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Fata dists to get 3pc share from NFC Award

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ISLAMABAD – The erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas will get three percent share under the National Finance Commission Award, the federal cabinet decided Thursday. Briefing journalists after the cabinet meeting here, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the share of the provinces will be reduced to facilitate the FATA people. […]

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Sindh chief minister inducts four more ministers to cabinet

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KARACHI: The Sindh government expanded its cabinet on Monday by inducting four more ministers. With the latest additions, the cabinet size has now reached 18 (16 ministers and two advisors). The ministers who took oath include Taimur Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Abdul Bari Pitafi.  Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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PTI govt to consider demands of architects, says minister

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PESHAWAR: Minister for Communication and Works Akbar Ayub Khan said Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would consider the demands of architects. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day seminar titled ‘Regional Challenges and Exploring Sustainable Solutions’ The Institute of architects Pakistan Peshawar chapter had organised the moot. Akbar Ayub and Senator […]

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Pak debt burden not caused by CPEC: China

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BEIJING – China Tuesday said the new Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently expressed its support for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which it believed was in line with the long-term development of Pakistan. “In fact, if you can fully understand the attitude of the new Pakistani government […]

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PM wants NAB not to harass civil servants

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday asked civil servants to improve their performance being the ‘backbone’ of the state and said that the bureaucracy should not be harassed by anti-corruption watchdogs. Addressing a delegation of participants in 109th National Management Course from the National School of Public Policy, Mr Khan said: “I have also […]

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Pakistan to approach IMF for a bailout, Asad Umar announces

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The government has made the “difficult decision” to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to address the mounting balance of payments crisis faced by Pakistan, Finance Minister Asad Umar announced on Monday. In a video message, the minister revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given the go-ahead to open talks with […]

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Imran’s cabinet set to be expanded further

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is set to be expanded for the fourth time with the induction of six new ministers that will take its strength to 34, Dawn has learnt. Sources in the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) said that President Dr Arif Alvi would administer the oath to the new ministers, including one minister of […]

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Pakistan’s credentials on nuclear safety and security

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Pakistan got re-elected to the Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the previous month owing to its contributions to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The board has an important role in considering membership in the IAEA, approving safeguard agreements, publishing nuclear safety standards and appointing the Director General of the IAEA. […]

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Four more ministers to be inducted into federal cabinet

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ISLAMABAD: Four more ministers are expected to be inducted in the federal cabinet, sources informed Geo News on Tuesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan will approve the final list of ministers who will be inducted in his cabinet. According to sources, Mian Muhammad Soomro has agreed to become part of the cabinet. The senior politician was […]

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President Alvi, PM Imran seek acquittal in Parliament attack case

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ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday filed applications seeking acquittal from an anti-terrorism court pertaining to the Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case during the 2014 sit-in. Counsel for the president Mohammad Ali Bukhari and counsel for the prime minister Babar Awan filed the acquittal applications under Section 265-K. The court directed […]

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Twitter abuzz with reaction to suspension of Sharifs’ sentences

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KARACHI: Politicians and journalists took to Twitter on Wednesday to express their thoughts after the Islamabad High Court suspended sentences awarded in the Avenfield properties reference to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar. Former premier’s brother Shahbaz Sharif tweeted a Quranic verse in the wake of the IHC […]

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Dosti channel: Can radio bring two countries closer?

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ISLAMABAD: For Chan Xing, he had never thought that his study of the Urdu language would one day enable him to play a key role in bringing the people of two countries together. But then, the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project kicked off and the radio professional found himself calling upon every ounce of […]

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Governor donates a year’s salary to fund for dams

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has announced that he would contribute his one-year salary to the fund established for collecting donations for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams in Pakistan. A handout issued on Sunday quoted the provincial governor as saying that one of the major challenges being faced by the country at present […]

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