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Pakistan observing Kashmir Solidarity Day

Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today across the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir to condemn the ongoing state terrorism and violence by the Indian Army in Occupied Kashmir. A resolution to this effect was adopted in a special meeting of the federal cabinet held in Islamabad on Monday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan…

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Cabinet approves rationalization of fees of CNICs, NICOP

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday, approved a summary regarding rationalization of fees of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) and National Identity Cards for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement of Audit Oversight Board for the Year, 2017 was presented before…

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Cabinet approves extradition agreements with China, KSA

ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet has approved extradition agreements with China and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The approval was given at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad. The Cabinet approved inter-government agreement for rendering of services by NADRA to Somalia for development of Somali National Identification System. It also approved Prevention of…

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Cabinet approves accord with China, Saudi Arabia on convicted individuals

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet Wednesday accorded its approval for signing of the agreement between Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on transfer of convicted individuals. The Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved a number of agenda items including appointments and signing of treaties and agreements with different countries, PM Office…

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New Balochistan CM, 14-member cabinet take oath

QUETTA: Abdul Quddus Bizenjo of Pakistan Muslim League-Q took oath of the office of Chief Minister Balochistan on Saturday. His 14-member provincial cabinet was also sworn in at a ceremony in Governor House. Earlier today, Balochistan Assembly elected Bizenjo as the new CM, days after former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri stepped down, ahead of a…

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Cabinet condemns Kasur incident, Quetta terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet which met here Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair offered Fateha for the martyrs of Quetta terrorist incident yesterday. The Cabinet also strongly condemned barbaric incident of Kasur and directed that strict action should be taken against the perpetrator of this heinous act. – APP

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Cabinet unanimously endorses NSC stance over US leadership statements

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair unanimously endorsed the stance of National Security Committee (NSC) of the cabinet, which had expressed deep disappointment over recent statements of the American leadership. The cabinet viewed that the American statements were detrimental to the bilateral relationship…

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Zimbabwe’s new president dissolves Mugabe cabinet

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa three days after his inauguration has dissolved the cabinet of his predecessor Robert Mugabe, who resigned after the military took control of the country, a senior government official said Monday. Mnangagwa “is in the process of putting together a new team of cabinet ministers,” Misheck Sibanda, the chief secretary to…

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PM chairs cabinet meeting; various agenda items approved

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet which met here Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair approved various agenda items including the establishment of Insurance Tribunals at Lahore and Multan. The cabinet approved exemption to Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL) from fee payable @ 0.1% to the Pakistan Stock Exchange and supervisory fee payable…

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Daniyal Aziz among four sworn in as cabinet members

ISLAMABAD: Another four members of the federal cabinet took oath of office in a ceremony held at the President House here Thursday. Among the cabinet members who were sworn-in comprised two federal ministers and as many ministers of state. Daniyal Aziz elected from NA-116 of Narowal and Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar from NA-108 of Mandi Bahauddin…

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PML-N still considers Nawaz as leader: Qureshi

MULTAN: Vice Chairman of PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PML-N still thinks of Nawaz Sharif as its leader. Speaking on Saturday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader went on to say that former Nawaz Sharif cannot leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) according to the law. He said that democracy will strengthen if corrupt officials are identified. He…

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Cabinet formation further delayed as consultation continues

ISLAMABAD/MURREE: Interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued consultation with PML-N leadership on formation of new federal cabinet for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Abbasi held the meeting with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Murree’s Changla Gali area at Shahbaz Sharif’s residence. According to our correspondent, the names and portfolios of the ministers…

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New cabinet will take oath within a day or two, says PM Abbasi

MURREE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that new cabinet will take oath in a day or two, Samaa reported. He made the statement while talking to media on Wednesday. The newly-elected PM stated that consultation is taking place regarding the new cabinet. He added that consultation is also taking place on the portfolio…

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Cabinet automatically dissolved following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet was automatically dissolved after the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister on Friday, Samaa reported. The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Member of Parliament. The federal cabinet was also dissolved following the disqualification of Mr. Sharif as it cannot function without a prime minister….

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Will Chaudhry Nisar part ways with the PM?

NEWS DESK: Throughout the Panama Papers controversy that the PM has remained embroiled in for the past few months, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has remained strangely coy. Rumours are abuzz that he will part ways with the PML-N and resign. In such times, Chaudhry Nisar’s highly anticipated press conference has all eyes on…

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Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal works as ‘Sales Consultant’ in UAE

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has been working as ‘Sales Consultant’ at a company in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, it emerged on Saturday. A copy of Siyal’s Iqama (UAE work permit), circulated on social media, appears to show that the Sindh home minister works as a ‘sales consultant’. The work permit was issued…

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IG issue: Sindh cabinet approves to dismiss AD Khawaja

The Sindh government run by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) elicited approval to de-seat Allah Dino Khawaja from his office of Inspector General. A notification is expected to be issued today regarding the appointment of Sardar Abdul Majeed as the new IG of Sindh police. Watch Mansoor Mugheri’s report.

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Sindh cabinet approves removal of IG Khawaja

KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet on Wednesday approved the removal of AD Khawaja as Inspector General of Police Sindh. According to sources, a session of the Sindh Cabinet was held under Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah. In the session, the provincial cabinet gave approval for Sardar Abdul Majeed assuming the office of IG Sindh, sources…

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Pompeo confirmed as CIA boss, Tillerson nomination advances

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Monday confirmed Mike Pompeo as CIA director and advanced the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, taking key steps toward filling President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Pompeo, a Republican congressman on the House Intelligence Committee, becomes only the third member of Trump’s cabinet to take his post, as…

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Cabinet approves pay raise for MPs

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday informed the Senate that the federal cabinet had approved increase in basic salaries of members of parliament (MPs) with effect from October 1, 2016. Speaking in the House, the minister said today he had fulfilled his commitment made in the National Assembly during the budget session that…

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Party won’t tolerate any delinquency, Bilawal tells new Sindh cabinet

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with his newly-inducted Sindh cabinet members called on Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House and pledged to give maximum performance up to to confidence of leadership and expectations of the people of Sindh province. Talking to the provincial Chief Executive and his cabinet,…

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