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PPP to hold CEC meeting today, discuss PDM’s show-cause notice

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will hold a meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) today to deliberate over its standing with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The meeting will be chaired by former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP

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

PM summons PTI joint parliamentary meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a Pakistan Tekreek-e-Insaf (PTI) joint parliamentary meeting with its allied parties. The parliamentary meeting will be held in Parliament House at 2:00 pm. All the allied parties and parliamentarians have been asked to

Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan to hold trilateral meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The foreign ministers of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan will hold the 2nd  Trilateral Meeting on 13th January in Islamabad. The 1st round of Trilateral Meeting was held in Baku in November 2017. According to the Foreign Office, the three

ECC approves 2% additional cut in customs duties on 152 tariff lines

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved the removal of additional 2 percent customs duties on 152 tariff lines, mostly raw material, on a horizontal basis under National Tariff Policy 2019-24. The bill was presented by the

PDM to meet today in Jati Umrah, discuss future strategy

LAHORE: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting today on Friday to chalk the future course of action for the opposition alliance. The meeting will be held at the Sharif family’s residence in Jati Umra. PML-N

Opposition steering committee meeting to be held today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the steering committee of the opposition PDM will be held today to decide the schedule for future action against the incumbent government. During the meeting, a schedule for protests, long marches, countrywide shutter down, the wheel-jam

FM to attend OIC foreign ministers’ summit in Niger

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is departing for the African nation of Niger to represent Pakistan at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting. In a video message, the foreign minister said the meeting will deliberate upon the challenges

PM calls NCC meeting to discuss COVID-19 situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Tuesday as cases surge amid the second wave of coronavirus. The country witnessed 1,167 new COVID-19 cases in a single day — the highest

Pakistan Democratic Movement to hold first meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement will hold its first meeting today at Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) secretariat. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the first meeting will be held at 3:00 PM at the PML-N Secretariat to consider the situation

Army Chief met Maulana Fazl before Azadi March: JUI-F leader

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has claimed the army chief invited party leaders to meet them and call off the Azadi March. The JUI-F leader made the revelation while speaking to a private TV channel, stating

Military-opposition meetings

The furore over the recent speech by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not settled down in which he strongly criticised state institutions. It has now been revealed that opposition leaders held a meeting with the military leadership a few

Inflation control meeting summoned by PM today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an emergency meeting to review measures taken to control inflation. The meeting will be chaired by the prime minister himself. The meeting will review the inflation situation while the government’s economic team will

US seeks in-person meetings with Iran over prisoner releases

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed willingness to host an in-person meeting with Iran to discuss prisoner releases and wants the UN Security Council to impose an indefinite arms embargo. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Council on

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

Easing lockdown: PM to chair NCC meeting on May 31

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting on Sunday via video link to decide the extension of lockdown imposed in the country. All the four chief ministers and certain federal ministers will participate in

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

OIC’s reluctance on Kashmir

It was a diplomatic victory for Pakistan when OIC agreed to hold a special meeting on the Kashmir issue. Now reports have emerged that Saudi Arabia along with other Gulf countries is showing reluctance to hold the meeting and slowly

Finance advisor Hafeez Shaikh to chair ECC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Federal advisor to the prime minister on finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will chair the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting today in Islamabad. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister’s adviser on finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in

Pakistan’s delegation arrives in Beijing for FATF meeting

BEIJING: A Pakistani delegation landed in Beijing on Sunday for a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting scheduled later this month at which the organization would scrutinize the country’s attempts to implement stringent anti-terrorism funding and money laundering regulations. According

Hafeez Shaikh to chair ECC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will chair Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting on Monday (today). According to the reports, The ECC meeting is supposed to decide on a six-point agenda in its meeting. There

Queen calls for an emergency meeting over Prince Harry’s decision

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II called for an emergency meeting of senior royal members of her order to find a way with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create a “workable solution.” The actions of Queen come as a result of

PM summons PTI, allied parties parliamentary meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday has called for a parliamentary meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its coalition partners. According to reports, the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be chaired by PM Imran Khan, the

PPP summons emergency CEC meeting today

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has called on Sunday an emergency meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC). The meeting will be headed by PPP co-chairmen Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and attended by senior party

CM Sindh reviews progress over ongoing projects

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has chaired a meeting to review the progress of the on-going projects at Chief Minister House. The projects include Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System, and Orange Line and Red Line. Karachi:

Pakistan desires early meeting of OIC foreign ministers on IoK: FM

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said Pakistan desires an early meeting of the foreign ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir to send across a message on the issue. Addressing

Rehbar Committee meeting to be held today over political issues

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) leader Akram Durrani will hold a Rehbar Committee meeting today to discuss the political issues of the country. During the meeting, the verdict against Pervez Musharraf’s treason case, tenure extension of Chief of Army Staff

CCI meeting and financial powers

The Council of Common Interests (CCI) held a long-delayed meeting with a heavy agenda. The meeting was held after a thirteen month hiatus which is a huge constitutional gap. The body is supposed to meet after every three months. The

PM to chair crucial CCI meeting in Islamabad tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) will hold its belated 41st session tomorrow on Monday December 23 to discuss a 16-point agenda on a range of issues. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting which will be attended