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HRW urges India to release detainees in Kashmir

A global rights body has called on the Indian government to immediately release detained people in occupied Kashmir. “Indian authorities should immediately release detained Kashmiris who have not b

Kashmir not a political matter rather issue of Pakistan’s survival: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said the Kashmir issue was not a political matter, rather it was an issue of Pakistan’s survival

PM for tapping huge potential of Pakistan in tourism sector

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday underscored the need for tapping huge potential of Pakistan in tourism sector. He said the development of tourism hubs at various tourist sites would not only h

Pakistan desirous of cordial relations with all friendly countries: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the international community to work for the alleviation of the misery that the people of Occupied Kashmir are suffering at the hands of the Indian fascist regime.

FM urges global leadership to play role in resolution of Kashmir issue

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the global leadership to play its due role in resolution of Kashmir issue.

Bad days gone as Pakistan moving towards economic stability: Hafeez

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday said bad days had now gone as Pakistan was heading fast towards economic stability due to timely ...

Democracy guarantees economic, social progress: NA Speaker

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said democracy guarantees economic and social progress, international peace, security, basic human rights and freedom.

All possible medical assistance to be provided to dengue patients: Dr Zafar

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza says special instructions have been issued to all hospitals in the federal capital to ensur

US senator says he is committed to Kashmiri people’s right of self-determination

A senior U.S. senator has deplored India’s annexation of occupied Kashmir, saying he was committed to human rights and self-determination for the people of the disputed state.

Gov’t releases Rs 84.4 bn under PSDP 2019-20

The federal government has so far released Rs 84.43 billion for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20...

Parliament’s first-ever teleprompter speech made as President Alvi addresses joint session

Despite the opposition’s hullabaloo during the joint session of parliament on Thursday, President Dr Arif Alvi delivered his 53-minute long address with undivided focus and confidence, without reading

PM to address public gathering in Muzaffarabad today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a big public gathering in Muzaffarabad today to express solidarity with besieged people of Occupied Kashmir.

ExpoBank Russia keen to invest in financial sector of Pakistan

Igor Vladimirovich Kim, Director ExpoBank Russia on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed keen interest in investing in the financial sector of the country.

No plan to impose governor rule, emergency in Sindh: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said the federal government has no plan of imposition of ‘Governor Rule’ or ‘Emergency’ in Sindh.

Financial close of TAPI gas pipeline project likely in early 2020

The TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) is determined to achieve financial close of the multi-billion dollar Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project in start of the year 2

Pakistan urges UNSC to must act by demanding India to lift curfew in IOJ&K

Pakistan has urged United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to must act by demanding India to lift the curfew and end the communication blackout in Occupied Kashmir.

President stresses use of modern technology for transparent audit process

President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday called for integrating modern technology in the audit process to ensure transparency and efficiency.

New local bodies system to bring revolutionary reforms, empower people: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said the new local bodies system introduced by the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would bring revolutionary reforms and empower elected representatives...

PM for speedy completion of establishment work on SEZs

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial departments to prioritize the completion work on the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and stressed upon close..

Dr Firdous pays tributes to Quaid-e-Azam

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Wednesday said the nation pays rich tributes to Father of the Nation Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the.

Govt to facilitate investors by providing state of the art infrastructure in SEZs: Razak

Adviser to the Prime Minster on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood Wednesday said the government has taken strategic decision to facilitate investors...

Russian ExpoBank Shows Keen Interest to Invest in Pakistan’s Financial Sector

Chairman Russian ExpoBank, a leading investment bank of the country, Igor Vladimirovich Kim, Wednesday expressed keen interest to invest in Pakistan’s financial sector.

Pakistan delivers joint statement at UNHRC on behalf of over 50 countries

Pakistan has drawn urgent attention of the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms towards worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir...

Pakistan demands UN probe of Indian actions in IOK

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the world must come forward to resolve the Kashmir issue and urged the UN Human Rights Council to constitute a commission of inquiry for investiga

Qureshi briefs his Senagali counterpart about worsening HRs, humanitarian crisis in IOJ&K

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday met Foreign Minister Amadou Ba of Senegal in Geneva and briefed him on the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir...

