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Constitution provides protection to children rights; Govt to do all to eliminate child labour: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday said as the Constitution provided the protection to the rights of children, the government would take all possible measures for elimination of child labour from the c

PM urges EU to highlights ongoing human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the European Union to highlight the ongoing human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Pakistan pursuing one of the best policies in two decades: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said Pakistan was today pursuing one of the best foreign policies in two decades and the United States has now come to acknowledge its role in bringing peace to Afghan

EU, Pakistan agree on new engagement plan in trade, economy

Pakistan and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to a new Strategic Engagement Plan for building a sturdy partnership in the fields of defence, trade, democracy, governance and human rights.

MoS for Interior directs NADRA, Passport to establish mobile offices in Waziristan

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that the problems of the people of Waziristan will be resolved without any discrimination.

Work on Zhob-Quetta Section to begin soon: Khusro

Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bukhtair has said that Balochistan will make more contribution in socio-economic progress of the country.

President for persistent connection with nature to tackle global warming

President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday urged the people to establish their persistent connection with the nature to tackle the challenges of global warming else the autumn would take on them.

Fawad asks Sushma Swraj to stand up for minority rights in India

Reacting to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweet, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday that he was happy that in the Indian administration...

Govt wants to engage opposition parties on national security issues: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the government wants to engage the opposition parties in comprehensive discussions on issues related to national security.

3G services to be launched in Bajaur on Monday: KP CM

The tribal district of Bajaur is all set to get global connectivity as 3G cellular service would be launched on Monday.The service is being launched on the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Govt committed to combat non-communicable diseases:Kiani

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Sunday said the government was committed to combat non-communicable diseases to reduce the burden of these di

President confers top civil and military awards amongst different personalities on Pakistan Day

An investiture ceremony to confer civil and military awards amongst different personalities for their contributions in various fields was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

Nation celebrates Pakistan Day with commitment to ensure progress, strong defense

The nation observed Pakistan Day today with a renewed pledge to make Pakistan a developed and progressive country with a strong defence on Saturday.

Malaysian PM briefed on JF-17 Thunder, leaves for home after 3-day official visit

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad left for his homeland on Saturday on the conclusion of his three-day official visit to Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan saw off the Malaysian leader

Pakistan, Malaysia stress dialogue the only way forward to ensure peace, stability in region

Pakistan and Malaysia have stressed that dialogue is the only way forward to ensure peace and stability in the region and to resolve outstanding issues.

Fawad calls for develop Pakistan on pattern as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the nation would have to show dedication to develop Pakistan on the pattern as envisioned by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Al

Enhanced people-to-people contacts vital for strengthening Pak-Malaysia trade, economic ties: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad Saturday said enhanced people-to-people contacts and exchanges by promoting tourism were vital for strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation...

President calls for joint societal efforts to take new Pakistan forward on all fronts

President Dr Arif Ali, highlighting the important role of media, educational institutions and mosques in creating awareness among masses about the health and cleanliness...

Malaysian PM arrives to red carpet welcome

Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Thursday was accorded red carpet welcome as he arrived here on a three-day official visit.As he landed at Nur Khan Airbase along with a high level de

PM carrying ahead Pakistan as modern country: Fawad

Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is carrying ahead Pakistan as a modern country.He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of tree plantation in conne

FM condemns acquittal of accused in Samjhauta Express bombing case

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly condemning the acquittal of the accused in Samjhauta Express bombing case has termed the verdict as Indian version of sham justice.

Eying on ASEAN for future, Pakistan expects around $ 900 mln investment on Malaysian PM’s visit

Eying on ASAIN region on long term basis for promotion of business and investments, Pakistan expects investments of US $ 900 million on Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad’s visit...

