News Highlights


Saudi governor Tabuk holds talks with civil, military leadership

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan greatly values its close fraternal and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and desirous of further enhancing these relations in all fields.

President terms health cards scheme break-through for deserving people

President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a "fitness day" every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy

PM directs Info Ministry to effectively highlight govt's structural reforms

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the present government is pursuing structural reforms as per its election manifesto in order to bring about change in the country.

Govt wants to bring improvement in every sector: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that people of Pakistan have expressed their full confidence in the leadership of Imran Khan.

Turkey evinces interest to help upgrade Pakistan Railways

Turkey has evinced interest to help upgrade Pakistan Railways and its operations. The interest was expressed by eight member delegation of Turkish State Railway companies...

Govt launched comprehensive drive against power theft: Omar

Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan informed the National Assembly last night that the government had launched comprehensive drive against power theft to overcome the inefficiency...

Pakistan, US relations improving fast: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says relations between Pakistan and the United States are improving fast.

Govt to make legislation through Ordinance: Farogh

Minister for Law and Justice Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem says the government will make legislation through Ordinance because Opposition parties are not cooperating to legislate in Parliament.

Govt to declare literacy emergency in country: Shafqat

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood says the government is preparing a plan to declare literacy emergency in the country.

Anti-narcotics campaign started to make Pakistan drug free: Shehryar

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi says anti-narcotics campaign has been started across the country under the Prime Minister`s vision to make a drug free Pakistan.

Govt takes steps for enhancing export: Fehmida

Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza has said the process of accountability must be continued and it is necessary to eradicate corruption from the society.

President reconstitutes National Finance Commission

President Dr Arif Alvi has reconstituted National Finance Commission. Notification to this effect has been issued by the Finance Division.

Economy is core component of our foreign policy: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that the government is striving to create conducive environment for encouraging ease of doing business and attracting foreign investment to uplift the economy.

Govt will continue to play role for freedom of expression: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the PTI government fully believes in freedom of expression and will continue to play role for promotion of this constitutional...

Large number of Pakistanis giving funds for dams: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Main Saqib Nisar has said that 'I am Pakistan' campaign has gained momentum and a large number of Pakistanis are giving funds for the construction of Dams.

PM’s policies to eradicate social evils of corruption: Khattak

Defence Minister, Pervez Khattak has said that the nation will soon enjoy the fruit of welfare-oriented policies of the incumbent government.

Saudi Arabia to make historic investment in Pakistan: Khalid

Saudi Minister of Energy and Industry, Prince Engineer Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Falih has said that his country will make historic investment in Pakistan.

PM seeks recommendations for tax exemption on things used by disabled persons

Prime Minister Office, while taking notice on a complaint of a poor citizen, has directed Ministry of Commerce and Federal Board of Revenue to submit recommendations to waive-off tax on the things...

Intra-Afghan dialogue only way forward for peaceful resolution of Afghan issue: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has again urged for intra-Afghan dialogue to resolve the Afghan issue through peaceful means.

Info Minister reiterates Govt's commitment to freedom of expression

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has concluded an amicable settlement to the issue of Government rates of advertisements for broadcast media.

Ground-breaking of oil refinery in Gwadar to be performed soon: Sarwar

Minister for Petroleum and National Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan says Board of Directors of all the Oil & Gas companies will be reconstituted to provide appropriate representation to all the provinces

Separate province of Southern Punjab to be established this year

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi says a separate province of Southern Punjab along with its own secretariat will be established this year.

SC decides not to close Asghar Khan Case, rather take it to its logical end

Supreme Court has decided not to close the Asghar Khan case against dolling out money to politicians in the 1990 general election and take it to its logical end.

PM directs to provide all possible relief to low income segments of society

Prime Minster Imran Khan has directed to evolve a coordinated price control mechanism at federal and provincial levels to check profiteering and hoarding.

Govt to strengthen institutions by implementing its election manifesto: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that the government is taking significant decisions for the economic development and there is no chance that the country may default.

All documents about Zardari’s corruption received: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says all authentic documents regarding corruption of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari have been received by concerned department.

Pakistan can manage financial crisis without IMF: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar says Pakistan can manage its financial crisis and improve the economy without approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loan.

Govt's policy measures resulted in shrinking of trade deficit

The government’s policy measures have resulted in shrinking of trade deficit, decline in imports and increase in exports.

Development, progress of Balochistan govt’s top priority

Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan says development and progress of Balochistan is top priority of federal government.

PM directs to expedite process to acquire possession of verified state properties

Prime Minster Imran Khan has directed to expedite legal process to acquire the possession of verified state properties in the country.

Uniform curriculum to be introduced with consensus: Shafqat

Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood has said a uniform syllabus will be evolved with consensus after consultation with all the stakeholders in order to provide quality education to all chil

FM, Japanese envoy express desire to enhance bilateral trade

Japan's ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Govt to provide basic health services to all citizens: Kiani

Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani says PTI-led government is committed to provide basic health services to all citizens without any discrimination.

Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs discusses global trends

Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs held its maiden meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the chair in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Pakistan, World Bank sign $100 mln Sindh Solar Energy Project

Pakistan and World Bank have signed an agreement worth US $ 100.0 million for "Sindh Solar Energy Project" in Islamabad today (Wednesday).

President declares 2019 as year of Nursing

President Dr. Arif Alvi has announced 2019 as the year of Nursing. Addressing the first Summit of Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery in Islamabad today...

PM directs to prepare modern integrated system to resolve gas issues

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the concerned authorities to prepare a modern integrated system for resolving the problems in estimating the demand and supply of gas in consultation...

Govt to implement transformative socio-economic agenda for New Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is determined to implement a transformative social and economic agenda for a ‘New Pakistan’.

Pakistan will continue to play role for peace in Afghanistan: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue to play its vigorous role for bringing lasting peace in Afghanistan.

ECC discusses revenue impact of custom duty, sales tax withdrawal on cotton import

Economic Coordination Committee held its meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday discussing revenue impact of the withdrawal of custom duty and sales tax on cotton import.

Govt undertaking major reforms in health sector: Aamer Kiani

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani says the government is undertaking major reforms in the health sector which will bring significant betterment...

Issues of general public to be resolved on priority basis: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the issue of general public will be resolve on priority basis with the consultation of Member National Assemblies.

Govt working hard to bring ease in life of common man: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a surprise visit to the Shelter Home at Fawara Chowk in Rawalpindi late last night.

Pakistan playing role to facilitate peace process in Afghanistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically said that Pakistan would neither fight anyone's war in future nor be treated like a hired gun because the country had paid huge cost for this.

News, current affairs, programs in various languages make Radio Pakistan prominent: Fawad

Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says Radio Pakistan is broadcasting news and current affairs and other programmes in national, international and local languages...

Campaign to enhance literacy rate will be launched soon: Shafqat

Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood says the incumbent government is considering to enforce education emergency to raise the literacy rate in the country.

12th Five Year Plan to contribute to real economic growth: Bakhtiar

Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar says 12th Five Year Plan would contribute to real economic development covering all aspects for attaining sustained economic growth.

President calls for promotion of healthy social, cultural activities

President Dr Arif Alvi has underlined the need for promotion of healthy social and cultural activities among youth to create awareness about the rich and versatile culture of the country.

Pakistan, UAE express resolve to further strengthen bilateral ties

Pakistan and United Arab Emirates have expressed the resolve to further strengthen their historic and mutually beneficial bilateral relationship.

UAE to build oil refinery in Pakistan: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan would further deepen...