Atif Khan

  • TISLAMABAD  -   National Assembly will constitute today a committee to protect minorities from forced conversion. According to National Assembly secretariat, minister of state for parliamentary affairs will move a motion under Rule 244(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of ...

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  • TIslamabad - The National Assembly is all set for a steamy session today (Monday) as opposition is flexing muscles to give treasury a tough time on inflation, energy crisis, alleged one-sided accountability process and the induction of new non-elected members in the cabinet. According to orders of ...

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  • TIslamabad - Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights Tuesday recommended   that the murder of Muhammad Afzal Kohistani - the man who exposed the 2012 Kohistan video honour killing scandal -should be heard in Anti-Terrorism Court. The committee further endorsed formation of a joint ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday disowned the letter, seeking US official’s help for getting better medical facilities for her imprisoned father. “Attached is a fake letter circulating with my name and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Hopes are fading for two European climbers, Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi, who went missing on the world’s ninth-highest peak and ‘killer mountain’ Nanga Parbat. However, the rescuers are not willing to give up. The search has not been called off, said Ali Muhammad ...

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  • TIslamabad - Social media on Wednesday became a battle zone of competing narratives after Pakistan shot down two Indian aircraft inside its airspace, rescuing one of the intruding pilots Wing Commander Abhinandan. PakistanStrikesBack, SayNoToWar, Abhinandan, BringBackAbhinandan, POWs, and IAF Pilot ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  Senate Standing Committee on Industries and Production on Wednesday expressed concerns over the delay in the construction of Rashakai Economic Zone. While reviewing projects to be launched in 2019, Senator Sitara Ayaz observed that ground-breaking of the industrial zone near ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Tuesday unanimously elected Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan as its chairman. Ch. Muhammad Ashraf, MNA and Member of the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs proposed his name for the post, which was seconded by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After a delay of around four months, the National Assembly Tuesday formed 36 standing committees. The newly-formed committees include Rules and Procedure, House and Library, Government Assurance, Cabinet Secretariat, Climate Change, Commerce and Textiles, Communication, Defence, Defence ...

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  • TIslamabad - PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that the present government would be allowed to complete its tenure. Addressing the National Assembly, Bilawal thanked former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Mohsin Dawar of Pashtun Tahufuz Movement and other parliamentarians ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Pakistan International Airline is all set for a structural revamping, National Assembly was told on Wednesday. Minister for Aviation Division Muhammad Mian Soomro in his reply said that PIA is in process of finalising its Strategic Business Plan 2019-22 which will be ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has failed to make Pakistan Madrassah Board functional that was set up for mainstreaming religious seminaries, the National Assembly was told on Monday. Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri while replying to a question said the Pakistan Madrasah Board could ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Social media on Sunday strongly reacted when Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, was hosted at Prime Minister House. The backlash was triggered as Prime Minister’s Office, @PakPMO, in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Al-Azizia reference jolted social media and hawks from ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz furiously attacked each other. International and local media houses flashed the news on internet ...

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  • TIslamabad/Lahore - National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser yesterday issued production orders of MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique, who is in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for his alleged involvement in the Paragon Housing Society scam. According to National Assembly Secretariat the orders were ...

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  • TIslamabad - Pakistanis use 55 billion polyethylene shopping bags every year, a severe environmental threat, as these high density bags may take over two decades to degrade. According to Ministry of Climate Change data, the use of plastic bags is on the rise at the rate of 15 percent per ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Pakistanis use 55 billion polyethylene shopping bags every year, a severe environmental threat, as these high density bags may take over two decades to degrade. According to Ministry of Climate Change data, the use of plastic bags is on the rise at the rate of 15 percent per year. There ...

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  • TIslamabad  - The National Commission for Human Rights registered 3297 complaints of heinous human rights violations since December 2015. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Wednesday told the National Assembly that the Commission has provided relief in 675 cases while 1718 are being ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Prime Minister Imran Khan spent over Rs40million on his foreign visits since August this year, National Assembly was told on Monday. Answering a question of MNA Rana Sanaullah, Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his written reply said that a sum of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Government on Friday removed Utility Stores Corporation Managing Director Wajid Ali Swati, giving look after charge to Mushtaq Ahmed, Senior Joint Secretary Ministry of Industries and production. According to sources, Swati has been removed after he refused to obey ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The price of LPG domestic cylinder once again jumped to Rs1,600 on Thursday after the mafia created an artificial shortage. Many of dealers in the twin cities were out of gas and those who had sold it between Rs1,400-to 1600. One kilo gas was sold between Rs140-160 in ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  President Arif Alvi’s advice to buy local products to ease mounting pressure on rupee tore up the social media pages on Sunday. With over 950 replies, packed with strongly-worded criticism, comical insanity or overwhelming appreciation, the post remained most ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Many new promises, some exaggerations and endless explanations is how the PTI government reacted to the strong criticism on social media at the end of its initial 100 days. The government will increase the existing 1,73,000 small industries to 700,000 in coming four ...

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  • TIslamabad - As many as 18 non-career diplomats were appointed ambassadors on political basis during 2013 to 2016. According to official data, after July 2013, Lt Gen (R) Ahsan Azhar Hayat was appointed ambassador in Amman. Major Gen (R) Wajahat Ali Mufti was posted ambassador to Kyiv. Zamir Akram ...

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  • 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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