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Cabinet approved auction of unnecessary goods of PM house

Cabinet approved auction of unnecessary goods of PM house

  ISLAMABAD:(APS) Federal Cabinet has taken decisions to ensure austerity and accountability and put names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on Exit Control List. This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, while briefing media after the cabinet meeting in Islamabad this afternoon. He said it has been decided that the process of ... Read More »

Government will overcome economic challenges: Fawad Chaudhry

Government will overcome economic challenges: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: (APS) Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has expressed hope that newly elected government will be able to overcome economic challenges successfully. In an interview with PTV tonight, he said the new government has embarked on a program of austerity to stop the wastage of national resources. The Information Minister said the previous government purchased many expensive vehicles on the pretext ... Read More »

Legal action will be against corrupt peoples: Imran Khan

Legal action will be against corrupt peoples: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APS):Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday shared his vision for the “Naya Pakistan” that focuses on rooting out corruption, providing swift justice, reviving economy and supremacy of the law, to materialize his dream of a welfare state like that of Madina. In his maiden 70-minute long address to the nation, aired by all national news channels, the Prime ... Read More »

Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD:(APS) Third consecutive democratic transition stands completed today with Imran Khan taking oath as new Prime Minister of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath of office to the newly elected Prime Minister at a simple but impressive ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr this morning. The ceremony was attended, among others, by outgoing caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk, first lady ... Read More »

Stop Fossil Fuel projects; ensure the green future

Stop Fossil Fuel projects; ensure the green future

By: Farzana Yasmin  Pakistan’s energy sector transition from fossil fuel especially from coal fired power plants to clean energy/ renewable energy sources is indispensable for emissions reductions.Besides, building new coal power plants would be completely inconsistent with any development in line with meeting the Paris Agreement’s long-term1.5°C temperature goal. Pakistan’s Energy sector dependence on fossil fuel for electricity generation andplans ... Read More »

Ticket awarding process will be further improved: PTI Chief

Ticket awarding process will be further improved: PTI Chief

ISLAMABAD: (APS) Aug 8,2018-PTI Chief Imran Khan has stressed the need for upholding merit in all sectors. Addressing newly elected members from Punjab in Islamabad this afternoon, he said we will have to adhere to the principle of merit as was done in the state of Madina by the Holy Prophet [PBUH]. Imran Khan said the real changes in Punjab ... Read More »

New govt will have to work hard to overcome financial crisis in country: Imran Khan

New govt will have to work hard to overcome financial crisis in country: Imran Khan

Peshawar ( APS) Aug 7,3018-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan says the new government will have to work hard to overcome financial crisis in the country. Addressing the newly elected members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Peshawar on Tuesday, he said the government will go to the International Monetary Fund after thorough deliberations. Imran Khan alleged that the rulers in the ... Read More »

Election 2018 is transparent and fair: Observation Report

Election 2018 is transparent and fair: Observation Report

Associated Press Service (APS) ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2018: More than half of Pakistan’s registered voters went to the polls on July 25, 2018 to mark the second consecutive democratic transition of power, clearing the uncertainties over the future of democracy in the country. The election campaign was long-drawn and competitive, in an extremely polarized political environment punctuated by a few ... Read More »

Delay in announcement of election results not any conspiracy: Babar Yaqub

Delay in announcement of election results not any conspiracy: Babar Yaqub

ISLAMABAD: (APS) July 26, 2018-ECP Secretary Babar Yaqub says the delay in announcement of election results by the Commission is not any conspiracy. Speaking with media tonight (Thursday), he said no one has influenced the results. Babar Yaqub said the delay has been caused by load of “Result Transmission System” which could not withstand the pressure. However, the fault has ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam shifted to Adiala jail

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam shifted to Adiala jail

  ISLAMABAD:(APS) July 13,2018 – Nawaz Sharif and  Maryam Nawaz were arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night, and subsequently whisked away to Islamabad on a chartered flight. The two were separated and taken from the Islamabad International Airport in two convoys to the Central Jail in Adiala, Rawalpindi, for a medical ... Read More »

