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Afghan peace conference

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reiterated Paki­stan’s unshakable resolve to support lasting peace, stability and prosper­ity in Afghanistan, besides lending support to the reconstruction and development efforts in the war-torn country. In his speech at the inaugural session of the Afghan peace conference titled “Lahore Process”, he maintained that …

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Charter of economy

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had said Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to the formation of a committee on a charter of economy. The NA speaker said he had discussed legislation, politics and economic affairs with the prime minister. During the talks, Qaiser said, the prime minister agreed to …

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AJK Budget 2019-20

Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has unveiled budget for fiscal year 2019-20 with a total volume of Rs121.56 billion. According to details, Rs24.56 billion has been allocated for development outlay which is 11% higher compared to current fiscal year. Salaries of government employees have been increased at the rate of …

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Opposition’s joint strategy

Opposition parties have agreed to hold all parties conference soon to make a joint strategy against government. The JUI-F chief called on Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the joint opposition’s APC and the country’s political situation with him. Prior to that, he also met with Bilawal Bhutto. After the meeting, Fazl …

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Meaningful budget debate needed

The session of the National Assembly descended into utter disorder on Friday, marred by chants and slogans from the treasury benches against the opposition leader. According to media reports, chaos continued in the House as Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri repeatedly urged Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif to start his …

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Another inquiry commission

A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided that the Federal Government will constitute Commission of Inquiry under Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 2017. The Commission of Inquiry will consist of senior officers from Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Auditor General’s …

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Budget 2019-20

Government has presented its first annual budget with a record outlay of Rs7,036 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, which is 30 percent higher than the budget of the outgoing year. The proposed budget carries the highest-ever deficit of Rs3,150 billion despite introducing massive additional revenue generation measures and reduction …

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Punishment on espionage charges

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has endorsed the sentences of two retired senior army officers and a civilian on charges of espionage. According to media report, Lieutenant General (r) Javed Iqbal, Brigadier (r) Raja Rizwan and Dr Wasim Akram, an employee at a sensitive organisation, were convicted …

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Wang Qishan’s productive visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan have launched four mega development projects in the fields of energy, technology and education under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Both the dignitaries unveiled the plaques of the four projects at a ceremony held here during the visit of the Chinese vice …

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NAB chief’s remarks

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has claimed that National Accountability Bureau was targeting opposition political leaders. According to reports, the former prime minister said that NAB was defaming politicians through baseless allegations.  He added that it was ironic to note that Aleem Khan was granted bail, while Ahad …

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