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PM’s adviser appeals for active participation in national cleanliness campaign

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has appealed for active participation in national cleanliness campaign. The adviser, in a statement, said the campaign is a movement to make Pakistan clean and green through changing people's mindsets and behaviours. He said that through this drive they will focus on five key areas which include tree plantation, solid and water waste management, building new toilets especially in remote areas, sanitation and hygiene. He said that environment…

Shahbaz Sharif to be new prime minister of Pakistan, says PM’s adviser

PESHAWAR: Adviser to Prime Minister Amir Muqam believes that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would get overwhelming win in the upcoming general elections and Shahbaz Sharif would be the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was talking to media after distribution of Laptop to students of Peshawar University under Prime Minister Laptop scheme. He said education is a sector where there is always need of increasing budget and PML-N by initiating laptop scheme took an unprecedented step in higher education sector, adding that if…

Target set to collect maximum tax before next budget, says PM’s adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail has said the present government had set targets to collect maximum tax before announcing the next fiscal year budget. Talking to a private news channel, he appreciated the prime minister’s announcement for introducing an economic reforms package for expanding the tax network. He said increasing exports would help reduce the current account deficit being faced by the country. The amnesty scheme would have positive impact on…

Trump strategist Bannon dropped from National Security Council: official

WASHINGTON:Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has lost his seat on the powerful National Security Council in a high-level shakeup, a US official confirmed on Wednesday. Trump's elevation of Bannon to a permanent spot on the NSC had been widely criticized as injecting politics into White House deliberations on sensitive defense, foreign policy and intelligence matters. A former head of the far-right website Breitbart and now chief White House strategist, Bannon is regarded as a controversial…

Ivanka Trump takes unpaid job as White House adviser

WASHINGTON: First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced on Wednesday. Ivanka, whose husband Jared Kushner also works as a senior aide to the president, will not receive a salary for her work as a federal employee. Kushner, a real estate developer, is also unpaid. "We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the president," a White House…

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’: adviser

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia hailed a "historical turning point" in U.S.-Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders' shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh's often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear…