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India kicks off ‘world’s largest’ vaccination campaign

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “world’s largest” vaccination campaign on Saturday as the nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots. Modi will address healthcare workers through video conferencing

Broadsheet revelations exposed massive corruption of ruling elites: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said the after the Panama Papers, the revelations by UK-based firm Broadsheet had exposed the massive scale of corruption and money laundering by ruling elites. “Panama Papers exposed our ruling elites corruption & money laundering

15-point agenda: PM to chair federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over a meeting of the federal cabinet today to consider the 15-point agenda. According to details, a budget of more than Rs 400 million will be approved in the federal cabinet meeting chaired

Resolving Balochistan’s problems

The prime minister finally visited Quetta just hours after the Hazaras buried the eleven coalminers brutally killed in Machh and ended their protests. Despite the controversy and politicization prior to the visit, it must be welcomed that issue has been

PM reaches Quetta after Hazara victims laid to rest

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Quetta on Saturday on a day-long visit to the city, hours after ten coal miners from the Hazara community who were brutally killed in an attack in Machh were laid to rest. Chief

Hazaras agree to bury their dead; PM to visit Quetta today

ISLAMABAD: Following several rounds of talks, the martyrs’ committee of the slain colliers of the Hazara community, agreed to call off their six-day sit-in, after acceptance of all their demands. The agreement came after the last round held between the

Govt accepts Hazara community’s demands, sit-in to end soon

ISLAMABAD: The government has reportedly accepted the demands of the Hazara community and the sit-in and protests in Quetta and other cities are expected to be winded up. Sources revealed the matters have been resolved between the government and the

PM plans ‘surprise visit’ to meet families of Hazara victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to go to Quetta secretly to meet the family of the Hazara victims due to security concerns.   According to sources, due to security concerns, details of the prime minister’s visit to Quetta will

PM assures to visit Hazara families ‘very soon’, urges to bury victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured to visit the families of the victims killed in Machh area of Balochistan who have been protesting in Quetta for four days. “I want to reassure the Hazara families who lost their loved

PM Imran, Afghan Minister discuss bilateral trade relations

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s Minister for Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmed Faizi Ghoryani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed a wide range of issues. While highlighting the close fraternal ties between the two countries, the prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s consistent

PM predicts forward bloc in opposition over resignations

CHAKWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan has predicted a forward bloc in opposition parties if they resign from parliament. “I can assure that there will be a forward bloc in opposition if they resign from assemblies,” the prime minister said while

Opposition criticising army like Indian ‘propaganda machine’: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday criticised the opposition parties for what he termed their “double standards” and targeting the Pakistan Army just like the “Indian propaganda machine”. Addressing a ceremony after laying the foundation stone of different projects

PM urges nation to follow footsteps of Quaid-e-Azam

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his role in the creation of Pakistan and urged the nation to pay a befitting homage by following his footsteps in all walks of life.

Govt decides to establish Drone Regulatory Authority

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to formulate the first-ever drone policy for the regularisation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the country. The decision was taken at a high-level briefing by Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain to Prime

Boxer Amir Khan meets PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. During the meeting, issues related to the promotion of sports and social welfare in the country were discussed. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Zulfi

‘Clean and Green Pakistan’: PM inaugurates largest honey project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Monday) has inaugurated Pakistan’s largest Billion Tree Tsunami Honey Project in the federal capital, which is part of the Clean and Green Pakistan campaign. The green Pakistan campaign aims at promoting tree plantation to

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid officially joins TikTok

DUBAI: Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has officially joined TikTok, a popular video-sharing platform. The vice president of the United Arab Emirates officially announced joining TikTok on Twitter, “I officially

PM expresses satisfaction over improved economic indicators

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for immediate measures to pass on the benefits of improved economic indicators to the common man. He was chairing a high level meeting of his economic team during which he was apprised on

PM launches Sehat Sahulat Programme for AJK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Sehat Sahulat Program for Azad Jammu and Kashmir at a ceremony in the federal capital. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said this program will provide health insurance to 1.2 million families in

Afghan Taliban call on PM Imran Khan, discuss peace process

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Afghan Taliban headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed the peace process. The prime minister underlined that Intra-Afghan Negotiations provide a historic opportunity to the Afghan leaders for

PM Imran Khan assures to resolve MQM’s reservations

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed issues of mutual interest. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Amin-ul-Haq and Haider Abbas Rizvi were among the MQM’s delegation. Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Ali Zaidi

PM calls for improving mobile, internet coverage in tribal districts

PESHAWAR: Cabinet members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan who arrived in Peshawar on Wednesday for a brief visit.  The prime minister directed the cabinet members to regularly visit their constituencies to ensure the problems

PM congratulates team for reduction in sugar prices

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated the reduction in sugar prices and congratulated his team for bringing down the prices. “Sugar is selling at a national average of Rs 81 per kg vs Rs102 per kg a month back,”

Former Lebanon PM Hariri’s assassin sentenced to life by UN court

AMSTERDAM: An international court has sentenced a fugitive Hezbollah member to life imprisonment for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri and 21 other people. Salim Ayyash, 57, was found guilty in absentia of murder and terrorism on

PM to address the UN-hosted Climate Ambition Summit today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 being held virtually today by the United Nations in connection with the fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement. The prime minister will apprise the world about the efforts being

PM discusses polio eradication, COVID-19 situation with Bill Gates

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with philanthropist Bill Gates and exchanged views on the COVID-19 situation and polio eradication efforts in Pakistan. The prime minister shared Pakistan’s policy to control and mitigate the deleterious impacts of

PM announces Rs17 billion development package for Sialkot

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the mega-development package worth Rs 17 billion encompassing water supply, sewerage system, solid waste schemes and parks would change the fate of Sialkot city. Addressing a ceremony for distribution of cheques of business

PM inaugurates Air Sial as Pakistan’s third private airline

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday launched AirSial, the third private airline of Pakistan, which will be operated by the Sialkot’s business community. Federal ministers Hammad Azahar, Ghulam Sarwar, Commerce Advisor Razzak Dawood, SAPM Usman Dar, Punjab Chief MinisterUsman Buzdar,

Bangladesh PM meets Pakistani envoy, agrees to bolster ties

ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to revive their bilateral ties after frosty relations between the two countries for nearly a decade. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Projects worth Rs157bn registered under PM’s construction package: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that 348 people have registered 389 projects with a total estimated cost of Rs157 billion so far under the Prime Minister’s construction package. The pace of registration is getting momentum as