Atif Khan

  • Islamabad -  Politicians took to the social media to express their grief over the loss lives of lives caused by an oil tanker fire in Tehsil Ahmed Pur Shariqia in Bahawalpur. "Ahmedpur incident" and oil tanker" remained popular trends on the social media. Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Textile millers’ demands are unlikely to meet in near future due to lack of funds, revealed the source in the Ministry of Textiles here on Monday. According to sources, Ministry agrees with the most of the demands of the All Pakistan textile Mills Association (Aptma) but there is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has jolted social media on Thursday but the real war of words took place between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf over the issue. The prime minister’s appearance ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The fate of 82 employees of the Engineering Development Board (DB) hangs in balance after the government decided to shut down the body over corruption, poor performance and creating hurdles in setting up new industrial units in the country. Officials believe that the shutting down ...

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  • Islamabad -  National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday once again warned journalists against video recording proceedings inside the Parliament House, otherwise they would their entry passes would be cancelled. According to a notice issued by the National Assembly Secretariat any ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In order to provide relief to customers, Utility Stores Corporation’s super markets and mini markets will remain open from 9am to 10 pm. According to officials, the Utility Stores Corporation has directed its all major stores to remain open from 9am to 10 pm, while the small ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Farmers have said budget has nothing to provide relief to dying agriculture sector of the country. Farmers were hoping government will provide some relief to agriculture sector and would announce some new schemes and would provide some subsidies but government not only failed to provide ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Utility Stores Corporation (USC) outlets on Monday started selling food items at subsidised rates across the country under the Ramazan Relief Package 2017. According to officials, the subsidy has been offered on more than 700 items. This year, the government has intelligently reduced ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government has paid Rs1731.675 million to the army for the rehabilitation of temporarily dislocated persons (TDPs) in the current year. Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt-Gen. (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch told the National Assembly on Thursday that during the current financial ...

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  • Islamabad - The federal government Monday said the 400-bed Women Hospital and Chest Diseases Centre in Rawalpindi was not dead and funds for the revised project would be released after an approval from the Central Development Working Party (CDWP). Minister In-charge Cabinet Division, in his written ...

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  • Islamabad - The government is all set to introduce a bill in the National Assembly on Monday (today), aimed at extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Peshawar High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). According to National Assembly Secretariat, Minister for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The country is going to miss the cotton production target this year as well and that too by a huge margin, which would further push the agriculture growth of the country into negative zone. According to Ministry of Textiles data, a target of 14.1 million bales was set for the year ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  -  The government has started buying wheat from farmers but due to the alleged discouraging behaviour of officials at public procurement centres, small farmers continue to be exploited by the influential broker mafia.  Harvesting starts in April. The hot areas like ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister of Water and Power Khawaja Asif has admitted that a few solar and wind based IPPs are producing electricity at Rs18per kilowatt per hour. Alternate Energy is known as one of the most economical source of power generation in the world but in Pakistan some of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Since 2012, Pakistan’s total domestic debt is Rs54,325 billion, while Rs5,397 billion have been paid in terms of interest on domestic loans, the National Assembly was told on Monday. In a written reply, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Low road safety measures, obsolete vehicles, lack of medical facilities and high speed limits, fatal accidents on motorways have caused drastic increase in fatal accidents on motorways as last year 190 passengers lost their lives on the dual carriageways. According to the Ministry of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pak Suzuki is considering shelving its Rs460 billion investment plan - aimed to produce latest technology green cars - as the company believes that the government is indecisive to provide same incentives to existing OEMS as it had offered to entrants in the Auto Policy, last ...

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  • Islamabad - Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan Monday told the National Assembly that around 0.35 million suspected Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) have so far been blocked. In his reply to the lower house, he said that 344,597 CNICs have been blocked under suspect or confirmed ...

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  • Islamabad -  During the last three years the federal government has spent 11 billion rupees on ads. The National Assembly (NA) was informed on Friday that during the last three years 7,443,240,178 rupees were spent on print media, while 3,483,711,261 rupees were spent on electronic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Thursday opted to end a rift between the two parliamentarians through a ‘jirga’. The National Assembly’s jirga headed by Shah Jee Gul Afridi amicably resolved the issue relating to an untoward incident happened last week between PML-N Lawmaker ...

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  • Islamabad - The 126 diplomatic missions of Pakistan abroad spent around Rs12 billion during the last last year. Minister for Foreign Affairs told National Assembly on Monday that a total of Rs11.725 billion were spent last year by 126 embassies and consulates abroad. The allocated budget was ...

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  • Islamabad - An intriguing situation arose when government announced that all political parties including PPP has agreed for the extension of army courts for another two years but PPP quickly rubbished the claim, saying it sticks to its nine-point demands made earlier on the issue. All this started ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - India has committed 1,427 ceasefire violations since 2013, killing 111 civilians and wounding 457. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told the National Assembly on Monday that out of total 1,427 ceasefire violations, 1,170 were committed along the Line of Control (LoC) while 257 were carried ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary leaders will again assemble on Tuesday to decide about the extension of army courts as the seventh consecutive meeting on Friday failed to achieve any breakthrough on the subject. After persistent deadlock, the matter was deferred to a new sub-committee to deliberate ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary leaders will assemble again today (Friday) to reach some conclusion on extension of military courts after the sixth consecutive meeting ended fruitlessly on Thursday. The government will also contact the PPP leaders to end the boycott. The PPP has concerns on original ...

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  • 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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