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  • In PM Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan, wear dupatta to enter government building

    New Delhi: Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan’s Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat was given by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid. A Twitter user, Sidra Butt, recorded her experience and shared the video on the micro-blogging site.  Sidra captioned the clip with a message, saying, “went to the Minister’s Block, Civil Secretariat lhr today coz I heard of

  • Hafiz Saeed accuses PM Imran Khan, says government wants to kill Kashmiri ‘Jihadis’ for aid

    Lahore: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, one of the most-wanted terrorists in South Asia, has lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government for seeking aid from the Trump administration and walking into what he termed as an American trap of giving aid for the killing of Kashmiri and other ‘Mujahideen’ in the country.

  • CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan’s visit to China

    Islamabad: Islamabad expects that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would regain pace after Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Beijing next month with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition of a social sector joint working group.

  • Pakistan to seek IMF bailout programme

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has announced its decision to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for balance-of-payments support and enter into a stabilisation programme, the media reported on Tuesday. Finance Minister Asad Umar left for Indonesia on Monday night to participate in the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank at Bali, scheduled to run until October 12, and formally request a bailout programme, reports Dawn news.

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    The winds of detente could blow amongst us

    Passing through his honeymoon period in power when the Pakistan army establishment is relieved that it does not have to deal with a Nawaz Sharif who they felt was getting too big for his boots, new prime minister Imran Khan is currently better off. But for how long, one does not know.

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    Pakistan Minister attends event with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

    Islamabad: A minister in Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Cabinet has shared the dias with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed at an event in Islamabad, hours after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi assured the world that his country has “turned the tide against terrorism”. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri was seen seated near Saeed as he addressed an All Parties Conference organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council on Sunday, according to media

  • Dialogue only way out of stalemate: PDP hopes PM Modi reciprocate dialogue offer by Imran Khan

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reciprocate the offer of talks made by his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan, saying dialogue was the only way out of the stalemate. Khan has proposed a meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan writes to Indian PM Narendra Modi; seeks to re-start bilateral talks

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the Foreign Office said here Thursday, seeking to re-start the bilateral talks on key issues “challenging the relationship” including on terrorism and Kashmir. In the letter dated September 14, the cricketer-turned-politician, who became the prime minister last month, proposed a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines

  • Asia cup 2018: Pakistan PM Imran Khan to watch India-Pakistan match tomorrow

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to watch his country’s Asia Cup group league encounter against India Wednesday, according to media reports here. Imran, a legendary former Pakistan cricket captain, is also the patron-in chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “Prime Minister Imran Khan will watch the Pakistan-India Asia Cup clash in Dubai on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said,” GEO TV reported The Pakistan PM left for his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia

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    Pakistan to present mini-budget on September 18, says PM Imran Khan

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Finance Minister Asad Umer will present the Mini-Budget on Tuesday. During his meeting with the owners of Pakistani media outlets in the southern port city of Karachi, Imran Khan called for austerity measures to curtail the country’s expenses. He also stressed the need for eliminating corruption from the society. He further stated that austerity and corruption elimination aspects were the topmost priorities

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    Will Imran Khan taste success with Mission Mars? check teaser

    Mumbai: “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na” actor Imran Khan has donned the director’s hat for the first time for a short film titled “Mission Mars: Keep Walking India”. “Mission Mars: Keep Walking India” is part of Johnnie Walker The Journey campaign. Imran has written the film, which is produced by Dharma 2.0 (a venture by Dharma Productions).

  • First jolt to Imran Khan as top aide quits after corruption case filed

    Islamabad: Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on parliamentary affairs Babar Awan resigned today after the anti-graft agency registered a corruption case against him, in the first jolt to the Imran Khan-led government. Awan, while stepping down, said the rule of law of must start from himself. He said he has forwarded his resignation to the prime minister. “Just reached PM House to tender my resignation from Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Rule of

  • Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, says US senators

    Washington : As newly elected government in Pakistan headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan is willing to pursue an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, a group of United States Senators have asserted that Islamabad is at risk of debt distress due to rising current-account deficit and external debt obligations caused by the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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    Pakistan PM Imran Khan pays 1st visit to army headquarters for security briefing

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan today paid his first visit to the army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi where he was briefed on the security issues. Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), won the July 25 general election amidst the perception that the Pakistan Army, a major player in Pakistan’s politics, has thrown its weight behind his party.

  • India should give Imran Khan a chance

    An elected new government is installed in Pakistan. There is so much speculation about what difference Imran Khan — the Prime Minister — could make to improving the Indo-Pak relation.  Narendra Modi, in his congratulatory letter of August 18 to him, spoke of a “meaningful and constructive engagement” with Pakistan. This may be constructed his willingness to have a dialogue with his counterpart in Pakistan. Imran Khan has reciprocated, expressing a desire

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