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President urges Ulema to highlight true essence of Islam

President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged Ulema to highlight true essence of Islam by projecting its polite and peaceful aspects.

Prime Minister to visit United Arab Emirates on Sunday

Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave on a one-day visit to UAE tomorrow (Sunday).

Finance Minister stresses for bringing more people into tax net

Finance Minister Asad Umar has underlined the need to bring more and more people into the tax net through information technology.

Govt committed to working with China for up-gradation of Karachi-Peshawar main line: Minister

Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad says the government is committed to work with China on Karachi-Peshawar Main Line-1 (ML-1) project.

Shafqat Mahmood directs for promoting education system

Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has directed all attached departments of education sector to enhance their output for promoting and strengthening...

Pakistan strongly condemns farcical Indian charge sheet against Aasiya Andrabi

Pakistan has strongly condemned the farcical Indian charge sheet against Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi.

Psychiatric Conference right step for uplift of mental healthcare: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that holding of Psychiatric Conference is a right step for uplift of mental healthcare sector.

Govt to present comprehensive plan after showing its 100-day achievements: PM

Talking to a delegation of columnists in Islamabad this afternoon, Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government will soon unveil a comprehensive programme before the nation showing its 100-day..

Finance Minister assures all possible support to Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) and Pakistan Scotland Business Council (PSBC) from the government

Finance Minister, Asad Umar received a delegation of Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) and its sister organization, Pakistan Scotland Business Council (PSBC) led by....

Federal Govt will fully support to resolve water shortage issue in Sindh: Faisal Vawda

Minister for Water Resources, Faisal Vawda says the Federal Government will fully support Sindh Government to resolve the issues of water shortage in the province.

Government is determined to introduce structural reforms: Planning Minister

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar has said that the Government is determined to introduce structural reforms and devise sound economic policies...

Govt has increased import duties to cut imports; Senate informed

The Senate was informed today that government has increased import duties to cut imports.

Book reading plays important role in national development: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that book reading has an important role in the national development.

President lauds role of Bohra community in country’s socio-economic development

A delegation of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat headed by Shaikh Kumail Shaikh Yunus called on the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad on Thursday.

Federal Cabinet approves rehabilitation of 193 state-owned enterprise

Prime Minister Imran Khan will brief about the achievements of government in various sectors during the first hundred days on 29th of this month.

PM directs to establish Seerat Chair in top three Universities

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a plan to establish Seerat Chair in top three Universities of the country.

IMF lauds BISP's contribution in poverty elimination

The visiting IMF delegation has appreciated the performance and contribution of Benazir Income Support Program towards the national social protection and helping the vulnerable to fight poverty.

FM expresses desire to strengthen ties with Malaysia

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed the desire to further strengthen relations with Malaysia in the political and economic spheres.

President promises federal govt's full cooperation for Balochistan

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan called on President Dr Arif Alvi in Quetta.

National Education Policy Framework being devised: Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the National Education Policy Framework is being devised to bring uniformity in existing fragmented apartheid education system.

PM calls for creation of employment opportunities in country

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized the need to pay special attention on education, training and provision of employment in the country.

PM calls for creation of employment opportunities in countryCorrective measures have been taken to revive economy: Khusro

Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar says the government is focusing on human resource development and job creation to protect and provide relief...

Info Minister demands for forming Senate committee to probe economic mismanagement

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has urged Chairman Senate to form a committee of the House to probe economic terrorism carried out in Pakistan during the last ten year

ECNEC approves various development projects

The meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council was held in Islamabad today (Wednesday) with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair.

President directs to create fund to release poor prisoners

President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed Governors of all the provinces to set up a fund for payment of less than one hundred thousand fine of those prisoners who have served their sentences...

PM emphasizes on public-private partnership in defence production

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need for focusing on including private sector in various projects of the Defence Production in order to get full benefit from the available capability of the

Religious dialogue imperative for interfaith harmony: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need for respecting each other’s religions and sentiments.

Fawad stresses for strengthening cultural cooperation with Iran

Federal minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain stressed the need for strengthening cultural cooperation with Iran.

Govt to implement institutional reforms: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said the government is determined to implement infrastructural and institutional reforms in the country.

30 mln Health Cards to be issued by Feb 2019: Health Minister

Minister for National Health Services, Aamir Mehmood Kiani has said all resources will be utilized for the improvement of health sector.

President urges collective efforts to address climate change, water scarcity issues

Leader of the House in the Senate Senator Shibli Faraz called on President Dr. Arif Alvi at the President House today.

Govt advertisements will be given to media purely on merit: Info Minister

Informaiton Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says Prime Minister has directed to clear outstanding dues of the media houses.

PM expresses determination to provide justice for all citizens

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the determination to provide justice to all citizens of the country without any discrimination.

PM expresses Pak's commitment to build mutually-beneficial relations with Qatar

Prime Minister Imran Khan while talking to Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces Lieutenant General Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al Ghanim in Islamabad said Pakistan is committed to build mutually...

Pak values its relations with European Union: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary has said Pakistan gives much importance to its relations with European Union.

ECC approves Rs 17 bln support package for PIA

The Economic Coordination Committee which met in Islamabad today with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair approved a financial support package worth over 17 billion rupees for PIA.

Govt believes in freedom of media: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said government believes in media independence.

3-day countrywide vaccination campaign for polio eradication begins on Monday

A three-day countrywide door to door vaccination campaign for polio eradication is starting from Monday.

Information Minister urges religious leaders to take ownership of fight against extremist ideologies

Addressing a news conference in Lahore this afternoon,he said PTI Government is committed to make Pakistan a social welfare state in line with Riasat e Madina and measures are being taken to achieve t

Info Ministry to continue promoting country’s diverse culture: Secretary

Secretary Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil on Sunday said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting would continue its endeavours to promote the country’s diverse...

Pakistan enhances its contribution to UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees

Pakistan has enhanced its contribution to the UN agency entrusted to assist Palestinian refugees.

Pakistan's trade deficit shrinks by 2.0 percent

Pakistan’s trade deficit has contracted by almost two percent during first four months of current fiscal year.

Dream of Naya Pakistan cannot be materialized without uplift of the poor: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized on collective efforts for making "Naya Pakistan" where the poor has all the basic facilities, including education and health.

Govt committed to building social net for the poor: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government will soon launch a comprehensive poverty alleviation program in the country.

Imran Khan directs Punjab govt to focus on bringing visible change in lives of people

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Punjab Government to adopt innovative methods in governance.

Pakistan, China can play vital role in shaping destiny of Asia: Senate Chairman

Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that Pakistan and China can play a vital role in shaping the destiny of Asia and common objectives of regional development.

Govt to officially celebrate month of Rabi-ul-Awwal: Info Minister

Minister for information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government has decided to officially celebrate the month of Rabi Ul Awal in a befitting manner.

Tax courts being established for speedy trial of tax cases: Asad

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that an amount of one billion dollars from Saudi Arabia will be received by Pakistan within a couple of days.

Govt to play due role for ensuring provision of share to FATA in NFC award: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government will play its due role for ensuring provision of share to FATA in the National Finance Commission award.

PM vows to make Pakistan polio-free

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the government's commitment towards a polio free Pakistan and assured that federal government will provide every possible support in achieving this target.