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Govt committed to protect citizens’ rights: Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Minster for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Wednesday said the government was committed to protect the rights of every citizen including the rights of women and an awareness campaign had already been launched in this regard to educate the people. Talking to a delegation led by member of Council of Islamic Ideology Allama Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi, she assured to take prompt steps to redress the issues on priority and affirmed that the Ministry of Human Rights would provide all required support for the…

Govt committed to protect rights of minorities: Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Thursday said that the government was committed to protect the rights of minorities and it had already made some legislation on it. "Pakistan is progressively living up to the commitments; it has made on human rights issues," she said addressing the concluding session of the national and provincial capacity building training workshop on 'Reporting to International Human Rights Mechanism' organised by OHCHR and UNDP here. She said Pakistan was a democratic…

Imran Khan says PTI government committed to good governance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to good governance in Pakistan, ARY News reported. "The government is determined to change governance in Pakistan focusing on austerity, anti-corruption and merit," he said in a tweet. He directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and the Punjab cabinet to give priority to achieving 100-day program in the province. The prime minister said that he had also held a meeting with ex-inspector general Khyber…

Ex-police officer says committed heinous crimes on Rana Sana’s behest

KARACHI: Former SHO Faisalabad Police Faruukh Waheed on Tuesday said he wanted the chief justice to make an inquiry commission as he was willing to reveal details of the heinous crimes he committed on behest of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah. Farrukh Waheed who has had a number of encounters with criminals in his service as a crime fighter police officer said he had death threats from Rana Sanaullah.  “I left Pakistan for London after I got reports in January 2015 that Rana wants me to get killed and the…

South Korea says North Korea committed to Trump summit and ‘complete’ denuclearization

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday. In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump signaled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called the meeting off last week. Moon and Kim agreed at a surprise meeting on Saturday that the possible North Korea-U.S. summit must be held, Moon told a news…

Govt committed to provide business-friendly environment to facilitate investors: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that the government was committed to create and provide a business-friendly environment to facilitate investors under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.   He was talking to President China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Xiang in Islamabad. The minister said that the government was highly prioritizing construction of Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand Dam and Dasu Dam to ensure stable supply of energy and food security in the country. He said…

Govt committed to adopt international standards of governance: finance minister

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said the government was fully committed to ensure transparency and adopt international standards of governance. "The government's accessions to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and submission of letter of intent to join Open Government Partnership (OGP) are proofs of the government's commitment," he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad regarding OPG initiative. Finance…

Pakistan committed to peace, stability in Afghanistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan was desirous of peace and stability in Afghanistan. “Pakistan has suffered immensely on account of the situation in Afghanistan and it had the greatest stake in that country's return to normalcy,” he said while talking to British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in Islamabad. The prime minister said Pakistan was continuing a successful campaign against terrorism inside the country and made enormous sacrifices. The two sides also discussed the…

NAB committed to uproot corruption from Pakistan: Qamar Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Tuesday said NAB was committed to root out corruption from the country by using all its resources. “NAB is committed to work with absolute professionalism, transparency and on merit,” he said while chairing a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters in Islamabad. He said that NAB was the only anti-corruption who had prescribed timeline for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum limit of 10…

Govt committed to fast-track completion of power projects: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said power generation projects were being completed at a fast track and thousands of megawatts electricity would soon be added to the national grid. “$36 billion are being spent on power projects. While, Rs112 billion were saved in three 3600 megawatt LNG-power projects,” he said while addressing workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Lahore. He said power generation reached its highest level of over 19,000 megawatt two days back which was a record. He…