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Opposition trying to cause army-govt rift: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the opposition wanted to create a rift between the government and armed forces, claiming that he had been aware of politicians’ meetings with army leadership

Pakistanis with negative Covid test can travel to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has lifted travel restrictions on people having valid visas subject to their Covid-19 tests coming negative 48 hours prior to their travel

World Bank approves $450m loan to Pakistan

The World Bank has approved a loan of $450 million to support Pakistan’s transition to renewable energy resources that will reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports and lower cost of electricity production

Pakistan PM Imran Khan wants to put an end to obscenity, TikTok banned

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is extremely concerned about the ‘growing obscenity and vulgarity’ in society and has directed all relevant sections to check the trend before it destroys the socio-religious values of Pakistani society, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said

Pakistani consortium to invest hugely in two mega projects, PM Imran Khan told

Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Thursday that some leading businessmen of the country have formed a consortium to make a huge investment in two mega development projects — Urban Development and Bundle Island Project (UDBSP) in Karachi and Ravi River Front Urban Development Project (RRFUDP)

Nawaz Sharif bars party members from meeting army, agencies people

In what appears to be a damage control move amid criticism of his party for maintaining secret contacts with the army, PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif on Thursday barred his party members from meeting military or agencies people in future without prior permission of the party leadership

EU envoy calls on Pakistan to diversify products

European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara has stressed the need for product diversity and more value-addition to exploit the full potential of market access to the countries under the GSP Plus regime

PakIstan sees current account surplus for second straight month

Pakistan has witnessed a current account surplus for the second consecutive month owing to a fall in imports and surge in remittances, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said

PML-N leader’s call on COAS kicks up storm in Pakistani politics

In a startling revelation that further jolted the anti-establishment image of the main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Army on Wednesday disclosed that former Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair had twice reached out to Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed political and legal woes of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in the past few weeks

137 paintings allegedly stolen from National Art Gallery in Islamabad

Senior artists, including those who have previously helped the top art council of the country, have asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the chairman of the apex anti-corruption watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to launch an urgent probe into an alleged art heist in the heart of the capital

Over 1,200 children start smoking every day in Pakistan

According to an estimate by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Regulations and Coordination, more than 1,200 children between the ages of five to 15 start to smoke every day in Pakistan

IMF to restrict short-term borrowings for Pakistan

The cash-strapped economy of Pakistan is going to take another restricting hit, this time by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it looks towards furthering the constraints on short-term borrowings for filling the budgetary gap which has arisen from the forecast that Pakistan's gross financing needs would be up to 1.5 per cent higher than its gross domestic product in comparison to the previous estimates

Political decisions should be taken in parliament, not GHQ: PML-N's Maryam Nawaz

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday said that political decisions should be made in the parliament, not at the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army

Pakistan must take sustained and irreversible action against terrorism, nomainted US envoy to Islamabad

The Trump administration's nominated ambassador to Islamabad has stated that US relations with India should not come at the expense of Pakistan, while offering to facilitate dialogue between the two countries to bring down tensions in the region

Middle schools will reopen in Pakistan

The Pakistan federal government has reiterated that middle schools across the country, barring Sindh, would reopen as per schedule from tomorrow (Wednesday) – following a fall in new coronavirus case numbers, ending a long closure that led to exam cancellations and introduction of online classes by a number of institutions