistan: AJK President

Azad Jammu & Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan, while welcoming the UN Security Council session being held on Friday to review the situation of occupied Kashmir, has stressed upon the world...

PM warns of another Srebrenica-like massacre if Kashmir genocide goes unnoticed

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the Muslim community in Indian occupied Kashmir was facing grave danger of ethnic cleansing as the heavily militarized territory witnessed 12 days...

FM phones Dominican counterpart, discuss situation in occupied Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has made a telephone call to his counterpart of Dominican Republic Miguel Octavio Vargas to apprise him about the recent spate of violence and oppression unleashe

UNSC likely to meet today to discuss Occupied Kashmir situation

The UN Security Council is expected to meet behind-closed-doors in New York today to take up Pakistan’s request for the 15-member body to deal with the grave situation in occupied Kashmir arising from

Maleeha urges UNSC to reaffirm commitment to its own resolutions on Kashmir

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has called on UN Security Council to take note of New Delhi's illegal action and to reaffirm its commitment to its own...

Firdous terms UNSC meeting on Kashmir as Pakistan’s diplomatic victory

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said that holding of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting after five decades on Kashmir

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the Indian government’s unilateral move to end special status of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) was a despicable conspiracy and blatant violation...

MESSAGE FROM PRIME MINISTER OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

I extend my heartiest felicitations to all Pakistanis, living within the country and abroad, on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day...

PM to address AJK Legislative Assembly on Aug 14

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

British MP asks foreign secretary to raise Kashmir HR abuses at UNSC

Stella Creasy, Labour and Co-operative member of parliament (MP) for Walthamstow, while expressing her deep concern on disturbing human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir...

Qureshi asks UNSC to convene meeting to discuss illegal steps of India in occupied Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he has written a letter to UN Security Council asking it to convene a special meeting to discuss the illegal steps of India to change the status quo in Kashm

Indian policies pose serious threat to regional peace: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says if Modi regime did not abandon the policy of subjugation, it would leave peace of the region in severe dangers.

PM directs Karachi MPs to remain in constituencies during holidays

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday directed the parliamentarians from Karachi to remain in their respective constituencies throughout the holidays of Eid and Independence Day to assist the people...

Pakistan to continue moral,diplomatic support to Kashmiris: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that Pakistan will continue to expose the evil face of India before the world...

Brisk preparations underway to celebrate Independence Day

Brisk preparations to celebrate the Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and zeal are underway across the country.

Unified message, Kashmiris’ activation a must to forcefully contest Kashmir case: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday said that a unified message from the political leadership and activation of Kashmiris were a must to forcefully contest the case of Kashmir at the United N

Pakistan condemns Indian curtailment of religious freedom of Kashmiri Muslims

Pakistan has condemned Indian curtailment of religious freedom of Kashmiri Muslims. In a statement today, Foreign Office Spokesperson said India has curtailed religious freedom of millions of Kashmiri

Our resolve to solve Kashmir dispute is as strong as desire for peace: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Monday visited the Line of Control (LoC) in Bagh sector and spent the first day of Eid ul Azha with troops deployed there to defend the motherland.

President for highlighting importance of Eid ul Azha’s message

President Dr Arif Alvi while congratulating the whole Muslim Ummah on the Eid ul Azha, stressed upon understanding the hidden significance of selflessness and sacrifices associated with the...

Occupied Kashmir is under complete clampdown: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says occupied Kashmir is under a complete clampdown and that there is a serious risk of innocent Kashmiris getting killed in large numbers as a result of enhanced repression.