President approves summary to retain Shaukat Tarin as member NEC

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday signed a summary to retain Shaukat Tarin as member of the National Economic Council NEC. The President gave approval on the advice of the Prime Minister under Article 156 of the Constitution. Shaukat Tarin will now be a member of the Advisory Council instead of the Finance Minister.Read More…

Bahraini envoy lauds Pakistan’s role in establishing peace, stability in region

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said Pakistan gives immense importance to its relations with Bahrain and both countries are enjoying best relations at parliamentary level. Talking to Ambassador of Bahrain Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulqader here on Thursday, he said Islamabad desires to enhance trade with Bahrain as the bilateral trade scope is less than available business opportunities. He streRead More…

Investment is a vital component of economic growth: Summit told

ISLAMABAD: Hammad Azhar, Minister for Energy, made a statement on behalf of the Prime Minister of Pakistan at the “World Leaders’ Investment Summit”, one of the high level events of 7th World Investment Forum WIF, on 19th October, 2021, according to a statement issued from PID. The 7th WIF is being hosted by the UAE Government virtually, in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Read More…

Complete political, democratic freedom in Pakistan: Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said Prime Minister Imran Khan has been making efforts to make Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state on the pattern of the State of Madina. Talking to media person here on Thursday, he said there is complete political and democratic freedom in Pakistan. He said Pakistan believes in peaceful coexistence. Responding to a question about protest demonstrations by oppoRead More…

Pakistan House in Washington hosts luncheon for women leaders

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan Dr Asad M Khan and Ms Zunaira Asad Khan hosted a group of women leaders from the DMV area at a luncheon event themed “Dialogue for Peace and Understanding” at Pakistan House in Washington on Thursday. In his remarks, the ambassador highlighted the significance of Rabi-ul-Awal as the month of birth of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad SAW and the universality of his message of peace, Read More…

Asad Umar calls for meeting vaccination targets to avoid fifth wave of COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar has stressed the need for meeting the vaccination targets to avoid the fifth wave of COVID-19. In a tweet on Thursday, he said if a large number of people remain unvaccinated, we remain vulnerable despite sharp decline in cases. The Minister said the second dose is vital for protection against COVID-19. He said best vaccination progress has been reported in Islamabad, PeshRead More…

‘Sister City Agreement’ signed between China’s Qingdao city, Faisalabad: Farrukh

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said a ‘Sister City Agreement’ has been signed between China’s Qingdao city and Faisalabad. In a tweet on Thursday, he said the agreement will lead to cooperation in different areas, including industry, people-to-people, business-to-business, culture, tourism, education and science and technology.Read More…

Qureshi arrives in Kabul for talks

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, leading a high- level delegation, arrived in Kabul Thursday. During a one-day visit, he will hold talks with acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and call on leadership of the interim government in Kabul. He will meet other Afghan dignitaries as well. The talks between the two sides will cover the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and focus on wayRead More…

Buzdar visits FM95 Punjab, opens exhibition

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the FM95 Punjab Rung radio at PILAC and received live calls from the listeners who were pleasantly surprised to hear the chief minister live. They asked the CM to share his favourite couplet and appreciated a direct dialogue with the CM. They pointed out that Usman Buzdar was the first chief minister to adopt a public approach to liaise with the people. The CRead More…