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Imran Khan ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM

“What Pakistan has to do is follow China’s example where they lift people out of poverty,” Imran Khan said

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NAB orders probe of former PMs over LNG terminal

Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharif over a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, the agency said on Wednesday. The news comes less than a week after the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), founded by Sharif, finished its five-year term, handing power…

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Balochistan headlines: Peace restored, voter turnout, war of interests

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Peace restored in Balochistan: PM Daily Jang, Quetta Prime Minister Shahiq Khaqan Abbasi has said that peace has been restored in Balochistan and now everyone should play their role for prosperity of the province. “There are vast opportunities of development in Balochistan which…

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A day before term ends, PM counts achievements

A day before the government dissolves, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi grabbed the microphone to recall the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz-led administration’s achievements. The current government’s term ends May 31, after which a caretaker setup will take over the affairs of the country. Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk will replace PM Abbasi. The interim government…

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Nawaz Sharif delivered all his promises, says PM Abbasi

Former PM Nawaz Sharif delivered all the promises he made, said PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at a ceremony in Havelian on Tuesday. The ceremony happened after the PM visited the Havelian-Thakot motorway project. “You are enjoying the fruit of the decision you made in 2013,” said the PM while addressing the public. “The country is…

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PM inaugurates Multan-Shujabad section of M-5 motorway, slams critics

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the Multan-Shujabad section of the M-5 motorway on Saturday.  The prime minister spoke of the various projects undertaken by the PML-N-led federal government and how the promises made to Pakistanis were fulfilled. He said that other provinces had not fared as well as Punjab and gave credit to Shehbaz…

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Caretaker setup: PM, Khurshid Shah to meet again after deadlock

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah will meet once again on Thursday to discuss the final name for the caretaker PM. This will be their sixth meeting so far on the issue. The current government’s term ends in a week on May 31. After that, a caretaker setup…

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PM gives go ahead to hold elections on July 25

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has given a green signal to hold forthcoming general elections on July 25 this year. According to details, the Election Commission of Pakistan sent a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain, seeking approval for elections on July 25, 26 or 27. The President is currently out of country for performing Umrah…

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No headway in caretaker PM name finalisation

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah were unable to reach a mutual decision on the name of the caretaker PM. The current government’s term ends May 31. A caretaker setup will then take over and hold the general elections in the next 60 days. The PM and Shah…

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Final decision on caretaker PM expected on Tuesday

When will the caretaker PM’s name be revealed? PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khurshid Shah had to cut short today’s meeting as the PM had to fly to Turkey on an official visit. The next meeting will happen on Tuesday when the PM returns. “The PM and I will announce the name of the caretaker PM…

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It was my decision not to air PM’s speech, says Marriyum Aurangzeb

Marriyum Aurangzeb says it was her decision not to air PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s speech on PTV. The federal minister for information and broadcasting spoke to the media outside the accountability court on Friday. According to her, it was a talk with journalists, which is why it was not directly broadcast. A journalist asked her…

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PM inaugurates Pakistan’s first deep-water container terminal

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated Pakistan’s first deep-water container terminal at the Karachi Port. The terminal has the capacity to accommodate 17,000 to 18,000 shipping containers. The PM also inaugurated National Incubation center in Karachi. The center has been established at NED University under government’s digi-skill programme to provide digital skilled training…

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Russia’s Putin sworn in for another six years in office

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on Monday, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the West, a fragile economy and uncertainty about what happens when his term ends. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, with his hand…

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COAS, PM condemn attack on Ahsan Iqbal

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the attack on Ahsan Iqbal, on Sunday.  The army chief’s condemnation was posted via a tweet by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor. COAS condemns firing on Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Expresses best wishes for early recovery. — Maj Gen Asif…

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Didn’t nominate any ex-general for caretaker PM, says Abbasi

The PML-N hasn’t forwarded the name of any former general for the slot of caretaker PM, said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas. “A retired judge, bureaucrat or a trader could become the PM in the caretaker set up,” Abbasi said in an interview with state television. “The name of any retired politician can also be…

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Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

Britain’s Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as her new interior minister on Monday, elevating the former banker to try to draw a line under an immigration scandal that has threatened the prime minister’s authority. Known for his passion for detail when he was business minister, Javid, who backed staying in the European Union, will take…

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UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May

Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting she “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets, in a body blow to the government as it faces public outrage over the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation of migrants. Rudd, who had faced intensifying pressure over the treatment of elderly Commonwealth citizens primarily from the Caribbean, told…

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PM takes notice of Karachi’s power crisis

Report by: Usman Khan ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken notice of the prevailing power crisis in Karachi, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the PM has called a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy on April 23. The meeting will be held in Karachi. Sources said the meeting will take up the one…

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PM in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting beginning today. At the airport, the prime minister was received by senior officials of the Britain government and Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas. The CHOGM-2018 will provide an opportunity to highlight the progress…

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ECC allows PSO to import furnace oil for power sector

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has accorded its approval to Pakistan State Oil for import of furnace oil to be used by the struggling power sector. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi headed the ECC’s meeting on Tuesday. The decision has been made to cater for maintaining adequate fuel stock in the coming months. Transportation…

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Nawaz, Maryam leaving Pakistan to visit ailing Kulsoom

LAHORE: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will depart for London on Wednesday to visit his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz. According to Sharif family spokesman, Maryam Nawaz will also accompany her father to London. Maryam Nawaz in a tweet has asked her followers to pray for her mother’s health. “My mother is hospitalized again. Please remember her…

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