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Pakistan, China to enhance ties with Afghanistan on 'Afghan-led & owned' peace process

Pakistan and China would enhance cooperation with Afghanistan in support of an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace reconciliation process.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 237, 489

There has been an improvement in the number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Pakistan with figure now reaching 140, 965.

Pakistan to seek re-election to Geneva-based UNHRC

Pakistan has decided to seek re-election to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which has 47 elected members.

President asks PRCS to enhance medical outreach to Corona affected people

President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for enhanced coordination among Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Ministry of National Health Services and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to effec

Pakistan calls on UN to include Hindutva fascism in its counter-terrorism push

Pakistan has called on the United Nations to include Hindutva fascism in its counter-terrorism endeavours, as its dystopian narrative, like other forms of violent supremacist movements, also fuels ter

NA Speaker calls meeting of parliamentary parties' leaders today

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has called a meeting of the leaders of parliamentary parties in the National Assembly at Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Executive Committee meeting of Pak-Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group today

Pakistan's National Assembly will host the inaugural meeting of Executive Committee of Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Islamabad on Wednesday.

SBP to extend Deferment of Principal Amount facility up till Sept 30

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to extend the Deferment of Principal Amount facility up till 30th September this year.

NA meets in Islamabad today

President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned session of National Assembly at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday at four in the afternoon.

Federal Cabinet to launch second phase of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

The federal cabinet has decided to launch second phase of Ehsaas Cash Programme to mitigate sufferings of weaker segments of the society.

India co-opting terrorist groups, criminal orgs: Munir Akram

Pakistan has called on the United Nations to take immediate cognizant of Indian state sponsorship through terrorist mercenaries which is a major threat to security of Pakistan.

President summons NA session tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned session of National Assembly at the Parliament House in Islamabad tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

UNHCR Rep. in Pak calls to ease pressure on refugee-hosting countries & support Afghanistan

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today (Tuesday) convened a global high-level meeting to seek  galvanize action in support of durable solution for Afghan refugees.

NA Speaker calls meeting of parliamentary parties' leaders tomorrow

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has called a meeting of the leaders of the parliamentary parties in the National Assembly at the Parliament House in Islamabad tomorrow (Wednesday).

Govt making all out efforts to bring COVID-19 under control: Sanjrani

Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said the government is making all out efforts to bring the COVID-19 under control through lockdown, testing, tracing and quarantine.

President asks PRCS to provide medical help to people affected by Coronavirus

President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked Pakistan Red Crescent Society to further increase its outreach and provide medical help to the people affected by Coronavirus.

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan agree to boost cooperation in diverse fields

Pakistan, China and Afghanistan have reached consensus on cooperation against COVID-19, the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, and trilateral cooperation.

Federal cabinet decides to launch phase-II of Ehsas Cash Programme to mitigate sufferings of weaker segments of society: Shibli Faraz

The cabinet has decided to launch phase-II of Ehsas Cash Programme to mitigate sufferings of weaker segments of the society.

CEO Telenor presents cheque of Rs61mn to President for PRCS

Chief Executive Officer Telenor Irfan Wahab Khan called on President Dr Arif Alvi in Islamabad today (Tuesday) and presented him a cheque of 61 million rupees for Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Pakistan, China expands bilateral ties in diverse fields for mutual benefit: Naghmana Hashmi

Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Naghmana Hashmi has said that Pakistan and China have deepened their all-weather cooperation in recent years and have expanded bilateral ties in diverse fields of coope

President pays rich tribute to Kargil war' heroes

President Dr. Arif Alvi has paid rich tribute to all the martyrs including Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider and Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider.

PTI govt come to power to take forward country: Shibli Faraz

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said the PTI government has come to power to take forward the country and rid it of elements doing politics for vested interests.

India suffered defeat against Kashmiris' resolve: AJK PM

Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider says India has suffered defeat against the Kashmiris' resolve despite using all types of force.

Nation pays tributes to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, Lalak Jan Shaheed: Shibli

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz says the nation pays glowing tributes to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed and Lalak Jan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 234,509

COVID-19 recoveries in Pakistan has reached 134, 957.

Pakistan condoles with Turkey over deaths in fireworks factory explosion

Pakistan has extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss of lives and injuries to many as a result of explosion at the fireworks factory in the Sakarya province.

Health standards primary selection criteria for Hajj pilgrims: KSA

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has indicated that health standards are the primary selection criteria for Hajj 2020 pilgrims.

Usman Dar launches Corona Relief Tiger Force mobile app

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has launched Corona Relief Tiger Force mobile app.

PM directs to ensure obstacle free inter-province movement of wheat

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to ensure obstacle free inter-province movement of wheat.

Enemies of Pakistan want to fan sectarianism: Qadri

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri says the government would protect the rights of minorities and respect the opinion of Ulema and religious scholars on vital

Martyrdom anniversary of Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed being observed today

The 21st martyrdom anniversary of Kargil War Hero Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider is being observed on Tuesday at his native village in Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan.   

PR decides to further improve safety infrastructure, surveillance at all level crossings

Pakistan Railways has decided to pursue a comprehensive strategy to further improve safety infrastructure and surveillance at all level crossings as well as steps for the training of the staff deploye

Respecting law, duty of all Pakistanis: Shibli Faraz

Minister for information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz says respecting law is the duty of all Pakistanis.

Pakistan emphasizes importance of peaceful, stable Afghanistan in a virtual conference

Pakistan participated in a virtual conference on Afghanistan, titled “Strengthening Consensus for Peace”, hosted by the Government of Afghanistan, today (Monday).

Focus of Azad Pattan Hydel power project is cheaper, greener energy: Asim Saleem Bajwa

Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa says focus of the Azad Pattan Hydel power project is cheaper and greener energy.

President expresses condolence over demise of mother of Shafqat Mahmood

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed his heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of mother of Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood.

N-25 Karachi-Quetta Road, Mianwali- Muzafargarh Road to provide good road infrastructure facilities

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says projects of N-25 Karachi-Quetta Road and Mianwali- Muzafargarh Road will help to provide good road infrastructure facilities in collaboration with

Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri emphasizes need for promoting message of unity among Muslim Ummah

Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri has emphasized the need for promoting the message of unity among Muslim Ummah and foiling the enemy attempts to spread anarchy

PM constitutes NCC on Housing, Construction, and Development

Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction, and Development.

Pakistan, China sign an agreement for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project

Pakistan and China has signed an agreement for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project.

Provision of wheat at affordable rate, top priority of govt: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said provision of wheat at affordable prices and unhindered availability of the commodity is top priority of the government and directed to ensure its obstacle free inter

PM calls upon WHO to play its role to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon World Health Organization to play its role in engaging member states to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing countrie

Govt taking practical steps to protect copy rights: Shibli Faraz

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz says the government is taking practical steps to protect copy rights.

Govt to strongly support any initiative to harness potential of youth: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized that Pakistan has abundant talent to take the country to self-reliance in new technological innovation and PTI-government will strongly support any initiative

PM asks WHO to develop travel guidelines for all countries: Asad

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that Director General WHO Tedros Adhanom during a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan has recognized the positive trend in C

First badge of domestically produced Ventilators Safevent hands over to NDMA: Fawad

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary has said the first badge of domestically produced Ventilators Safevent have been handed over to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

FO summons senior Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday to register Pakistan's strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of

Pakistan extends condolences to Japan over loss of precious lives due to floods

Pakistan has extended condolences to Japan over the loss of precious lives there due to floods.

Five civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

Five civilians including two innocent boys and two elderly women got injured due to unprovoked Indian firing in Nikial Sector along the Line of Control late last night.