Pakistan Announces Haj Flight Operation Commencing May 9

On Monday, a senior official from the Ministry of Religious Affairs announced that the Haj flight operation, aimed at airlifting 68,800 intending Pakistani pilgrims under the government’s regular scheme, will commence on May 9. Federal Secretary for Religious Affairs, Syed Attaur Rehman, disclosed during a news briefing that out of the total, 34,300 intending pilgrims […]Read More

KP Government to Procure 300,000 Metric Tons of Wheat

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has unveiled plans to procure 300,000 metric tons of wheat from local farmers, initiating the procurement process in May. In a meeting held on Monday to deliberate on the wheat purchase, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nadeem Aslam Chaudhary, chaired the session. Secretaries from the Food, Finance, and Information Departments, alongside […]Read More

Peshawar High Court Suspends ECP Notice Summoning CM Gandapur

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) took action on Tuesday, suspending a notice from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that summoned Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur in an assets case. A two-member bench of the PHC, comprising Justice SM Attiq Shah and Justice Shakeel Ahmed, suspended the notice issued by the ECP during […]Read More

PM Shehbaz Stresses Debt Reduction Amid IMF Tranche Approval

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif underscored the importance of genuine success, emphasizing the imperative of reducing debt rather than acquiring further loans. His remarks came a day after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sanctioned the final tranche of $1.1 billion for Pakistan as part of the $3 billion Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The IMF has already disbursed […]Read More

FBR Struggles to Meet April Tax Target Amid Reshuffle and

Following a significant reshuffle and the designation of several officers as OSD, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is grappling with the daunting task of meeting the targeted tax collection for April 2024. As of now, tax collection has amounted to Rs550 billion, falling short of the Rs707 billion target by a staggering Rs157 billion […]Read More

Customs ASO Officers Suspended Over Alleged Smuggler Protection

The Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO) of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Customs Karachi faced a significant development as its in-charge officer, Irshad Shah, along with three other personnel, were apprehended on charges of allegedly providing illegal protection to smugglers. Following the arrest, the customs intelligence director initiated an inquiry into the alleged misconduct by the […]Read More

China Hosts Talks for Hamas and Fatah

On Tuesday, China disclosed that Hamas and Fatah, rival Palestinian groups, engaged in substantial discussions aimed at fostering intra-Palestinian reconciliation during recent meetings held in Beijing. Lin Jian, the spokesperson for the foreign ministry, confirmed the participation of representatives from the Palestine National Liberation Movement and the Islamic Resistance Movement in the talks. He emphasized […]Read More

Senate Adopts Committee Recommendations Amid Opposition

Amidst staunch opposition from a treasury member regarding the perceived haste in legislation, the Senate adopted recommendations put forward by a three-member special committee. Senator Farooq H Naek, serving as the convener, initiated a motion in the House, leading to the adoption of the committee’s proposals. Saadia Abbasi of PMLN advocated for ceasing rushed legislative […]Read More

PM Shehbaz Sharif Deepens Ties with Saudi Crown Prince during

On Monday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif engaged in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, where both leaders concurred on bolstering cooperation across various sectors. Expressing contentment, they noted the progress achieved on decisions made during their previous meeting in Makkah earlier this month. Amid his ongoing three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, Prime […]Read More