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People justified to desire for system based on equality: Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said there was nothing wrong for the people to desire for a system based on equality, which was the essence of Islamic teachings.

Pakistan has become investment-friendly country: President Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said Pakistan had become an investment-friendly country due to effective economic policies of the government.

PM, US president hold telephonic conversation; discuss bilateral, regional issues

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday had a telephonic conversation with United States (US) President Donald Trump and discussed bilateral and regional issues.

Govt focusing on provision of quality, affordable healthcare to all segments of society: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the present government was focusing significantly on the provision of quality and affordable healthcare to all the segments of society.

Govt will continue to facilitate free, responsible media: Firdous

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says government firmly believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free .

Infrastructural investment must for sustainable economic growth: Hammad

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Muhammad Hammad Azhar Thursday said Pakistan needed huge infrastructural development investment for the sustainable development in the country.

Govt committed to promote religious tourism in country: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi says government is committed to promote religious tourism in which Buddhism has niche due to presence of a lot of Buddhist historic sites in Pakistan.

Timely completion of development projects to help expedite economic process: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the timely completion of development projects will help expedite economic process besides creating job opportunities.

PM urges business community to consider payment of taxes as national obligation

Urging business community to consider the payment of taxes as their national obligation, Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said the government was firm to uplift the masses and check poverty through

Pakistan desirous of peace, stability in South Asia: FM

An international Conference titled "Kashmir Turmoil: Emerging Threats to Peace and the Role of the International Community" was held in Ankara on Wednesday.

NA speaker stresses need for close cooperation between Pakistani, Korean Parliaments

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Wednesday said pro-investment policies of the government had given a boost to the economic activities in the country.

D-8 assigns Pakistan to host 3rd Tourism Cooperation meeting in 2021: Zulfi Bukhari

Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said that Pakistan will host the Developing-8’s 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Tourism Cooperation in 2021, to foster collabor

President urges joint efforts for safe, secure Pakistan for children

Terming children as architects of the nation, President Dr Arif Alvi has called the need for joint efforts to ensure a safe and secure Pakistan for children.

President calls for concerted efforts to address increasing ratio of cancer cases

President Dr Arif Alvi calls for concerted efforts to address the alarmingly increasing ratio of cancer cases in the country.

PM expresses determination to pass on fruits of improving economy to masses

Prime Minister chairing the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday expressed the determination to pass on the fruits of improving economy to the people.

PM telephones newly elected President of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday telephoned the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to felicitate him on his election as the 7th President of the Democratic Socialist Republic o

Economic diplomacy to gain attention of foreign investors: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan has become an excellent place for foreign investment.

Australia lauds Pakistan's initiative for opening Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan and Australia have discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic, trade and investment at the 6th round of Pakistan-Australia Bilateral Political Consultati

President Arif Alvi formally announces Livestock Policy for Balochistan

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday lauded the initiatives of Balochistan government for formulation of new policy for livestock development in the province.

PM inaugurates Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara motorway

Prime Minister Imran Khan says China Pakistan Economic Corridor has become a whole encompassing project to play a key role in development of Pakistan.

Pakistan to host 8th Istanbul Process meeting on countering religious intolerance next year

Pakistan will host the 8th meeting of the Istanbul Process next year with a focus to evolve responses to growing religious intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.

PM directs provision of further relief to public through new measures

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday directed his cabinet members to suggest and identify new measures aimed at public welfare by providing further relief to the masses.

Pak-China FTA to be implemented by Dec 1: Razak

Prime Minister’s Advisor for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Monday that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China would be implemented by December 1, and Pakistan’s exports...

Belgian envoy vows to strengthen Pak-Belgium bilateral trade

Belgiun Ambassador to Pakistan Philippe Bronchain said on Monday that trade, investment, economic and friendly relations between the two countries were very important to him and he has a mission to ma

Indian occupying forces use rape as a tool in occupied Kashmir: President

President Dr Arif Alvi says Indian occupying forces use rape as a tool in occupied Kashmir which was also highlighted by Human Rights Watch in one of its reports.

