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Every family in Harnai to be provided Rs12,000 Ehsaas relief cash: SAPM Nishtar

TURBAT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar has announced Rs 12,000 Ehsaas relief cash each for all families of Harnai. The SAPM visited earthquake-hit areas of Harnai the other day to

SAPM Mahmood Moulvi advises Customs and FBR to probe ocean carrier surcharges

KARACHI: Special Assistant on Maritime Affairs Mr Mahmood Moulvi has advised Customs and the FBR to seek an explanation from ocean carriers about congestion and other surcharges levied on exporters and importers. The prime minister’s aide suggested that the Customs

Pakistan prioritised support to vulnerable while battling pandemic: SAPM Sania Nishtar

NEW YORK: Pakistan told a UN panel that its health response was central to the deadly coronavirus pandemic with prioritised support to the vulnerable. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr Sania Nishtar, was

Shahzain Bugti appointed SAPM on reconciliation in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Jamhori Wattan Party (JWP) chairman Shahzain Bugti as his Special Assistant on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan. The JWP chief will hold talks with disgruntled Baloch leaders on political and national harmony to

FO rebuffs former SAPM Bukhari’s covert visit to Israel

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) clarified a news item and denied allegations regarding a visit to Israel by former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari. Responding to queries regarding the media

Pakistan to receive 13mn doses of Pfizer vaccine: SAPM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has made an agreement to procure 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, said Special Assistant on National Health Services Faisal Sultan. An exact timeline was not yet available, Faisal Sultan told a news agency, but said

Former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari leaves for Dubai

ISLAMABAD: Former Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, had reportedly left the country for Dubai. Bukhari departed for Dubai from Islamabad International Airport (IIA) on a chartered flight in the wee of Saturday. He was

Be it playing cricket or riding a jet ski ride, Firdous Awan never fails to entertain

When it comes to having fun and entertaining masses, former special assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan never fails to amuse, whether it be playing cricket or riding a jet ski ride. After showing her

SAPM Faisal Sultan thanks China as COVID-19 vaccine reaches Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has thanked China for the provision of the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan. Taking to Twitter, Dr Faisal Sultan said that the

Over 500 Japanese IT companies keen to invest in Pakistan: SAPM Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (HRD) Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari met with Japanese ambassador to Pakistan Kininori Matsuda to discuss the export of Pakistani IT engineers in Japan. The meeting was followed

SAPM Bukhari vows to repatriate all Pakistanis imprisoned abroad

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has reiterated the government’s commitment to bring back all citizens imprisoned abroad. He speaking at a gathering hosted by Justice Project Pakistan (JPP)

Amir Dogar appointed as SAPM on political affairs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Member of National Assembly (MNA) Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs. According to a notification issued by the cabinet division, Malik Amir Dogar has been appointed as

Zulfi Bukhari returns to Pakistan after brief visit

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has returned to Pakistan amid speculation that he left the country. His return had ended all speculations that he had left the country and would not be

Establishment of fast-track courts for expats in final phase: SAPM Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said the establishment of fast track courts for overseas Pakistanis is in its final phase. The special assistant chaired a high-powered committee meeting on Citizen Portal

SAPM Nishtar reviews Ehsaas cash disbursement in Neelam Valley

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar visited Jura sector near the Line of Control in Neelum Valley to review arrangements for Ehsaas Cash disbursement. Dr Nishtar also oversaw digital disbursement of Rs 12,00 Ehasas

Indian forces trampling human rights in IOK: SAPM tells IPU President

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning has said that Indian forces have grossly trampled human rights in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and denying basic facilities to the people of the restive region. Speaking with

SAPMs step down

The prime minister has been often criticized for having an extended cabinet including several advisers and special assistants. There has been a stiff tussle among the party members that these unelected officials have taken over policymaking. This was revealed when

Tania Aidrus announces to resign as SAPM Digital Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus has announced to resign from her position.  The special assistant said the criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of her citizenship status is clouding the purpose

Rich leaders, poor people

The government went ahead and released the assets details of special assistants and advisers to the prime minister. It was an unprecedented move as unelected officials were not obliged to reveal their assets as they had not sworn oath of

Govt restructuring PTDC, not shutting it down: Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari has said the government is restructuring the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and not shutting it down. “We‘re making changes in PTDC as a step towards restructuring it

Shahzad Qasim appointed SAPM on Power Division

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Syed Shahzad Qasim as special assistant on Power Division. A notification has also been issued by the Cabinet Division and his post will be equivalent to a state minister. With the appointment of Qasim,

Zafar Mirza warns of rising COVID-19 cases if precautions not taken

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza has warned that the number of coronavirus cases will keep on increasing if people will not follow precautionary measures. Addressing the media reporters on COVID-19 situation in Pakistan,

Govt focused on returning stranded Pakistanis: SAPM Moeed Yusuf

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf has said the government’s target is to bring back all the stranded Pakistanis from abroad at the earliest in a safe manner. Addressing a news conference along

Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: SAPM pays tribute to Kashmiri women

ISLAMABAD: On Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan paid tribute to the Kashmiri women for their sacrifices.  As per details, since 2014, every year 23 February is celebrated as

Govt committed to ensure accountability, says PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Accountability Shehzad Akbar has clarified that the government cannot compromise on its core pledge of ensuring accountability of corrupt people. Addressing a joint news conference with Communication Minister Murad Saeed, he said the new

Young politicians of 10 political parties meet Usman Dar

ISLAMABAD: A delegation consisting of 27 young politicians affiliated with ten different political parties of the country met Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Usman Dar at Prime Minister Office. The young politicians are currently undergoing Young Politicians

Govt respects decision of the court, says Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the Nawaz Sharif’s health is a humanitarian matter and should not be made a political and legal issue. Addressing a news conference along with Attorney