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Protection of the health of citizens is the responsibility of State

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 17, 2017-President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need of coordination among the physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and regulatory authorities to ensure the provision of affordable treatment and medicines to the public. He was talking to a delegation of Ombudsman Medicine Committee led by Federal Ombudsman Mohammad Salman Farooqi in Islamabad on Friday. He said that provision of affordable treatment and ... Read More »

The Senate today passed “The Pakistan Climate Change Bill, 2017”

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 17, 2017- The Senate was informed on Friday that steps are being taken to upgrade forecasting equipment and network of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal told the House during question hour that PMD has been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework to increase capacity of the forecasting capability of the ... Read More »

Attacks on security personnel in KP and FATA, three personnel and eight militants killed

Peshawar:(APS)March 17, 2017-Three  personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) laid down their lives as suspected militants from across the Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attempted to attack a checkpost in Khyber Agency early Friday, APS reported. Pakistani troops “effectively responded”, as a result of which six militants were killed during the exchange of fire, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) was quoted as ... Read More »

WPC’s Islamabad Declaration sets up Parliamentary Network on Democracy and Social Justice

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 15, 2017-The Intellectually engaging and absorbing 3-day International Conference on the “Role of Women Parliamentarians in Strengthening Democracy and Social Justice” organised by Women Parliamentary Caucus, Pakistan, officially concluded today in Islamabad. The conference resulted in unanimous adoption of a resolution calling to build through this forum, a network of “Women Parliamentarians for Social Justice and Democracy” to share ... Read More »

PM briefed on progress of Gwadar Projects

Gwadar:(APS)March 15, 2017- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived at Gwadar today where he was briefed on progress of various development projects of Gwadar. Director General, Gwadar Development Authority Dr. Sajjad Hussain made a presentation regarding water supply, electricity, road connectivity, land acquisition, special economic zones, capacity enhancement and performance of Gwadar Development Authority. PM was also briefed on the ... Read More »

Standing Committee on SCCAP and APA adopts Unanimous Resolutions

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 15, 2017-Two day meeting of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament (SCCAP) and Standing Committee on Political Affairs (SCPA) of APA was held on 14-15 March, 2017 at Islamabad.  23 members of APA attended the Standing Committee meeting. On the 14th of March, 2017, the meeting of the Standing Committee on Creation of Asian ... Read More »

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad aims to restore long-term peace: General Qamar Javed Bajwa

RAWALPINDI:(APS0March 14, 2017: A two days Pak-UK Seminar on ’Sharing Experiences in Stabilization and Peace Efforts’ being organized at NDU Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was the Chief Guest on opening session. The event is second in on ongoing consultative process between security practitioners of the two countries. UK delegation is being led by Lieutenant General ... Read More »

Afghan media delegation met Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 15, 2017-Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said Pakistan will continue efforts for peace in Afghanistan. She was talking to an Afghan media delegation that called on her in Islamabad on Tuesday. Marriyum Aurangzeb said peace and security in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s own interest. She said stability in our neighboring country will promote regional connectivity and ... Read More »

Destiny of Asia lies in the hands of Asian People: Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 14,2017-Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that Asia should look within itself and must decide its own destiny as the white racism and Western Imperialism are not going to solve its problems.  He said that we the Parliamentarians of Asia sitting here represent the people who are suffering, under nourished, are the object of poverty and victim of ... Read More »

NA members strongly condemned blasphemous material appearing on social media

NA members strongly condemned blasphemous material appearing on social media

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 13,2017-The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad on Monday afternoon with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. The National Assembly was informed on Monday that new factories of Urea are being set up in the country to meet the increasing demand of the fertilizer in the country. Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Najeebuddin Awaisi told the House during ... Read More »

High-level meeting on security situation chaired by the Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 13, 2017-A high-level meeting was held in Islamabad on Monday with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair to review security situation of the country. The meeting reviewed progress and successes achieved during operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The participants said that elimination of terrorism and extremism is imperative for sustainable peace in the country. The Prime Minister and the participants ... Read More »

Conference on Role of Women Parliamentarians in Strengthening Democracy & Social Justice

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 13, 2017: Inaugural session – A momentous 3-day International Conference on the Role of Women Parliamentarians in Strengthening Democracy and Social Justice was inaugurated by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan earlier today; Amidst a galaxy of 29 women parliamentarians from 12 countries and a large gathering of MNAs, Senators, academia, diplomatic corps and civil society, Ms. ... Read More »

Launches nationwide census will start on March 15: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 12, 2017-All administrative and security arrangements have been made for the 6th population and housing census starting from Wednesday nationwide. Addressing a joint News Conference in Islamabad on Sunday evening along with Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor and Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the census will be conducted ... Read More »

Nation has fought the war against terrorism with determination:Mariyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 12, 2017-Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Mariyum Aurangzeb says the nation has fought the war against terrorism with undaunted courage and determination. She was addressing a convocation of Iqra University in Islamabad on Sunday. She said there is a considerable decrease in terrorism incidents as a result of measures taken by the Government and sacrifices by the ... Read More »

Air defense system will enhance the defense capabilities:Army chief Bajwa

RAWALPINDI:(APS) March 12, 2017: Pakistan Army inducts Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY 80 in its Air Defence System. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was  the chief guest at the Induction Ceremony, held at Army Auditorium. LY-80 is a Chinese mobile Air Defence system, capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets ... Read More »

Asian Parliamentary Assembly session held on March 13

ISLAMABAD:(APS) March 12, 2017- A meeting of the Special Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament (SCCAP) and APA Standing Committee on Political Affairs (SCPA) would be held from 13-17 March, 2017 in Islamabad. The event would formally be inaugurated by the Chairman Senate of Pakistan Mian Raza Rabbani and Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday, March 14.  More ... Read More »

Federal government not implementing on NFC schedule: Mian Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 11, 2017-Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that the Senate is second home to the provinces as it is represents the Federating Units of the country.  He said that under the constitution it is the obligation of the federal government to announce the National Finance Commission (NFC) after every five years but it is not being implemented.  He ... Read More »

Religious scholars to play their role to promote peace :PM Nawaz

LAHORE:(APS)March 11, 2017-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged religious scholars to present a counter narrative against extremist mindset to realize the dream of peace in the country. Addressing a seminar at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore today, he said this narrative should be taught to youth at educational institutions. He said religious scholars should promote true teachings of Islam and stand ... Read More »

PSL spot-fixing scandal: FIA submits initial report to Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD (APS March 10,2017– The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has on Friday submitted an initial inquiry report to the federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar in connection to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. It has been revealed in the report that certain messages were deleted from the cell phones of the allegedly involved players and the matter has also ... Read More »

Military courts bill referred to a committee again

Military courts bill referred to a committee again

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 10,2017-The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad on Friday morning with Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in the chair. The National Assembly was informed today that 1554 terrorists have been arrested during last year. Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla told the House during question hour that out of these 799 were arrested from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 418 ... Read More »

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