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Afghan peace process moving in right direction: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said it is the first time that the Afghan peace process is moving in the right direction.

UN urges int’l community to help Pakistan for Afghan refugees

United Nations has urged international community to continue helping Pakistan, which has been shouldering the burden of millions of Afghan refugees over the past 40 years.

Pakistan condemns heinous attacks in Germany

Pakistan has strongly condemned the heinous attacks in Hanau, Germany which resulted in the loss of a number of innocent lives and injuries to many others.

President seeks strong culture of voluntary blood donation in country

President Arif Alvi Thursday stressed the need for a strong culture of voluntary blood donation in the country with equal attention towards cadaveric organ donation.

PM to launch Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah today for uplift of the poor and deserving people of the society.

PM directs to bring stability in prices of edible items

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to bring stability in prices of edible items besides their timely provision during Ramazan.

PM chairs meeting on Pakistan Steel Mills

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting regarding the Pakistan Steel Mills here on Thursday.

US congressmen express concern over Kashmir issue

Two US Congressmen, Ami Bera and George Holding, have expressed concern over the grim situation in occupied Kashmir, insisting that the Narendra Modi government should release political detainees and

Capacity building of faculty is of high importance: Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that capacity building of faculty is very important besides bringing curriculum at par with international standards an

Ehsaas Programme launched to empower women: President

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that no country could achieve the goal of sustainable development without empowering the women.

Federal Cabinet meets today to discuss political, economic situation

Federal Cabinet meets in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

Govt ready to deal with any emergency situation regarding coronavirus: Dr. Zafar

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza says government is ready to deal with any emergency situation regarding coronavirus in the country.

King of Bahrain lauds Pakistan's efforts for regional peace

A delegation led by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani called on King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa in Bahrain.

Media should play vibrant role in nation building: Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the media should not only highlight evils of the society but also play a vibrant role in nation building. It was a collective responsibility and all the people

Int’l community must raise awareness about Indian crimes against humanity: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday underscored that the international community had a responsibility in raising awareness about India’s crimes against humanity and putting pressure on India for th

Govt aiming to increase Pakistan ICT industry to $ 20 billion in few years: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that his government has launched “Digital Pakistan” initiative with the aim to provide a platform to Pakistani youth become independent and drivers of econo

Pakistan completes journey from terrorism to tourism: Firdous

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has expressed the confidence that Pakistan has successfully completed its journey from terrorism to tourism.

Kashmir issue no more a bilateral but international human rights issue: British MPs

The British lawmakers, whom India denied a visit to Kashmir, stated on Wednesday that situation in the Occupied Valley had turned into a serious human rights issue, demanding all states under the Unit

Coronavirus outbreak not to affect China-Pakistan trade, other exchanges: Pakistan Consul General

Pakistan Consul General in Guangzhou, Dr. Diyar Khan has said that the novel coronavirus was not going to affect the trade and other exchanges between China and Pakistan.

President underlines need of making joint efforts to tackle challenges

President Arif Alvi has underlined the need of making joint efforts to tackle internal and external challenges faced by the country.

PM orders setting up complaint management system at capital’s all police stations

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the Interior Minister to establish complaint management system at every police station of the capital and make Islamabad a model safe and secure city.

Kartarpur Corridor portrays true picture of interfaith harmony in Pakistan: UN SG

Kartarpur Corridor was indeed a true picture of prevalent interfaith harmony in Pakistan for the entire world, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said Tuesday.

Guterres lauds Pakistan’s efforts for peace, interfaith harmony

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appreciated Pakistan for its efforts and effective measures to restore peace and promote interfaith harmony in the region.

UN Chief's remarks about Kashmir is victory of Pakistan's stance on issue: Firdous

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says United Nations Secretary General's remarks about Kashmir is a victory of Pakistan's stance on the issue.

Antonio Guterres for youth mobilization, gender parity

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres Tuesday stressed the need for greater participation of youth,besides gender parity within the political systems as well as international organiza

President underlines UN obligation to implement its Security Council resolutions on Kashmir issue

President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday underlined the fundamental obligation of the United Nations to implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, pledging the right to self-

Pakistan committed to Afghan peace for stability, refugees’ return: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said, with hosting of Afghan refugees for four decades, Pakistan had a sincere resolve towards sustainable peace in the conflict-hit country and also to ensure smoo

UN ready to participate in Afghan reconciliation process: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the United Nations was ready to participate in Afghanistan’s reconciliation process along with other stakeholders for durable peace and stability.

