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Relief to poor our priority, says PM Shebaz

Welcomes Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz’s announcement of providing free electricity Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said protecting the poorest from the effects of difficult economic condition has been the priority of present government from day one. In a tweet on Tuesday, he welcomed Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz’s announcement of providing free electricity to the households using up to one hundred units per month. He expressed the commitment to extend more facilities to the people with improvement in economic situation. It may be mentioned here thatRead More

Committee to hold talks with the TTP

COAS Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visits exercise area near Jhelum

Army Chief Gen Bajwa answers questions of the parliamentarians Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Military leadership on Tuesday briefed the participants of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on the ongoing talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), media reported, quoting sources. The meeting decided to constitute a steering committee for the talks with the TTP, which will include representatives from the civil and military leadership. According to a statement issued in this regard, an important meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security was held at Parliament House on Tuesday under theRead More

SC to hear Imran’s application regarding NAB amendment bill tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, JUL 5: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday, July 6, hear from former prime minister Imran Khan about the objections raised by the court’s registrar on his petition against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Bill 2022. According to a notification issued by the Supreme Court, Justice Ijazul Ahsan will grant Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman an audience in his chambers on Wednesday at 1pm. The PTI chairman had filed an application against the objections raised by the apex court’s registrar office over his petition. The former prime minister maintainsRead More

ECP summons Punjab Chief Minister over code violation

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has served notice on Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz to appear on Thursday to explain why he should not be proceeded against for violating the code of conduct. According to press release, the chief minister came under the scanner of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after he announced  free electricity for households consuming up to 100 units, from July. As per details, the ECP had announced the election schedule in 20 constituencies of Punjab on May 25, 2022.While Punjab ChiefRead More

Yum! Brands to exit Russia after selling KFC

Yum! Brands announced Tuesday it plans to exit the Russian market after selling its KFC business in the country. The US-based global fast-food company said it is in the advanced stages of transferring ownership of KFC restaurants, operating system, and master franchise rights, including the network of franchised restaurants, to a local operator. “This builds on the company’s prior actions to suspend operations of all company-owned restaurants, halt all investment and restaurant development efforts, and redirect any profits from Russia operations to humanitarian efforts. Following completion of the KFC transaction,Read More

European Space Agency wants astronaut on Mars before 2040

ESA, the European Space Agency, wants to send a European to Mars before 2040. In a strategy paper, the Paris-based agency says Europe will be part of the first manned mission to Mars, in cooperation with other agencies. Unmanned exploration of the Red Planet is to be stepped up as part of preparations for the mission, and ESA says all affordable launch options to Mars should be looked at. ESA wants to take a pioneering role in the descent and landing of payloads, but also in the field of lifeRead More