ISLAMABAD: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be arriving here today (Wednesday) on a two day visit.
Upon his arrival he would be accorded a warm welcome.
Li embarked this weekend on his first foreign trip since taking office, heading to Pakistan, India, Switzerland and Germany as Beijing seeks to address security and economic disputes.
During his visit the Chinese Prime Minister will also hold wide ranging talks with President Zardari and Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso‚ which will be followed by a joint stakeout. The Prime Minister will also host a banquet for his Chinese counterpart.
The Chinese Prime Minister will also meet leader of political parties.
On the second day of his visit‚ President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Mian Nawaz Sharif will call on Mr. Li Keqiang. More details
Islamabad :The leader of JUI(S) Muhmmad Yousaf Shah has said that Nawaz Sharif has indirectly contacted Maulana Sami-ul-Haq for kicking off negotiations with Taliban.
While talking to Online he said that JUI(S) would give final reply of PML(N)’s request after Nawaz Sharif would take oath of Prime Minister. He said that to eliminate terrorism from the country, the government would has to change foreign and internal strategy by making independent policies .
Maulana Yousaf Shah said that PML(N) wants to initiate dialogue process with Taliban to improve the law and order situation in Pakistan and showing seriousness on the matter. Nawaz Sharif had repeatedly gave hints to talk with the Taliban.
He revealed that Nawaz Sharif sent a message to JUI(S) head Maulana Sami-ul-Haq through a respected personality that Jamiat should extend its cooperation with PML( More details
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would issue success notification of all victorious contestants of election 2013 today (on Wednesday).
Media reports said that success notification of those who had not submitted details of electoral expenditures would not be issued, as time of submission of expenditures details has come to an end.
All the independent candidates are bound to declare their political affiliations with any political party within three days after the issuance of the said notification otherwise they would be considered independent.
The ECP would not extend any monetary help to National Data Base and Regulatory Authority (NADRA) regarding software and Government of Pakistan would bear all expenses of verification process, report added.
Sources said that when any independent candidate would announce join politica More details
ISLAMABAD: Finance ministry has released a sum of Rs 15 billion to ministry of water and power to ensure provision of fuel to thermal power plants to overcome energy crisis.
The decision for provision of this amount was taken in a meeting held under the care taker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Tuesday. The finance ministry would release more 7.5 billion rupees to ministry of water and power this month as per decision besides arranging Rs 42 billion next month on this count.
The release of this amount would ensure continuity of fuel supply to the thermal power plants enabling them to generate power in conformity with their potential.
It may be mentioned when PPP led coalition government came into power the power shortfall stood at 3000 megawatt and circular debt run into around 250 billion rupees. The government soon after its installation claimed that i More details
Lahore: Injured by lifter fall, PTI chief Imran Khan Tuesday started walking in the hospital premise after a two-week bed rest as he received severe head and back injuries.
According to hospital sources, Khan has walked without any support for at least 300 metres within the premises of Shaukat Khanum Hospital where he was admitted since May 7.
Possibility of Khan’s discharge from the hospital will be decided Wednesday evening, according to the sources while yesterday Khan’s sister Aleema Khan stated that Imran Khan was recovering fast and expected to be discharged from the hospital after 4 to 5 day.
Imran Khan, who was injured by imbalanced lifter fall in Lahore during a rally, was advised to take complete bed rest by doctors.
He suspended all of his political activities but not completely, as he used modern video link technology for couple of time in order More details
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has ordered the release of Rs90 million for the NADRA to build fingerprint verification software to match thumbprints of voters.
On Monday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered NADRA to develop software for fingerprint verification as soon as possible.
Chairman NADRA, Tariq Malik said it will take two weeks to develop the fingerprint verification software, adding that a summary of the software and hardware cost has been sent to the caretaker government.
According to the NADRA Chairman, the new software will be developed in integration with the Civil Fingerprint Automated Identification System and will be upgraded to verify at least 500,000 finger prints per day. More details
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and enquired about his health.
President also congratulated Imran Khan on the success of his party in the general elections. President prayed to Allah Almighty for Imran Khan’s early recovery so that he could join his colleagues to work for the development of the country.
He said Imran had told him that he was recovering, but doctors had advised him bed rest till his complete recovery. More details