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Govt removes PTV MD after ‘begging’ fiasco

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information removed the acting managing director of state-owned Pakistan Television Network (PTV) on Tuesday in the aftermath of ‘begging’ fiasco. A notification issued by the ministry stated “the charge of Colonel (retd) Hassan Immad Mohammdi as PTV MD was withdrawn with immediate effect and till further orders”. The move comes a […]

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PTV regrets Beijing spelling blunder

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Television (PTV) Network on Sunday televised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address from China but misspelled the Chinese capital Beijing as “Begging” in what appeared to be a typographical error. The premier was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. However, on the top […]

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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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PM launches Citizens’ Portal to spruce up governance

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ISLAMABAD – Launching Pakistan Citizens’ Portal on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme would be a leap forward as people from all over the country and overseas Pakistanis could help spruce up the governance through registration of their complaints and suggestions on working of Ministries and government departments. Addressing the launching ceremony […]

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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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PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according […]

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Imran launches drive to combat pollution, global warming

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday kicked off a countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive to tackle the challenges of increasing pollution and global warming. The prime minister launched the drive at the Islamabad College for Girls by planting a sapling and sweeping the lawns of the college. Holding a broom and wearing a […]

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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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PM asks Umar to streamline, facilitate IT experts

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ISLAMABAD – Keeping in view the problems being faced by young entrepreneurs in Information Technology sector, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday asked Finance Minister Asad Umar to devise a mechanism to streamline and facilitate the IT experts. Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office. The briefing […]

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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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Govt likely to take private journalists on foreign visits

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has abandoned the policy that journalists from the private media will not be part of the prime minister’s official entourage on his foreign visits. In the early months of the PML-N government The News has exclusively reported that the prime minister has decided that no private media journalists will be part […]

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PM’s assistant serves Rs1 bn notice on channel for propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Capt Shujaat Azeem, special assistant to the prime minister on aviation, has served a defamation notice on ARY News channel President Salman Iqbal and host of programme ‘Khara Such’ Mubasher Lucman for airing series of orchestrated programmes based on malice and bare faced lies. In his notice dated February 25, 2015, served through renowned […]

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