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Country’s progress, prosperity lies in peace and stability: NSC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday (today). The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Hussain, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other senior officials.…

Buzdar sits on ground to listen to people of Punjab’s woes

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday met different delegations comprising common people who called on him at his office, ARY News reported. The CM not only met them despite their arrival on Sunday but sat on ground with people in traditional way, listened to their problems and issued orders for quick solutions.  While conversing with people, the chief minister said that he himself is a common man and is well aware of their issues so his post is dedicated for public service. He maintained…

PM Imran directs preparation of relief package for drought-hit Thar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was presented a report on Sunday pertaining to the worsening state of drought stricken Tharparker where malnutrition has claimed lives of a number of children. Through a comprehensive report, PM Khan was apprised of the terrible circumstances inside the Sindh's district. Premier Khan expressed his serious concerns over the matter and directed relevant authorities to prepare a relief package for the famine-ridden population of Thar. Earlier today, two more children succumbed to…

Naya Pakistan Housing Program broadens to DG Khan, Muzaffargarh

ISLAMABAD: The PTI government has decided to again extend the scope of its newly launched ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Programme’ to add two more cities from southern Punjab: Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh. Few days earlier, the government announced to expand the housing scheme to ten other cities of Punjab. Official sources in the Ministry of Housing said the scheme has been extended to more cities of the country to fulfill housing needs of the poor segments of the society. The cities being included in the next projects…

PM Imran directs for finalizing modalities for ‘five million housing project’ launch

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting regarding "five million housing project” at PM office, ARY News reported. According to details, the PM expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far by the Housing Task Force and reiterated that provision of these houses especially to the low income groups and regularization of slums is a priority of the present government. He expressed hope that the "five million housing project", besides addressing housing issues would be a force multiplier in…

PM Imran Khan directs IT ministry to promote e-governance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday issued directives to promote paper-less culture in offices and e-governance in the country, ARY News reported. Chairing a briefing by Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office, the PM expressed serious concern over lack of progress in some important ministries towards employing e-solutions for conducting official business. The premier said that he will soon chair meeting of Digitization Transformation Committee which has never…

Six cleanliness ambassadors to be appointed as a part of ‘Clean Pakistan’ campaign: PM’s adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Wednesday said that the government will launch an aggressive campaign on all forms of media for educating people and motivating them for participation in the upcoming 'Clean Pakistan' campaign, ARY News reported. "We will appoint at least six national cleanliness ambassadors, one from each province, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and will try to engage religious leaders, celebrities from sports, arts and any other fields to give impetus to Clean…

PM Khan presses for immediate measures to improve institutions

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of federal ministers and senior party leadership on Wednesday directing them to take immediate steps to ameliorate institutions of the country. According to details, law and order situation, political and economical situation were discussed during the meeting. PM Khan reiterated that corruption will not be tolerated at any cost and stressed that immediate measure should be taken for the improvement of the institutions. The meeting also deliberated on 100-day…

FBR decides to go after 169 wealthy tax evaders

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday announced to start a massive drive for the recovery of taxes from 169 big and influential tax evaders, ARY News reported. According to a statement released by FBR, a crackdown on the high-value targets has been launched on the instruction of Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar as part of the government's efforts to widen the tax net. In the first phase, strict action is being taken against 169 tax evaders and non-filers with proven trail of large…

PM Imran Khan approves adaptive usage of PM House, 13 other state-owned buildings

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has written letters to all governors, chief ministers and federal Ministers under his own signatures for adaptive re-use of public buildings with heritage value, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to a statement released from PM Office, the PM has stated in these letters that Pakistan is facing a huge economic crisis so the ruling elite cannot afford the ostentatious life style which it was maintaining in the past. The letter states that PM has himself shown the way by choosing…