ISLAMABAD: In a bid to provide relief to the common man, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the government was working on the targeted subsidy to provide cheaper electricity to the consumers, ARY News reported.   Presiding over a meeting to review progress in the energy sector, PM Imran directed to mobilize all resources to provide affordable electricity to the consumers.

Prime Minister Imran Khan. File photoPTI lawmakers say ministers and advisers not giving true picture of ground realitiesPM Imran says that the Opposition is not a problem for PTI governmentKarachi can not be left at the mercy of the provincial government, says the prime minister ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan approved on Wednesday a Rs500m development grant for each lawmaker from the treasury benches and urged them to focus more on uplift projects and the success of Ehsaas programme.

PESHAWAR: A video has emerged of a young man beating up a security guard at a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station in Peshawar after being asked to put on a mask. According to a spokesperson for the BRT, the security guard posted at the entrance to a BRT station asked the youngster with no mask on to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines by wearing one.

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Ijaz Shah on Thursday has accused Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) of peddling an anti-state narrative, ARY News reported.  Talking to media in Lahore?s Government College University, Ijaz Shah said that the movement of the PDM is going down with every passing day. ?The people of the country have rejected the anti-state narrative of the opposition parties from the platform of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).?

A group of foreign medical graduates surrounded the Pakistan Medical Commission in Islamabad on Wednesday after a number of foreign universities were blacklisted by the medical authority. "The future of foreign qualified medical students is at stake because of the decisions being made by the PMC," said one protester at the venue.

(L-R) PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. ? TwitterLahore police sends warning letters to JUI-F, PPP and PML-N leadersTells PDM leaders terrorists have new plan after failed bid in Peshawar, which includes "terrorist activity" and "assassinations" A meeting was held on December 8 on the Western border to "upsurge (sic) terrorist activities in Pakistan" warns letter The senior leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement has been warned of a possible "terrorist activity" on December 13, the day of the Opposition's Minar-e-Pakistan rally in Lahore.

KARACHI: Energy minister for Sindh Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh said Wednesday the federal needs to read the Constitution of Pakistan whose article 158 of which elaborates that it is binding on the state to provide gas where the utility is found, ARY News reported. Referring to the gas crisis in the peak winters, he said the Constitution clearly expands on equality of rights underscoring that each and every citizen is equal in the eyes of the law, he said.

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to summon sessions of the National Assembly and the Senate on the same day on January 22, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan held consultations with PM Imran Khan where they have agreed to summon the sessions of the Upper and Lower Houses on the same day.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has managed to defeat the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, ARY News reported. In a statement, Usman Buzdar said that he has recuperated from the deadly coronavirus, adding that his latest test for COVID-19 has returned negative. “Due to the grace of Allah Almighty and the prayers of people, I have recuperated from the COVID-19,” the chief minister added.

The legal experts also noted that if the Sindh Assembly was dissolved, the Senate elections would not be held only in that province but would go ahead in the remaining three. Geo.tv/Files ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan's legal team has opined that the the Senate elections "cannot be stopped" even if Opposition members decide to step down from provincial assemblies, sources informed Geo News on Thursday.