Atif Khan

  • Islamabad - The fifth meeting of parliamentary leaders on Thursday failed to reach a consensus on a three-year extension sought by the government regarding military courts. Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid presented a proposal to extend the tenure of military courts by another three ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s trade deficit during the current financial year has reached $11.751 billion, the National Assemble is told. In a written reply to the National Assembly yesterday, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said that during 2016, the exports were $20.80 billion with a ...

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  • Islamabad - The National Assembly will take up a heavy legislative agenda on Monday comprising two calling attention notices and four bills. Eight periodical reports of standing committees will also be presented in the session. Under one of the calling attention notices, the house will discuss ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - State television inflicted a loss of Rs1,697.061 million on national kitty during 2015-16 while the state rail is in a loss of Rs26.993 million. Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage in a written reply told the National assembly that the total income of Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After failing to meet different deadlines to end blackout in the country, the government Wednesday told the National Assembly that load-shedding would be overcome in its current tenure. During the Question Hour, when Parliamentary Secretary Jaffar Iqbal gave details of upcoming projects ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Amidst opposition from parliamentarians, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq yesterday insisted on banning use of mobile phones to record parliamentary proceedings. “You people never give up, I saw some reporters filming the committee meeting today,” Sadiq told The ...

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  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a 46 billion dollar project of regional connectivity, has entered the implementation stage and the dream of making Pakistan an economic hub is materialising fast but some macro issues need to be streamlined to reap full benefits of the massive ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economics Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said that $2,071.47 million, around 10.49 per cent of the total foreign loans, were distributed among the provinces during the last three years. In a written ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Senate subcommittee on federal education and professional training met on Tuesday to figure out how the education system could be aligned with the changing dynamics of the world. Committee Convener Nauman Wazir Khattack observed that including modern education in curriculum was ...

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  • 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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