PM to inaugurate CPEC Havelian Thakot Project today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform inauguration of Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara motorway project today.

PM felicitates Sri Lankan President elect

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan President elect, on his victory in the presidential elections.

Pakistan strongly rejects Indian minister’s assertions

Pakistan on Sunday firmly rejected the unfounded remarks reportedly made by the Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) in an interview with a French newspaper and in interaction with certain other med

Pakistan-chaired meeting of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons make progress on key issues

A meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), held under Pakistan’s presidency, has agreed to renew efforts aimed at forging an international consensus on regulating the use of de

Pakistan for UNESCO’s role to resolve Kashmir dispute, restore human rights

Pakistan has called upon the UNESCO to exercise its moral authority in pressing the Indian government to restore the fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolve this internationa

National economy back on track: Finance Adviser

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh says national economy is back on track as the difficult period has been managed.

No chance of any in-house change: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said there was no chance of any in-house change in the Parliament.

UN panel adopts resolution on minority rights as Pakistan exposes India’s poor record

A committee of the UN General Assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the promotion and protection of human rights of persons belonging to minorities, with Pakistan drawing the int

Pakistan welcomes hearing of US Congressional commission on Kashmir situation

Pakistan on Saturday welcomed the public hearing by Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress on human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) wherein the...

Renewable energy more relevant for climate vulnerable Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the government’s year 2030 target of 30 percent renewable energy to be added to total power generation would ensure affordable, sustainable and clean electrici

Pakistan to be bridge-builder now, not ally in any foreign war: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan would no more join any alliance for any other country’s war rather play the role of a “reconciliator or bridge-builder”.

PM hails continued efforts of Pak Army in defending borders

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Friday).

Japan to up-grade equipment installed at state broadcasters

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Aashiq Awan has sought Japanese assistance for modernizing and upgrading technological equipment installed at Radio

Unresolved Kashmir dispute a permanentthreat to regional peace: Speakers

Speakers including Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Mohammad Nafees Zakaria expressing their grave concerns over the current worsening human rights violations and humanitarian...

Pakistan to be bridge-builder now, not ally in any foreign war: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan would no more join any alliance for any other country’s war rather play the role of a “reconciliator or bridge-builder”.

Kartarpur Corridor’s opening in line with Islamic principles, Quaid’s vision: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said opening of Kartarpur Corridor was in line with the Islamic principles, Pakistan’s policy of promoting inter-faith harmony and the vision of Quaid-e-Azam of a

Firdous for strengthening cooperation with Iran in media, film, Culture fields

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday had in depth exchange of views with outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost o

Pakistan elected as President of UNESCO’s Education Commission

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood was on Thursday unanimously elected as President of UNESCO’s prestigious Education Commission at the United Nations Educational

US academic calls for world community to push India to end rights abuses in Kashmir

An American academic of Kashmiri origin has regretted the lack of any “significant pushback” against India over its slew of human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir because of its strong economic ties

Joint ventures with private sector imperative to ensure economic development: Dr. Hafeez

Finance Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that joint venture with private sector is imperative to ensure economic development of the country.

President urges world to see Kashmir issue beyond lens of vested interests

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the dream of peace and security in the world could not be realized until the countries looked beyond the lens of vested interests and resolved mutual conflicts

Govt provides conducive business environment to attract FDI: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday said the country’s investment policy had been designed to provide a comprehensive framework for creating a conducive business environment in a bid to attract Foreign..

PM says increased tax collection crucial for economic stability

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday stressed that revenue and tax collection were key drivers for the economic stability, and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had a significant role in that regard.

PM for ensuring optimal, timely utilization of PSDP funds

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday stressed upon the need for ensuring optimal and timely utilization of funds allocated by the federal government under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) ...

Govt grants one-time 4-week permission to Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for treatment

The government has granted one-time four-week permission to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for his treatment.