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PM Abbasi rules out possibility of judicial martial law

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government overcame energy crisis in the country after coming to power in 2013.  After inaugurating the first ever CCV cable and Aluminium Alloy Plant at Sundur Industrial Area in the provincial capital, the premier said the country faced acute shortage of electricity in 2013 and keeping that in mind the government started several projects projects, which will help completely eradicate energy shortfall within the…

PM Abbasi meets former Nepalese premier

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Parachanda met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here on Tuesday. The premier extended felicitations to him over the successful conclusion of the democratic process and success of his party. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over friendly and cordial relations of the two countries and agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. Earlier, Pakistan and Nepal agreed to enhance cooperation in political, economic, defence and cultural fields.…

PM Abbasi to leave for Nepal on two-day visit tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will embark on a two-day visit to Nepal from Monday.     According to a Foreign Office spokesperson, the matters pertaining to deepening bilateral cooperation between two countries will come under discussion. During the visit, the premier will convey felicitations to the Nepalese leadership on the successful conclusion of its democratic process, resulting in the formation of a new government. Abbasi will also call on President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari. The prime…

PM Abbasi says people alone to decide their future through ballot

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday emphasized that it is the people alone who are to decide their future through ballot. Addressing a gathering of PML-N workers in Kahuta, Abbasi said former premier Nawaz Sharif served the nation for the last four years and after his disqualification he took forward his mission of service. He said they accepted the Supreme Court verdict against Sharif because they respected the judiciary. PM Abbasi said the people alone will decide their future. Whatever…

TAPI gas pipeline project launched

HERAT: Ground-breaking ceremony of Afghanistan section of landmark Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was held in Herat on Friday. It was attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, India's Minister of State External affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar, NATO and US Forces Commander Gen. John Nicholson and other high-ranking officials. Addressing the ceremony, PM Abbasi said Pakistan was committed to long-term…

TAPI project to cater Pakistan’s growing energy needs: PM Abbasi

MARY: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is an important project for Pakistan due to its growing energy needs.     He expressed these views while meeting President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Mary, Turkmenistan. During the meeting, both the leaders highlighted the importance of TAPI pipeline project as energy, trade and transit corridor and held fruitful discussions on mutual concern, including the issues of regional security. PM…

LHC rejects petition challenging Senate nomination of PM’s sister

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday dismissed a petition of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ( PTI) challenging the nomination papers of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi for the forthcoming Senate polls. An appellate bench of the high court gave this verdict after hearing arguments of both sides. PTI leader Andleeb Abbas challenged the returning office's decision to accept Sadia Abbasi’s nomination for the Senate on a seat reserved for women. Abbasi’s lawyer argued that the petitioner did…

Notices issued on petitions challenging nomination of PML-N candidates

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday issued a notice to a returning officer and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi on a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) challenging acceptance of her nomination papers for the Senate polls. An appellate bench of the high court issued notices on the petition filed by PTI leader Andleeb Abbas, who challenged Abbasi's nomination for the Senate on a seat reserved for women. In the petition, the PTI leader argued that the premier’s sister had concealed…

LNG corruption: Supreme Court asks Sheikh Rasheed to approach NAB

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed to approach the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a probe into alleged massive corruption in the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a bench, disposed of a petition filed by the AML chief seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Rasheed moved the apex court to send the incumbent premier packing over his role in alleged…

Sanctions against Pakistan to degrade capability to fight terrorism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan. Abbasi brushed off US President Donald Trump’s recent tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deception” in its commitment to fighting terrorism, as he raised the prospect of charging the United States to use Pakistan’s airspace to resupply NATO troops in Afghanistan. To a question…