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PM Abbasi inaugurates Digiskills program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated the Digiskills program aimed at training one million youth online. Addressing the ceremony, the prime pinister said the present government has delivered in many fields by building motorways, ports, airports and establishing power plants but the advancement in the information technology sector is most important contribution in the last five years. PM Abbasi said that Digiskills program will equip the youth to get online jobs and earn through a non…

CPEC made Pakistan most visible part of BRI: PM Abbasi

DAVOS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that China's Belt and Road Initiative would link together a number of countries, regions and civilizations and will result in shared prosperity. Speaking during the  'Belt and Road Impact' debate of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Prime Minister said BRI is physical manifestation of the bonds between countries that existed through history and Pakistan today is most visible part of the BRI because of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The premier…

Deadlock persists as PM rejects nominees for NAB prosecutor general

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected a list of nominees for the post of the prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau. PM Abbasi rejected a summary of five nominees sent by NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. Instead, the prime minister proposed three separate names for the vacant post. However, NAB chairman instead returned the PM's directive saying the appointment should be made from the five nominees. Under the law, the appointment is made by the prime minister after…

PM approves state funeral for ex-PAF chief Asghar Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the State Funeral for former Air Marshal Asghar Khan in recognition of his services to the nation, the PM Office announced Friday. He approved State Funeral “in recognition of patriotic services and great contribution in building the Pakistan Air Force into one of the best air forces in the world.” Asghar Khan, was the youngest commander of the country’s air force and commanded the newly established force at the age of 35. He breathed his last today after a…

CCI meeting: Census validation sample increased to 5pct

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday chaired meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI) and discussed a range of issues relating to power and energy, water, finance and other sectors. The Statistics Division gave a detailed presentation on the issue of third-party validation of the housing and population census results. It was decided that one percent random sampling of the census data would be enhanced to five percent and every effort would be made to complete the process within the shortest…

CM Sindh writes to PM Abbasi over diverting gas to other areas

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over diverting the province's share of gas to other areas of the country. The letter states that Sindh continues to produce over 2700 MMCFD gas while approximately 1000 MMCF is been diverted without any consent from the government of Sindh. This is a clear violation of Article 158 and Article 172(3) of the constitution, and the arbitrary decision of the Economic Coordination Council (ECC) to divert gas to other…

US Vice President telephones PM Abbasi, thanks Pakistan for recovery of US-Canadian couple

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday evening telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and thanked the government of Pakistan, the country's army and intelligence agencies for safe recovery of a US-Canadian couple, ARY News reported. A US national Caitlin Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children were recovered from terrrorists' custody earlier this week. The US Vice President reaffirmed the importance of bilateral relations and said that the US would like to further build this…

PM wants immediate measures to streamline agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed to devise a comprehensive plan to ensure food security and address issues faced by the agriculture sector. Talking to the delegation comprising representatives of the agriculture sector in Islamabad on Wednesday, he appreciated the role of agriculture area towards employment, economic growth and ensuring food security in the country. He said that government and private sector needed to join hands for a formulation of a robust policy for overcoming the existing…

Why was government’s August 14 ad without PM Abbasi’s picture?

As is revealed in the ARY News' talk-show 'The Reporters', this year, Government of Pakistan's August 14 newspaper advertisement had something which many newspaper readers may not have noticed but was the first in the history of Pakistan. The advertisement was without the new PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's picture. According to ARY News Islamabad correspondent Sabir Shakir, the advertisement was approved according to the regular design, with the pictures of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Mother of the Nation Fatima…