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Govt creating environment for expatriates to invest in Pakistan: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary has said the PTI government is creating an enabling environment for the expatriate Pakistanis to make investment in the country.

Western route of CPEC to be completed for uplift of less developed areas: Planning Ministry

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform has clarified a news article published in a section of the press which alleges that Western route is not part of CPEC.

Govt focusing to promote agricultural sector: Asad

Minister for Finance Asad Umer has said government is focusing to promote agricultural sector, which is the back bone of the country.

Previous govts fail to act proactively on Kashmir issue

Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has said in the wake of UN Report on Kashmir, the previous governments of Pakistan had failed to act proactively on Kashmir issue.

Govt committed to equitable, fair distribution of advertisements: Shafqat Jalil

Federal Secretary Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil has said the government is committed to a policy of equitable and fair distribution of government advertisements.

Pakistan calls for transforming South Asia into a dispute-free region

President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for transforming South Asia as a dispute-free region. He made this call in a message on the occasion of commemoration of 34th SAARC Charter Day today.

PM urges nation to play active role in building dams

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the government's commitment to construct water reservoirs and improve water management in the country by involving all stakeholders.

Govt will provide maximum facilities to investors: PM

Prime Minister has reiterated government's commitment to provide maximum facilitation and an enabling environment to the investors to take advantage of huge investment opportunities in the country.

Transparency, rule of law Govt's top priorities: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the PTI government during its first 100-days has set a direction to turn around fate of the country.

Govt launching Health Cards scheme today

The government is launching health cards scheme today. Addressing health symposium in Islamabad, Minister for National Health Services and Regulation...

Projects on western route of CPEC Govt's priority: Planning Minister

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar says projects on the Western route are a priority of the government that would open and ensure uplift of less developed areas...

Govt allocates Rs18b to launch ‘National Poverty Graduation Program’

Prime Minister Imran Khan says all the economic indicators are showing positive trend and Pakistan has now entered the phase of an emerging economy.

Fawad urges UK to collaborate with Pakistan against money-laundering

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the United Kingdom should work in collaboration with Pakistan to eliminate money-laundering.

Punctuality of top 20 passenger trains increased up to 90%: Rashid

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that punctuality of top 20 passenger trains have been increased up to 90 percent.

5m housing project to generate economic activities: Khusro

Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtyar says the government is undertaking various measures to provide conducive environment to local industries to boost national economy.

CPEC a shining example of South-South cooperation: Maleeha Lodhi

At the United Nations, Pakistan has described China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a shining example of South-South cooperation.

Pakistan, Britain agree to work together to strengthen ties

Pakistan and Britain have agreed to work together to strengthen and improve of mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Govt determined to ensure quality education and healthcare facilities: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi says socio-economic development of erstwhile FATA is among top priorities of government.

PM reiterates Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through political settlement.

Religious scholars and media to create awareness about family planning: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to launch a comprehensive campaign to check the population growth.

Pakistan wants to establish better relation with neighbors: Fawad

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says development of backward areas like South Punjab is an important part of the government's manifesto.

No economic crisis in country: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar says there is no economic crisis in the country and financing gap for the current fiscal year has been met.

Development of backward areas important part of Govt's manifesto: Information Minister

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said development of backward areas like South Punjab is an important part of the government's manifesto. Addresses the seminar about "New Pakistan: C

There can be no women empowerment without economic independence: President

President Dr Arif Alvi says there can be no women empowerment without economic independence and giving them their due right to inheritance.

PM stresses need to put in place robust mechanism to effectively check social media misuse

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need for putting in place a robust mechanism to effectively check misuse of social media in spreading fake news, violence and hate content.

PM reaffirms govt's commitment to facilitate investors

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed government's commitment to facilitate investors to take full advantage of huge potential of investment in the growing economy of the country.

Peace only course for Pakistan, India: Fawad

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says Islam and constitution of Pakistan respect other religions and establishment of Kartarpur corridor brought the message of peace between Pakistan and In

Pakistan to continue cooperation for political reconciliation in Afghanistan: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured that Pakistan will continue its cooperation with fair intentions for political reconciliation in Afghanistan.

ECC directs to start sugarcane crushing as soon as possible

Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has directed to start sugarcane crushing as soon as possible.

President calls for promoting empowerment, equal access to people with disabilities

President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for promoting empowerment and provision of inclusive opportunities and equal access to people with disabilities.

Civil, military leadership on same page regarding key national issues: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says all indicators of the government are moving in the positive direction and the results of economic policies will start producing results in the coming months.

Trump seeks Pakistan’s support for peace in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump, in his letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, has sought Pakistan’s support and facilitation for a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war.

Fawad seeks Facebook's cooperation to counter hate speech, boost e-commerce

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has emphasized the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business activities in Pakistan

Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance trade ties, railway connectivity

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to enhance their trade relations and improve railway connectivity.

Govt’s performance extra-ordinary during 100 days: Fehmida

Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, Dr Fehmida Mirza says performance of the present government was extra-ordinary during its first 100 days.

President urges nation to buy 'Made in Pakistan' products

President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the nation to buy Pakistani made products due to pressure on Pakistani rupee.

Govt wants to amend laws relating to NAB: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has dispelled the misperception being created by opposition that National Accountability Bureau is targeting their leadership only.

Govt enhancing export, trade volume with neighboring countries: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umer says the government is enhancing export and trade volume with neighboring countries to bring Pakistan on the road of development and prosperity.

New legislation against money laundering soon: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the government would soon make new anti-money laundering legislation, to hold accountable the elements involved in purchasing properties abroad...

Pakistani, Chinese Air Forces start Joint International Air Drill

Joint International Air Drill of Pakistan and China dubbed Shaheen VII has started at an operational airbase in Pakistan.

Govt plans to boost industrial sector: Dawood

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood says the government is making proper planning and evolving effective policies to boost industrial sector

President lauds sacrifices rendered by people of KP, tribal districts

President Dr. Arif Alvi has lauded the sacrifices rendered by people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts in the war against terror. Addressing a news conference in Peshawar on Saturday after

PM directs Punjab Cabinet to play role for public welfare

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the Punjab government to play a leading role for public welfare saying that performance will be acknowledged only by a visible change in the life of common man.

Foreign entrepreneurs keen to invest in Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says foreign investors have shown growing interest to invest in Pakistan due to immense market potential of the country and improved governance. Addressing members of Cham

Govt will deal miscreants, extremists with iron hand: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says government will take action against all those who would violate law and no compromise would be made on the writ of the state. T

Revenue of Rs2b generated during first 90 days of his tenure: Rashid

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said the government has fulfilled its promise of running ten new trains during first one hundred days. Talking to newsmen in Lahore, he said the

PM approves package to facilitate overseas Pakistanis

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to further strengthen the existing laws to effectively check hawala, hundi and other corrupt practices that are negatively impacting the economy of the count

Dialogue only option for Pakistan, India to move forward on path of peace: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said India will have to respond to Pakistan's peaceful gestures in order to move forward to address the longstanding disputes. Talking to the Indian media persons in I

Economic diplomacy among key priorities of Pakistan's foreign policy: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says economic diplomacy is among the key priorities of Pakistan's foreign policy. He was talking to Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif who called o

Govt taking concrete steps to enhance exports volume: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is taking concrete steps to enhance exports volume to strengthen the country's e