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US hails PM’s focus on energy crisis and campaign against extremism: Fatemi -
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): Tariq Fatemi, a top Pakistani diplomat, has wrapped up his US visit during which he met with senior Obama administration officials, key legislators and think-tanks members, saying there is appreciation for the way Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is tackling the energy crisis and confronting the scourge of extremism and militancy.

“Gaza in critical condition,” while pushing for immediate ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (APP): UN Secretary-General has once again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

Pakistani-Americans celebrate Eid ul Ftir -
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 28 (APP): Pakistan-Americans joined their fellow American Muslims in celebrating Eid ul Fitr on Monday as they offered prayers at hundreds of mosques and Islamic centers and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing them with the opportunity to fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

UNSC calls for 'unconditional' ceasefire in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  The U.N. Security Council on Monday, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

Key US lawmaker thanks Hawaiian air for facilitating homeward journey of Suleman’s body -
WASHINGTON, July 27 (APP): A ranking American congressman has thanked Hawaiian Airlines for responding quickly to his request for and, on behalf of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani to provide a seat on Monday night’s flight in order to facilitate young Pakistani-American education activist Haris Suleman’s body to be escorted home “with the respect and honour he deserves”.

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Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 28 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
62 member Pakistani contingent participates in CGames march past
ISLAMABAD, Jul 25 (APP): The 62-member Pakistani contingent, dressed up in traditional shalwar qamiz participated in the march past at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July, 23.
T20 fund raising match for IDPs
LAHOR, July 25 (APP): Punjab Minister for Law and Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Lahorites will show remarkable generosity during the fourth IDPs Fund-Raising T20 cricket match tomorrow , Saturday here at Gadaffi stadium.
Pakistan CC lifts RLCA Ramazan cricket trophy
KARACHI, July 25 (APP): As expected Pakistan Cricket Club lived up to  their billing by lifting the inaugural RLCA Ramazan Twenty20 Cricket Tournament trophy when they thrashed Pak Korangi CC by 76 runs in a one-sided final here at Gulburg Ground on Thursday night.
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President stresses political choices be made through ballot, not bullet PDF Print E-mail
Independence Day NEWS - Independence Day NEWS
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari while calling for elimination of all forms of bigotry, extremism and militancy stressed strengthening of democratic system and urged that political choices be made by ballot, and not imposed through bullet. In a message on the Independence Day the President urged the nation to rededicate itself to the democratic ideals and principles of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. “On this day I wish to call upon everyone to work together for strengthening of democracy, empowerment of the people and for a progressive, tolerant, moderate and modern Pakistan as envisioned by our great leaders,” the President said.
President announces Local Self Government for FATA PDF Print E-mail
Independence Day NEWS - Independence Day NEWS
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of 66th Independence day of Pakistan, announced introduction of local governments in tribal areas in the coming year as yet another step forward for bringing the people of tribal areas into the mainstream of national life. The President declared that the coming year will see the beginning of local self governance in tribal areas, in accordance with the wishes, customs and traditions of its people. “We owe it to the people and to the peace and stability of the country, and the region, to bring these areas into the mainstream of national life,” he said.
Prime Minister’s message on independence day PDF Print E-mail
Independence Day NEWS - Independence Day NEWS
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has urged the people to renew their pledge on this independence day to work together and commit themselves to the progress and prosperity of the country setting aside petty differences to get a rightful place for the country in the comity of the nations. The Prime Minister in his message on the occasion of 66th independence day being celebrated on August 14, said, “ We are a resolute and determined nation and can overcome the daunting challenges if we demonstrate tolerance, unity, solidarity and understanding.”
Bokhari felicitates nation on Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
Independence Day NEWS - Independence Day NEWS