Violence cannot be allowed for political gains : Afridi

Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi Thursday emphasized that no one was above the law and constitution irrespective of status, saying firm action would be taken against those violatin

Pakistan to continue its efforts for regional peace, stability: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Pakistan, being a strong proponent of peace in the region, would continue its efforts for regional peace and stability, which was necessary for socio-eco

PM lauds courage of Ambreen Naeem on her remarks about Christchurch attacker

Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded the courage of a female New Zealand national of Pakistani origin, Ambreen Naeem, who said in a TV talk show that she felt pity for the Christchurch attacker...

Malaysian PM arrives in Islamabad today

Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrives in Islamabad today on a three-day visit to Pakistan. He is paying the visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan-EU Political Dialogue held in Brussels

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Jean-Christophe Belliard on Wednesday co-chaired the 5th round of Pakistan-EU Political Dialogue..

Facility of Worker’s Foree Remittance Account inaugurated

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari on Wednesday formally inaugurated the facility of Worker’s Foree Remittance Account here.

Fawad asks PPP leaders to apologize for violence against police

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday asked Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s leadership to apologize over the incident of attack by its party workers...

President stresses holistic implementation of National Water Policy

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday stressed on efficient and holistic implementation of the strategic priorities set out in the National Water Policy (NWP).

Commander National Guard of Bahrain calls on PM

Commander of the National Guard of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Lieutenant-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday and discussed.

FM lauds Chinese consistent support for Pakistan's sovereignty

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project saying the mega project is contributing to the country's economic development and

Investment in human capital imperative for development: Asad Umar

Finance Minister Asad Umar here on Tuesday said investment in human capital was very imperative and central to development of the country.

Govt to refund over billed Rs 2.5 b to gas consumers

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday said the government had decided to refund Rs 2.5 billion extra charged from the Sui gas consumers in the shape of inflated bill

Equal opportunities for women in education being ensured: Shafqat

Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday said the government was committed to establishing more colleges and schools especially for women in order to provide...

Commitment of civil servants, crucial to accomplish Govt’s agenda of socio-economic uplift: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday said commitment of civil servants was crucial for accomplishment of government’s agenda of socio-economic development of Pakistan and good governance.

PM appreciates WB’s continued support for uplift of Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appreciated the World Bank’s continued engagement with Pakistan and its support towards capacity building, infrastructure development and economic growth.

Enhanced cooperation in fields of information & culture key to forge stronger ties among nations: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said enhanced cooperation in the fields of information and culture was a key to forge ties among the world nations.

Second phase of CPEC to usher new era of socio-economic development: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the advent of second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will initiate a new era of socio-economic development in Pakistan.

Govt convenes parliamentary parties’ conference on March 28 for consultation on NAP

The government has convened a meeting of parliamentary parties on 28th of this month to hold consultation on implementation of National Action Plan against terrorism.

Govt determined to bring amendments in NAB laws: Aamer

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani has said the government wants to bring amendments in the National Accountability Bureau laws to make it more eff

World leaders need to be cautious in selection of words: President

President Dr Arif Alvi says the world leaders need to be cautious in selection of words in their speeches as global peace cannot be achieved by fanning hatred against Muslims.

PM assures full support to families of Pakistani victims of Christchurch terrorist attacks

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred while trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist.

FM in Beijing to attend Pak-China FMs’ Strategic Dialogue

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has arrived in Beijing on a three-day visit to China. At the airport, he was received by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Pakistani Ambassador...

Govt taking steps for welfare of destitute people: Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that it is part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) manifesto to look after the deserving people.

Nawaz Sharif may avail plea-bargain to go abroad: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif may leave the country after entering into plea-bargain...

Govt plans to devise Pakistan's first-ever national emigration policy

The government will introduce first-ever national emigration policy to devise comprehensive strategies to regulate welfare process of intending emigrants.

President urges health experts for awareness of disease prevention

President Dr. Arif Alvi Friday called upon the health experts to focus on raising awareness among masses about prevention from diseases.

Pakistan's name to be excluded from grey list of FATF in September: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the name of Pakistan would hopefully be excluded from the grey list of Financial Action Task Force in September this year.

Pakistan opening up to the world with improved security situation in the country: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said Pakistan is opening up to the world with improved security situation in the country.