Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is going to re-open its western border with Iran at four more crossings from today to resume trade between the two countries while following health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A notification issued by the Ministry of Interior said that the border points at Gabd, Mand, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD             -         Interior Minister Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Friday said that Pakistan would reach the root cause of the collision incident between a coaster and a train, and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A slight increase in anti-state violence with extremist groups in their renewed efforts trying to revive urban militancy was witnessed during the month of June, revealed the report of a think tank yesterday. The casualties went down with a slight increase in attacks in Pakistan during ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla Wednesday said that he would appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on July 9 to record his statement in the fake bank accounts case but justice should prevail in the matter. “I believe in transparent accountability,” ...

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  • ISLAMABAD             -       An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday handed over Agha Iftikhar-u-Din Mirza to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a seven-day physical remand to investigate the charges ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Saturday rejected the increase in prices of petroleum products saying that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) surrendered before the cartel of oil companies. Former chairman Senate and PPP lawmaker Mian Raza Rabbani in a statement said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice has finalised the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to increase the existing number of provincial assembly seats of Balochistan from 65 to 80.  The Senate, this ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Some senior members of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet have pushed for removal of Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry for his statement about infighting and grouping within the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the sources confided to The Nation yesterday. Foreign Minister Shah ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In the Senate, on Wednesday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to impose a limited curfew countrywide under the supervision of the army to ensure implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Taking part in the budget ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate on Wednesday rejected the decision of the government to cut its annual budget by around Rs 170 million while terming it an unconstitutional move and urged the immediate restoration of “original” allocation. After three opposition lawmakers raised this issue, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         The recent admission of infighting and grouping within the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf by Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry has opened a new Pandora’s box. Political ...

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  • ISLAMABAD         -   The treasury and the opposition, on Monday, entered into a heated argument in the Senate when Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) accused Prime Minister Imran Khan for his “failure to implement the party manifesto to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The meeting between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) remained inconclusive on Saturday as the latter remained stuck to its stance of not re-joining the coalition government in the centre. The head of the PTI’s negotiation team ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday made first formal contact with chief of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Sardar Akhtar Mengal to persuade him not to quit the coalition government at the centre. Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani called on Mengal to convey message ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has opened Taftan border throughout the week to resume trade activities with Iran while ensuring proper standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines. On the intervention of the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and the Special Committee of NA on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday admitted in the Senate that the reported corruption and incompetence of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) cost around Rs 1000 billion in the revenue loss to the national exchequer. Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Senator Azam Khan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday identified 20 cities in the country with potential COVID-19 hotspots while using ‘testing, tracing and quarantining (TTQ)’ strategy. In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of containment of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has earmarked Rs 14758.4 million for the Interior Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2020-21 to enhance the capacity building of civil armed forces, to improve border management and other infrastructure related to law and order ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As many 27.3 million workers in non-agriculture sector of the country are at risk of losing their livelihood besides an estimat­ed 56.6 percent of the population is socio-economically vulnerable due to COVID-19 crisis, reveals the Pakistan Economic Survey 2019-20 released here on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government, on Wednesday, assured the Senate that not only a transparent inquiry would be conducted into the recent PIA air crash in Karachi but also responsibility would be fixed along with making public the report of inquiry. Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan made ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party, the major opposition party, has moved a private members’ bill in the Senate seeking to abolish the sedition law. Former chairman Senate and PPP Senator Mian Raza Rabbani has moved the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the house that seeks ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former chairman Senate and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart Mian Raza Rabbani, on Monday, warned the PTI government that cabinet was not the appropriate forum to make policies related to the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) as it was the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to take ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As the number of coronavirus cases on Monday crossed 100,000 with total 2,067 death, Minister for Planning & Development Asad Umar said that the government would ensure an increase of 1,000 beds in major cities during June. “We have decided in the NCOC meeting this morning ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former Interior Minister and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik, on Saturday, strongly rejected allegations of rape levelled against him by US citizen and Pakistan-based blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie while calling these as “baseless and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -          The government, on Friday, in the Senate defended its decision of massive layoffs in the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) saying that the accumulated losses of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appointed a senior member of the ruling party Senator Dr Shahzad Waseem as Leader of the House in the Senate only a day before the scheduled budget session of the Upper House of the Parliament. “Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani through ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said that a well-trained and professionally competent army is guarantor for peace, and Pakistan Army with the backing of the nation is one such formidable force. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Coronavirus cases in Pakistan on Monday crossed 72,000 with the emergence of 2,964 new infections over the last twenty four hours. Sindh is the worst-hit by the pandemic with 28,245 COVID-19 cases followed by 26,240 cases in Punjab, 10,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,393 in Balochistan, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Amid the COVID-19 crisis with the government advising the pri­vate employers and industries not to lay off workers, the ruling Pa­kistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) itself has sacked over two dozen em­ployees of its Central Secretariat under the “austerity drive”. In ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The country on Sunday recorded highest number of virus infections as at least 3,039 new cases surfaced during the last twenty-four hours, taking the tally to 69,496. Some 25,056 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 27,360 in Sindh, 9,540 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,193 in ...

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