Stand before vanity is the lesson of Karbala: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that Ashura Mhuarram reminded of the great sacrifices rendered by karbala martyrs...

Pakistan urges UN chief to take steps regarding worsening situation in held valley

Pakistan's permanent representative at the United Nations Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to urgently take steps to deal with the worsening situation in Indian occupi

Qureshi calls upon DG WHO to play his role in providing basic health needs of 15 m Kashmiris of IOJ&K

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday called upon Director General World Health Organization (WHO) to play his role in providing basic health needs to the 15 million Kashmiris...

China opposes any unilateral action to complicate situation: Wang

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Sunday reiterated China’s support for Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national dignity..

Ongoing curfew, communication blockade, HR violations in IOJ&K have created dire humanitarian situation: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the ongoing curfew, continued lockdown, communications blockade, and massive human rights violations in occupied Kashmir have created a dire humanitarian situation...

PM constitutes high level committee to formulate strategy for addressing Karachi issues

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday constituted a high-level committee to formulate short, medium and long term plans to address issues being faced by the residents of Karachi.

China says Kashmir issue should be resolved peacefully on basis of UN resolutions

China says Kashmir issue is a dispute left from history which should be resolved peacefully on the basis of UN Resolutions over the matter.

New Karbala emerging in Occupied Kashmir: SAPM on information

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says a new Karbala is emerging in Indian Occupied Kashmir today (Sunday) where the extremist thinking of Nare

Pakistan urges for re-engagement to find out negotiated Afghan peace

Pakistan on Sunday while reiterating its principled policy stance that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, urged all sides to re-engage to find negotiated peace from the ong

Pakistan’s armed forces fully modernized, capable of defeating any internal, external adventurism: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphatically stated that in addition to being fully modernized, Pakistan’s Armed Forces were imbued with the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice and were capable of defeatin

President seeks OIC member Oman’s support on Kashmir ‘s human rights situation

President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday sought support from Oman to solidify the stance of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan prepared to give enemy fullest possible response: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Pakistani nation was fully alive to any kind of misadventure by the enemy and was prepared to give the enemy the fullest possible response.

Solidarity with Kashmiris to be expressed on Defence Day: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said Defence Day would be celebrated as a day to express solidarity with brave Kashmiris.

Agriculture main engine of economic growth: Dr Hafeez Shaikh

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Thursday said agriculture was the main engine of economic growth and the government wanted to focus to enhance the this sec

Sindh Governor Ismail discusses trade expansion with US business leaders, officials

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who is currently on a visit to the United States at the head of a businessmen delegation, has briefed American businessmen and officials in Washington about Pakistan...

President lauds services of FC Balochistan; writes letters to families of 20 martyrs

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday wrote letters to the families of 20 martyrs of Frontier Corps Balochistan (North and South) who embraced martyrdom while performing their duties.

Govt to provide all incentives to investors in construction sector: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that government would provide all possible facilities and incentives to investors in construction sector for promotion of construction industry and economic

FM urges Muslim Ummah to play effective role in resolution of Kashmir issue

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the Muslim Ummah to play an effective role in resolution of Kashmir issue.

Economic activities witness sharp boom owing to prudent govt policies: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Wednesday that economic activities had witnessed sharp boom owing to the prudent measures...

British MPs agree for alleviation of Kashmiris' sufferings

British parliamentarians have agreed to continue to work for ensuring the alleviation of suffering being faced by the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

FPCCI for reducing markup rate to boost economy

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday underlined the need for reducing markup rate to boost trade, industry and economy.

President for stronger Pak-Czech trade ties

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said Pakistan greatly valued its relations with Czech Republic and invited its investors to benefit from investment-friendly policies of Pakistan in the areas of mini

PM chairs meeting of federal cabinet

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet here at the PM Office on Tuesday. The meeting took up the agenda related to development projects and other issues of importance.

Govt striving hard to accelerate economic activity: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reiterated that government was striving hard to provide all possible facilities to businessmen for accelerating economic activity in the country.

Saudi Arabia, UAE FMs arriving in Islamabad today

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, are arriving in Islamabad today to discuss with Pakistani