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Mohsin Naqvi visits Sukkur Passport Office & NADRA Center

SUKKUR,:Interior Minister Syed Mohsin Naqvi has paid a surprise visit to Passport Office and NADRA Regional Centre Sukkur here on Tuesday. On the occasion, the Interior Minister said two new Nadra Centers will be established in Sukkur City and Rohri in three Months and directed to complete the construction of the Passport office building within Six Months. During the visit, the Interior Minister interacted with the people at passport office

Pakistan, Qatar agree to further solidify parliamentary relations

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Tuesday emphasized the need to further solidify existing fraternal bond between Pakistan and Qatar through expanding parliamentary cooperation, besides deepening ties in other socio-economic sectors. He expressed these views in his meeting with Ambassador of Qatar Ali Mubarak Ali Essa Al-Khater who called on him at Parliament House.Talking to the Ambassador, the speaker remarked, “Pakistan cherishes its historic brotherly relations with Qatar and

President approves Rana Sanaullah’s appointment as Adviser to PM

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has accorded his approval to appointment of Rana Sanaullah as Adviser to the Prime Minister on Political and Public Affairs. The president approved the appointment on the advice of Prime Minister under Article 93 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan, President Secretariat Press Wing said in a press release, on Tuesday. Rana Sanaullah, in his capacity as Adviser to the PM, would have the status

PM satisfied as $1.1 bln final IMF tranche to bring in economic stability

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday, expressing satisfaction over the disbursement of $1.1 billion final tranche by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), hoped that it would help bring economic stability to the country. On Monday, the IMF Executive Board completed the second review under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Pakistan, allowing for an immediate disbursement of around $1.1 billion, bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to around $3 billion.

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