Ongoing talks between PTI and MQM-P have made headway

Ongoing talks between PTI and MQM-P have made headway

The ongoing discussions between Pakistan’s ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf and its key ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have made headway, Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said on Thursday. Asad Umar met with an MQM-P delegation in Islamabad earlier on Thursday in this regard. It was also followed by Sindh Governor Imran...

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Ehsanullah Ehsan, ex TTP spokesman, claims he escaped from jail

Ehsanullah Ehsan, ex TTP spokesman, claims he escaped from jail

Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) former spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, who fled Pakistan’s jail earlier this month, said he and his family are in Turkey. However, Ehsan refused to disclose the details of how he typically manages the Pakistani authorities’ high-security custody, reported The News. Ehsan claimed to have escaped the prison...

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PM regrets missing KL Summit over misunderstanding ‘it would divide ummah’

PM regrets missing KL Summit over misunderstanding ‘it would divide ummah’

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed regret on Tuesday that he was unable to attend last year’s Kuala Lumpur Summit in Malaysia in December, adding that some countries misunderstood that the conference would divide the ummah. Amid talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya to hold a joint press...

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Mortar fired by Afghanistan kills seven people in Pakistan

Mortar fired by Afghanistan kills seven people in Pakistan

A mortar shell fired from Afghanistan hit a house on Sunday in a border village in Pakistan, killing seven people from the same family, officials said. “The mortar fired from Afghanistan hit the house of local villager Fazal Ghani. He along with his wife and five other members of the...

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Changing climate threats Sindh’s red chilli harvest

Changing climate threats Sindh’s red chilli harvest

Climate change has potential effects on agriculture but it is not yet known to the farming community. Agriculture is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s economy. It contributes to the country’s GDP by 21%. Around 67% of the population was involved in agriculture directly or indirectly. The substantial risks caused by various...

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PM Imran all set to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

PM Imran all set to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend World Economic Forum, which begins in Davos, Switzerland today. At the invitation of WEF founder and executive chairman Professor Klaus Schwab, premier is set to arrive in Switzerland tomorrow (Tuesday) for an official, three-day visit to attend the global event. His travel will cost...

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Mr. PM keeps his promise as he advises business community to pay taxes

Mr. PM keeps his promise as he advises business community to pay taxes

Addressing the business community, PM Imran asked the traders to work with the government to collect more taxes. He said the country would be capable of overcoming all of its problems and challenges with collective effort. The prime minister said national dignity and self-reliance go hand in hand. He said...

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ECC waives Rs7.7b import tax on wheat

ECC waives Rs7.7b import tax on wheat

On Monday, the federal government authorized imports of 300,000 metric tons of wheat to ward off its crisis, triggered by 35% lower than targeted farmer procurement, excessive exports during the ban period, and unregulated smuggling. The total wheat value approved to be imported at current international prices and applicable taxes...

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Karachiites shiver on the first day of 2020!

Karachiites shiver on the first day of 2020!

New Year’s Day in Karachi witnessed drop in temperature as low as nine degrees Celsius as people struggled to stay warm in the midst of extreme cold weather. The lowest temperature for this winter season was reported on Wednesday, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department Director Sardar Sarfraz. “The current cold...

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NADRA sets up a special desk to register transgender people for health card issuance

NADRA sets up a special desk to register transgender people for health card issuance

The National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has set up a special registration desk to provide transgender health care cards. Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, said at a press conference, “These people will only have to explain themselves and the simplest procedure will be followed in which...

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