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Imran asks overseas Pakistanis to send remittances via banks to strengthen economy

ISLAMABAD: In his maiden speech to the nation as prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Sunday laid down plan to run the affairs of the new government -- 'Naya Pakistan' -- and transform the country into an Islamic welfare state. In his wide-ranging speech, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief announced a number of measures aimed at austerity, getting rid of loans, domestic resource mobilization and reforms in education, health and agriculture sectors. Expressing remorse over lavish lifestyle of former rulers,…

Foreign minister calls for addressing root causes of plight of Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday emphasized on the need to eliminate the root causes of the Rohingya crisis. He said this while talking to Secretary General Amnesty International Salil Shetty, who called on him in New York on Sunday. The Foreign Minister apprised Shetty of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts, including provision of humanitarian assistance and constructive engagement with regional partners to address the plight of Rohingya people. Read More: Here is what Iqrar-ul-Hassan learnt about Rohingya…