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Abdul Hafeez Sheikh appointed as finance adviser to PM

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi okayed the appointment of Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as adviser to the prime minister on finance, revenue and economic affairs with the status of a federal minister. Ex-finance minister, Asad Umar has been relieved from his ministry after resigning from the post, a day earlier. Health Minister Amir Mehmood Kiyani, who had...

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Abdul Hafeez Sheikh appointed as finance adviser to PM

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi okayed the appointment of Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as adviser to the prime minister on finance, revenue and economic affairs with the status of a federal minister. Ex-finance minister, Asad Umar has been relieved from his ministry after resigning from the post, a day earlier. Health Minister Amir Mehmood Kiyani, who had...

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Ijaz Shah takes charge as interior minister

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah, who was appointed as the interior minister a day earlier as part of the major cabinet reshuffle, took charge of the ministry today.  Shah reached the Ministry of Interior office in the R block of the PM Secretariat and took charge of his post. The prime minister earlier held the portfolio of interior...

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PTM rightfully demands Pushton rights but their attitude is not right: PM Khan

ORAKZAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) says the right thing and he have been saying these things for the past 15 years but their attitude and tone is not right for the country. Addressing a rally in Orakzai, the Premier thanked the residents of the district and mentioned that he visited the area...

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Big Wickets Fallen: PM Imran reshuffles cabinet, removes important ministers

ISLAMABAD: In a major cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, posts of several ministers including Fawad Chuadhry, Shehryar Afridi, Azam Sawati among others were changed. According to the new reshuffle, former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has been given the post of Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Shehryar Afridi got the Ministry of Border and State Affairs, Azam Sawati was given Ministry...

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Part of Captain Imran Khan’s team: Afridi, Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi and Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday they are part of captain Imran Khan's team who will decide which player to play where and get what kind of responsibilities. Speaking to media, FM Qureshi said accredited to ex-Finance Minister Asad Umar's services in the office who held his...

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Politicians, journalists respond to Asad Umar walking out of cabinet

Shortly after Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar’s announcement of leaving the cabinet, which came only a few days after reports of a cabinet reshuffle surfaced which Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry immediately denied, politicians and journalists from all over the country subsequently responded to the apparent change in the cabinet and its impact on the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan....

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SC accepts NAB’s plea against LHC decision to grant bail to Shehbaz in Ashiana Housing Scheme Case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court accepted for hearing the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea challenging a Lahore High Court (LHC) decision to grant bail to Shahbaz Sharif and former principal secretary to the prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case. A three-member bench led by Justice Azmat Saeed heard the appeal. Naeem Bukhari, the counsel for NAB,...

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Asad Umar bids farewell to federal cabinet, steps down as finance minister

ISLAMABAD: In a breaking development, Asad Umar a core member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced his decision to leave the federal cabinet. In a tweet from his personal account, the ex-finance minister said: “As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any...

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Balochistan:14 passengers off-loaded and killed by unidentified gunmen near Makran coastal highway

QUETTA: On Thursday early morning,  at least 14 passengers were offloaded from a passenger bus on Makran Coastal Highway and shot dead by unidentified gunmen, said Levies sources. According to sources,  the armed men stopped the bus and offloaded some of the passengers after asking for their identities."After scanning their identities and offloading, the gunmen shot dead 14 passengers." The bodies...

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Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood calls on FM Qureshi after assuming office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge of his office and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad. Qureshi congratulated the newly appointed foreign secretary on assuming charge and said Mahmood is a seasoned and experienced diplomat. "He has a long experience of serving at important positions including as the high commissioner to India," Qureshi said....

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PM Imran launches federal government Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan officially launched the federal government's Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. The scheme was launched at an event held in Islamabad where Housing and Works Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema, Finance Minister Asad Umar and various other government officials were also present. According to Radio Pakistan, one hundred and thirty five thousand houses will be built...

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Four police officers arrested after toddler killed in Karachi firing

KARACHI: Four police officers were arrested on Wednesday after a 19-month-old boy was killed in crossfire near Safoora Chowrangi at Karachi's University Road, in yet another incident of alleged police negligence during a shootout with suspected criminals. The toddler, Ahsan, died when a bullet entered his chest and exited through his back, the post-mortem report revealed. The bullet also grazed...

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Rain across country kills 39 people, 135 injured

LAHORE/PESHAWAR/QUETTA: On Wednesday, at least 39 people were killed and 135 people were injured as the rain continued to wreak havoc in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the National Disaster Management Authority said. At least 80 houses have been damaged as torrential rain continued to play havoc across the country, the National Disaster Management Authority added. In Faisalabad, the heavy...

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19 month old boy dies in alleged police firing at Karachi

KARACHI: A 19 month old boy died on Tuesday in alleged shootout between the Police and dacoits on University Road, Karachi. Parents, along with their son, were travelling in a rickshaw when they came across shootout between police and dacoits when all of a sudden the boy's chest started bleeding. He was immediately taken to nearest hospital where he passed...

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No compromise on constitution, law: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Tuesday no compromise of any kind on constitution and law and making efforts where no one would be above the law. Addressing a press conference in federal capital, the minister said his visit of Quetta, along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Zulfi Bukhari, was successful and the...

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Will govt act seriously upon declaring terrorism corruption: Bilawal

QUETTA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday will government act seriously upon declaring terrorism corruption and the terrorists have been put in rest houses and granted immunity. Speaking to the media after visiting families of Hazarganji blast victims at Quetta, Bilawal said it is unfortunate that after so much lives have been lost, the state...

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