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  • Ministers in the dark about outcome of army chief’s Kabul visit

    ISLAMABAD: In a reflection of growing civil-military disconnect on crucial foreign policy and security matters, two key government ministers expressed ignorance in the Senate on Tuesday over the outcome of the army chief’s weekend visit to Afghanistan...

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, who had specially been called to the Senate for the purpose, made a statement on the Indian prime minister’s surprise...

  • Chief ministers urged to firm up positions on gas sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has urged chief ministers of the four provinces for a second time in two weeks to make up their minds about concerns over proposed reforms in the gas sector, which envisage unbundling of two major companies into several public- and private-sector companies and absorption of increasing quantities of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

    The Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Committee led by IPC...

  • PM Abbasi, chief ministers unanimously approve first-ever National Water Policy

    The Council of Common Interest (CCI) in its 37th meeting held at the PM Office on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair, unanimously approved the first-ever National Water Policy (NWP) of Pakistan...

    The chief ministers of the four provinces and senior officials attended the meeting in which Sartaj Aziz, the deputy chairman of Planning Commission of Pakistan, briefed the CCI on the draft of the policy...

  • Three provinces in a fix over selection of caretaker chief ministers

    LAHORE: No breakthrough was witnessed in the selection of caretaker chief ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on Sunday...

    While the KP parliamentary committee failed to evolve consensus on the issue and decided to refer the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) decided to assign the task of choosing a candidate for the post...

  • Three former chief ministers in the run for today’s polls

    PESHAWAR: Quite a few constituencies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, where former chief ministers, speakers and ministers are trying their luck to make way to the provincial legislature, are up for interesting competition during the general elections being held on Wednesday (today)...

    Former chief minister Pervez Khattak is contesting polls for two provincial assembly seats; PK-61 and PK-64, respectively...

  • Chief ministers told to lead anti-polio campaigns

    PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the chief ministers to lead the anti-polio vaccination campaigns in their respective provinces to ensure a quality nationwide campaign from Dec 16 for the elimination of the crippling disease...

    In a letter sent to all chief ministers on Dec 4, special assistant to the prime minister on national health services Dr Zafar Mirza revealed that the prime minister had instructed the chief...

  • Punjab, KP chief ministers told to arrange winter shelters

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Mini­ster Imran Khan on Sunday directed the chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take steps to provide temporary shelters and food to every person in their respective province in the wake of extreme and harsh cold weather...

    Soon after receiving the directives, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar ordered setting up of temporary shelter homes for those who slept on roadsides in extreme cold weather... ...

  • Bilawal rejects PM’s remarks about elected chief ministers

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan for describing the powers of elected chief ministers as dictatorial...

    He said that the PTI government had pushed the country into a very dangerous situation by neglecting health and agriculture in the budget and warned that the prime minister would be held responsible if locust attacks dragged Pakistan into a famine... ...

  • Tension simmers between Pakistan, India interior ministers at Saarc meet in capital

    ISLAMABAD: The interior ministers of both Pakistan and India made critical remarks apparently aimed at each other’s governments on the second day of a Saarc conference here on Thursday, as tensions between the two neighbouring countries run high in the aftermath of weeks-long violence in India-held Kashmir...

    In his address to the Saarc interior ministers’ conference, India’s home minister made a direct jibe aimed at the Pakistani...

  • Pakistan, Iran ministers discuss unrest in region

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Iranian defence ministers on Thursday agreed to hold “frequent discussions” over the evolving situation in the region...

    Brig Gen Hatami’s call to Mr Dastgir was the first contact between the two ministers since Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa visited Tehran in November, resetting Pakistan-Iran defence ties...

  • Pakistan will be going to the IMF for the 13th time. Will PTI’s Asad Umar fare better than past ministers?

    As election fervour morphs slowly into a nervous anticipation for Naya Pakistan, commentators are now shifting their attention away from the events of July 25 and looking to the future...

    Amongst the many policy proposals floating in newsfeeds and pundit circles alike is the government-elect’s rumoured plan to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to deal with Pakistan’s pesky foreign exchange reserves crisis......

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