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Finance Minister terms fiscal discipline vital for economic prosperity

January 29, 2023 |

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says fiscal discipline is inevitable for prosperity of the country and only then can democracy be stabilized.   Addressing concluding session of two-day Bacha Khan Conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said we have to get rid of reliance on foreign aid. He said late Bacha Khan had also promoted the […]

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President calls for integrating emerging technologies into higher education

January 27, 2023 |

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged universities and higher education institutions to establish meaningful and practical links with well-known international universities.   Chairing the board meeting of Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore on Friday, he stressed the need to learn from each other’s best practices, experiences, innovations and creativity.   He said in […]

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Senate condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden, Netherlands

January 27, 2023 |

The Senate on Friday held candid discussion on recent despicable acts of desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden and the Netherlands.   Participating in the debate, Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar strongly condemned the desecration of Holy Quran in the two European countries.   He said Islam preaches the message of peace, tolerance and […]

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CDWP approves seven development projects worth Rs22.16b

January 27, 2023 |

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved seven development projects worth 22.16 billion rupees during its meeting under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Development Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal in Islamabad on Friday.   The forum approved Balochistan Urgent Response for Food Security Project at the cost of Rs 1,100.000 million, Maintenance Dredging […]

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PM to inaugurate Green Line Train today

January 26, 2023 |

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will inaugurate Greenline Train today (Friday), which will ply between Islamabad and Karachi.   According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Railways, the Green Line train after starting its journey from Margalla station will have stops at Rawalpindi, Chaklala, Lahore, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rohri, Hyderabad and Drug Road on […]

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PM reaffirms resolve to deepen economic, trade engagement with US

January 26, 2023 |

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to deepen economic and trade engagement with the United States.   He was talking to US Ambassador Donald Blome, who called on him in Islamabad today.   The Prime Minister reiterated that Pakistan attached importance to its longstanding ties with the United States.   Noting the recent […]

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Holistic energy policy will be finalized by end of 2023: Musadik

January 26, 2023 |

Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik says a holistic energy policy to resolve the issue of energy on long-term basis will be finalized by the end of this year.   Addressing media in Islamabad this afternoon, he said the policy is aimed at importing economical, sustainable crude oil and gas from Russia. He said […]

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President urges private sector to make crop insurance mechanism more vibrant

January 25, 2023 |

President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized on creating awareness and building confidence among common people particularly farmers’ community to take benefit from the crop insurance policy.   Addressing a ceremony titled “Importance of Crop Insurance in Modern Era” organized by a private media group in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said there is a very little […]

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PM, former President discuss country’s overall political situation

January 25, 2023 |

Former President Asif Ali Zardari called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday.   The overall political situation of the country was discussed in the meeting.   Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar, Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Senator Saleem Mandviwala were […]

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Pakistan, UAE vow to further enhance bilateral cooperation

January 25, 2023 |

Pakistan and United Arab Emirates have expressed the resolve to further enhance brotherly relations between the two countries.   The resolve was expressed at a meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Rahim Yar Khan on Wednesday.   Sheikh Mohamed bin […]

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WHO seeks $2.54b to counter health emergencies like Pakistan’s floods

January 24, 2023 |

World Health Organization has launched a funding appeal for 2.54 billion dollars this year to help people worldwide facing health emergencies, such as climate-induced floods in Pakistan.   The Geneva-based UN agency in its appeal said, around 339 million people need humanitarian assistance globally.   The WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged donors to be […]

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President pays tribute to martyred soldier

January 24, 2023 |

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed sorrow over the martyrdom of Pakistan army sepoy Gul Sher in Janikhel area of Bannu district.   In a statement, he prayed to Allah Almighty to elevate ranks of the martyr in Jannah and give fortitude and patience to the bereaved family to bear the loss.   Source: Radio […]

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