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Pakistan shuts social media sites till 3pm

The government has decided to shut social media platforms in the country from 11am-3pm, Friday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry, in a statement, said that the Pakistan Telecommunication (PTA) has been directed to blocked the services of Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram and Twitter in the country. “….complete access to social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and...

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Pakistan shuts social media sites till 3pm

The government has decided to shut social media platforms in the country from 11am-3pm, Friday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry, in a statement, said that the Pakistan Telecommunication (PTA) has been directed to blocked the services of Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram and Twitter in the country. “….complete access to social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and...

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PM launches Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship program in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship program for intermediate and undergraduate students in Islamabad on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the scholarship will be available to all the Pakistanis including non-Muslims. The Prime Minister said the federal government will annually provide five point five billion rupees for seventy thousand scholarships. He said under the...

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PM performs groundbreaking of housing project in Sargodha

Prime Minister Imran Khan performed groundbreaking of a low cost housing project under Naya Pakistan Housing Program in Sargodha today (Wednesday). Later addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said thirty-one sites have been selected in peri-urban areas in Punjab for low cost housing projects to provide affordable houses to the low-income class on installments. He said this scheme will be...

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Govt’s efforts aimed towards making Pakistan leading IT exporter in region: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says government's efforts are directed towards making Pakistan leading IT exporter in the region. He was chairing a high level meeting on Information Technology Roadmap in Islamabad. Imran Khan said main purpose of establishing special technology zones is to facilitate companies associated with information technology industry. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that present policies of his...

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Govt pursuing economic diplomacy to attract investment in country: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan has transformed its geographical political priorities into geographical economic priorities. Speaking at the dinner hosted in his honor at the Pakistan House in Berlin, he said through economic diplomacy, the government is inviting world attention towards economic opportunities available in Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is an emerging market of two hundred...

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Firing on mosque by Indian forces in Shopian reflects their moral bankruptcy: FO

Pakistan has strongly condemned indiscriminate firing of heavy weapons and grenades on a Mosque in Shopian, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in a statement, said the desecration and damage caused to the Mosque during so-called "cordon-and-search operation", and repeated incidence of extra-judicial killings in various places in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and...

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Khyber Teaching Hospital totally revamped, modernized: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Khyber Teaching Hospital has been totally revamped and modernized after a lot of effort. In a tweet today (Saturday), he said that it is easy to build a new state of the art hospital, but very difficult to fix our existing government hospitals. He also appreciated and congratulated the KTH Board and management for their...

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PM vows to transform Pakistan into welfare state

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the determination to transform Pakistan into a welfare state as per the State of Madina's principles of rule of law and compassion. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the ground breaking of LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments in Lahore on Friday. The Prime Minister said this is a defining moment for the...

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PM performs groundbreaking of Farash Town apartments in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of Farash Town apartments in Islamabad on Thursday under Naya Pakistan Housing program. Later addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said the project envisaging construction of two thousand flats is aimed at providing shelter to the underprivileged segments of the society including workers and labourers. He said he will soon perform groundbreaking of...

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Russia has reaffirmed the commitment to promote bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields including economy, trade and defence. The resolve was expressed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during delegation level talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday. Later addressing a joint news conference, the Russian Foreign Minister said his country stands ready to further...

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Govt extends closure of classes 1 to 8 in COVID affected districts till April 28

The government has decided to extend the closure of school classes from one to eight in the districts affected by the COVID-19 till 28th of this month. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the provincial health and education ministers, chaired by Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Tuesday. Later briefing the media persons,...

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Senate passes resolution regarding increased efforts in vaccination drive against COVID-19

Senate on Monday passed a resolution regarding increased efforts in vaccination drive against COVID-19. The resolution urged the government to provide either free of cost anti-corona vaccine to the general public or as per original international market price. Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister Senator Sania Nishtar called upon the entire society to combat...

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Govt making efforts to prevent spread of Coronavirus pandemic: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says government is making hectic efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications. Talking to a Pakistani origin British national, Dr. Tariq Mahmood in Islamabad on Friday, he said the process of vaccination in the country is successfully underway. The Foreign Minister also appreciated the services of Pakistani doctors, nurses and...

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Federal cabinet defers ECC’s proposal for cotton, sugar import from India

The federal cabinet on Thursday deferred an Economic Coordination Committee’s proposal for import of cotton and sugar from India, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said. The prime minister attended the meeting via videolink from his residence in Bani Gala, where he was self-quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 20.The meeting took up several agenda items relating to development...

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PM seeks ‘climate finance’ for Pakistan, other vulnerable states

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called upon the major economies to pursue a holistic approach towards climate change and galvanize supportive finance for Pakistan and other vulnerable countries braving the climatic challenge. “We expect this to be a moment for the world’s major economies to come forward and galvanize supportive finance for responsible countries like Pakistan, that are doing...

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9th Ministerial Conference of HoA-IP begins in Dushanbe

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is in Dushanbe to attend 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood, Pakistan's Ambassador in Tajikistan Imran Haider and senior officers of the Foreign Office are accompanying him. In his special address at the conference, Shah Mahmood Qureshi will highlight the positive efforts of Pakistan with regard to the...

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