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India’s bifurcation move

Narendar Modi led fascist regime has formally installed its governors for the newly formed union territories carved out from the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Girish Chandra Murmu an Indian Administrative Service Officer and Radha Krishna Mathur have been sworn in as the new Lieutenant Governors for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh respectively. The Indian …

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Agriculture Emergency Programme

The federal government has unveiled a Rs 309 billion Agriculture Emergency Programme to boost local production, reduce dependence on imports, improve lives of poor farmers and lead the country towards sustainable development. Speaking on the occasion, Jahangir Tareen said that Pakistan had to import food products despite being an agricultural country, having water, land, environment and other prerequisites and last …

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Anti-Pak banners in UK

Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the flying of anti-Pakistan banners and unruly conduct of a certain group of spectators towards Pakistan team players and scuffles during the Pakistan-Afghanistan World Cup cricket match. The Foreign Office spokesperson said the use of sports venues for such malicious propaganda is unacceptable. He said Pakistan expects all relevant authorities, both sports and law …

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Hike in gas prices

The government has revised the billing mechanism for the domestic gas consumers as Ogra has notified up to 190 percent increase in gas prices for domestic consumers. As per the notification issued by OGRA consumer prices have been determined at the average price of Rs738 per MMBTU. For the first category using up to 50 cubic meter gas the price …

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Parliamentary committee on Balochistan

The National Assembly has approved constitution of a special parliamentary committee to find out various problems of Balochistan and their likely solutions. The Speaker National Assembly has been authorized to include as many members as he wishes from the opposition and the treasury benches in the committee. Minister of Defence Pervez Khattak has said that all six of the points …

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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 Pakistan stood for the sovereignty and territorial in­tegrity of Afghanistan …

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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 the formation of a special committee to tackle challenges 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 10% for grade 1-16 and 5% for grade 17-20. Overall …

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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 said the APC will be held towards the end of …

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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 speech on the federal budget. Members of the government chanted …

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