ISLAMABAD Aug 13 (APP): Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bukhari has extended heartiest felicitations to the entire nation on 65th Independence Day of Pakistan.In his message on this occasion, the Chairman said that the nation should stand united on democratic principles as it stood with Quaid-i-Azam to achieve independence through a democratic struggle.“Today the nation should display the same passion, fervor and determination for building Pakistan a great and strong nation in spite of various challenges facing it,” he added.The Chairman reiterated that nation must join hands to strengthen democratic traditions and for continuity of democratic process in order to deepen its roots that can lead to peace, progress, prosperity and stability for the people of Pakistan.
Over Rs. 49.59 bln tax-free AJK budget 2012-13 announced PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - A.J.K Budget
MIRPUR (AJK), Jun 20 (APP): The Azad Jammu Kashmir government Wednesday announced a total of Rs. 49.59 billion revenue-oriented tax free budget for next fiscal 2012-13, with revenue expenditures totaled to be around Rs. 40,050.00 million and deficit of Rs. 5100.0 million. The budget was announced by AJK Finance minister Chaudry Pervaiz Ashraf in AJK Legislative Assembly which met in Muzaffarabad. “An amount of Rs. 9547.036 million has been allocated for development sector with Rs. 40,050.00 million recurrent budget for the next fiscal year,” he informed the House. The AJK assembly was told that the development budget has been increased to 15 percent, compared to the financial year 2011-12.
Sindh Finance Minister presents Rs 577.08 bln Sindh budget PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - Sindh Budget
KARACHI, June 11 (APP):  Annual budget of Sindh for the year 2012-13, having total estimated outlay of Rs 577.98 billion for the year, was announced on Monday evening by the Provincial Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the  Sindh Assembly. Acting Speaker of the Assembly Syeda Shehla Raza chaired the session. Besides Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, a large number of MPAs and Ministers from Pakistan People’s Party and from other coalition parties were present in the House. They listened to the budget speech very peacefully and appreciated the budget in general.
Balochistan assembly presents Rs 179.93 bln tax-free Budget PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - Balochistan Budget
QUETTA, June 11 (APP): The Balochistan coalition government has presented Rs 179.93 billion Budget for financial year 2012-13 during the provincial assembly session here on Monday. The 20 percent increase in salaries and pension of government employees announced while 6530 new vacancies have been created in the next financial budget for 2012-13. No deficit was shown in the budget. Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani presided over the assembly sitting. Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani and Senior Minister Maulana Abdul Wasey were also present in the house. Provincial Minister for Finance Mir Asim Kurd presented the Rs 179.93 billion tax-free budget for next fiscal year 2012-13 which includes Rs 35.81 billion of annual development program and Rs 144.11 billion of non-development expenditures.
Rs 782.86b Punjab budget unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - Punjab Budget
LAHORE, June 9 (APP)- The Punjab government on Saturday presented a  balanced and tax-free budget with a total outlay of Rs 782.86 billion for fiscal year 2012-13 allocating Rs 250 billion for Annual Development Programme (ADP). Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, who was given the charge of finance minister just a day before the budget day, presented the budget in the Punjab Assembly. Giving break-up of the budget receipts and expenditures, he said, the provincial government would receive a total of Rs 650.5 billion from federal divisible pool, while Rs 131.4 billion from provincial own tax and non-tax revenues.
Punjab Budget-Salient features PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - Punjab Budget
LAHORE, June 9 (APP) - Provincial Minister Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman presented a public-friendly, balanced, developmental and tax free budget worth Rs 782. 85 billion in Punjab Assembly on Saturday here. 
Following are the salient features of the budget;
Microeconomic stability main focus of budget: Hafeez PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2012 - 2013 - Federal budget 2012-2013
ISLAMABAD, June 2 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Friday that the main focus of the Federal Budget 2012-13 was to sustain continuity of microeconomic stability and ensure relief to the vulnerable segments of society. Addressing a post-budget press conference here, the Finance Minister said that the tax collections had increased and the government had enhanced development allocations to maintain the pace. He said that the country’s economy was picking up momentum and setting a required base for future accelaration. The government also took care of the vulnerable segments of society and announced relief measures to provide financial assistance and targetted subsidies, he added.
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