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Taking care of orphans responsibility of state, society: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said taking care of orphans and the destitute was the responsibility of state and society. He said the Holy Quran had special directions of taking care of the orphans

Federal Cabinet approves Kamyab Jawan Program

The Federal Cabinet has approved 'Kamyab Jawan Program' to economically empower youth. This was announced at a media briefing by Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting...

Finance Advisor to unveil long term economic plan on Saturday: Dr Firdous

Federal Cabinet in its meeting held in Islamabad pondered upon the rupee depreciation and its impact on inflation. Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting...

Pakistan, Qatar agree to strengthen parliamentary interaction

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has emphasized the need to further solidify existing bonds between Pakistan and Qatar through parliamentary cooperation.

“Made in Pakistan” trend getting popularity on social media

The most renowned trend “Made in Pakistan” is getting popularity on social media nowadays and becomes one of the top trend on twitter with the slogans like” Be Pakistani, Buy Pakistani”, “Be a proud P

Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan agree to raise trade volume to $10mn

Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to raise the volume of bilateral trade to the tune of 10 million dollars. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi..

Pakistan, Kuwait agree to transform bilateral relationship into economic partnership

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan and Kuwait have agreed to transform bilateral relationship into economic partnership and there are bright chances of growth...

FM urges India to come to negotiating table for regional peace

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called upon India to come to the negotiating table with Pakistan for the sake of regional peace when a new government takes office in New Delhi...

Chinese Ambassador calls on COAS

Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Monday.

Increasing literacy rate PTI Govt's top priority: Education Minister

Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood says increasing literacy rate and bringing out of school children to education network is foremost priority of the government.

Govt wants to take along Opposition for resolving issues: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says the government wants to take along the Opposition for resolving the issues of national importance.

Pakistan to be made fastest growing state in region: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated his resolve to make Pakistan the fastest growing state in the region. He was addressing fund raising event for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and...

PM discusses overall economic situation with leading businessmen

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged business community to play its due role in achieving economic stability. Talking to a delegation of leading businessmen in Islamabad on Sunday...

Govt moving forward on policies, reforms for economic revival: Dr. Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that incumbent government is implementing a long term programme to put national economy...

Emir of Kuwait assures to make efforts in resolving visa issues confronting Pakistani community

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has assured to make personal efforts in resolving issues confronting Pakistani community regarding visa restrictions.

Opposition parties pursuing personal agenda to protect their business: SAPM

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says political mimickers are pursuing personal agenda of protecting their business interests by enticing..

PM assures federal govt’s support for Thar Coal project

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said that the federal government would extend all out assistance to ensure the success of Thar Coal power project for being a work of national interest.

PM directs Climate Change Ministry to finalize Electric Vehicle Policy in the next two weeks

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Climate Change Ministry to finalize electric vehicle policy in the next two weeks and present it before the cabinet for approval.

PM directs Climate Change Ministry to finalize Electric Vehicle Policy in the next two weeks

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Climate Change Ministry to finalize electric vehicle policy in the next two weeks and present it before the cabinet for approval.

Firdous grieved over death of Kaira’s son in road mishap

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Osama Qamar, son of Pakistan People’s Party leade

30% vehicle to be converted to electric cars by year 2030: Malik Amin

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said 30 percent of the vehicle system in the country will be converted to electric cars by the year 2030.

President grieved over demise of iconic artist Jameel Naqsh

President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday expressed grief over the demise of eminent artist Jameel Naqsh. In a statement, the president prayed for peace of the departed soul and patience for the bereaved family

PM approves ‘Kamyab Jawan program’ to empower youth

prime Minister Imran Khan has approved ‘Prime Minister's Kamyab Jawan program’ to empower the country’s youth through multiple institutional mechanisms.

Govt to overcome current economic challenges through investment-friendly strategies: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is determined to overcome current economic challenges through peace oriented, investment friendly, development focused and people...

IT Minister, PTI Information Secretary call on PM

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here.During the meeting, they discussed the matters...

Steps being taken for welfare of media workers: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says the government is committed to take pragmatic steps for welfare of media workers...

New IMF programme to go long way in boosting national economy: Finance Advisor

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said country's economy would be improved after implementation of IMF program.

All measures being taken to promote business friendly environment in Pakistan: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that the Government was cognizant of the problems being faced by business community and was undertaking every possible measure to promote business...

ECC allows 150MW additional power supply to Karachi, approves Rs1.8bln power subsidy for tribal agencies

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday allowed additional supply of 150 MW power through National Grid to K-Electric so as to address power shortage problem in Karachi.

Assets Declaration Scheme to help documentation of economy: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says business community and general public has given good response to the agreement with International...

Govt holding consultations regarding creation of South Punjab Province: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the PTI government has decided to initiate political dialogue to build consensus for the creation of South Punjab Province.

Pakistan, UK agree to enhance cooperation in trade, economy

Pakistan and United Kingdom have agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of trade and economy. The understanding came at a meeting between Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance...

Govt committed to grant due share of provinces in Net Hydel Profit: Planning Minister

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar says the present government is committed to give due share of Net Hydel Profit to the provinces.

Bright future for accountants, accounting services in country: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that demand for the accountants and accounting services would enormously increase in wake of Pakistan becoming the desired destination for investment...

President, Firdous discuss matters related to media

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday called on President Dr Arif Alvi and discussed matters related to the media and its significant role..

Federal Cabinet approves Asset Declaration Bill

Giving a briefing in Islamabad this afternoon on decisions taken by the federal cabinet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet...

Pakistan, UAE agree to promote economic, trade ties

UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi called on Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Tuesday and discussed bilateral relations

Pakistan closely observing tension b/w Iran, US: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the United States has not imposed any visa restrictions against Pakistan.

Policies being chalked out to promote export sector: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said policies are being chalked out to promote the export sector, which will eventually help improve..

Govt taking all measures to facilitate business community: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said the government was aware of the problems being faced by the trade and industrial sectors, and was undertaking every possible measure to provide a level playing field

Development of former FATA responsibility of entire country, urges provinces to give three % share in NFC to tribal districts

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that development of erstwhile FATA was responsibility of the entire country and urged the provinces to give three percent share in National Finance Commission (NF

National interests, public rights to be protected at any cost: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said the government would protect the national interests as well as the people’s rights at any cost.Chairing a briefing held to apprise the parliamentarians of Pakist

IMF’s bitter pill swallowed to ensure long term relief to people: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said the bitter pill of International Monetary Fund (IMF) would have to be swallowed for ensurin

CPEC to be completed at all costs despite impediments: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has categorically stated that China Pakistan Economic Corridor will be completed at all costs despite impediments being created in its way by certain elements.

Australian envoy hails conclusion of Pak-IMF agreement

Australian Ambassador Margaret Adamson Monday termed the conclusion of an agreement between the International Monetary Fund and Pakistan a major step forward, which would send a signal to...

President strongly condemns Gwadar terror attack

President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Gwadar terming such incidents as grave conspiracy against national development projects.

PM making efforts to ensure supremacy of merit in country: Dr. Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is fighting for the rights of downtrodden segments of society.

IMF approves $6 billion agreement with Pakistan for 3-years: Hafeez Sheikh

Prime Minister's Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that a loan programme has been finalized with International Monetary Fund.

Prime Minister will not give NRO to anyone: Railways Minister

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not give National Reconciliation Ordinance to anyone.

Govt following policy of merit and transparency in development projects: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the present government is following a policy of merit and transparency in development projects.