Atif Khan

  • ISLAMABAD - A number of prominent politicians of the country received fake bank receipts worth billions of rupees during last couple of days, it was revealed yesterday. National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Opposition Leader in NA Khursheed Shah, Chaudhry ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Romania intends to invest in Pakistan and also keen to become a part of China Pakistan economic Corridor (CPEC), the Nation has learnt reliably. According to highly placed sources, Romania is negotiating with Pakistani government and is close to reach a deal for investment in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has not allocated funds to Pakistan Stone Development Company (PSDC) since 2014 due to which many projects are still pending in pipeline. PSDC officials told National Assembly Sub Committee on Industries that Rs300 million are required for different projects. For ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  National Assembly Standing Committee on Industries and Production on Wednesday showed displeasure over the daily losses of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSMs) and strongly recommended to solve the issues on priority basis. During the meeting, Privatization Commission Chairman Mohammad ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on Textiles on Tuesday expressed strong reservations over the closure of Pakistan Textile City Project, Karachi. The parliamentarians were shocked when Textiles Secretary Hassan Iqbal announced that the project would be closed as the management has ...

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  • RAWALPINDI -  The first phase of $44 million project aimed to connect Pakistan with China through high speed fiber optic cable is expected to be completed by next year, one year ahead of schedule. The first phase of project was initiated this year under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has earned a gross operating profit of Rs2.83 billion in first quarter of last year and has acquired 18 fuel efficient aircraft during the last two years. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad on Monday told the National Assembly that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Thursday announced that despite a delay in hydroelectric projects the country would have zero loadshedding by March 2018. Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the National Assembly during question-hour session that the delay in completion of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Being member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pakistan has extended Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) status to all WTO member countries except India and Israel. Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan told National Assembly yesterday that the extension of MFN as member of WTO was a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The total number of broadband subscribers has crossed 38 million by the end of October 2016. According to the latest data of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of broadband users has reached 38076286. Addition of 35.45 million mobile broadband subscribers  ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  -  Telecom sector has welcomed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s initiative for spectrum sharing under the new IT policy.  All the telecom companies (telcos) are carefully making their proposals in this regard as the PTA has asked all stakeholders to provide ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Experts have revealed that pollution in India is the main cause of smog in Punjab. They said that the fog may persist for another 15 days. According to officials of Research and Development division of Pakistan Metrological Department, smog in Pakistan was a trans-boundary ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), the official provider of telecom and related services to the government organisations, claimed Friday that majority of customers have termed corporation’s services as completely satisfactory. Without sharing any details, TCP, in ...

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  • Islamabad - After making headlines in local media, Arshad Khan, the Chaiwala (tea boy) has now become an international celebrity for receiving interview requests by renowned media houses across the world. From the West to Africa and the Gulf region, this Pakistani tea boy has gained instant fame ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has banned the website of India Today over anti-Pakistan contents. According to officials, the decision has been taken after the magazine continued to defame Pakistan and its leaders and distorted historical facts. Local internet service providers ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Barring columnist Cyril Almeida from travelling abroad for his recent story on civil-military divide over terrorism issue has jolted social media and the ongoing discussion over the authenticity of content diverted to the oppression of freedom of speech. Social media reaction to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Islamabad is all set to host 75th meeting of International Cotton Advisory Committee on October 30. More than 40 countries are expected to participate in the mega event, including India. According to sources a delegation of around seven Indian officials will represent India. “6-7 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has constituted a committee to investigate over 600 Pakistanis, whose named appeared in the Panama Papers for owning offshore companies. Shakil Chaudhary, Joint Director Media and Corporate Communications Department SECP, told The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The chief operating officer of the national flag carrier has been performing his duties since February 2016 without security clearance from the Ministry of Interior. Minister in-charge of the Aviation Division, in a written reply, told the National Assembly yesterday that as per Air ...

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  •  islamabad - The government collected Rs2273 million through challans on motorway and national highways during last fiscal year. According to data submitted by the Ministry of Communication to the National Assembly in reply to lawmaker Dr Shazia Sonia’s question, the total police fine ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As many as 51 retired officials – 27 from Foreign Office and 24 from army – were appointed ambassadors in Pakistani foreign missions during the last six years. Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told National Assembly Wednesday that appointment of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The long-awaited report of a sub-committee on the problems of textile industry could not be presented in the National Assembly Standing Committee on textiles on Tuesday due to absence of the convener. The sub-committee, formed earlier this year, had to submit its recommendations ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Growing Pak-India tension has turned social media into a battleground where one side is declaring Pakistan a terrorist state while other is furious on brutal action against innocent civilian Kashmiris. Modi, known as the first Social Media Prime Minister of India, due to his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ministry of IT Thursday appointed federal investigation agency FIA as the investigation agency to probe crimes under the newly approved Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016. According to officials, the ministry has issued a notification in this regard after it was decided in the ...

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  • islamabad - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges yesterday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to trace out persons who have been maligning lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai on social media. After considering the question of the parliamentarian, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government has spent more than seven billion rupees on advertisements during last three years. In a written reply to the National Assembly, Minister for information Pervaiz Rashid said that the total value of official advertisements given to newspapers, magazines and periodicals ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government yesterday announced to carry out the construction of more gates and installation of wires at the Pak-Afghan border. Replying to a question of MNA Sajida Begum regarding the present status of the installation of wires and construction of gate at the Pakistan-Afghan border, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Nine infantry battalions and six civil armed forces wings are providing security to 8,819 Chinese professionals working in Pakistan on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to documents submitted last week by interior ministry in the national assembly, government has raised ...

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  • Islamabad-Under National Action Plan the government has raised 28 civil armed forces wings while Rapid Response Force for Islamabad is under process. While answering a question of MNA Dr Fozia Hameed, Parliamentary Secretary on Interior Maryam Aurangzaib told the National Assembly yesterday that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - All new locally assembled cars are likely to have airbags and immobilizers soon as the government has finally started exerting pressure on auto giants to improve security features. “After the approval of the new auto policy, we have asked the assemblers to start implementing it, ...

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