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ICJ rules it has jurisdiction to entertain Jadhav case under Vienna Convention

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday, in its final verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, ruled that it had the jurisdiction to entertain the application of India under the Vienna Con

Dr Firdous Awan condoles death of Himayat Ali Shayer

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of famous poet and lyricist Himayat Ali Shayer.

President praises PBS data collection system

President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday appreciated Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) initiative of developing its electronic data collection system and expressed the hope that it would auger well towards...

PM chairs cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet at the PM Office here on Tuesday. The meeting discussed current issues and several development projects on the agenda.

Chinese large, medium size companies being encouraged to invest in industrial zones: Ambassador Hashmi

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Ms. Naghmana A. Hashmi Tuesday said that efforts would be doubled to attract and encourage large and medium size Chinese entrepreneurs through various facilities...

Over 50 per cent education vouchers, scholarships for women

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Safety Division and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar Tuesday said more than 50 per cent of education vouchers and scholarships in Ehsaas program..

Pakistan presents progress report on its anti-poverty development plans to UN

Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government..

Razak assures provision of agriculture inputs, fertilizers to farmers on affordable rates

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday assured to provide relief to farmers by ensuring availability of agriculture inputs includi

Pakistan showcases its anti-poverty efforts at UN

Reiterating that eradication of poverty is Prime Minister Imran Khan government’s top priority, a senior Pakistani diplomat told the United Nations Monday that Pakistan is striving hard to significant

World’s largest virtual incubator to invest $100 million for PM’s startup programme

World’s largest virtual incubator to invest $100 million for PM’s startup programme.

President grieved over deaths, destruction by Neelum Valley flash floods

President Dr Arif Alvi Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives and properties caused by the heavy rains and flash floods hitting the Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir.

President urges using applied physics to meet needs of energy, health sectors

Stressing practical approach in scientific application, President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said physics can be best utilized to meet contemporary needs particularly related to energy, health and agricul

PM launches 2nd phase of registration for Naya Pakistan Housing Project

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday launched the second phase of registration for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme to provide affordable housing facility to the low-income segments of the country.

Provision of employment opportunities in merged tribal areas; government’s top priority: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that the people of the merged tribal areas had rendered huge sacrifices for the country and faced difficulties; therefore, the government had prioritized uplift..

Razak stresses for robust research to improve quality, productivity of cotton

The Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Monday stressed upon the need to undertake robust research to improve the quality and productivity..

Billion Tree Project considered for UN Climate Action Award 2019

The Billion Tree Afforestation Project (BTAP), owing to its successful implementation attains global recognition forcing the organizers to consider it for United Nations Climate Action Award 2019...

Pak-America relations to move forward during PM visit: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said relations between Pakistan and America would move forward further during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit.

Pakistan, India agree to finalize modalities for operationalizing of Kartarpur Sahib corridor

Pakistan and India have agreed to expeditiously finalize the modalities for operationalizing the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor in time for the 550th anniversary celebrations.

Pakistan, India agree to expedite modalities for operationalizing of Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan and India Sunday agreed to expeditiously finalize the modalities for operationalizing the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor in time for the 550th anniversary celebrations.

Pakistan to witness partial Moon eclipse on July 16-17 night

The world will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse on 16 and 17 July in many parts of the world including most parts of Pakistan.

Judiciary appropriate forum to probe Judge’s video clips allegations: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that investigations into the video clips allegations controversy about Accountability Judge Arshad Malik should be carried by the judiciary rather than the governm

PM Imran Khan striving for following the principles of State of Medina in Pakistan: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said Prime Minister Imran Khan is striving for following the principles of State of Medina in Pakistan.

Army, judiciary custodian of democracy, security: Sheikh Rashid

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad Saturday said that Pakistan Army and Judiciary were custodians of democracy and security of Pakistan.

Govt committed to address population issue on priority : Dr Zafar

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza Saturday said that the government was committed to address overpopulation issue on priority .

