The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led federal government’s austerity drive has helped save the national exchequer millions of rupees. The expenditures of the Prime Minister’s House and Prime Minister’s Office have significantly been cut, according to an official data. “Rs218 million were allocated in the last fiscal year to meet the operating expenses, however, only Rs46 million were used.”
Pakistan will be launching the nation’s first job portal, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, talking about one part of the Digital Governance Programme. “In the first phase, NADRA, Ehsaas Programme, police investigation and the investment board will be digitised,” he said in Islamabad. A roadmap for the digital transformation of government institutions has been drafted.
In a bid to promote local tourism, recently Prime Minister Imran Khan shared beautiful pictures of autumn season in Gilgit Baltistan, but forgot to give credits to the photographer. After the pictures were widely shared, the photographer, Asmar Hussain, thanked the PM but wished the watermark hadn’t been removed from the snap. However, the PM’s office apologized to the photographer.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that around two million families would benefit from the government’s new Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy aimed at extending financial support to special persons. As the world observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the PM said on Twitter that under the new programme, the special persons would be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs2000.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requesting a ban on Islamophobic content on the social media platform. The PM appealed a ban akin to the Facebook ban on posts that deny the Holocaust. Khan wrote to Zuckerberg peppered with examples of recent anti-Muslim laws and statements from the Indian and French governments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his latest recommendation to the nation has suggested the youth read Elif Shafak’s Forty Rules of Love. In his attempt to bring the youth closer to Islam, the premier said that the book had deeply inspired him as it was about divine love. Written by a Turkish author, Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love was published in March 2009.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that PML-N supremo Nawaz Shari has India’s support to ‘weaken the army’. In an interview with a local news channel he said that Nawaz is playing a dangerous game; ‘Altaf Hussain played the same game’. The PM added that relations between government and military are the “best in history” because all institutions are working in their spheres.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly is the most-watched video among world leaders on the UN’s YouTube page. With more than 170,000 views since it was uploaded on on September 25, Imran takes the lead on US President Donald Trump’s UNGA address which has close to 140,000 views since it was uploaded on September 22. In third place is Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s speech.
Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has been appointed as special representative to the prime minister on religious harmony. Maulana Ashrafi, who is also chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and president of Muttahida Ulema Board, is known for speaking out against social injustice and advocating for ending discord based on faith. The appointment of Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi shall be in honorary capacity.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Foreign Office (FO) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to use all legal means to bring back PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif from UK. This important decision was taken in a meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by PM Imran Khan. It has been decided to write a fresh letter to the British government for repatriation of Sharif.