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Federal cabinet meeting approves signing seven MoUs with various countries

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the federal cabinet was held in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The meeting approved signing of seven MoUs with various countries aimed at enhancement of economic and strategic cooperation and carrying out a feasibility study of a project. It approved Prevention of Smuggling of Migrant Ordinance, 2018. The cabinet also assented to ceiling for allocation of Grants-in-Aid to Bar Councils and Bar Associations for 2017-18. Read More: PM chairs Cabinet…

Bilawal warns Balochistan crisis can spread to federal government

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday questioned how the PPP could be behind any conspiracy against the Balochistan government when it does not even have a single seat in the provincial parliament. "We don't have even a single member in the (Balochistan) assembly. How can we be behind any conspiracy," he said while addressing media, adding that the PPP will come up with their stance in the few days. He hoped that the parliament will complete it tenure, but warned that the…

Federal govt provides loans worth Rs445m to tribal youth

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has provided loans worth Rs445 million to tribal youth to start their own businesses. A spokesman of FATA Development Authority said that so far 16,800 youth have been provided loan. The loan is being given on merit to the deserving youth who have completed technical training in different trades. Read More: Govt to provide interest-free loans to skilled, unemployed youth According to figures released by the government, by February this year around 251,351 interest-free loans…