Acting upon Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives to restore mobile internet service in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district, authorities on Sunday announced that cellular networks had begun operating in the area. 2G, 3G and 4G services have been resumed throughout the district.Premier Imran had made the promise during his maiden address in the district, which was formerly part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
The provincial Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has failed to fully utilise its development funds. Of a total of Rs. 189.35 billion laid out by the federal government for the fiscal year 2018-19 for development projects in the province, only Rs. 81.99 billion has been spent in the first 11 months of the year.
The Punjab government has asked the inspector general of the Kot Lakhpat prison to remove the air conditioner (AC) from incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif's prison cell. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has said that this would be equivalent to putting Nawaz’s life in danger.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that there is a need to keep the UN peace building commission financially strong in order to enable the 31 member body to meet the needs of countries emerging from turmoil. She called on countries to invest in the peace-building via funding and capacity building of state institutions.
State Minister for Interior Shaheryar Afridi confirmed this Tuesday that at least 44 people have been arrested for affiliations with banned organizations. This is the result of the National Action Plan being implemented in Pakistan and is a matter of national security. Hammad Azhar and Mufti Abdul Rauf, whose names are part of the Indian dossier were also arrested.
On Monday, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev arrived in Pakistan for a 2 day visit. He was received by senior officials at the Noor Khan Air Base in Rawalpindi. Ganiev will meet with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other members of the federal cabinet during his stay.
There are currently around 11,000 Pakistanis stuck in jails abroad, over 3000 of whom are in Saudi Arabia. This was revealed in a report by the Justice Project Pakistan, an NGO. According to this report over 1.5 million Pakistanis left the country during the last three years in order to find work, however, labor migration regulation is weak.
The government increased the prices of petroleum products by up to Rs4.75 per litre for the month of March to pass on the impact of higher international prices to consumers. The price of petrol was increased by 2.76 per cent and that of high speed diesel (HSD) by 4.45pc. The price of kerosene oil increased by 4.85pc and that of light diesel (LDO) by 3.33pc.
Jordan's Chief of Staff of Strategic Planning and Defence Resources Major General Nassar Al Athamneh had a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Monday, and the two discussed matters of mutual interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two countries.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has promised the people of Thar first recipients of benefits from local coal reserves in the area. He made the promise while speaking at a rally in Chhachhro town. He also announced the introduction of Insaf Health Cards to ensure timely health treatment and access to clean water for the population of the Thar area.