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Zulfi terms allegation about PM’s interference in removal of his name from ECL as baseless

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Special Assistant Zulfi Bukhari on Thursday termed the opposition leaders' allegation that the PM favoured him to get his name removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) as baseless and incorrect, ARY News reported. "If the prime minister would have interfered, my name would have been removed in the first cabinet meeting," he said while exclusively talking to ARY News adding that the federal cabinet had the authority to approve removal of my name from the list. Zulfi Bukhari said his name had…

PM reiterates Pakistan’s abiding interest for peace, reconciliation in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through political settlement. He said this while talking to US Secretary of State's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who called on him in Islamabad. Recalling his long personal commitment to the cause of peace in the region, the prime minister welcomed President Trump's letter and the US assurance to work with Pakistan on this…

PM Imran has full confidence in capabilities of Asad Umar: info minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has categorically rejected reports being spread about the finance minister, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan had full confidence in the capabilities of Asad Umar. In a statement, he said the purpose of negative and baseless propaganda against the finance minister was aimed at destabilising the economy which was now on the path of stabilisation. Fawad Chaudhary said the finance minister was discharging the national duty with full devotion and…

PM approves to form task force on ‘Technology Driven Knowledge Economy’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved, in principle, constitution of a task force on 'Technology Driven Knowledge Economy'. The decision was taken during a meeting between Imran Khan and Dr Atta-ur-Rehman in Islamabad. The task force is being established with an aim to carry out foresight exercises at regular intervals in order to constantly re-evaluate national priorities and put in place strategies and action plans, with delineated timelines, to build a powerful knowledge economy, said the Prime…

I will be PM to take Britain out of EU, says May

BUENOS AIRES: Theresa May said on Saturday she would be the prime minister to take Britain out of the European Union and that parliament should back her Brexit deal to ensure certainty for the future. May sealed a deal with EU leaders last Sunday that would see Britain leave the bloc on March 29 with continued close ties, but the odds look stacked against her getting it approved by a deeply divided British parliament. The deal has been criticized by many of May’s Conservative MPs, both supporters of a cleaner break…

PM asks Punjab govt to spare no effort for welfare of common men

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the Punjab government to spare no effort for the welfare of common men. He was talking to the provincial cabinet members in Lahore on Saturday. The prime minister regretted that the welfare of common man was never given due consideration in the past and we have to look after them to lay the foundation of a welfare state on the pattern of the State of Madina. Read More: ‘Pakistan is an Islamic welfare state’: Qureshi responds to Indian COAS Imran Khan stressed for…

Big international brands have started investing in Pakistan: Imran Khan

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said gigantic international brands had started investing in the country because of increased confidence on government's policies. "Foreign investors have shown growing interest to invest in Pakistan because of immense market potential of the country and improved governance," he said while addressing a delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lahore.  Imran Khan said Japanese automaker Suzuki was going to invest 450 million dollars, while beverage brands…

Five million housing project to help cater need of employees: prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government's flagship program of construction of five million housing in next five years would help address shortage of official accommodation. Chairing a briefing in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the government was cognizant of the issues being faced in the housing sector especially with regards to provision of official accommodation to the government employees in Islamabad and provincial headquarters. The prime minister also expressed concern over…

PM’s Performance Delivery Unit resolves 9,737 out of 34,715 public complaints

ISLAMABAD: The government has released a 24-day report of recently-formed Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit, tasked with resolving complaints of the public and get their feedback, ARY News reported on Monday. According to the report, the PM’s cell received 34,712 complaints in the last 24 days. Of them, 9,737 complaints were immediately resolved. Giving breakdown of nature of the complaints, the report states that 6200 complaints pertained to human rights violations, and 637 of them were addressed.…

Temporary shelter for homeless being provided in Lahore: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said tents were being set up in Lahore as temporary shelters for the homeless sleeping on the footpaths. The prime minister said this in a tweet on Saturday. Tents being setup in Lahore today as temporary Panah Gahs (shelters) for the homeless sleeping on the footpaths of the provincial capital. pic.twitter.com/psrsOnVfNG — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 24, 2018 In an earlier tweet, Imran said he had asked Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to set up tents…