Water Diplomacy and Pakistan

Water Diplomacy and Pakistan

  By: Rida Asad Water is the fundamental component for life and adversity is that it has been reducing with the increasing demands. The news about water shortages in Pakistan are now becoming a continuous part of headlines, in which there are water problems like drinking water shortage, per capita water shortage, erratic river flows and many more. In term ... Read More »

Free, fair and peaceful elections will be ensured: Nasir-ul-Mulk

Free, fair and peaceful elections will be ensured: Nasir-ul-Mulk

This he said while chairing a meeting on law and order here at Governor House today. The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Fazal-ur-Rehman, Commander  5 Corp Lt. Gen. Mirza Shahid Baig, Federal Secretary Interior Mr. Arshad Mirza, Chief Secretary Sindh Maj. (R) Azam Sulaiman Khan, IG Sindh Mr. Amjad Javaid Saleemi and ... Read More »

Election Commission compiling preliminary list of candidates for elections

Election Commission compiling preliminary list of candidates for elections

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)June 19, 2018-The deadline for scrutiny of nomination papers of candidates of general elections has expired. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, scrutiny of nomination papers was scheduled to be completed at 1600 hours today (Tuesday). Returning officers have now started compiling final lists of candidates. Appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed by ... Read More »

PFUJ condemns the killing of Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari

PFUJ condemns the killing of Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari

  KARACHI:(APS) June 15,2018: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella organisation for all the journalists unions in Pakistan,  has condemned the killing of Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari by unknown armed men in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-occupied Kashmir. The 50-year-old Mr Bukhari, editor of “Rising Kashmir” was killed in broad day light near his office in Srinagar on ... Read More »

Syed Ali Zafar condemns killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari

Syed Ali Zafar condemns killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari

ISLAMABAD:(APS) June 15, 2018-Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has condemned the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In a message, the Minister expressed sympathies with his family. He prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and grant of courage to the bereaved family. He said Shujaat Bukhari was a brave and ... Read More »

Chief Justice orders Musharraf to appear before SC till 02 pm tomorrow

Chief Justice orders Musharraf to appear before SC till 02 pm tomorrow

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)June 13, 2018-The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered the former president retired General Pervez Musharraf to appear before the apex court till 02 pm tomorrow. The Chief Justice gave the order during the hearing of the Pervez Musharraf’s Nomination Papers’ case at the Supreme Court Lahore registry today. He further said in ... Read More »

Sheikh Rasheed is qualify for election

Sheikh Rasheed is qualify for election

  ISLAMABAD: (APS) June 13, 2018-The Supreme Court has dismissed petition for disqualification of Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed announced the judgment in the petition filed by PML-N leader Shakil Awan, in Islamabad today. The verdict reserved on March 20 has been given by 2-1 as Justice ... Read More »

National Assembly & Senate continue debate on federal budget

National Assembly & Senate continue debate on federal budget

ISLAMABAD: (APS)May 4, 2018-The National Assembly resumed its session at the parliament house in Islamabad this morning with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. Taking part in debate on budget 2018-19, Leader of the Opposition in the House Syed Khursheed Shah said parliament is a supreme institution and everyone should work to maintain its sanctity. Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamat-e-Islami ... Read More »

Candle lights tribute to slain Afghan journalists under NPC

Candle lights tribute to slain Afghan journalists under NPC

Photo Javed A Malik ISLAMABAD:(APS) May 1, 2018-The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists and the National Press Club on Tuesday held a sombre ceremony to mourn the passing of 10 fellow journalists in Afghanistan. Image review Sarah Titterton Deputy Bureau chief AFP with Senior journalist Chaudhry Ahsan Premee Chief editor Associated Press Service (APS) during to ... Read More »

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