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Solution of masses’ problems top priority of government: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the solution of problems, the masses are tackling with, is the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led federal government, ARY News reported on Monday. These views he expressed, during meeting with the elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, members of the National Assembly (MNA) who called on him at his office, here today. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Naeemul Haq and other MNAs met the prime minister to apprise him about the civic problems in…

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

WASHINGTON: Patrick Shanahan, the acting US defense secretary, started his first full day at the Pentagon's helm Wednesday by telling colleagues he sees China as a key priority. Shanahan, who took the top spot January 1 after Jim Mattis resigned amid disagreements with President Donald Trump, told key Defense Department staff to focus on the National Defense Strategy, a broad review that highlights a new era of "Great Power competition" with Russia and China. "While we are focused on ongoing operations, Acting…

Projects in less developed areas of KP, Balochistan priority: planning minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday said projects on the Western route were a priority of the government that would open and ensure uplift of less developed areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He said this while chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor in Islamabad on Friday. The conveners of the Joint Working Groups on Energy, Infrastructure, Gwadar, Planning and Industrial Cooperation briefed the committee about the…

PM forms committee to devise plan for building five mn cost-effective houses

ISLAMABAD: After a detailed discussion on various international models and road-maps for addressing the issue of housing, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee under the secretary housing and works to devise a comprehensive and coherent plan of action for construction of five million affordable houses. Chairing a meeting on construction of low-cost and affordable houses in Islamabad, Imran Khan on Monday said construction of low-cost and affordable five million houses was the foremost priority of the…

Britain says its priority is looking after staff in Russia

LONDON: Britain said on Saturday its priority was looking after its staff in Russia, after Moscow expelled 23 British diplomats in a escalating crisis between the two countries over the poisoning of a double agent. Russia’s move came after Britain’s decision on Wednesday to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve toxin attack in the English city of Salisbury that left a former Russian spy and his daughter critically ill in hospital. Read More: ‘Cessation of hostilities’ in Syria lets Russia keep bombing Britain’s…