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Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath
ISLAMABAD: A six-member cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk was sworn in on Tuesday, completing formation of the interim set-up at the Centre. The federal caretaker cabinet is almost one-third of the size of the 17-member caretaker cabinet in Sindh. Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Azam Khan and Professor Muhammad Y...
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Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR
Amid the election hullabaloo, the chief military spokesperson said on Monday that the army should not be dragged into politics or the upcoming general elections. “No one is happier than the military over the completion of its five-year constitutional tenure by the government,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), told a news conference....
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Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR
Security forces killed at least six terrorists who launched raids and physical attacks from the Afghan side of the border to disrupt border-fencing work in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, said Pakistan Army on Sunday. The cross border raids were carried out by terrorists in Bajaur Agency and Balochistan’s Qamar Din Qarez, said a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR...
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Caretaker PM directs legal team to challenge LHC verdict on nomination papers Caretaker PM directs legal team to challenge LHC verdict on nomination papers
Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has directed the government’s legal team to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict declaring nomination papers for coming general election null and void. The decision was taken to ensure that this year’s polls, scheduled for July 25, are held on time, sources told Express News on Saturday. On Fri...
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Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM
Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as the country’s interim prime minister. The newly-appointed caretaker chief executive’s oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House. Following the ceremony, Justice Mulk was presented a guard of honour by the armed forces. Speaking to the media after the oath-taking, the interim premier said free and fair polls we...
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Schedule for general elections announced, poll on July 25 Schedule for general elections announced, poll on July 25
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Thursday schedule for July 25th general elections. Intending candidates for the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly seats have been asked to submit their nominations from June 2 to 6. Returning officers will publish names of nominated candidates on June 7 and start scrutiny of their credentials the same day. Scrutiny process in whi...
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Hotline contact between Pakistan, India DGMOs to end weeks-long border clashes Hotline contact between Pakistan, India DGMOs to end weeks-long border clashes
The director general military operations (DGMOs) of arch rivals Pakistan and India agreed on Tuesday to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit and ensure that the ceasefire will not be violated by both sides in the future. The decision was made during a special hotline contact between the two DGMOs, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations...
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Former CJP Nasirul Mulk to take over as caretaker prime minister Former CJP Nasirul Mulk to take over as caretaker prime minister
Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk was announced as the caretaker prime minister on Monday during a joint press conference held by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah. It took the government and the opposition six meetings to decide on a name for the coveted position. “Today is a day of great importance in the democratic run of the country. We have agreed ...
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China to roll over $500m loan to shore up Pakistan’s reserves China to roll over $500m loan to shore up Pakistan’s reserves
China has agreed to roll over a loan of $500 million that it has placed with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) as the country’s official foreign currency reserves remain in a precarious position despite taking $44 billion in foreign loans in the past around five years. The People’s Bank of China, through China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), had deposited $500 million with the...
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PM approves allowance equal to three basic pay PM approves allowance equal to three basic pay
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved honorarium equivalent to three basic pays for all the federal government employees in the outgoing financial year 2017-18 ending on June 30. The PM has ordered the issuance of the honorariums for the federal government employees in his capacity as chairman Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). “The prime minister has seen and is pleased to order...
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