2024

52 Senators including chairman complete tenure On Monday

ISLAMABAD: The tenure of 52 Senate members, including Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani , Deputy Chairman Mirza Afridi, Leader of the House Ishaq Dar, Leader of the Opposition Dr. Shahzad Waseem and Senator Raza Rabbani, ended on Monday (March 11). After its merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the four FATA seats in the Upper House will no longer exist, reducing the total membership of the new Senate from 100 to 96. The

PM directs uninterrupted gas, power supply during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday directed for ensuring uninterrupted gas and power supply to the consumers during the holy month of Ramazan. He also directed for provision of every possible facilities to the private sector, local and foreign investors in the exploration of gas and oil, refining and distribution of these natural resources.The prime minister chaired a high level meeting on petroleum sector, PM Office Media Wing

Asif Zardari sworn in as 14th President of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, who was elected as the 14th president of the country with a big margin a day earlier, has taken oath as the head of state today (Sunday). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa administered the oath to the newly-elected president at the swearing-in ceremony that took place at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister

PM, COAS discuss security, army’s professional matters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif here at the Prime Minister’s House. In the meeting, they discussed the Pakistan Army’s professional as well as the security-related matters, a PM Office press release said. The army chief also congratulated Prime Minister Shehbaz on assuming the office and expressed good wishes for him.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was not given a fair trial: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday issued its reserved opinion on the trial, sentence, and execution of the late prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, saying that he did not get a chance to a “fair trial”. A nine-member bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, reserved its opinion on the 2011 presidential reference seeking to revisit the sentence, and execution of the

Govt resolved to promote local languages, cultures of all regions: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extending greetings on the Saraiki Culture and Saraiki Ajrak Day being observed on Wednesday, reiterated that the incumbent government would play its role in promoting the local languages, literature, and cultures of all the regions in the country. The prime minister, in his message, said that all the colors of the Saraiki region were beautiful while being rich in different cultures and traditions.Calling the Saraiki

Pakistan desires to expand trade, economic cooperation with friendly countries: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Pakistan desired to expand its trade and economic relations with the friendly countries. The president expressed these views during separate meetings with Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Portugal Dr Muhammad Khalid Ejaz and Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Myanmar Imran Haider, who called on him at the Aiwan e Sadr.Pakistan desires to expand trade, economic cooperation with friendly countries: President Talking to ambassador-designate

President calls for responsible use of technology for protecting environment, human health

ISLAMABAD:President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said technology should be used positively and responsibly for ensuring protection of environment, human health and prosperity. In a virtual address at an event of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in Karachi, he said doctors and physicians should take benefit from the fast changes in the field of science and technology. He said in the present time, medical science was going through

Minister Aneeq calls for OIC delegation to broker ceasefire talks with Israeli premier

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Aneeq Ahmed on Friday proposed that a delegation comprising of crucial Muslim countries, under the banner of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), should talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for immediate ceasefire. In a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Jawad Rabi’i, the minister said Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran, Qatar, Egypt, and Pakistan should play their pivotal role in

NBF, PAL forge strategic alliance for book distribution

ISLAMABAD:National Book Foundation (NBF) and Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revolutionize the distribution and marketing of literary works. The agreement was signed at the Academy of Literature headquarters, sets the stage for enhanced accessibility to the Academy’s publications through the extensive distribution network of the National Book Foundation. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Najeeba Arif, Chairperson of the Academy of