PM for out-of-box solution to check power, gas tariff; providing relief to masses

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed to consider out of the box solution and proposals to check electricity and gas tariff, so as the prices could be stabilized at sustainable basis, and masse

UN Secretary General urges world to support Pakistan in cause of hosting Afghan refugees

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to support Pakistan in the cause of hosting Afghan refugees.

Firdous terms UN chief's remarks about Kashmir as victory of Pakistan's stance

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has termed UN chief's remarks about Kashmir as victory of Pakistan's principled stance on Kashmir.

Pakistan at tipping point of tremendous boom in tourism sector: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi says Pakistan is at the tipping point of the tremendous boom in tourism sector.

UN secretary general calls upon India to honour Kashmiris’ human rights

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Sunday reiterated that there was absolute need for the protection of human rights in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Guterres for colossal global efforts to reverse climate impacts

United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres on Sunday while linking the need to merge the local initiatives with the global efforts to ward off the climate degradation, appreciated Pakist

Guterres commends Pakistan’ contributions towards UN’s charter, objectives

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Sunday commended Pakistan for its immense contributions in strengthening the United Nations charter and objectives across the globe, terming Pakistan

AJK President lauds role of diaspora community for raising awareness on Kashmir dispute

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan Sunday said that the Kashmiri-Pakistani diaspora community had played a critical role in creating awareness about the Kashmir issue and it had acted

Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup

Pakistan won the Kabaddi World Cup 2020 beating arch rival India by 43 to 41 points in a sensational final match at Punjab Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.

UN Secretary General lauds Pakistan over heartfelt hospitality for Afghan refugees

A delegation of Afghan refugees called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Islamabad today.

PM promises to revolutionize health sector

Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said that the government was committed to revolutionize health sector in the country and the decision to waive off customs duty on import of medical equipment was a

Govt taking practical steps to protect weaker segments of society: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says government is taking practical steps to protect the weaker segments of society as per the vision of Prim

PM visits Punjab food authority mobile lab

Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday visited the state-of-the-art mobile laboratory of the Punjab Food Authority.

Pakistan, Turkey collaboration in media to strengthen Muslim Ummah: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sarturday said the Cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey’s state media is a positive development.

Govt effectively working to alleviate inflation for providing relief to common man: Asad

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the macroeconomic indicators are promptly improving, which is a positive sign for national economy.

PM woos Turkish investors assuring all-out facilitation

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday wooed the Turkish business community to explore trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan’s multiple sectors, assuring his business-friendly government’s all-out

Pakistan, Turkey sign 13 documents to boost bilateral ties in trade, defence, tourism

Pakistan and Turkey Friday signed 13 documents of cooperation, including agreements, protocols and memorandums of understanding, to boost bilateral ties in the fields of trade, tourism, defence and in

Pakistan, Turkey vow to transform bilateral ties into mutually beneficial strategic partnership

Reiterating their resolve to transform bilateral fraternal relationship into an ever-expanding, mutually beneficial strategic partnership, Pakistan and Turkey on Friday agreed to further strengthen th

Imran, Erdogan agree to boost ties; PM seeks Turkish cooperation in tourism, construction sectors

With the signing of 11 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and two documents, including Declaration of Strategic Economic Framework (SEF), Pakistan and Turkey on Friday agreed to further strengthen bi

Cooperation agreement signing with TRT Turkey to help reinforce bilateral relations: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says signing of cooperation agreement between PBC, PTV and TRT Turkey will help reinforce bilateral relations in media, informa

FM Qureshi lauds Turkish support to Pakistan's principled stance on Kashmir issue

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the Plenary session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Islamabad on F

Turkey, Pakistan sign MoU for cooperation on trade, customs

A Memorandum of Understanding was inked between Turkey's Ministry of Trade and Federal Board of Revenue on trade facilitation and customs cooperation matters.