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PM Abbasi chairs last National Security Committee meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), the top civil-military body, to discuss different security issues. The meeting, which may be the last huddle under PM Abbasi, was attended by three services chiefs and key ministers. The issues related to overall security situation in the country, situation at the country’s frontiers, and implementation of the Fata reforms came under discussion, according to sources. This was the third meeting of the…

PM says Indian newspaper’s report on China asking Pakistan to relocate Hafiz Saeed ‘totally false’

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to a report in an Indian newspaper, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday categorically denied discussing any matter related to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed with Chinese President Xi Jinping, ARY News reported. Speaking to a private TV channel, Abbasi said that he didn't discuss any matter related to Hafiz Saeed with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Boao Forum as reported by the Indian newspaper. "This is totally false, I haven't read the news but no matter related to Hafiz Saeed…

PM Abbasi appoints Dr Suleman Khan as new Intelligence Bureau chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed Dr. Suleman Khan as director general (DG) of the civilian spy agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Monday. The position had been lying vacant for more than a month after retirement of Aftab Sultan. Suleman before his promotion to the post, was heading the IB’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter as the joint director on deputation. He has to his credit a number of counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operations in KP. Earlier on Wednesday a top-level meeting…

US vice president urges Pakistan to ‘do more’ against Taliban

WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence told Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that his country "must do more" against the Taliban and other militants, the White House said on Saturday. "Vice President Pence reiterated President (Donald) Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country," the White House said in a statement on the Friday call. "Pakistan could and should work…

PM Abbasi inaugurates 1410MW Tarbela fourth extension hydropower project

TARBELA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday inaugurated 1410 MW Tarbela fourth extension hydropower project at Tarbela in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. First unit of 470 MW is being commissioned today, while as two more units each with equal power generating capacity will be online before the advent of summer this year. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the premier said that the government has solved the energy crisis for next 10 years and this Tarbela fourth extension hydropower project will greatly contribute…

PM Abbasi directs for early finalization of water policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed for early finalization of water policy after consultation with the provinces. Chairing a meeting about the National Water Policy in Islamabad on Thursday, he noted that freshwater is progressively becoming scarce. He said there was an urgent need to take effective measures at the provincial as well as at federal level for not only ensuring optimum utilization, but also for conservation and scientific management of water resources in order to cater to future…

Youth Programme to enhance socio-economic uplift of country: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that government's youth programme is reflective of the priorities of PML-N government to enable the youth to contribute towards overall socio-economic development of the country. He stated this during a briefing given by Chairperson Prime Minister's Youth Programme in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the overall progress of the programme. Chairperson Prime Minister's briefed the prime minister on the…

Confrontation among institutions will not serve country: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Calling upon state institutions to work under the limits defined in the Constitution of Pakistan, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that confrontation among institutions is against the interests of country. Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly, the PM said that confrontation among institutions will not serve the country. He lamented that "according to some news reports", elected representatives were dubbed as thieves, dacoits and mafia in courts. "I pray that…

PML-N will give tough time to horse-trading parties in Senate polls: PM Abbasi

MIANWALI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will compete in the upcoming Senate elections against parties involved in the horse-trading. Addressing inaugural ceremony of a gas supply project here, the premier said the results of General Elections 2013 are evident to everyone as the country is progressing owing to ongoing development projects. “The countrywide projects were undertaken by the PML-N government following the elections,” PM Abbasi said.…

Nation to stand by Kashmiri people in right of self-determination struggle: PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said the entire Pakistani nation stands by the Kashmiri people in their decades-old struggle for right to self determination. Addressing the joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) assembly and Kashmir council here, the premier called upon the parliamentarians to forge unity on the issue by keeping all political and personal differences aside. He said Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir.…