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PM Imran telephones Modi to congratulate him on poll victory

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday telephoned his newly elected Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) electoral victory in the Indian election, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP increased its majority in India’s election with its…

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Chinese vice president arrives in Islamabad on 3-day visit

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Vice President of China Wang Qishan arrived in Islamabad this afternoon (Sunday) on a three-day official visit to Pakistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and othe high officials received him at Noor Khan Airbase. During the visit, the Chinese Vice President will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting…

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Fawad launches Hijri Calendar, says Eid to be celebrated on June 5

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry launched the country’s first moonsighting website and Hijri Calendar, and announced that based on the lunar observations Eid will be celebrated on June 5. The minister said that he has sent the five-year Hijri Calendar to the Islamic Ideology Council, adding that the calendar will…

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Ready to have talks with new Indian govt: FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Pakistan is ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted back into power. FM Qureshi said for outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to…

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Protest necessary to curb dictatorship: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that to curb dictatorship, protest becomes necessary. The PML-N leader was speaking on show ‘Geo Parliament’ where he said that the current government is incapable of running the country. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the condition of the country’s economy…

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PM visits different institutions in various cities of Punjab

F.P. Report SARGODHA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has made surprise visits to the hospitals in Sargodha and Khushab and a police station in Talagang city to examine the quality of public services there. The step was part of his initiative to make unannounced visits to the government institutions including hospitals, police stations, schools, shelter homes…

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Govt, military to contribute in reducing fiscal expenditures: Hafeez Shaikh

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 would come with austerity measures to reduce the government expenditures, adding that civilian, military and private sector would contribute in reducing fiscal expenditures. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Saturday…

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