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Sindh cabinet approves 20% raise in salaries, Rs25,000 minimum wage

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Tuesday approved the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 with an outlay of Rs1.47 trillion. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided over a special meeting of the provincial cabinet to discuss and approve

Good relationship with establishment, PM and cabinet takes all decisions: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is the most popular leader in Pakistan as the people who voted him to power are still his ardent supporters “Even in next

Cabinet approves centralized database for basic food items

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet approved the establishment of a Centralized Database to ensure timely decisions about basic food items in the country. The meeting took the decision to ensure demand and supply, assessment of prices, transportation and further strengthening of

Federal cabinet approves ban on TLP

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has reportedly approved a summary seeking the imposition of a ban on the ultra right-wing Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) under the anti-terrorism law for the recent spate of violence across the country. A summary of the interior

PM chairs cabinet meeting to discuss resuming trade ties with India

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday chaired the meeting of federal cabinet via videolink from his residence in Bani Gala. The meeting took up several agenda items relating to development projects. The situation in the wake of rising cases

Cabinet approves Rs7.8 billion historic Ramazan package

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has sanctioned a historic Ramazan package worth Rs 7.8 billion for providing 19 essential items on reduced prices. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet which approved the package to provide relief

Two cabinet members of Trump resign over mob attack

WASHINGTON: Two members of Donald Trump’s cabinet resigned with days left in the administration in protest over the storming of the Capitol by a mob of the president’s supporters. The education secretary and transportation secretary – the only two women

ECC ‘endorses’ Karachi Transformation Plan

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet has endorsed the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) and allowed revision in the master plan for five terminals at Port Qasim. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh chaired

Two MPAs inducted into Punjab cabinet

LAHORE: Two more members were inducted into the Punjab cabinet on Tuesday by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPAs Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari and Khayal Kastro took oath as provincial ministers at a ceremony at the Governor House.

Sindh govt approves resumption of 66 CNG buses in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Wednesday approved the resumption of 66 CNG buses of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for transportation in the metropolis. The buses will be handed over to the private sector for five years to provide transportation facilities

PM to attend oath-taking ceremony of GB cabinet today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to arrive in Gilgit-Baltistan on his visit since the recently held elections in the region. During the visit, the prime minister will participate in the oath-taking ceremony of the new cabinet of Gilgit

PM to discuss 8-point agenda in federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting today to discuss an 8-point agenda at the Prime Minister’s office. The meeting will be held in Islamabad at 12 pm. During the meeting, the cabinet will discuss the

PM orders advisers, special assistants to disclose assets

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all advisors and special assistants in his cabinet to disclose their personal assets. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Accountability Shehzad Akbar said that even the non-elected advisors will also disclose their

PM reshuffles cabinet as Bakhtiar named Economic Affairs minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced a major reshuffle  in the federal cabinet with portfolios of several key federal ministers changed. Syed Fakhar Imam has been made Federal Minister for National Food Security, while Makhdoon Khosro Bakhtiar has

Federal cabinet approves uniform pay scales for government employees

ISLAMABAD: Chairing a meeting on the federal cabinet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed for uniform pay scales of government employees to avoid discrimination. Briefing media on cabinet decisions, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr

PM Khan to chair federal cabinet meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan would chair a federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday (tomorrow) to take numerous actions to drop prices of basic food products and control growing inflation in the country and many other issues. The Federal cabinet will

CM Shah makes significant changes to Sindh cabinet

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Muad Ali Shah on Monday has reshuffled the Sindh cabinet, assigning certain ministers additional and new portfolios. According to a notification from the chief secretary, Saeed Ghani has been assigned the additional portfolio of the

Sanjrani urges MQM-P convener to return in federal cabinet

KARACHI: On Sunday, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui should think regarding returning to the federal cabinet, adding that this would enable him to work more efficiently for his community. Speaking

Defence Minister Khattak refutes reports of grouping in KP cabinet

NOWSHERA: Defence Minister, Pervez Khattak today (Sunday) has refuted the reports of grouping in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet. Talking to media in Nowshera, Pervez Khattak has said, “All the ministers are united and there is no grouping in the province.”

Sindh cabinet approves removal of IGP Kaleem Imam

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Wednesday approved to surrender the services of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Syed Kaleem Imam to the centre over satisfactory performance.  Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presided over the meeting to send the incumbent

ECC approves grant of Rs6bn subsidy for USC

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee of the federal cabinet has approved grant of Rs6 billion subsidy for Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan for procurement of essential commodities. Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting approved

Supreme court to decide future of Gen Bajwa today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is hearing a case pertaining to the extension of army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure today. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa including Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Syed Mansoor

Law Minister Farogh Naseem resigns

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem has resigned from his position, moments after an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed confirmed in a news conference on Tuesday said the prime

Cabinet approves new summary for extension in army chief’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: Federal cabinet on Tuesday approved new summary for the extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff and sent it to president for approval. Briefing media on the federal cabinet meeting, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the

Reshuffling in federal cabinet, says Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD: Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Babar Awan on Wednesday hinted at more reshuffle in the federal cabinet in the coming days. “The government is progressing with a fast pace and the reshuffle in the federal cabinet is part

ECC approves plan to raise Rs136 bn financial facility

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee of the federal cabinet has approved a proposal of Ministry of Energy to raise finance facilities of Rs136.45 billion and Rs30 billion for adjustment of existing finance facilities of Power Holding Limited. Meeting of the ECC

Another cabinet reshuffle

The rumour mills are running wild that Prime Minister Imran Khan is once again considering a major reshuffle in the federal cabinet, and several key members may be shown the door. Earlier this year, the prime minister made several changes