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Imam Hussain’s martyrdom gives a lesson never to surrender to forces of tyranny: President

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism...

Need for unity, sacrifice important to counter nefarious designs against country: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that in view of immense challenges faced by the country, the need for getting united and promoting the spirit of sacrifice has become manifold...

Pakistan, UAE leadership discuss strengthening economic cooperation, increasing bilateral investment

Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, during state visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to UAE, discussed strengthening economic cooperation and increasing bilateral investments...

Saudi Arabia to become partner in CPEC: Fawad Hussain

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said Saudi Arabia would be the third partner in China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

Pakistan elected as member of IAEA, BoG for two years

Pakistan has been elected as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors for the next two years. In a statement issued by the Spokesperson...

FMs of Pakistan, India to meet on sidelines of UNGA this month

The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India will meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this month. Indian External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar today (Thursday) confirmed...

Pakistan, UAE vow to further enhance bilateral ties in diverse fields

Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed satisfaction over the current level of mutual cooperation and wowed to further enhance their cooperative ties.

PM calls on King Salman; discusses bilateral trade, investment

Prime Minister Imran Khan called on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Jeddah and discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral trade, investment ...

FM Qureshi, Saudi counterpart discuss ways to enhance Pak-Saudi cooperation

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Saudi Minister of Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmad Al-Jubeir in Jeddah on Wednesday.

Infomration minister meets his Saudi counterpart in Jeddah

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain met his Saudi counterpart Dr Awad al Awwad at the King Faisal Palace in Jeddah...

Pakistan to seek support of Belarus in education and skills development sector: Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood here on Wednesday said that Pakistan will seek and benefit from the support and expertise of Belarus ...

PM in Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman, Crown Prince

Prime Minister Imran Khan who is in Saudi Arabia on a two day visit will hold talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Wednesday.

Pakistan has to make a policy to deal with non-citizens: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said Pakistan cannot continue to ignore the issue of non-citizens and needs a policy to grant citizenship rights to those who have been living here for decades...

Finance (Amendment) Bill to help in curtailing fiscal deficit, provide maximum relief

Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umar on Tuesday said that the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 included several measures for providing relief...

Info Minister terms Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 historic step

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has termed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 a historic step to put country's economy on track.

NA approves resolution for construction of new dams

The National Assembly Tuesday approved a resolution for the construction of new dams in the country. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking on the floor of the House said the country was

Chinese Ambassador lauds Climate Change Ministry's efforts to boost Pakistan's forest cover

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Prime Minister's Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam in Islamabad on Tuesday.

President for concerted efforts to fight corruption, strengthen accountability system

President Dr Arif Alvi Monday urged the political leadership to stand united and make concerted efforts to strengthen the accountability system, counter corruption and address the serious economic cha

British Home Secretary pays courtesy call on PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressing satisfaction on the current direction of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Monday hoped that the two countries...

Japan for continued support to Pakistan to explore new opportunities

Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai Monday assured of his government’s continued support to Pakistan for exploring new avenues of mutual collaboration.

FM Qureshi, British home secretary discuss counter-terrorism, money laundering

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid met here at the Foreign Office on Monday and discussed areas including regional security, counter-terrorism...

70 vehicles of Prime Minister House auctioned above market price: Fawad Hussain

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said 70 vehicles of Prime Minister House had been auctioned above the market price while the remaining bomb proof and bullet pro

Govt to improve country’s health status as per PM vision: Kiani

Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani Monday said the present government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan...

President to address joint session of Parliament today

Joint Session of the Parliament will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday. President Dr. Arif Alvi will address the joint session.

PM directs timely completion of federal govt funded projects in Karachi

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday extensively reviewed the series of federal government funded projects for Karachi and directed their completion within stipulated time.

Govt determined to construct Bhasha, Mohmand dams with active public support: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday appealed to the countrymen to actively participate in the campaign for collection of funds for dams by making generous donations and announced...

Maintaining peace, law&order include in government’s top priorities: Shehryar Afridi

State Minister for Interior, Shehryar Afridi Sunday said that maintaining peace and law and order situation in the country was included in top priorities of the government.

Mazari for drugs eradication through promotion of sports activities

Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari Sunday said the menace of drugs could eradicated from the society by promoting sports activities in the country.

Govt devising a plan to plant 10 billion trees: Amin Aslam

Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Sunday said that the government was devising a plan to plant 10 billion trees across the country by following the successful...

President Arif Alvi pays respect at Quaid Mausoleum

President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah here to pay respect to the father of the nation.

People to be strengthened by empowering LG system: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that people will be strengthened by empowering the local government system.

Film making to be made profit earning industry: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said Saudi Arabia had allowed exhibition of Pakistani films and dramas.

Qureshi conveys Pakistan’s support to Afghan govt in its peace efforts

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday reiterated Pakistan’s support for the Afghan National Unity Government’s efforts to bring lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Uniform education system in the offing: Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister Education and Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mahmood has said the government would soon introduce a uniform education system...

Pak, China working together for establishing peace in region: Masood

Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid says mega project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given a new dimension to the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.

President emphasizes importance of further enhancing close ties between Pakistan, Turkey

President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday emphasized the importance of further enhancing the close ties between Pakistan and Turkey, especially in the field of trade and commerce for the benefit of the people

Pakistan, Turkey have required potential to forge even stronger partnership: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said Pakistan and Turkey have the required potential to forge an even stronger partnership in future. Talking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu..

Govt focussing on expanding, upgrading rail network to provide cheap, fast travel for common man: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said his government was focusing on expanding and upgrading country’s rail network to ensure provision of cheap and fast traveling facilities for the common man.

CPEC to be made a success story: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a gigantic economic project ...

Draft law to obtain financial crimes evidence from abroad finalised

Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem says his Ministry has finalized the draft of legislation to obtain evidence from foreign jurisdictions about financial crimes and corruption cases involving

PM assures protection to civil servants against political interference

Prime Minister Imran Khan has held an assurance to civil servants that they will be protected from political interference and merit will be ensured in appointments.

Provision of basic facilities to masses, economic improvement foremost priority of government: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that the provision of basic facilities to the common man, besides improvement in economic situation of the country was the foremost priority of the government.

PM calls for further developing bilateral ties with France

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for further developing bilateral relations with France into a mutually beneficial, broad -based and long-term partnership.

PM for submission of plan on utilization of railways land for revenue generation within 15 days

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed that a comprehensive plan for launching anti-encroachment drive and future utilization of railways land for generating revenues should be formulated and sub

Govt to further strengthen Armed Forces' capability: Khattak

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak says the government is determined to further strengthen Armed Forces' capability to ensure foolproof defence of the national frontiers.

Allegations against Pakistan in recent Indo-US joint statement baseless, inconsistent with established diplomatic norms: FO

Taking strong exception to the unwarranted references against “a third country” in the recently issued Indo-US Joint Statement of September 6, 2018, Pakistan on Thursday...

World must acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism: Afridi

State Minister for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afradi Thursday said that Pakistan nation had given huge sacrifices in war against terrorism, which should be acknowledged by the world.

PM visits ISI headquarters; lauds counter-terrorism efforts of premier agency

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was the country’s first line of defence and stood out as best intelligence agency of the world.

Govt, military leadership working collectively to secure national interest: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said the government and military leadership were on the same page and both were collectively working for securing the interes

Uzbek Ambassador calls on Defence Production Minister

Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, Furkat Sidikov along with Defence Attache Lt Col, Sadullah Tashmatov called on Federal Minister for Defence Production, Zobaida Jalal here on Wednesday.