Fawad Chaudhry welcomed usage of technology in court proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has said that the use of technology in court proceedings is a welcoming sign. On a social media website Twitter, the minister further said, an accountability court is going to indict former

Shahbaz Gill demands FIR over Bilal Saeed’s music video in mosque

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the explanation given by actress Saba Qamar over Bilal Saeed’s music video inside the Wazir Khan mosque, Special Assistant on Prime Minister on Political Communication, Shahbaz Gill has said the concerned authorities (Chief Secretary) should take action

Usman Dar urges opposition to support tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has called on the opposition leaders to support Prime Minister Imran Khan in the biggest tree planting campaign. In a message on Twitter, Special Assistant Usman Dar said “Today,

Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries cross 260,000

ISLAMABAD: A total of 634 new coronavirus cases and eight associated deaths were reported, taking the national tally of infections to 284,121 and fatalities to 6,082, while 259,604 corona patients have recovered across the country during the last 24 hours.

PM to lunch Pakistan’s biggest-ever tree plantation drive today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the biggest tree plantation drive today to plant 3.5 million saplings across the country in a day. As per details, more than one million volunteers of the Prime Minister’s Tiger Force will also

UNGA president-elect to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday (today) for a two-today visit on the invitation of the government of Pakistan. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office spokesperson, after his visit

Security arrangements finalized for Independence Day in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The federal administration has finalized security arrangements for the occasion of Independence Day in the federal capital. According to a letter issued by IG Islamabad’s office, the city’s security has been tightened. Federal police and Rangers have been deployed

People to get job opportunities in Ravi River Project: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said the Ravi River Project is the foundation of a new Lahore which will pave the way for investment and provide vast employment opportunities to the people. On a social

SBP to credit duty drawbacks into exporters’ accounts from Sep 1

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has announced State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will credit the Duty Drawbacks directly into the accounts of the exporters from September 1, 2020. On a social media

Moody’s stable rating for Pakistan economy hailed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that assigning of ‘stable’ outlook to Pakistan by Moody’s Investor Services is a ‘testimony’ to the country’s ‘V-shaped’ recovery in COVID-19 outbreak. On a social media

Over 2,212 locals to get jobs in Matiari-Lahore transmission project

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Saturday that 85 percent work on 660kV Matiari-Lahore HVDC Transmission line project had been completed and the project also created over 2,212

PM Imran invites Sri Lankan counterpart to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended a cordial invitation to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa for a visit to Pakistan. As per details, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa had a telephonic conversation

World admires Pakistan’s steps in fight against the COVID-19: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shibli Faraz on Friday said that the world has admired Pakistan’s steps in the fight against the COVID-19. On a social media website Twitter, he said the opening of tourism and various business sectors

FM Qureshi expresses sorrow over loss of lives in Beirut

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has telephoned his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe extended his condolences with him over the deaths in the blasts that took place in Beirut on August 4. During the phone call, Qureshi expressed grief and

US donates 100 more ventilators to Pakistan in war against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) government has donated 100 ventilators to help Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson US Ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones handed over the US-made ventilators to Chairman

‘Pakistan’s export shown impressive trend in July 2020’: Razak Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Trade, Abdul Razak Dawood has said Pakistan’s export product diversification strategy showed an impressive trend in July 2020. In a series of tweets today Dawood said, “In line with our export product diversification strategy,

ANF soldier martyred in encounter with drug-peddlers in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A soldier of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) was martyred and two others injured during an operation against drug-peddlers in Barakahu area of Islamabad on Friday. According to ANF source, on a tip-off, the ANF team conducted a targeted raid at

Shibli Faraz lauds Tiger Force volunteers’ services

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has lauded the passion of the Corona Relief Tiger Force volunteers in providing invaluable services. During a meeting with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar today,

Govt committed to facilitating business community: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said the federal government had the responsibility to facilitate traders and businessmen and reduce their problems, mostly relating to administrative hurdles. Addressing at the International Rawal Expo Virtual Conference organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of

Pakistan contacts India to appoint lawyer in Kulbhushan Yadhav case

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that Pakistan re-contacted Indian government over matter of appointing a legal representative for spy and agent of intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Jadhav. During a press briefing, Aisha Farooqui

Pakistan denounces aggressive actions by Afghan forces

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the unprovoked aggressive action by Afghan forces and their evident support to terrorists that resulted in the martyrdom of one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier and injuries to two others. The Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, in a

Shehbaz, Bilawal demand world community to take action on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have urged the international community to take all cases of human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

ML-1 railway project gets approval: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved $6.806 billion transformational railway project. On a social media website Twitter,

Zahid Hafeez replaces Aisha Farooqui as Foreign Office spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has appointed Zahid Hafeez as a foreign office spokesman, replacing Aisha Farooqui. According to sources, a notification for the appointment of Zahid Hafeez has been issued.  Aisha Farooqui was replaced after she is going for a training

Govt decides to reopen schools from Sep 15

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that the educational institutions in the country would reopen from September 15. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood chaired the meeting which decided that the schools and universities will resume classes

ECNEC approves $6.806 billion transformational railways project

ISLAMABAD: The Executive committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the project of Pakistan Railways for up-gradation existing Mainline-1 (ML-1) and establishment of the dry port near Havelian. According to a press statement issued by the Finance Ministry,

Political influence being used to obtain NOC for private housing society

ISLAMABAD: Political influence is allegedly being used to obtain the No Objection Certificate (NOC) for a private housing society, named Park View, in the federal capital, it has been revealed. The revelation came during a hearing in Islamabad High Court.

Youm-e-Istehsal: President Alvi to address special senate session

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi will address a special session of the Senate tomorrow, called to express Pakistan’s resolve and commitment to Kashmir in addition to raising voice against the continuing Indian atrocities in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. According to a

305 locals to get jobs in Thar Block-2 power project: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the financial closes of 330 Megawatts (MW) Thar Block-2 power plant was expected in September end. On a social media

Entire nation stands united on Kashmir issue: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistani nation, political parties, and the armed forces were on the same page regarding Kashmir. While addressing an All Parties Conference held today to form a consensus on the lingering dispute