Atif Khan

  • TISLAMABAD - New elected government would face a financial burden of around Rs250 billion despite the fact that partial payments were made under Rs180 billion Prime Minister Incentive Package for textile exports and around Rs150 billion recent extension. The outgoing government in its last days ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The life in Bani Gala returned to normal Friday evening after dozens of PTI workers called off their protest on assurance from their party chief Imran Khan. The angry workers happily bestrode their rides, mostly buses parked in the empty plots of the area, after Imran assured them of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has failed to create awareness among farmers to utilize subsidy offered for drip and sprinkle irrigation that has the potential to save water and 60 percent electricity and diesel costs and augment per acre yield by 100 percent. Drip irrigation and sprinkle project ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Farmers have feared that the severe shortage of water may cause 40 percent decline in production of three major crops - cotton, sugarcane and rice - as compared to the last year. The overall supply of water is short as compared to previous years but in Southern Punjab - the major ...

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  • TIslamabad - It has been a day after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf expelled the newly-inducted member, Farooq Bandiyal, from the party after it emerged that he had been sentenced for‘raping’ film actress Shabnum 40 years ago but the social media does not seem to forgive Imran Khan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has issued 13 permits to different pharmaceutical companies to export drugs containing controlled substances during last and present year. Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar told the National Assembly on Wednesday ...

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  • TIslamabad  - The confessions of ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani in his recent and most intriguing book of recent times — The Spy Chronicles: Raw, ISI and the Illusion of Peace — co-authored by AS Dulat, former head of India’s Research and Analysis Wing and an Indian journalist, has ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China have agreed on the terms of Phase II of the China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement, it has been learnt reliably. According to official documents, the agreed liberalisation level of 90 percent, tariff lines and trade value have been slashed to 75 percent of tariff lines ...

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  • TIslamabad - The fate of over 1,800 employees is hanging in the balance after the government has decided to abolish Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan councils, retaining them as 'advisory bodies'. According to documents submitted to the National Assembly by Minister for Kashmir ...

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  • TIslamabad - Standing Committee on House and Library has failed to complete the construction of additional family suites and servant quarters at the parliament lodges in the past five years. In 2011, a joint committee of both houses of the Parliament approved the construction of 100 additional ...

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  • TIslamabad - Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that a bullet inside his body will be a constant reminder that the seeds of hatred need to be removed from the society. Inviting all political parties to jointly work to fight the menace of extremism, Iqbal on the floor of house warned ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works Tuesday asked the National Accountability Bureau to vacate its G-6 building and hand over it to the Estate Office. The top brass of the Ministry of Housing informed the committee that many offices in the NAB building, G-06/4 are empty ...

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  • TIslamabad - As many as 21,000 federal employees are waiting to get accommodation, Senate Standing Committee on Housing and works was told on Monday. Ministry officials told the committee that there has been a ban on construction of new houses since 1995. Around 17,000 employees have been allotted ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Contrary to government claims of providing essential food items at a subsidized rate during the whole month of Ramazan, most of the utility stores of the country have run dry of the essential commodities on the first day of Ramazan despite the hopes that supply would improve after ...

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  • T­Islamabad - After an intense war of words between PML-N supporters and opponents in the wake of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement on Mumbai attacks, the social media has turned into a new arena with both the groups locking the horns. The uproar triggered by ...

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  • TIslamabad - The recent statement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about Mumbai attacks is likely to trigger a strong reaction from opposition parties in National Assembly today. It is likely to be a tough day for Finance Minister Miftah Ismail to resume a debate to wind up the budget ...

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  • TIslamabad - Pakistan People’s Party MNA Ramesh Lal has pleaded the Chief Justice and Army Chief to take notice of the blasphemous images in which PTI chief Imran Khan has been portrayed as Hindu god, Lord Shiva. “It is blasphemy and it has hurt the religious sentiments of hundreds ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Another three committees of Senate Thursday formally elected their chairpersons in inaugural meetings at the Parliament House. Senator Mohsin Aziz, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed and Senator Talha Mehmood were elected as chairmen of Senate Standing Committees on Petroleum, Science and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile in its inaugural meeting of the tenure Monday unanimously elected Senator Shibli Faraz as its chairman. His name was proposed by Senator Islamuddin Sheikh. The chairman who has served the previous tenure in the same capacity wowed to ...

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  • TIslamabad - Social media users reacted with shock and grief after Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was attacked on Sunday evening. On the last day of the weekend, when people were busy making plans for next working day, it was the social media which informed the users about the attack on the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Agriculture Research Council on Thursday announced allocation of Rs250 millions for the cotton research under Competitive Grant Systems to the provinces on competitive basis. According to officials PARC will up-grade four labs in Islamabad, Karachi, KP, Punjab and will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Punjab Information Technology Board has yet to start automation of Utility Stores Corporation, sources revealed on Thursday. According to officials Utility Store management held initial talks with PITB, to automate all core operations and allied functions including Supply Chain ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Thanks to bumper crop in Sindh, the price of tomatoes has fallen up to Rs.2 per kg - but in big cities the same vegetable is sold at an exorbitant rate of Rs60 per kg. Sindh witnessed a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. The excess supply not only pushed down the price but shy away the ...

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  • Tislamabad-The rural population of the capital has increased greatly over the years, but there is no hospital to provide health facilities to the rural population of one million.  According to official documents there are three rural health centres, 14 basic health units and one dispensary in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The last meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee on Friday decided to continue the current budget session of the National Assembly till May 15, 2018. It was agreed that discussion on charged expenditure will be taken place on May 11, 2018 while voting and discussion ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has allocated Rs 1775.205 million for various ongoing and new schemes of Industries and Production Division under the PSDP 2018-19. Out of this, Rs 1424.816 million have been allocated for the ongoing schemes while Rs350.389 million have been proposed for new ...

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  • TIslamabad - An intriguing situation arose on Tuesday when the National Assembly Secretariat announced to have received the resignation of MNA Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon bearing the date of April 9, 2018, but questioned his participation in the meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A total of 259,924 used vehicles of Rs149052 million has been imported since July 2013 to February 2018, official data revealed. According to statistics of FBR, during July 2013 to June 2014, as many as 35751 units of Rs14247 million were brought in the country, while during July 2014 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Sui Southern Gas Company posting losses since 2013-14 has yet to finalise accounts for financial year 2016-17. According to official data, the company has been in loss since 2013-14. During 2013-14 its loss after was Rs3753 million, which increased to Rs5391 million during 2014-15 and ...

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  • TIslamabad - Oil companies are selling petrol with a harmful chemical, which may damage car engines, the government revealed on Thursday. Minister in-charge of the Petroleum Division in a written reply told National Assembly it was a fact that oil companies in Pakistan were utilising ...

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