Atif Khan

  • TIslamabad  -  An international report commissioned by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Netherlands government placed Pakistan-based seed company, Punjab Seed, Enterprise among the 24 leading seed companies in South and Southeast Asia. Out of the 24 leading seed companies in Asia, ...

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  • TIslamabad - It has been almost three months to start of first parliamentary year of the new government and four sessions of the Lower House have taken place but the ‘Question Hours’ are yet to gain momentum. Question Hour is the first hour of a sitting, devoted to questions submitted by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer Friday dispelled the impression that the government had failed to take action against all the Pakistanis named in the Panama Papers, and detailed legal steps taken against the accused. Asad Umar, in a written reply to National Assembly, said the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood will head the sub-committee tasked with framing the terms of reference for the parliamentary committee formed to probe alleged rigging in the 2018 general elections. This was decided in the second meeting of Parliamentary Committee on the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As many as 23 officers of the federal government working in BPS 17 to 22 are having foreign nationality, the National Assembly was told on Wednesday. The Minister Establishment Division in a written reply said that Naveed Kamran Baloch, BPS-22, Sqn. Ldr. (Retd) Iqbal Mahmood, BS-22, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday was elected chairman of the parliamentary committee formed to probe alleged rigging in the 2018 general election. According to officials, the committee unanimously elected Khattak as chairman. His name was proposed by former ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday rejected reports of massive hacking into the data of major banks and said that the data of only one bank was stolen. Federal Minister Faisal Vadwa during National Assembly session termed the reports misleading. It is a misleading statement that all accounts ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The National Assembly on Friday could not conduct its business due to lack of required strength in the house. BNP (Mengal) lawmaker Agha Ahsan Baloch, with the onset of the proceedings, pointed out lack of required strength in the house. Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri ...

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  • TForeign Affairs Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi has said on Friday that out of 10,811 total Pakistanis imprisoned abroad, around 3,000 Pakistani nationals are detained in prisons of Saudia Arabia. In a written reply to the National Assembly (NA), he said that the majority of ...

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  • TIslamabad - The government has no precise data on the volume of the money laundered from the country, however; during the last six years, Pakistan Customs seized Rs1067,789,532 worth of foreign currency including dollars, National Assembly was told on Thursday. Minister for Finance, Revenue and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The Parliamentary Committee on General Elections will hold its meeting on November 6 in the Parliament House. According to National Assembly Secretariat, the meeting will elect its Chairman. The 30-member body include Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattack, Minister for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing Wednesday said that during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China agreements and MOUs of mutual cooperation will be signed which will bring the two countries closer. While meeting with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at the ...

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  • TIslamabad - More than 500 seats of doctors are vacant in the biggest hospital of the federal capital, National assembly was told. In a written reply Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that there are 816 sanctioned posts of doctors in PIMS. ...

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  • TSWABI - National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Sunday assured religious scholars that no restrictions would be imposed on religious seminaries and there would be no change in their curriculum. Addressing a ‘Khatm-e-Quran’ ceremony at Madrassah Dar-ul-Quran in Swabi, around 100 ...

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  • TNational Assembly Secretariat on Friday announced the issuance of production orders of opposition leader and party president Shehbaz Sharif, to ensure the presence of the detained leader in the upcoming session – to be held on October 29 (Monday). According to officials, the orders have been ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday auctioned six cars and a motorbike under austerity measures. According to officials, the vehicles fetched Rs7.816 million in the auction took place in the parking area of the Parliament House on Wednesday. This decision ...

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  • TThe National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday announced that six cars and a motorbike were sold in an auction under austerity measures. According to officials, the vehicles fetched a price of Rs 7,816,000, in the auction that took place in the parking area of the Parliament House on Wednesday. This ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - With opposition uniting against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government, the war of words on social media is becoming intense once again. With over 19.5 million tweets, the trend faqirazam (the biggest beggar) was among the top trend where PML-N supporters ridiculed Prime ...

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  • TIslamabad - Despite government's assurances, the employees of Utility Stores Corporation continued their sit-in on the second consecutive day on Tuesday demanding written orders instead of verbal promises. Hundreds of employees of the Utility Stores Corporation from various parts of the country ...

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  • TIslamabad - Hundreds of employees of the Utility Stores Corporation, from various parts of the country, gathered here to stage a sit-in at D- chowk against the likely closure of the corporation and non-payments of their promised dues. Holding banners and chanting slogans, the charged rally started ...

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  • TIslamabad - The residents of Banigala continue to suffer as the security of Prime Minister Imran Khan was further enhanced last week. After assuming office, Imran Khan shifted to his official residence but he spends the weekends at his residence in Banigala. Every Friday afternoon, dozens of police ...

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  • TThe residents of Bani Gala continue to suffer as the security of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was further enhanced last week. After becoming PM, Imran Khan shifted to his official residence but he spends the weekends at Bani Gala. On every Friday afternoon, dozens of police officials and Rangers ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Due to severe water shortage, the shortfall for Rabi crop 2018-19 may exceed anticipated 38 percent, Federal Committee on Agriculture was told Thursday. IRSA advisory committee has anticipated shortfall of 38 percent for this year Rabi season and provinces have been allocated 23.322MAF ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The ongoing political turmoil following arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif over corruption charges might intensify further as National Assembly speaker on Wednesday issued production orders of the former ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf has decided not to succumb to the opposition parties’ pressure demanding immediate summoning of the National Assembly session and most likely it would be called sometime next week. Sources aware of the developments taking place on this front ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Fear and uncertainty prevails among over 600 staff of Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan, as the Chairman Shaukat Hussain Abbasi survived termination over his illegal appointment. The staff accuse Chairman of providing illegal favours to his rich and famous friends, in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The video message in which a resident of Lahore claimed to be the 11th imam and savior of Muslim Ummah may be tried under Cyber Crime Laws, officials told The Nation on Sunday. The announcement has reached us through social media and on Monday we will take up the matter, said a top ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In order to attract new investment and to facilitate existing industry, government on Thursday constituted council of business leaders. According to the notification, the council will have 22 members including the chairperson, prime minister. Advisor to the prime minister on commerce ...

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  • TIn order to attract new investment and to facilitate existing industry, the government on Thursday constituted a council of business leaders, consisting of 22 members, including the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan as the chairperson. Advisor to the PM on Commerce will be the president of the newly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Narcotics Control Tuesday announced revising regulations related to prohibited chemicals used in making of narcotics. According to officials, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 2010 for local purchase, consumption, distribution, manufacturing and transportation of ...

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