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Dams are not built through charities: ex-PM Abbasi

LAHORE: Talking about the ongoing fund-raising campaign for construction of dams in Pakistan, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said dams were not constructed with the help of charity, ARY News reported. "Resolution for the issues of the country does not lie in money, but in rectifying the system of governance," he said while talking to media in Lahore. He said dams were not built through tall claims as well. Speaking about the by-elections, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said his…

Nawaz to get freedom through court trial, not through protest movement: Shahid Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said Nawaz Sharif would not get freedom from jail through protest movement, but he would get freedom by undergoing court trial, ARY News reported. "Nawaz Sharif still dwells in people's hearts," he said while talking to media. He said since the opposition comprised of different political parties, therefore, it appeared divided in presidential election. "Attempts are being made that presidential candidate is one, even if it…

PM Abbasi’s Nepal visit concludes with CPEC, SAARC in focus

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's two-day visit to Nepal has not only provided an opportunity for the leadership of two countries to discuss bilateral matters but to also share views on issues of global and regional importance including CPEC and SAARC. In a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, particular focus was laid on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, which was joined by Nepal…

PM Abbasi offers to connect CPEC with SCO’s six approved routes to link Eurasia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday offered to connect China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s six approved routes to link the Eurasian landmass, China, Russia and Central Asia with the Arabian Sea. The prime minister was talking to Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Rashid Alimov who is on his first visit since Pakistan became a full member of the organization. PM Abbasi said that the connectivity will greatly enhance vitality to become…

PM calls for evolving mechanism for providing drugs to poor at affordable prices

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called for evolving a mechanism for providing drugs to the poor at affordable prices and keep the pharmaceutical sector commercially viable. He was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association in Islamabad on Monday. The delegation assured the prime minister that an essential drug pricing policy will be announced soon. The Prime Minister instructed the Drug Regulatory Authority to make effective policies in this regard. The Prime…

PM Abbasi visits air base in Sargodha, flies in F-16

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force in Sargodha on Saturday and became first premier to fly in a F-16 fighter jet. On his arrival at the Mushaf Air Base, he was received by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman. During his visit, in an exercise training mission, the prime minister also flew in F-16 aircraft of the elite No 9 multirole squadron. The Air Chief, sitting in another F-16 aircraft also participated in the training mission. It was…

China congratulates Shahid Abbasi on assuming charge as PM

ISLAMABAD: China on Thursday warmly congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming charge as Prime Minister of Pakistan. Spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, in a statement from Beijing, said that the new Pakistan’s government would stay committed to maintaining national unity and stability and promoting economic and social development. He said China stands ready to work with Pakistan to maintain the momentum of rapid growth of China-Pakistan relations and advance the development of China-Pakistan…