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Federal govt may take Karachi’s administrative control under Article 149 (4): minister

Posted by - September 12, 2019

KARACHI: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem Wednesday said circumstances in Sindh, particularly Karachi, are such that directives could be issued under Article 149 (4) of the Constitution  and the federal government is authorized to issue these directives. “This is my personal opinion. And, I will table it before the Karachi Strategic Committee formed by Prime Minister Imran Khan,” the federal minister told. “If the committee agrees with my analysis, the proposal will be presented to the premier and the cabinet. Then, it is at their disposal to invoke the article in

APG to file report on Pakistan’s steps against terror financing

Posted by - September 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Based on Pakis­tan’s ‘effective’ progress report, the Asia-Pacific Joint Group (APG) will submit next month its assessment of Islamabad’s progress on strengthening of its systems against money laundering and terror financing. “The Pakistan delegation effectively presented Pakistan’s progress on each of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan items and provided additional information/clarification

‘India’s illegal actions threaten peace in the region,’ President Alvi tells joint parliamentary session

Posted by - September 12, 2019

President Arif Alvi on Thursday delivered his constitutionally mandated address to a joint sitting of parliament at the beginning of the second parliamentary year of the National Assembly under the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government. Prime Minister Imran Khan, the chiefs of the navy and air force, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

PP3P not to join Fazlur Rehman’s Islamabad march but will provide ‘moral support’, says Bilawal

Posted by - September 11, 2019

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said that his party will not join the anti-government long march that Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced to set out on, but promised to provide “moral and political support”. Bilawal, while speaking to reporters in Jamshoro, said that PPP has had a “clear and consistent policy when it

Ban on import of Indian medicines lifted

Posted by - September 4, 2019

ISLAMABAD: In order to avoid a severe crisis vis-à-vis availability of life-saving drugs in the local market, the government has lifted the ban on import of medicines and raw material from India. Statutory regulatory orders (SROs) issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Textile state that the ban on trade with India would remain effective;

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