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PM asks CDA to devise innovative solution for urban, rural land development

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said the Capital Development Authority (CDA) should devise innovative solutions for urban and rural land development. Chairing a meeting on CDA at the PM House, wherein he was briefed on the civic body affairs, he said the CDA, while introducing sectoral management and resources, should ensure service integration….

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PM Abbasi chairs first NSC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) and reviewed security situation along the Line of Control (LoC). This was the first meeting of the country’s top security body headed by the new prime minister who replaced Nawaz Sharif following his disqualification in the Panama papers…

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PM Abbasi arrives in Karachi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday arrived in Karachi on his maiden visit since assuming the office. According to officials, the PM will chair a meeting on law and order situation in Karachi and meet business community members. The PM, soon after arriving in the city, directly headed to Mazar-e-Quaid were he laid…

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Nawaz Sharif’s caravan claims second life

GUJRAT: A 55-year-old man died on Friday after being hit by a motorcycle which was part of a rally being led by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his disqualification. According to victim’s brother, the incident took place near Chak Paireena area of Lala Musa. “Khalid was returning home after offering prayers when he was…

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Former PM Sharif launches defiant procession

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led a defiant procession Wednesday to his party’s stronghold in the eastern city of Lahore as thousands rallied along the route, weeks after he was deposed by the Supreme Court. Supporters clogged the streets in  Islamabad, waving flags and chanting political slogans as Sharif’s convoy headed south to…

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UK’s May felicitates PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister in a letter to Prime Minister Abbasi said “the UK is, and will remain, a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. We have deep ties as national, strong people to…

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PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif meet ahead of GT Road rally

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday held a meeting with his predecessor Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his office said. During the meeting, current political situation came under discussion, the PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. According to sources, the former premier’s decision to travel to Lahore via GT Road was discussed….

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PM Abbasi constitutes four new ministries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday directed constitution of four new ministries and their constituent divisions. According to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Media Wing the decision has been taken under the provisions of Rule 3 of the Rules of Business 1973. The new ministries include: i.    Ministry of Energy would have…

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PM allows ministers to visit abroad officially without his prior permission

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday allowed the federal ministers to travel abroad for their official duties without seeking his prior permission. According to a PM House statement, the ministers may only inform the Prime Minister Office about the dates on which the ministers would be visiting abroad. The prime minister also directed that…

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PM stresses for economic diplomacy to harness Pakistan’s potential

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday stressed the importance of economic diplomacy to harness Pakistan’s true economic potential in win-win partnership with other countries. The prime minister said this during a briefing given to him by Secretary Foreign Affairs Tehmina Janjua here on Pakistan’s foreign policy including the issues of importance in country’s policy….

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We should not disturb work in progress in Punjab under Shahbaz Sharif: Rana Sanaullah

Law Minister Rana Sanaullah was asked if Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif should become the PM or remain the chief of the provincial government. Watch what he said here:

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PM Abbasi given Guard of Honour

ISLAMABAD: A formal welcome ceremony in honour of new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held at the PM office in Islamabad. On the occasion, National anthem was played and a smartly turned out contingent of the armed forces presented guard of honour to him. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had taken oath of the office on…

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PM Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif at Murree residence

MURREE: Newly-elected Interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday arrived in Murree to meet his party leader Nawaz Sharif at the latter’s residence, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, key political issues were discussed in the meeting between Abbasi and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, a day after the Interim Prime Minister took oath of his…

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PML-N still has majority in Parliament. Who will be the PM?

Despite the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, PML-N still has the majority of seats in the Parliament. The party has 188 of its own members sitting in the House while it also gained support of MQM’s 24 and JUI-F’s 13 MNAs. It’s candidate, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is likely to get the votes of five PML-F lawmakers,…

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi positive about victory in PM election today

PML-N candidate for interim premiership, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is positive that he will win the election for PM today. Meanwhile, Sheikh Rashid, Khurshid Shah, Naveed Qamar, Kishwar Zehra and others are also vying for the post. Watch this report:

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NA speaker clears nomination papers of six PM candidates

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Monday accepted the nomination papers of all six candidates including Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi after scrutiny. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz sole candidate for the office of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar (PPPP), Sheikh RashId Ahmed (PTI-PML-Q), Sahibzada Tariqullah (JI)…

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PM’s election: Opposition fails to reach consensus on joint candidate

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties held a meeting today (Monday) to make consensus over a joint candidate for the slot of Prime Minister following the disqualification on ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, the sitting ended inconclusive as the opposition parties could not decide name of a single candidate to field it against the PML-N nominee Shahid…

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Watch Farooq Haider’s ‘controversial’ remarks

NEWS DESK: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Haider was criticised for giving ‘controversial’ remarks on Saturday, after which he held another press conference for clarification. Watch here what he earlier said:

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Nawaz’s removal is no threat to democracy: Bilawal

NEWS DESK: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal is no threat to democracy. Lauding the efforts of the Sindh government, Bilawal inaugurated the NICVD in Larkana on Sunday. “I challenge the chief ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to show us a programme like this…

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Nawaz Sharif bids farewell to PM House, off to Murree with family

NEWS DESK: Disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left PM House Sunday morning and headed to Murree along with his family. He exchanged greetings with the staff of the PM House while leaving. The PML-N’s parliamentary party on Saturday named Shehbaz Sharif as the successor of the ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and nominated former petroleum…

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I was disqualified for not taking salary from son’s company: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that he was disqualified for failing to draw salary from his son’s company. Chairing the meeting of PML-N’s parliamentary party on Saturday, Nawaz Sharif said that he wasn’t expecting this decision after what he had done for Pakistan.  “It was insulting for an elected representative of 200 million…

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