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Govt has no plans to go to IMF: Ishaq Dar

Lahore : Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Monday said that government was making all out efforts to achieve 6 per cent growth rate target, and assured that the government had no plan to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for any bailout package, as now the country could stand on ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet approves “The Welfare of Senior Citizen Bill 2017”

Lahore : A meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday accorded its approval for change in the nomenclature of Ministry of Ports and Shipping to Ministry of Maritime. The cabinet also granted its approval to a number of agenda items placed before it during ... Read More »

Elections 2018 will be held in August : Prime Minister Abbasi

Lahore : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan is no longer dependent on the United States to meet its military and other requirements and would reach out to others if one source dries up. “If one source dries up, we have no option but to go to another ... Read More »

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal will be next NAB chairman

Lahore : Consensus has been formed with the government over the name for new chairman of the  NAB. Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah has revealed that Justice (r) Javed Iqbal’s name has been finalised for the post of chairman of the National Accountability Bureau . Addressing a press conference in ... Read More »

Sole issue can’t define decades old Pak-US ties: PM Abbasi

Lahore : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said ties between Washington and Islamabad were based upon decades old diplomatic, political and historic affinities and could not be defined with the sole issue of Afghanistan. He said both governments were committed to remain engaged over a range of issues, including ... Read More »

Federal cabinet reduces sales tax to 6% on imported finished articles of textile and leather

Lahore : The federal cabinet, which met here Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair, allowed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) of Pakistan and State Intellectual Property  Office (SIPO) of China.  The enhanced cooperation between IPO-Pakistan and SIPO-China would enable ... Read More »

Pakistan’s defence impregnable against external aggression : NSC

Lahore : The National Security Committee met here Friday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair and expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression. The meeting was attended by the ministers for finance and foreign affairs, chairman joint chiefs of ... Read More »

Pakistan needs to get rid of Hafiz Saeed : Kh Asif

Lahore: Foreign Minister Kh Asif has said that Pakistan needs to get rid of Hafiz Saeed , Haqqani net work and other proscribed organizations, they are merely Aaa laden upon the homeland and we need time to remove them . Addressing the Asian Society in New York , Pakistani foreign ... Read More »

Govt to add 11,500 MW of electricity into system by June 2018

Lahore : With over 6,100 MW of electricity already added to the system by June 2017, the present government would add more than 11,500 MW electricity into the system by June 2018. This was informed to the federal cabinet which met here Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair. Secretary ... Read More »

Free media claims politicians links with proscribed organisations

Lahore : The Government has taken serious notice of a local television programme in which mention was made of a list of politicians with alleged relationships with proscribed organisations. It was allegedly stated in the said programme that the list has been issued by the Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan, a ... Read More »

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