ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday appointed Dr Faisal Sultan as his special assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. According to the Cabinet Division notification, posted on its official website, the prime minister had made the appointment “in terms of Rule 4 (6) of the Rules of Business, 1973 read with serial…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yousuf visited the Chirikot Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir on Monday. Representatives of foreign media also accompanied the delegation, where military officials briefed them about the ongoing violations of…

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LAHORE (APP): An accountability court on Monday handed over Sharif Group of Companies’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Muhammad Usman, involved in money laundering, to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 14-day physical remand. The administrative judge conducted the case proceedings wherein the NAB officials produced the accused. The NAB prosecutor stated that the accused abetted, aided…

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ISLAMABAD (NNI): Following the deaths of a lion and a lioness at the Marghazar Zoo, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday decided to launch contempt of court proceedings against Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam. The IHC has summoned names of…

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PESHAWAR (APP): The Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mahmood Jan on Monday gave a rolling that action would be taken against secretary of any department that failed to submit on time written answers to the questions of MPAs. He also directed Director Information Technology to inform the parliamentarians about day and timing of the assembly…

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LAHORE (APP): The Punjab government will celebrate Tiger Force Day on Aug 9 in a befitting manner and more than 1.2 million saplings will be planted. This was stated by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar while presiding over a meeting at his office here on Monday to review the arrangements. He said that 520…

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LAHORE (APP): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered for release of five brick-kiln workers, including one woman and two children. Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry passed the orders while hearing a habeas corpus petition, filed by one Rafaqat Ali for the release and production of workers in the court. Earlier, a bailiff produced the…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Monday said the Sindh government was responsible for the present rise in flour prices as it was not releasing its share of wheat in the market. Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, he said in the…

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ISLAMABAD (NNI): Pakistan Customs has made seizure of smuggled goods worth Rs3.8 billion during the month of July 2020, which is 143 percent higher than the same month of the last year. According to a statement, Pakistan Customs made historic seizures of smuggled goods during the month of July 2020 including gutka, betel nuts, skimmed…

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