Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Friday laid the finance bill 2017-18 in the Senate shortly following its presentation in the National Assembly amid walkout of the opposition parties. As soon as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar came to the Senate to lay the finance bill, PPP parliamentary leader Taj Haider ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The federal government has again ignored the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), the country’s supreme counter-terrorism body, by allocating only Rs140 million for it out of the total allocation of Rs91.18 billion for internal security and law and order for the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government is going to present its 5th budget in the National Assembly today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who is already a rare visitor to the lower house as a member, will skip the key sitting, deemed very important by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Ministry on Wednesday asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to formulate standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the introduction of regulations for social media in the country. The PTA was also asked to consult the National Database and Registration Authority ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the absence of former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed’s name in the notification issued by the Prime Minister Office on the implementation of Inquiry Committee Report on Dawn Leaks was a major cause of confrontation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Brushing aside criticism of opposition parties on the FIA’s recent crackdown on social media activists, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday assured that the government was not going to impose restrictions on social media but a new code of conduct in this connection ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government and the security establishment came under fire in a Senate body meeting when a lawmaker said that some splinter groups of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been “allowed” to open offices in some parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. At a huddle of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to move the court over the alleged harassment of its workers and the citizens by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for writing ‘controversial’ comments on the social media maligning the army and the army chief. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017, presented in the Senate this week, would prove highly restrictive and ineffective like the previous law, it seeks to repeal, say civil society groups working to promote citizens’ right of access to information. “Journalists and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday asked the government to explain its position on the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision to stay the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav while raising several questions. The PTI has also demanded from the prime ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Monday introduced the much-awaited Right of Access to Information Bill in the Senate that if passed by both the houses of parliament will replace the existing Musharraf-era law. State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurengzeb tabled the bill on the last day sitting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The highest decision-making body of the e Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday made changes in the party constitution to pave the way for holding intra-party polls to fulfil a requirement under the Political Parties Order 2002. The PTI Central Executive Committee (CEC) met under ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate was told on Friday that the media cell at the Prime Minister’s House was bugging official meetings held there. Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani rejected the government’s reply that Dawn leak issue was between the two parties and now stood settled. The remarks of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday said that the investigations of FIA had revealed that 100 billion rupees were laundered abroad from Pakistan during 2005 to 2008 in infamous Khanani and Kalia case. Addressing a press conference after a meeting at the interior ministry, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Ministry has endorsed the earlier official statement of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) saying the Dawn Leaks controversy now stands settled on the basis of the earlier directives issued by the prime minister. Contrary to the earlier remarks of State Minister for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has expressed apprehensions over the way Dawn Leaks issue was resolved, saying the nation wants to know what was “settled” between the two sides—the civilian government and the military leadership. In a reaction to what the Pakistan Army ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday summoned a crucial session of the Senate tomorrow (Thursday) on the requisition of opposition parties to discuss a host of political and foreign policy issues. The house will also discuss Panama Papers case, Dawn Leaks inquiry report, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday announced to open another front against the prime minister and, this time, over the alleged claims that Nawaz Sharif received money from former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to contest elections and introduce an Islamic system in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader on Saturday sought “certified information” from the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary over the alleged “misuse of authority and abuse of taxpayers’ money” by prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Friday appointed its senior leader and member of the National Assembly Shafqat Mahmood as the new secretary information replacing an old party guard Naeemul Haq in an apparent move of the party to gear up for the next general election. Former secretary ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Press Information Department (PID) became a scene of bedlam on Thursday after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders were stopped from holding a press conference on the premise in violation of rules of business of the federal government. The PTI had called the press conference ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has temporarily unblocked 1,65,000 suspected CNICs for further review while 1,78,000 blocked CNICs of confirmed aliens would also be reviewed under a policy of the interior ministry. NADRA on Wednesday informed the Senate Standing ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  While ordering a thorough probe into the thrashing incident of two women at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA), a National Assembly panel on Tuesday said that the episode apparently started after an FIA official made a video of their (women’s) movement. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Imran Khan yesterday said he will reveal the identity of the person who offered him Rs10 billion on behalf of the Sharif family if the Supreme Court provide him protection. "Take me to court and I will reveal the identity of the individual," Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief told a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday moved an application against the State Minister for Information, Marryium Aurengzeb in the local police station after some of its party lawmakers were barred to hold a press conference at the Press Information Department (PID). Contrary to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As a senior officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will head the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Panamagate, its two senior officers out of three nominated are apparently trying to avoid heading the probe team by going on leave, The Nation has learnt. In the light of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Interior Tuesday issued new Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for those delegates and their staff who visit Pakistan for hunting purposes. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has given approval to the draft of new SOPs that relates to the visit, immigration ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The perplexing question being discussed these days within the power circles and among the masses alike is who will head the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama leaks case. The question is critical in the sense that the JIT ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As the sulking Chairman Senate is out to grab more powers for the Upper House, the government has agreed to accept some of his proposals but the long-drawn battle of the house representing the federating units to get supremacy equal to the National Assembly is not yet over. In the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Leaks case carried a damning observation against the anti-graft body chief, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to file a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), seeking removal of National Accountability Bureau ...

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