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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

Sindh ministers meet Islamic scholar Shehenshah Naqvi

KARACHI: The Sindh government is expediting efforts to consult prominent Islamic scholars to take them confidence over the preventive measures against the novel coronavirus in religious gatherings. In this regard, provincial minister of Sindh for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain

Govt launches first ever Nursing Scholarship programme

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Profession Training Shafqat Mahmood has launched the inaugural Nursing Scholarship Program. Addressing the launching ceremony, the federal minister said that the incumbent government has allocated 1000 Scholarship for Nursing program for the first time

Iran’s deputy health minister diagnosed with coronavirus

TEHRAN: Iran’s deputy health minister has tested positive for the novel coronavirus amid a major outbreak in the country which has resulted in the death of fifteen people. Iraj Harirchi coughed occasionally and appeared to be sweating during a news

Fehmida Mirza attends Ethnosport Forum in Antalya

ISTANBUL: Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination and President Pakistan Sports Board Dr. Fehmida Mirza is attending 3rd International Ethnosport Forum in Antalya, Turkey. The minister has been invited by Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkey Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu and President

IPC Minister visits Sports Complex to oversee Davis Cup preparations

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza visited Pakistan Sports Complex on Tuesday to monitor the ongoing renovation work and arrangements prior to the Davis Cup tie. “It’s a proud moment for Pakistan that now international teams

Deadlock persists as PTI delegation meets MQM-P leaders

KARACHI: The deadlock persists between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) a day after MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced his resignation as federal minister. A delegation led by Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms

KP education minister turns out to have passed matric

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has reshuffled the provincial cabinet after expressing dissatisfaction over several ministers performances. Mehmood Khan has added two more ministers and eight special assistants to the cabinet. Communication and Works minister Akbar Ayub Khan

Centre willing to work with Sindh govt, says Asad Umar

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Sindh Infrastructure Development Corporation at the Governor House. Addressing a press conference after the meeting along with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Maritime Affairs

Child abuse policy

The horrific sexual assault of a ten-year-old minor by a seminary cleric in Mansehra is once again a reminder that child abuse is still prevalent in our society. Enough has been said about the sickening issue plaguing our society and

Sheikh Rasheed rules out possibility of Zardari going abroad

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday ruled out the possibility of former president Asif Ali Zardari or Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s exit from Pakistan. Speaking to media at the Lahore Railway Station here, the

50,000 tonnes wheat will be released immediately to Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiar has directed for the immediate release of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Sindh from Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) stock. A meeting regarding wheat distribution from PASSCO

Murad Saeed reveals Rs8.3 bn spent on Shehbaz Sharif’s security

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Wednesday revealed that approximately Rs8.3 billion funds were spent on the security of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif. Murad Saeed detailed that more than Rs2.14 billion funds had

Doors of Kartarpur have been opened: FM Qureshi

KARTARPUR: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Kartarpur is the corridor of peace, love and goodwill which is the message preached by the founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak. Addressing the Kartarpur opening ceremony, the foreign minister said the world

FDI, tax base increased due to economic policies: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar has said current account and fiscal deficits have decreased, while foreign direct investment and tax base of the country have increased due to prudent economic policies of the government. Addressing a news conference,

Former PM Abbasi shifted to private hospital

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been shifted to a private hospital from Adiala Jail. The PML-N veteran is in custody in connection with a (NAB) inquiry into LNG scandal. The ex-PM was moved to a private hospital

Govt’s reforms to open Pakistan to foreign investors: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Narcotics Control and SAFRON Shehryar Khan Afridi has said the incumbent government has launched a reforms process in Pakistan so it could be open for foreign investors. Speaking to to a delegation of entrepreneurs from China’s Sichuan

Ayub invites Turkish companies to invest in power sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan said that Pakistan’s energy sector is fast growing and the renewable energy potential is enormous which need to be tapped by the foreign investors. The federal minister was speaking to

Fehmida Mirza, Chinese envoy discuss sister cities project

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza to hold deliberations for the inauguration of Sino-Pak Sister Cities Forum expected to be held next month. The forum will cultivate practical cooperation and promote

IT minister inaugurates ‘Durust Daam’ app to ensure price control

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has inaugurated mobile App “Durust Daam” at National Information Technology Board (NITB) on Tuesday. “Durust Daam” App will be helpful to control profiteering by shopkeepers. Through the app

Railways minister inaugurates new freight train in Karachi

KARACHI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday inaugurated a new freight train in Karachi. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the minister said that during the first year of the incumbent government, the traffic of freight train has been doubled

KP govt allocates Rs. 17 bn for Chitral-Shandur road

PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated on Monday around Rs17 billion for the construction of Chitral-Shandur road. The provincial government’s spokesperson has said on Monday that building of one-hundred and the fifty-kilometer-long road would help to promote tourism

Sheikh Rashid’s presence outrages public at hospital

RAWALPINDI: Sheikh Rashid visited Holy Family Hospital (HFH) on Thursday but received a cold welcome by angry and disgruntled people.  Sheikh Rashid, Minister of Pakistan Railways, had visited Holy Family Hospital on Thursday, where the attendants and patients started chanting

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