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President Alvi, PTI leaders acquitted in Parliament, PTV attack case

ISLAMABAD: Senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf including President Arif Alvi and federal ministers have been acquitted in the Parliament and PTV attack case. Top party leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mehmood and Pervez Khattak, Shaukat Yousufzai,

President calls for modern farming techniques to increase production

LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for adopting modern farming techniques to increase agricultural productivity to meet the country’s food requirements. Addressing a meeting with farmers in Lahore, he underlined the need to promote latest technological and Information Technology

President Arif Alvi tests negative for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has recovered from the COVID-19 as he tested negative for the virus last week. The president announced his recovery from his Twitter account. “With the grace of Allah… and with your prayers, which I believe

President Arif Alvi tests COVID positive again

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Thursday said that he has once again tested positive for COVID-19. In a post on Twitter, the president said: “I have tested [positive] for COVID again. Had a sore throat since 4-5 days & was

President Alvi issues ordinance for local bodies elections in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has issued a 109-page ordinance for local bodies elections in the federal capital Islamabad in which Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used. According to details, electronic voting machines and e-voting will be used for local

President Alvi appoints Zahir Shah as new NAB deputy chairman

ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday has appointed Zahir Shah as the new deputy chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for three years. Notification has been issued in this regard. Sources privy to the development said,

National Resilience Day being observed for 2005 earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD: The 16th anniversary of the earthquake on devastating October 8, 2005, that struck Azad Kashmir and several parts of Northern Areas of Pakistan is being observed across the country today. The day started with special prayers in mosques and

President Arif Alvi signs NAB amendment ordinance

President Arif Alvi has promulgated National Accountability second amendment ordinance 2021, giving powers to his office to establish as many accountability courts, and appoint judges. According to the national accountability ordinance, the president could establish as many accountability courts as

LB govt strengthens democracy, says President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that an effective local bodies system strengthens democracy as it ensures devolution of powers. He was addressing a National Conference on Future of Local Government in Islamabad on Wednesday. The

Pakistan will never compromise on security and sovereignty: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stated that Pakistan was fully cognizant of developments in its neighbourhood was and prepared to thwart any plot hatched to hamper peace in the region. “This brave nation will never compromise on our sovereignty,

Pakistan stands firm with Kashmir’s struggle: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan stands solidly by Kashmiris in their just struggle to the right of self-determination and would continue to highlight the Jammu and Kashmir dispute at the international level. “Our ultimate objective remains

70th anniversary: President Alvi, China’s Xi vow to deepen bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to deepen bilateral cooperation and achieve the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). As Pakistan and China observe 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, both leaders

President Alvi assures Mahmoud Abbas full support for Palestinian cause

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi assured his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas of Pakistan’s efforts in mobilizing the international community for the Palestinian cause and raising voice for the Palestinians. In a letter addressed to the Palestinian president on Thursday, Dr

Pakistan is proud custodian of sacred Buddhist relics: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said Pakistan was home to the Gandhara Buddhist heritage and was a proud custodian of some of the most sacred relics of Buddha. Talking to a delegation of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks who called on

Pakistan fully capable of defending its integrity: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said Pakistan is filled with capabilities to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty. Addressing the military parade at the parade avenue in Islamabad, the president said we will defend our independence at all costs,

President Alvi reaffirms to uphold democratic values, rule of law

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has reaffirmed to make Pakistan an economically stronger and prosperous country while upholding democratic values, rule of law and the Islamic way of life as envisioned by our founding fathers.  “On this Pakistan Day, we

President Alvi confers award on Jordan’s military chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has awarded its second-highest civilian medal to Jordan’s military chief, who is in Islamabad on an official visit. President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces,

President confers civil award on Turkish foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan, the country’s second-highest civil award, on Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu in recognition of his contribution to strengthen Pak-Turkish ties. The conferment on the Turkish foreign minister was made at a

President Alvi reaffirms nation’s pledge to follow Quaid’s ideals

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has paid rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his role in the creation of a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent and reaffirmed the nation’s pledge to follow his ideals to make

Hindutva ideology has captured entire Indian society: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Wednesday said India is falling into pitfalls of extremism, hatred and polarisation and is becoming an exclusive society. The president was addressing a seminar titled “Understanding Hindutva Mindset and Indian Hegemonic Aspirations” in Islamabad. He

President Alvi promulgates new anti-rape ordinance

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has promulgated the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 which aims to give strict punishments to sex offenders. Under the Ordinance, special courts will be set up across the country to expedite the trial of rape cases on a

President confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Chinese defence minister

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (military) on China’s Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe at a special investiture ceremony. The president decorated the Chinese official with the award in recognition of his illustrious services for strengthening defence

President Alvi pays homage to Allama Muhammad Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has paid homage to the philosopher-poet Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Dr. Arif Alvi said that Allama Iqbal dreamed of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. He was a thinker and he taught

President Alvi urges Muslim leaders to unite against blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi urged the Muslim world leaders to put forth a unanimous demand before international organisations to ensure the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desist from blasphemy and desecration. In his message to the nation

President Alvi inaugurates ‘Corona Wall of Heroes’ in Lahore

LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi inaugurated ‘Corona Wall of Heroes’ in Lahore to pay tribute to heroes who rendered services and sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the Shaan-e-Pakistan Awards ceremony at the Governor’s House, the president said that the

President Alvi to visit Kuwait today for offering condolences

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi is visiting Kuwait on Monday to offer condolences over the sad demise of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The president will meet the new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and

President confers civil award on outgoing Chinese ambassador

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan civil award on outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing. The special investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly

President Alvi calls for early completion of TAPI gas project

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for the early completion of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. He expressed these views during a telephonic conversation with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.  The president said the mega-project would go

Pakistan wins global award for promotion of Islamic financing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been awarded the Global Islamic Leadership Award in recognition of its efforts for the promotion of Islamic financing. The award was received by President Arif Alvi at the 10th Global Islamic Finance Awards Ceremony. Speaking on the

President Alvi distributes ration among flood victims in Mirpurkhas

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday visited Mirpurkhas to review the flood situation in Sindh. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail also accompanied him. The president took an aerial view of the flood-affected areas and also visited a temporary camp set