Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan this weekend moved to protect three beleaguered provincial chief ministers but the issues within the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) persist that will continue to challenge his rule in the days to come. On the other hand, the ruling party still is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate was informed on Tuesday that Pakistan Railways suffered a loss of Rs32.769 billion during the financial year 2018-19 and the incumbent PTI government only brought down the losses of the state-run network of freight and passengers rail by Rs3.853 billion during the same ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate Monday passed a bill that not only increases paid maternity leave of working mothers but also grants paid paternity leave, for the first time in the country, to fathers working for either private or public sector. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Quratulain Marri ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua Saturday said that they are winning the war on terror but Pakistan still has to go a long way to end this menace. Speaking at a session titled “Have We Won the War against Terrorism?” of the “Dialogue ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition in the Senate on Friday questioned Prime Minister Imran Khan whether his remarks made at Davos that “Afghanistan was their first priority” should be taken as his government’s deviation from Pakistan’s stated foreign policy that “Kashmir is on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The major oppositions has set aside the government committee headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) chief to probe wheat shortage in the country that has caused soaring four prices and a political headache for Prime Minister Imran Khan. The oppositions, including Pakistan Muslim ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Brig (Retired) Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said that achieving regional peace was significant for global harmony and Pakistan was playing its due role to achieve this objective. The minister expressed these views in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing who ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after protest of the opposition in the Senate over wheat flour crisis in the country, the government on Tuesday informed the house that the “artificial” crisis of flour would be over soon as the country has enough wheat reserves and there was only disturbance in supply ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -         The oppositions on Monday protested in the Senate over PTI-led government’s “lacklustre and poor response”, blaming it for the recent ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s decision to challenge the Sindh Local Government Act in the apex court has irked Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) which sees the move as an attack on the provincial autonomy and an attempt of the central government to reverse part of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD              -           A parliamentarian from the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf drew flak from the opposition side in the Senate on Friday when he tried to give ...

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  • ISLAMABAD                -            The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Friday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the statement of Indian ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Core Committee of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday decided that the government, while moving ahead along with all its collation partners, would develop a consensus to bring an amended law regulating the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) — the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As part of the ruling party’s efforts to woo its almost all annoyed allies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Wednesday in a crucial meeting with PML-Q succeeded to convince it that an already power-sharing signed agreement with it would be implemented in letter and spirit.  A ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition’s move in the Senate on Tuesday to block immediate passage of two draft bills pertaining to human rights irked the government leading to the exchange of words on Twitter between both. The opposition parties’ insistence to the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -          The treasury and opposition lawmakers, alike, on Monday in the Senate criticised the local car industry for its failure to maintain safety standards. The lawmakers ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -            Only a day before heading to his foreign trip to defuse tensions in the Gulf, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday hoped that Iran’s confession of hitting Ukrainian passenger jet would ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -           Both treasury and opposition lawmakers, mostly belonging to Sindh and Balochistan, on Friday staged a protest sit-in in the Senate over the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after its passage from the National Assembly, the Senate Wednesday passed the bills empowering the prime minister to appoint, re-appoint and give extension to the tri-services chiefs and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee amid uproar of smaller opposition parties in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly yesterday passed three amended bills regarding the tenure of the services chiefs — Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Naval Staff — and the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. The amended bills including ‘The Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The three bills aimed at regularising tenure of three services chiefs and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee would be put to vote today in the National Assembly, after a parliamentary panel on Monday unanimously approved the proposed amendments in laws. The National Assembly ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, in a policy statement given in the Senate on Monday, said that Pakistan would not be part of any regional conflict in the wake of escalation of tensions between the US and Iran. “We are clear in our stance that our soil will not be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -         The opposition Friday asked Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to give a policy statement in the Senate on the regional and Middle East situation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a treasury benches party, Thursday during the Senate session, criticised decision of the special court that handed down death sentence to former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. However, the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a surprising move, the government Wednesday offered an olive branch to opposition in the Senate inviting it to develop consensus on ‘minimum common agenda’ regarding making appointments in the ECP, legislation on tenure of COAS and accountability process. Federal Minister ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday stressed the need for giving due importance to the Senate and assured the senators that he would himself attend the Upper House’s winter session, starting from today (Wednesday). The prime minister was talking to the senators belonging to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In 2019, anti-state militant attacks in Pakistan dropped to the lowest level during the last 15 years while 44 percent decline in suicide attacks was observed as compared with the year 2018, claims a non-government think tank on national security. According to Annual Security Assessment ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday rejecting the criticism of opposition over government’s move to amend the accountability law said that ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would not withdraw from its anti-corruption slogan and the accountability process would continue at any cost. PM ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition parties Monday submitted a requisition to summon the Senate claiming it wanted to discuss the legality of the ordinances that have not been laid in the Upper House by the ruling party. The opposition that is in majority in the 104-member house has requisitioned the house ...

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  • LAHORE/ISLAMABAD - The amendment made to the NAB law through a presidential ordinance will help “hundreds” of accused facing charges of possessing assets beyond means or misuse of powers, go unpunished, informed NAB sources said on Saturday. On the other hand, opposition parties ...

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