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  • Army seeks funds from finance ministry to raise new security division

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought additional funds from the finance ministry to raise a new security division and an additional 28 security battalions, it emerged on Sunday...

    A statement released by the ministry of finance said senior officials from the army had a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at his ministry in Islamabad, where the demand for “financing and the release of funds” was made by military officials...

  • Finance division releases Rs250m to protect Houbara Bustards

    The Finance Division on Thursday released Rs250 million for a 'Houbara Bustard and Migratory Birds Endowment Fund' upon the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

    The houbara bustard is not only protected under various international conventions and agreements signed by Pakistan, its hunting is also banned under local wildlife protection laws...

  • Finance Division seeks Rs25bn gas price subsidy for exporters

    ISLAMABAD: As industry and big businesses fume over government’s poor decision-making served with the double whammy of interest rate hike and currency devaluation, the ministries of finance and energy are finally seeking Rs25bn supplementary grant as subsidy on gas rates...

    However, the finance ministry declined to release funds despite announcement by Finance Minister Asad Umar to provide Rs44bn subsidy on gas rates, no such...

  • Army's special security division to protect Chinese workers in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has granted approval for assigning a division of Pakistan Army's special security for the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, during a one-on-one meeting...

    The Army has created a special security division for the protection of Chinese engineers, project directors, experts and workers employed on various...

  • Pakistan skips Malaysia moot to ‘avert division in Ummah’

    ISLAMABAD: Ending uncertainty over Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Summit, the government on Tuesday announced that it would not attend the event at any level...

    Talking to a group of journalists at the Foreign Office on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said there would be no representation from Pakistan government at the summit being held in Kuala Lumpur from Wednesday...

  • PPP accuses PTI of creating division in opposition ranks

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has blamed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for providing indirect support to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government by creating division within the ranks of the opposition...

    Mr Shah said that he felt pain to see the division in the ranks of the opposition...

  • Power Division asked to finalise 600MW plant deal with Russia

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet authorised the Power Division on Tuesday to negotiate the draft framework agreement with Russia for the construction of 600-megawatt natural gas combined power plant at Jamshoro...

    In a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the power division was directed to bring the agreed version of the agreement before the cabinet...

  • Division in opposition vote bank helped PML-N in NA-108

    GUJRAT: A huge division in the anti-PML-N vote bank has helped the ruling party clinch Mandi Bahauddin’s NA-108 in the by-election held on Monday...

    This vote bank is shared by at least five major opposition political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP, PML-Q, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)...

  • Maximum number of BISP cards issued in Bahawalpur division

    BAHAWALPUR: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Bahawalpur division topped all other divisions in Punjab by issuing most number of Benazir Debit Cards (BDCs) from Feb 1 to March 20...

    He said that after a fresh survey was carried out last year to identify the deserving, 15 offices of the programme in three districts of the division issued the BDCs for giving them Rs1,500 support sum per month...

  • Controversial CIA official makes it to drone strikes division

    Also read: Obama gave CIA 'secret waiver' for Pakistan drone strikes: reportMr Bank was ousted as the head of the agency’s Iran operations division at headquarters a year ago after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put the crucial office in disarray...

    Mr Bank’s name has been public since 2010, when he had to be evacuated as Pakistan station chief after he was named in a...

  • Obama criticises 'politics of division', says it takes US '50 years back'

    Former United States (US) President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the “politics of division” after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office...

    “What we can't have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before, that dates back centuries,” Obama said at the event in Newark for Phil Murphy...

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