Chinese corporate heads assure $5 billion investment in Pakistan in 3-5 years

Heads of different Chinese companies on Friday gave assurance to Prime Minister Imran Khan to invest five billion dollars (US $5 billion) in Pakistan in next three to five years.

PM chairs meeting to review progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Programme

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting to review the progress on legal and administrative matters regarding implementation of Naya Pakistan Housing Programme- a flagship hosing project.

Launch of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme practical step to provide shelter to homeless: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Friday that launch of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme was a practical step by Prime Minister Imran Khan..

World Bank funded projects to be expedited:Makhdum Khusro

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, while appreciating the contribution of World Bank in socio-economic development of Pakistan...

No anti-Industry decision, FBR rejects rumours over CNIC condition, zero-rating, food tax

Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi said Friday that government would desist from taking any decision that is counterproductive for the textile industry...

Health centers in federal capital to be linked through computers: Dr Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant for National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza Friday said the health centers in the federal capital would be linked through computers to improve service delivery.

President grieved over life loss in fatal train accident

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday expressed his profound grief on the fatal collision between a passenger train and a goods train in Sadiqabad, that took several lives and injured many other.

PM kicks off project for affordable 18,500 housing units in capital

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday laid the foundation of a mega project to build 18,500 housing units here, mainly for the low-income group as part of his government’s dream to construct five...

Firdous grieved over loss of precious lives in train accident

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the train accident at Walhar Railway station in Sadiqabad Dis

WEF assures its support for implementation of Pakistan’s development agenda

The World Economic Forum (WEF) assured its support for the implementation of Pakistan’s development agenda and provides required technical support.

PM announces setting up National Accelerator on Closing Skills Gap in Pakistan in partnership with WEF

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced the establishment of National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, with Punjab Skills Develo

PM lauds overseas workers for high remittances

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the overseas workers for sending more remittances through banking channels.

Opposition’s bid against Senate chairman a political adventure: Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the opposition’s no- trust move against the Senate chairman was a political adventure...

PM directs Railways Minister to improve safety standards to avert train accidents

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Railways Minister to take emergency measures to improve decades old infrastructure of railways to avert train accidents.

Ending corruption key to poverty alleviation: President

President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday terming corruption as a major cause behind poverty, said ensuring the people’s access to basic needs of health, education and shelter could bring real change in their

PM links accountability of corrupt with development, economic stability

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday reiterated that all the corrupt elements, who had burdened the country with whopping debt of Rs30,000 billion, would be brought to justice because...

President Trump to receive PM Imran Khan on July 22

US President Donald J Trump will welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on July 22. According to a press statement of the office of White House Press Secretary on Wednesda...

Firdous grieved over murder of TV anchor Mureed Abbas

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday expressed her deep grief and sorrow over the murder of Bol television’s anchor person Mureed

PM invites business community to help govt achieve its economic targets

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said the government was fully facilitating the business community as it wanted to end poverty and accelerate the economic process in the country.

PM arrives Karachi on day-long visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday arrived here on a day-long visit, where he is scheduled to meet different delegations of businessmen, traders and party leaders including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf..

Pakistan ready to facilitate Japanese investors: President

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said being a key economic partner, Pakistan was ready to facilitate Japanese investors to explore the country’s diverse areas

PM inquires after health of Dr Firdous

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan Tuesday phoned his Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and inquired after her health.

Federal Cabinet directs PEMRA to discourage use of media for promotion of narrative of convicted persons

Federal Cabinet has expressed concern on the use of national electronic and print media to promote the narrative of convicted persons.

Media reports on PM’s Russia visit ‘speculative’: FO

Terming as ‘speculative’, the Foreign Office on Tuesday dismissed reports appearing in media about Prime Minister’s participation in Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia.

Firdous grieves over demise of senior drama artist

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday expressed her deep grief over the sad demise of renowned senior drama artist Zaheen Tahira.

Ehsas Programme to fulfill requirements of downtrodden, needy segments: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the ‘Ehsas Programme’, which was a comprehensive programme in the country’s history, was aimed at fulfilling requirements of the downtrodden and needy segments