Govt borrows almost five times more from banks in July-January – Business

KARACHI: The PMLN-led coalition government borrowings from banks swelled over 377 per cent to Rs1,398 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year compared to Rs293bn in the same period last year. […]

Govt readies new law proposing five-year jail terms for defamation of army, judiciary – Pakistan

The federal government has prepared a bill to amend the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) where up to five-year imprisonment will be awarded to whoever scandalises or ridicules the […]

Imran accuses PDM govt of using terrorism to gain ‘political mileage’ – Pakistan

Former prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday accused the coalition government of using the recent wave of terrorism to gain “political mileage” for their benefit. In a televised address, the PTI chairman claimed that terrorism […]

Terror surge provides govt opportunity to negotiate with arch-rivals – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In a move that is being seen as a significant development amid rising political temperatures in the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday convened a multi-party conference (MPC) to discuss “important challenges” being […]

Federal govt servants must disclose assets to open bank accounts – Business

ISLAMABAD: Acceding to another demand of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the government has finally allowed banks access to asset declarations of civil servants of BS17-22 as a prior condition for the opening of bank […]

Imran says govt lacked ‘understanding, interest’ when terrorism began to resurface – Pakistan

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday slammed the government for blaming his party for the resurgence in terrorism in the country, saying that the incumbent setup had no “understanding nor interest” when the phenomenon had […]

Govt rolls out first measures as IMF mission begins talks – Business

ISLAMABAD: On the opening day of make-or-break talks with the International Monet­ary Fund (IMF), the government on Tuesday increased liq­u­efied petroleum gas (LPG) price by 30 per cent and finalised a minimum of Rs6 per […]