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President, Saudi Arabian king discuss bilateral economic relations

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi held a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Wednesday. They discussed matters of mutual interest, including trade, investment and economic relations. Acting Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Zeeshan Ahmed and Pakistan's Counsel General in Jeddah were also present during the meeting. Separately, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri met President Dr Arif Alvi in Madina Munawara and briefed him about the on-going talks with Saudi…

Advanced skills required in modern economy to alleviate poverty: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday said education was mandatory for alleviating poverty as advanced skills would be required in the modern economy. Addressing a ceremony titled "Artificial Intelligence and Computing" in Karachi, he said fourth industrial revolution was coming in which machines will replace many jobs of humans. The president said components of fourth industrial revolution were enormous computing power, sensors and other sophisticated technologies. Dr Arif Alvi said people were earning their…

Govt determined to ensure quality education, healthcare facilities: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the government was determined to ensure provision of justice, employment, quality education and healthcare facilities to the people of marginalised areas to bring them at par with other regions of the country. "Socio-economic development of erstwhile the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was among top priorities of the government," he said while talking to a delegation led by MNA Saifur Rehman in Islamabad. "All possible measures are being taken to mainstream…

Tribal people rendered great sacrifices for country: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday directed to complete the merger process of tribal areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the earliest for the benefit of tribal people. "Tribal people have rendered great sacrifices for the country," he said while addressing a meeting in Peshawar. The president said tribal areas had been given exemption from taxes for five years and investors should take full benefit of it. Earlier, he was briefed about introduction of reforms in tribal areas. Read More: Tribal elders from Fata…

Women’s share in inheritance be given as per teachings of Prophet Muhammed (SAWW): president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said women's share in inheritance should be given as per teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammed (SAWW), ARY News reported. "It is responsibility of the state to take care of orphans, needy and destitute people," he said while addressing the concluding session of two-day International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference in Islamabad.  He said Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) is the great role model for Muslims in every aspect of life. We should only follow the golden…

President, PM urge nation to follow footprints of Holy Prophet

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday felicitated the nation on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him). In their separate statements, both the dignitaries urged the nation to follow the teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to realize the objective of establishing an Islamic welfare state. The president said the life of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was a complete book of guidelines for humanity. "We should give preference to collective national and religious…

President Arif Alvi reaches Quetta on day long visit

QUETTA: President Dr Arif Alvi has reached Quetta on a day-long visit, ARY NEWS reported on Wednesday. During his visit of Balochistan's provincial capital, the President is scheduled to hold meetings with the Governor, Chief Minister, provincial ministers and the members of opposition. President Alvi will also address the members of Balochistan Assembly and will discuss the overall situation of the province with them. The President will also offer condolences to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Suri…

Dream of Naya Pakistan can’t be realised sans uplifting downtrodden people: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday said the idea of a Naya Pakistan could not meet success until the society played its role for uplifting the downtrodden people, who were unable to afford their children’s education and healthcare. President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized on collective efforts for making "Naya Pakistan" where the poor has all the basic facilities, including education and health. "Education, training and hardworking will contribute in making the 'Naya Pakistan' committed by the Pakistan…

President, PM urge youth to understand Allama Iqbal’s message

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister (PM)  Imran Khan urged the youth on Friday to understand  the message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the Poet of the East and the great philosopher. The 141st birth anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being celebrated in Pakistan today, with national zeal and fervor. President in his message on the eve, has underlined the need of understanding the message of Iqbal and following his teachings and philosophy to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by the country.…

Ugandan president under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook. "The head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet, I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be," he said on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles. Oxfam's International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, hit back at the…