Farrukh Habib

Opposition uproar over transparency int’l report ‘illogical’: Farrukh

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday termed uproar of the opposition over recent report of Transparency International ‘illogical’ saying there was no mention of financial corruption at the government level. “There is only one report which brings total ranking of the CPI (Corruption Perception Index) down. Out of eight, there is no difference in seven...

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Farrukh Habib

Opposition uproar over transparency int’l report ‘illogical’: Farrukh

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday termed uproar of the opposition over recent report of Transparency International ‘illogical’ saying there was no mention of financial corruption at the government level. “There is only one report which brings total ranking of the CPI (Corruption Perception Index) down. Out of eight, there is no difference in seven...

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PM Imran Khan

88000 housing units to be constructed in 2022: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says 88,000 housing units will be completed this year under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of PHA Officers Residencia at Kurri Road and PHA Apartments at I-16-3 in Islamabad on Tuesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan says government has started mortgage scheme for the salaried class keeping in view shortage of housing...

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Pakistan releases 20 Indian fishermen

Pakistan has released 20 Indian fishermen and repatriated them through Wagah border, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. “The government of Pakistan has released 20 Indian prisoners (fishermen) who have been repatriated via Wagah Border to India on 24 January,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. The fishermen, who were arrested for entering the country’s territorial waters, have been...

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Court adjourns reference against Khaqan Abbasi till Feb 1

An Accountability Court (AC) on Tuesday adjourned hearing till February 1, in LNG reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail and others. AC-II Judge Muhammad Azam Khan heard the reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The hearing of the case was adjourned without proceeding due to absence of defense lawyers including Barrister Qasim Abbasi and Munawar...

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NATO sends ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe amid soaring tensions with Russia

The NATO allies have put forces on standby and sent ships and fighter jets to bolster Europe’s eastern defenses as tensions soar over Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine. In a statement, after an online meeting with US President Joe Biden, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Britain and European Union, NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia of massive consequences...

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Indicators show Pak economy performing well amid challenges

Notwithstanding the global economic shocks caused due to Covid-19 pandemic, the county’s economy has performed well as is clearly demonstrated by several macroeconomic indicators. The overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, during the fiscal year 2020-21 was recorded at 5.37 percent, the second highest growth in last 14 years, according to National Accounts Committee (NAC). According to the final numbers...

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National Assembly

Country’s foreign exchange reserves touching $20b: Senate informed

The Senate was informed today (Tuesday) that the country’s foreign exchange reserves are touching twenty billion dollars as a result of effective policies of the government. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan told the house during question hour that our exports and growth rate are at record levels and the current account deficit is being reduced. Acknowledging...

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Transparency International: Pakistan slips further on corruption perceptions index

Pakistan's position has worsened in the latest corruption perception index, dropping from 124th to 140th place among 180 countries, revealed Transparency International's (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI 2021) report on Tuesday. Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation working to end corruption worldwide, released its CPI, showing 25 countries improved their ranking while 23 worsened. The CPI ranks 180 countries...

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Tea imports increase by 5.14pc in 1st half

The tea imports into the country witnessed an increase of 5.14 during the first half of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The tea imports during July-December (2021-22) stood at $300.604 million against the imports of $285.907 million during July-December (2020-21), according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). In terms of...

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Palestine warns of Israeli settlers’ escalating actions in West Bank

Palestine has warned of Israeli settlers' escalating actions against people and their properties in the West Bank. During weekly cabinet meeting in eastern West Bank, Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtayeh said, the Palestinian government condemned the seizure of farms by hundreds of Israeli settlers in northern West Bank. He said Israel continues to destroy Palestinian land, plow it with tanks and...

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Coronavirus

Pakistan’s coronavirus infection rate over 10% for sixth consecutive day

The coronavirus positivity ratio of Pakistan remained above 10% for the sixth consecutive day, the National Command and Operation Centre's (NCOC) data showed Tuesday morning, as the spread of the pandemic does not seem to slow down. The country recorded an infection rate of 12.81% as 6,357 new coronavirus cases were recorded after 49,595 tests were conducted across Pakistan in...

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cold and dry weather

Mainly cold, dry weather expected in most parts of country

Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, light rain with light snow over the hills is expected in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir. Dense fog is likely to prevail in upper Sindh, plain areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during morning hours. Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:...

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson warns Russian invasion would be disastrous

United Kingdom has warned Russia that invading Ukraine would be disastrous, violent and bloody business. In a statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the situation is pretty gloomy but war is not inevitable. He said NATO is putting forces on standby. Meanwhile, Russia has denied plans for military action against Ukraine.

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sport

PM congratulate cricket stars on winning ICC awards

Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated cricket stars for winning ICC awards. In a tweet on Monday, he said that these heroes have made us proud. Congratulations to our cricket stars. You have made us proud. pic.twitter.com/M2phySIItZ — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 24, 2022 Read More : SHAHEEN SHAH AFRIDI OF PAKISTAN NAMED ICC MEN’S CRICKETER 2021

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PNS TUGHRIL: A Force Multiplier

The changing threat dynamics and enhanced maritime security requirements in the Indian Ocean region have altered the course of military modernization. Sea power plays a significant role in creating and modifying the influence of great powers on other states therefore, the states are acquiring naval power which will strengthen their position in the global political and strategic environment and will...

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PM directs to urgently resolve issues pertaining to SEZs

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that issues pertaining to Special Economic Zones should be resolved on priority basis. He was addressing a high level meeting on Special Economic Zones in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister was briefed in detail about the steps taken by the government to facilitate investors in the Special Economic Zones across the country. It...

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