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PM's remarks on Reko Diq criticized
Pakistan

PM's remarks on Reko Diq criticized

The allies of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday came down hard on Prime Minister Imran Khan for his statement that the assets of Reko Diq would be sold out to pay off the loans borrowed by the country. The issue was first raised by Asla
Published 11 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Locust swarms: PM for providing all necessary resources
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Locust swarms: PM for providing all necessary resources

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced to provide all necessary resources needed to combat locust swarms as an emergency was declared earlier this month. Efforts are being made to cope with locust numbers, which are thought to be the worst in more
Published 07 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Firdous opposes 'provocative' slogans of Aurat March
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Firdous opposes 'provocative' slogans of Aurat March

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday opposed the controversial slogans of Aurat march, saying these things do not match with the norms of our society.
Published 07 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Nawaz may return home, says Firdous
Pakistan

Nawaz may return home, says Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Wednesday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif might return home, fearing his deportation in the wake of a letter written to the British authorities by the g
Published 05 Mar, 2020 12:00am
UK government urged to 'deport' Nawaz: Firdous
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UK government urged to 'deport' Nawaz: Firdous

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, on Tuesday confirmed that the federal government had written a letter to the British authorities, requesting them to immediately deport former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan.
Published 04 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Mega undergraduate scholarship programme launched
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Mega undergraduate scholarship programme launched

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the top-most priority of his party's government is to uplift the poorest of the poor of the society, for which "we want to uplift those who have the drive to excel and progress in life".
Published 03 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Farogh apologises to ex-AGP Anwar
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Farogh apologises to ex-AGP Anwar

Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem on Monday extended a groveling apology to the former Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP), Anwar Mansoor Khan, after he categorically warned that "if Farogh Naseem unveils things, I'll do so too".
Published 25 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Lal Masjid admn approaches IHC
Pakistan

Lal Masjid admn approaches IHC

The administration of Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) on Friday approached Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking court's intervention to reopen the mosque.
Published 22 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Reference against judge: Government seeks 3-week adjournment
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Reference against judge: Government seeks 3-week adjournment

After the resignation of Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan, the federal government on Friday requested the apex court for a three-week adjournment in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case. The Additional Attorney General, Chaudhry Aamir Rehm
Published 22 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Ex-AGP tenders unconditional apology
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Ex-AGP tenders unconditional apology

The Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP), Anwar Mansoor Khan, not only lost his job as top law officer of the country, but also offered an unconditional apology to the apex court for his "contemptuous" remarks against the judges hearing the Justice Faez Is
Published 22 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Government must come clean about Ehsan's escape: Bilawal
Pakistan

Government must come clean about Ehsan's escape: Bilawal

In wake of "dramatic" escape of former spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday submitted questions with the National Assembly Secretariat, asking the gov
Published 18 Feb, 2020 12:00am
JUI-F dares PM to apply Article 6 on Fazl
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JUI-F dares PM to apply Article 6 on Fazl

In a tit-for-tat response to the government, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Friday challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan to proceed with his "whimsical daydream" to apply Article 6 on party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Published 15 Feb, 2020 12:00am
GSP-Plus status: 5 key reservations of EU addressed, NA told
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GSP-Plus status: 5 key reservations of EU addressed, NA told

The government informed the National Assembly on Friday that five key reservations of the European Unions (EU) have been addressed after a series of fruitful meetings, and now it was optimistic that the GSP-Plus status to Pakistan would be extended.
Published 15 Feb, 2020 12:00am
NA supports China's efforts
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NA supports China's efforts

The incarcerated former minister for planning and development of opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that despite passage of 18 months, the PM's adviser on finance has no clue about the economic issues confronting
Published 14 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Hafeez lays bare grim facts about economy
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Hafeez lays bare grim facts about economy

The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Wednesday criticised the opposition lawmakers in National Assembly for their 'unfair criticism' on the government's 'tough' economic policies. Speaking on a motion on the economic cond
Published 13 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Government criticised for escape of TTP's Ehsan from country
Pakistan

Government criticised for escape of TTP's Ehsan from country

The opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly on Monday severely criticized the government for the escape of former spokesperson of proscribed terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan from the custody of security agencies dur
Published 11 Feb, 2020 12:00am