2024

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

Sindh Health Care Commission Imposes Penalties Of Rs. 4.45 Million On ‘Quacks’

KARACHI: The 18th meeting of the Anti-Quackery Committee was held by the Sindh Health Care Commission at its Head Office a few days ago. The meeting was chaired by Convener Anti-Quackery Committee Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, attended by Commissioners Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Siddiqui and Prof. Shoaib Gangat and also attended by CEO -SHCC Dr. Ahson Qavi and Director Anti Quackery Syed . Zeeshan A Shah along with other team members.

President calls for financial inclusion of weaker segments of society through digital transformation

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday called for enhancing the inclusion of deprived sections of society, especially women and persons with disabilities, in the mainstream of the economy through the digital transformation of the financial sector for socio-economic development. The president gave these remarks while addressing the third edition of Hosting Business Net 2024, a platform to promote financial inclusion and digital transformation and recognize the contributions of companies

China congratulates Pakistan for holding general elections smoothly

BEIJING, Feb 19 (APP): A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday congratulated Pakistan for holding general elections of the national and provincial assemblies in a steady and smooth manner and hoped that the political parties in Pakistan could work together to form a new government after the polls. “We noted that general elections in Pakistan were held in a generally steady and smooth manner, and we offer our congratulations,” Mao