Pakistan

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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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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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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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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Ali Zaidi

Looted money would soon be returned: Ali Zaidi

Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Ali Zaidi on Sunday said the PPP-led Sindh government plundered the public money in plea of the developments of cities in Sindh. Addressing the press conference at Sukkur Press Club here, the minister said the looted money would soon be returned to the national exchequer, as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman has already...

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Mumtaz Hasan

FIA arrests Hascol founder in Rs54bn scam

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday arrested Mumtaz Hasan, founder of the Hascol Petroleum Limited (HPL), in a Rs54 billion scam. Director of the agency’s Sindh Zone Amir Farooqi said a total of 30 suspects — including present and former top officials of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), HPL and other organisations — had been booked in the...

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PM Imran Khan

PM expresses Pakistan’s desire to work with UAE to further cement bilateral ties

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed Pakistan's desire to work with the UAE to further strengthen bilateral relations, enhance cooperation at multilateral fora and continue close coordination on regional and global issues of mutual interest. He said this in a telephonic conversation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohamed Bin Zayed...

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Covid

Special SOPs issued for countering second wave of Covid cases in Punjab

Punjab Secretary for Primary and Secondary Health Care Imran Sikandar Baloch says special SOPs have been issued for the various sectors to bring decrease in the Corona cases. In a statement on Monday, he said vaccination is the only effective treatment against coronavirus. The Secretary appealed the general public to maintain social distancing, wear masks and contact 1033 for any...

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Shahzad Akbar

Shahzad Akbar resigns as PM’s Adviser on Accountability

Adviser on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has tendered his resignation from his seat. Confirming this in a tweet on Monday, he hoped the process of accountability will continue under leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan as per PTI’s manifesto. He said he will remain associated with the party and keep contributing as member of legal fraternity.

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Justice Ayesha Malik

Justice Ayesha Malik takes oath as first woman judge of SC

Justice Ayesha Malik has taken oath as the first woman judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed administered the oath to her at a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday.

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PTI Govt awakened conscience of world community over ongoing Indian atrocities in IIOJK: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the PTI government has awakened the dormant conscience of world community over the ongoing Indian atrocities in the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a public gathering in Multan, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has also raised awareness among international community on the issue of Islamophobia. The Foreign Minister said today the whole...

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