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No threat to government: PM

LONDON:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said there was no threat to the government and expressed confidence that it would complete its term. “I do not see any threat to the government. Threats are always there, however our government will have a smooth sailing with interim government to be formed in June,” Abbasi told reporters…

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Sovereign homeland for Palestinian with Al-Quds Al-Sharif its capital only road-map for Muslims: PM

ISTANBUL:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said a sovereign homeland for the Palestinian people with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital remained the only road map for the Muslim Ummah and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He was speaking at the extraordinary OIC summit, called by the Turkish President in his capacity as the Chair…

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PM reaches Istanbul to attend extraordinary OIC Summit on Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday arrived here to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Al-Quds Al-Sharif on the invitation of President of Turkey. The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other high officials. The prime minister…

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Roosevelt Hotel’s divestment not an option: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the government considered Roosevelt Hotel in New York as an important historical building owned by the state and that its divestment was not an option. He further stated that apart from being a valuable property, the hotel also carried cultural significance for Pakistan. The Prime…

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Malaysian PM Najib urges Muslims to strongly oppose Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims everywhere to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported Reuters. President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was condemned by the Muslim countries across the world. “I call on all…

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Sharjeel seeks justice from PM over spot-fixing punishment

  LAHORE: Spot-fixing convict Sharjeel Khan has sought justice from Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi claiming that injustice has been done to him in his case and he wants a fair trial. Talking to the reporters here on Tuesday, Sharjeel vowed that he would fight all allegations leveled against him. “I want to meet Pakistan…

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Pakistan must redouble efforts to confront terrorists: US

ISLAMABAD: US Defence Secretary James Mattis reiterated that Pakistan must redouble its efforts to confront militants and terrorists operating within the country. According to a statement issued by the US Department of Defence, Secretary Mattis, on his inagural trip to Pakistan, met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of Defense Khurram Dastigir Khan…

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Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘government corruption’

NEWS DESK: Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow pace of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reported AFP. Netanyahu is suspected of receiving luxury gifts from wealthy supporters and has also faced police questioning over a secret deal he…

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PM cautions against politicization of development projects

SOCHI Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday stressed upon the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries to fully harness the true potential they possessed, owing to vast connectivity and economic prospects and cautioned against the politicization of economic development and connectivity projects as such a myopic approach would only hold back the collective progress….

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SCO summit: PM to leave for Russia today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will leave for Russia today (Thursday) to represent Pakistan at two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit beginning in Sochi. It is the first SCO Heads of Government meeting that Pakistan will attend after assumption of full membership of the organization in June this year. The meeting is mandated to focus…

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PM to attend SCO heads of govt meeting in Russia

SOCHI (Russia): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here at Sochi from November 30 – December 1 on the invitation of Prime Minister of Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO Heads of…

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PM chairs ECC meeting; export of 1.5 MMT surplus sugar allowed

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) in its meeting held here at the PM’s Office on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair allowed the export of 1.5 million metric tons of sugar in view of the commodity’s surplus availability.  The ECC allowed the export of sugar while taking into…

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PM Abbasi, COAS arrive in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, Samaa reported. According to details, the prime minister is in Saudi Arabia for a one-day state visit. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials have accompanied PM Abbasi on the occasion….

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COAS telephones PM, suggests him to “handle Islamabad dharna situation peacefully”

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discussed the ongoing situation regarding the crackdown on protesters in Islamabad and Karachi, Samaa reported. According to a tweet by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, COAS telephoned the prime minister and suggested him to handle the Islamabad…

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PM urges foreign firms to avail exploration opportunities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday urged the foreign companies to exploit the vast exploration opportunities in Pakistan as the security situation of the country had changed altogether. Addressing the two-day concluding ceremony of 2017 Annual Technical Conference here, he said the presence of 35 exhibitors and around 1,500 participants in the conference was…

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Lebanon PM confirms he will return to Beirut for Wednesday

Paris: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. ” will…

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Govt committed to FATA’s mainstreaming, merger: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said Federal and Provincial governments were unanimously committed for mainstreaming of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and its merger with Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to ensure its development. Talking to a delegation (Jirga) of youth wings of political parties belonging to FATA here, the Prime Minister said the high-level…

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PM, army chief visit LoC: ISPR

CHIRIKOT (Line of Control, Azad Kashmir): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said there was no parallel to the contributions and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army particularly against terrorism and for defending the geographical frontiers of the country. The Prime Minister, who along with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited…

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Pakistan open for foreign investment in diverse areas: PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday urged the world businessmen and entrepreneurs to benefit from the business-oriented policies of the government as well as investor-friendly environment of Pakistan, which was open for foreign investors in diverse areas. Addressing the opening ceremony of a four-day “Emerging Pakistan” International Expo here, he said Pakistan being…

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PM stresses national unity to bring political, economic stability

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said the whole nation must get united against the anarchic forces to develop Pakistan into a politically and economically stable country. In his message to the nation on the birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the prime minister said Iqbal’s thought were based on belief in Allah, firm…

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PM welcomes plans of Volkswagon to invest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday while welcoming the decision of Volkswagen to invest and undertake business venture in Pakistan and assured all possible facilities and support to the company. He was talking to Dr. Joseph Baumert, Member Volkswagen Board of Management who called on him here at the PM Office. The Prime…

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