Federal cabinet approves 44% increase in house rent ceiling of Govt employees

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has approved 44 percent increase in the house rent ceiling of government employees. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain while briefing media about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet, which met here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. He said house rent ceiling of government employees is revised eRead More…

Federal government attacking ECP: Marri

KARACHI: Central Information Secretary, Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, and the member of the National Assembly Shazia Atta Marri, said Tuesday that PTI’s current incompetent government was attacking the constitutional institution of Election Commissioner of Pakistan just because of concealing its anti-people policies and poor performance. “Use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the general elections iRead More…

Buzdar chairs meeting regarding Ravi Urban Development Authority

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting regarding Ravi Urban Development Authority in CM Office here on Tuesday and reviewed the progress work. CM expressed satisfaction on the progress of the project and directed to speed-up the pace of the work on it. The CM said in the first phase of Ravi River-Front Urban Development Project, 44 thousands acre land has been selected and an industrial Read More…

Int’l community must not abandon Afghanistan: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire for the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan. During a meeting with the UN Press Representatives in New York, he stressed that the international community should not abandon Afghanistan. He said a peaceful Afghanistan will be a cause of stability for the whole region. He said Pakistan extended full assistance in the Read More…

Pakistan’s borders safe, secured: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said the borders of Pakistan are safe and secured. Talking to media persons here on Monday, he categorically stated that Pakistan has neither established any ‘Mohajir’ camp nor has received new refugees from Afghanistan. The Interior Minister said Pakistan wants return of three million Afghan refugees to their homeland after the return of stability there. He saidRead More…

President for raising awareness among women about breast cancer

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the need for raising awareness among women about the breast cancer, its early detection and treatment so as to save precious human lives. He regretted that due to lack of education and awareness, the breast cancer mortality rate in Pakistan was almost 50% which was quite alarming. The President made these remarks while chairing a meeting on breast awareness campaign througRead More…

FM leaves for New York to attend 76th UNGA session

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for New York on Monday to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). During his visit, he will participate in various high-level meetings and side events, and also deliver a talk at the prestigious think-tank Council on Foreign Relations. The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and the UN leadership. HeRead More…

Joint parliamentary committee will be formed to bring consensus on electoral reforms: Adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan has said a joint parliamentary committee will be formed to bring consensus on electoral reforms. Addressing a news conference along with Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati here on Monday, he said a motion will be moved in National Assembly authorizing the Speaker and the Chairman Senate to form the Committee. The Adviser said oppositionRead More…

Pakistan’s FM, his Canadian counterpart talk on Afghanistan situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Canada, Mr. Marc Garneau. The two Foreign Ministers exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan. They also spoke about bilateral matters. Foreign Minister Qureshi emphasized that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of paramount importance for Pakistan and the region, according to PID stateRead More…

PPP’s both factions observe Murtaza Bhutto’s death anniversary

LARKANA: Activists of PPP-SB and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) observed the 25th anniversary of Mir Murtaza Bhutto separately at Garhi Khuda Bux and Bhutto House in Naundero on Monday. In Garhi Khuda Bux, PPP-SB activists held Quran Khuwani for the departed soul at the grave of their leader, showered rose petals and offered prayers. They paid rich tribute to their leader by shouting sky-high slogans while some of theRead More…