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Sohail Anwar Siyal re-appointed home minister of Sindh

Sohail Anwar Siyal re-appointed home minister of Sindh

The Sindh government on Tuesday issued a notification for the reshuffling of portfolios in the provincial cabinet, announcing Sohail Anwar Siyal’s appointment as the new provincial interior minister. Siyal will retain the portfolios of the Agriculture and Supply and Prices ministries in addition to his recently allocated portfolio, the notification said. A copy of the […]

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER TO THE NEWLY APPOINTED FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER TO THE NEWLY APPOINTED FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

Excellency, It gives me great pleasure to extend my heartiest congratulations on your appointment as the Prime Minister of the French Republic. Your appointment to this Office signifies the wide respect you enjoy across the French political spectrum. Pakistan and France enjoy cordial and friendly relations based on democratic values and shared perceptions on major […]

Bilawal Bhutto condemns insulting misbehavior of PTI Minister towards PPP Woman MPA Nighat Orakzai

Bilawal Bhutto condemns insulting misbehavior of PTI Minister towards PPP Woman MPA Nighat Orakzai

KARACHI, May 2: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the insulting misbehavior of PTI Minister towards PPP Woman MPA Nighat Orakzai on the floor of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa Assembly. In a statement issued here, the PPP Chairman made it clear that his Party won’t tolerate insult or abusive language towards womenfolk whether in Assembly […]

Saudi finance minister says no income taxes for Saudi citizens

Saudi finance minister says no income taxes for Saudi citizens

REUTERS Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Sunday that citizens would not pay taxes on income and Saudi companies would not see their profits taxed under sweeping economic reforms being introduced in the oil-rich kingdom. The collapse in oil prices after mid-2014 has pushed Saudi Arabia to contemplate a radical overhaul of all parts of […]

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad High Court (IHC) hearing the Hajj corruption case on Monday acquitted former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Rao Shakeel and Raja Aftabul Islam, suspending an earlier decision of a special trial court that had sentenced them to prison.On March 3, 2016, a special court had sentenced Hamid to 16 years in […]

Defence minister wants commission to probe Hussain Haqqani’s allegations

Defence minister wants commission to probe Hussain Haqqani’s allegations

Defence minister wants commission to probe Hussain Haqqani’s allegations News Desk Former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani (left) with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif on Wednesday called for a parliamentary commission to investigate claims made by Hussain Haqqani in a March 10 op-ed published by the Washington […]

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing By Reuters PHOTO: AFP ANKARA/ROTTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte barred on Saturday a plane carrying Turkey’s foreign minister from landing, saying his visit will be a threat to public order. The move comes after Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he will travel to Rotterdam, […]

Turkish family affairs minister detained by Dutch authorities

Turkish family affairs minister detained by Dutch authorities

Turkish family affairs minister detained by Dutch authorities By Reuters ROTTERDAM: Dutch authorities detained Turkey’s family affairs minister to prevent her from addressing a rally in support of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Rotterdam, further escalating diplomatic tensions between the countries, two Dutch broadcasters reported. Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya had traveled from Germany to […]

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House By Reuters Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the 34th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in […]

GSP+ to remain intact till December 31, 2023: minister

GSP+ to remain intact till December 31, 2023: minister

ISLAMABAD (APP): The European Union’s (EUs) Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus (GSP+) status for Pakistan will remain intact until December 31, 2023, Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan informed the National Assembly here on Monday. Responding during the question hour, the minister said that the incentive was being provided on special incentives for good […]

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

US President Donald Trump´s travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations is not anti-Islam, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said on Wednesday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, whose country like neighbouring Saudi Arabia is a close ally of Washington, said it was “wrong to say” that the decision by the new US administration […]

Paying for border wall ‘not negotiable’, says Mexico foreign minister

Paying for border wall ‘not negotiable’, says Mexico foreign minister

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mexico is willing to talk with the United States in order to maintain good relations, but paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall “is not negotiable,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Thursday. “There are things that are not negotiable, things that cannot and will not be negotiated. The fact that it […]

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