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New Delhi fueling instability in already tense region: PM tells UN SG

DAVOS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday assured Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif that he would play a constructive role to resolve regional issues. The Prime Minister met the Secretary General here on the sidelines of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Centre. The Prime Minister said Kashmir was…

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Alibaba Group eyes Pakistan for e-Commerce

DAVOS: Chairman Alibaba Group Jack Ma Wednesday evinced keen interest in investing in Pakistan and to build an e-Commerce platform to further promote online business ventures. The Chairman met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Davos on the sidelines of the 47th World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Jack Ma said his country had a lot…

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Shaan calls for screening of Pakistani movies in India

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan is preparing to lift ban on Bollywood movies in the country, film star Shaan Shahid has urged the government to press India for screening of Lollywood films in the neighbouring country. “A humble request to the prime minister, sir if you are making a committee for the Indian films so they can…

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PM forms ‘clearance committee’ for Bollywood movies

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has formed a special committee for the clearance of Indian movies to be screened in Pakistan, according to a report. The move came a month after cinema owners in Pakistan resumed screening of Indian films, lifting a self-imposed two-month ban. Officials said the panel would include minister of state for…

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PM arrives in Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum

ZURICH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Monday to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development. Accompanied by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, the Prime Minister was received at the Zurich International by Ambassador and Permanent Representative…

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PM to attend World Economic Forum meeting on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland. On the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab, the PM will attend the meeting on Jan. 17. It will continue till Jan. 20. The Prime Minister has a full agenda at Davos, including a number…

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Liars, envious can’t go to Davos: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Saturday that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would go to Davos as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan had only specialty in the art of telling lies. The minister, in a statement, the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were questioning Imran’s decision to…

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Imran scoffs at PM over WEF participation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday over the latter’s participation in the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF). In a message on Twitter, Imran Khan called the prime minister’s decision to join the forum as a supreme irony. Nawaz Sharif is off to…

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PM directs for continuation of subsidy on fertilizers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed for continuation of the provision of subsidy on fertilizers to benefit farmers. “Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and farmers must be facilitated to achieve bumper crops for accelerated GDP growth,” the Prime Minister said, according to a press release issued by the PM’s Media…

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PM launches National Health Programme in Narowal

NAROWAL: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday launched the PM’s revolutionary National Health Programme in Narowal aimed at catering to the health-care needs of people earning less than Rs 200 a day. The programme in Punjab has been launched in four districts and would benefit 134,000 families in Narowal alone. Health care cards would be…

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Panama case hearing underway in SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing into Panama Papers case, as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s counsel Naeem Bukhari continued his arguments regarding alleged offshore assets of the Sharif family. A five-member Bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the case on daily basis. Other bench members are Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed,…

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PM announces Rs180 billion package to boost exports

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday announced a major Rs180 billion package of “Export-led growth” to enhance country’s exports over the next eighteen months. He was addressing a function of leading exporters here at the PM Office. The event was also attended by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan,…

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PM felicitates nation, armed forces on successful test of SLCM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday congratulated the nation and Armed Forces of Pakistan on the first successful test fire of Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-3, having a range of 450 kilometers. The prime minister, in a statement said the successful test of Babur-3 was a manifestation of Pakistan’s technological progress and self-reliance….

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PM pays tribute to veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed sorrow over demise of veteran Bollywood star Om Puri who passed away after a heart attack in Mumbai on Friday. He was 66. Paying homage to the acclaimed actor, the Prime Minister said that Om Puri delivered some stellar performances in mainstream commercial Pakistani, Indian movies and…

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PM calls for operation Zarb-e-Qalam against extremism, intolerance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muahmmad Nawaz Sharif Thursday stressed the need for operation Zarb-e-Qalam just like anti-terror operation Zarb-e-Azb to fight the forces spreading extremism and intolerance in the society. “Just like operation Zarb-e-Azb, there is a dire need for operation Zarb-e-Qalam. I believe that the writers, poets and intellectuals have a key role for elimination…

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President, PM grieved over Ustad Fateh Ali Khan’s death

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday expressed his grief over the sad demise of classical singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. The Prime Minister paid tribute to the late maestro and said that Ustad Fateh Ali Khan’s services in the field of classical singing would be remembered. Separately, President Mamnoon Hussain also expressed his grief…

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PM orders maximum relief for gas consumers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to ensure maximum relief to gas consumers. Talking to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbassi here at the PM House, Prime Minister Sharif also directed enhanced coordination regarding energy projects in the country. The Minister apprised the…

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PM condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terror attack at Istanbul, Turkey on New Year’s eve. In a statement, the Prime Minister extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Turkey on the loss of precious human lives in the attack. He said Pakistani people share the grief of Turkish people…

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PM inaugurates Chashma Power Plant-III

MIANWALI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated power production from Chashma Nuclear Project – III near Mianwali on Wednesday. Minister for Water and Power  Kh. Asif and Advisor on Foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz were also present on the occasion. The 340 Mega Watt Nuclear Power Plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission…

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Audit report reveals huge embezzlement in Laptop scheme

The Laptop scheme of Punjab government has cost the national coffers a loss worth Rs.70 million, according to new audit report. Gross irregularities were found in the scheme, the report revealed. Watch video report.

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President, PM urge nation to adhere to Quaid’s teachings, forge unity

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif say the entire nation remembers the founder of the nation with utmost reverence and great admiration.    In his message on the birth anniversary of the Quaid-e-Azam, the President said the best tribute to founder of the nation is to dedicate all our capabilities for…

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