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Govt focusing on unemployment and investment in the country ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the government has controlled crippling economy and now its focusing on creating employment and bringing investment in the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said that before 2013 election, the core problems facing the masses were electricity load-shedding, terrorism and inflation while the government has overcome them to a large extent.To a question, he said Qatar will provide LNG to Pakistan on a rate 13.37 per cent less than three-year back prices of crude oil in the international market.He said that the LNG's rate will roughly be according to Pakistan domestic gas' price. Qatar is providing LNG to other regional countries at the rate of 5 to 6 dollar while Pakistan will get it on the price of 4.3 dollar.To a question, he said that most of the ongoing power projects from all resources would start power generation ...

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LNG agreement with Qatar to boost economy, increase foreign reserves ISLAMABAD: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) agreement by government with Qatar would not only strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields but also boost economy, revive industry and increase foreign reserves.Analysts gave this opinion while talking in Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs' programme. Speaking in Radio Pakistan's programme, PML-N leader Maiza Hameed said: "Pakistan has signed LNG agreement with Qatar and this agreement has been signed on lowest price in the world." The imported LNG would ...

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NA session to continue till Feb 26 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly 29th session will continue till February 26. The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly met Friday at Parliament House with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair to discuss the business for the 29th Session of the National Assembly. The meeting discussed the agenda and ways to run the proceedings of the 29th session of the National Assembly. The Representatives from all the parliamentary parties gave their proposals regarding ...

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Prime Minister back after two-day Qatar visit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday returned here after completing his two-day official visit to Qatar.Besides other engagements, the Prime Minister's visit featured the signing of a landmark agreement between the two governments wherein Pakistan would import Liquified Natural Gas from Qatar to cope with its energy needs.The Prime Minister landed at Nur Khan Airbase along with his delegation including Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to ...

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Ex-president Pervez Musharraf discharged from hospital KARACHI: Former President and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, who was hospitalized earlier in the day, was discharged after medical tests.The Central Information Secretary of the APML, Ms. Asia Ishaque, said on Thursday.She said after initial medical reports, Pervez Musharraf was allowed to go home. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC directs govt to amend laws for provision of shelter to poor ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to make legislation for provision of shelter to homeless people within two months.The two-member bench comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case.The court also rejected the report submitted by Capital Development Authority regarding slum areas of the federal capital and directed the authority to submit a comprehensive report in two months.The court also directed the government to form a commission ...

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Senate pays rich tribute to Fatima Surayya, Malik Muhammad Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed two separate resolutions to expressed grief and sorrow on the sad demises of former Deputy Chairman Senate Malik Muhammad Ali Khan and renowned writer Fatima Surayya Bajia. Senator Hadayat Ullah moved the resolution in the house to express sympathy and condolence with the grieved family of Malik Muhammad Ali Khan. Speaking on the occasion, he said being Deputy Chairman Senate Malik Muhammad Ali Khan had played constructive role in ...