Tag: PTI

PM Imran to launch Clean Green Pakistan Index today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the first of its kind, Clean Green Pakistan Index on Monday. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that a healthy cleanliness competition will be launched among 19 cities in the country. The idea behind the competition is to improve overall green and clean  outlook of the cities in Pakistan.

PTI mulls social media ban in government offices fearing data leak

 The government is studying a proposal to impose ban on social media sites and communication networks like Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube in the government offices fearing a risk of leakage of important data. Under a proposed plan by the National Information Technology Board (NITB), the government officials would also be banned from bringing storage devices like –USBs – to the offices.

Pakistan government to launch auto-disabling syringes soon

PTI-led federal government has finalised the strategy for introducing auto-disabling syringes in all public and private hospitals in the country, according to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza. Single-use syringes will be replaced  in all public and private health facilities by the end of April 2020. Government has held talks with syringe manufacturers and importers for successful implementation along with media campaign to create awareness among general population. 

Government to file mutiny case over Fazl’s provocative speech

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf government decided to file a mutiny case against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for delivering a provocative speech and “instigating people” against the prime minister and state institutions. PTI government on Saturday warned the Azadi march participants against advancing towards the sensitive D-Chowk. According to Defence Minister Pervez Khattak the PTI government is not worried at all. 

PTI applications for secrecy in scrutiny of foreign funding rejected

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)has rejected four applications filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) seeking secrecy during the scrutiny of its foreign funding sources. Dissident founding member of the PTI Babar had filed the foreign funding case before the ECP in 2014. In March 2018, a scrutiny committee had been formed to look into PTI’s foreign funding accounts to ascertain any wrongdoing.

PM directs to launch “Mera Bacha Alert” App to curb child abuse

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed relevant authorities to launch a new application called “Mera Bacha Alert” in order to curb the excessively increasing cases of child abuse and abductions in the country. The application will be connected with Pakistan Citizen Portal so that progress in any case, including the recovery of the child, can be monitored.

Ex-PTI MPA Baldev Kumar seeks political asylum in India

Former PTI MPA from Khyber Paktunkhwa has sought political asylum in India a year after being acquitted of murder charges. He was arrested in murder case of PTI leader Soran Singh, who was killed on April 22, 2016 in Buner district. Local media said he has moved to Ludhiana along with his family and requested Indian prime minister to grant him political asylum. 

Driverless cars to be introduced soon in the country: Fawad Chaudhry

Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that driverless cars will be rolled out on public roads in Pakistan in next few years. The minister stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government plans to introduce technology in every field and will ensure all road users understand these latest technologies. Self-driving cars could reduce road deaths in the country by 90%, he assured.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets three-year extension

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been given an extension in term for three years. PM Imran Khan approved an extension in the term of the Army Chief. The decision has been taken in view of the the situation along the eastern border particularly Afghanistan and Kashmir, while nuclear threats from India are another reason for the decision.

Chairman Senate survives no-confidence by Opposition

The opposition remains shocked as its no-trust resolution to de-seat incumbent Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani failed. Out of the 100 senators who cast their vote, 50 were cast in favour of the de-seating resolution, 5 votes were rejected while 45 votes were cast in Sanjrani’s favour. The ruling party and its allies have 36 senators, meaning that 9 opposition senators voted for Sanjrani. There were also 3 abstentions.