Govt announces 25% increase in salaries for federal employees

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced twenty five percent increase in the salaries of federal government employees on an “ad-hoc” basis, amid protests by hundreds of government employees. This was stated by Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid

Subsidies, grants 4.5% of GDP: Cabinet informed

KARACHI: The federal cabinet was informed that the total volume of subsidies and grants forms 4.5 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). In a weekly meeting chaired by the prime minister, Special Assistant to PM on Revenue Dr Waqar

US carries out first federal execution in 17 years

WASHINGTON: A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three in 1996 was put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday in the first federal execution in the United States in 17 years. Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was

NA approves federal budget, passes Finance Bill 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed the Finance Bill 2020 to approve the budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year. Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar had presented the Rs7.14 trillion budget for fiscal 2020-21 on June 12.

Budget amid pandemic

The government will present the federal budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 in parliament on June 12. This budget will be different this year as it is being prepared under the shadow of a global pandemic that has wrecked the

Federal govt employees to receive salaries, pensions on May 21

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has ordered disbursement of salaries and pensions on May 21, three days before Eid-ul-Fitr. The Ministry of Finance issued a notification has directed all government departments to pay their employees monthly salaries, pensions and other allowances

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

Federal govt to make BISP beneficiaries name public

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed on Wednesday to make public the name of 938 Sindh government officials who took benefits from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) the social security program was to provide financial aid to the

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

Federal govt plans to appease its unsatisfied allies

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has planned to make yet another attempt to appease its dissatisfied coalition partners by holding a fresh round of discussions to address their serious reservations about government’s performance, unemployment, inflation and non-use of development funds. The

Federal govt not letting us work properly, mayor Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: During the 46th Metropolitan Corporation meeting the Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz expressed concern that PTI’s federal government was not allowing it to work accordingly. The 46th meeting of the Metropolitan Corporation chaired by the Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz was held at 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

Federal Board of Revenue to remove pirated software

ISLAMABAD: Since reports have circulated that an illegally downloaded version of VMware is being used by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the tax authority has now announced to buy a licensed version of the software. The VMware software is

SC orders federal govt to produce arrested lawyer in court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday has ordered the federal government to present Advocate Inamur Rahim who was picked up from his home in Rawalpindi on Dec 17, 2019. The Rawalpindi bench of the LHC on Thursday had ruled Rahim’s