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PM House has cut its budget: Shibli | Instant News

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said that the government has taken steps to control inflation and hopefully commodity prices will fall soon.

He spoke with federal government employees protesting in front of the Pak Secretariat on Wednesday. The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan monitors inflation on a daily basis and he is committed to solving government employees’ problems on a priority basis. He said the government was trying to increase the salaries of government employees in the upcoming budget. He said the Prime Minister’s budget had been curtailed and other departments were being told to follow suit, and that federal government employees were a priority. He assured the protesting employees about the initial compensation for their demands.

The minister also addressed the inauguration ceremony for the newly elected board of directors of the Upper Dir Press Club at the National Press Club, for which he thanked him for heading to the federal capital.

Senator Shibli opposes the alliance of the opposition party, the Democratic Movement of Pakistan (PDM), and alleges that it has provided another example of selfishness and opportunism by trying to distance itself from the protests of secretariat employees.

He blamed the PPP and PML-N regimes for the problems faced by government employees and demanded the two ruthlessly plunder and plunder national resources while piling up their own assets.

The Minister of Home Affairs sounds optimistic that there will be an initial solution to the problems of Secretariat employees. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had mentioned government employees at most Cabinet meetings. He noted that the prime minister directed the relevant authorities to immediately resolve the issue of government employee salaries.

A high-level Cabinet Committee has also been formed in this regard. These include federal minister Pervez Khattak, Sheikh Rashid, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. This committee is currently talking to employees. The protesters will be satisfied.

He alleges that the root cause of today’s problems is the incompetence and lack of previous government planning.

He gave an example, like other sectors, the media tried to raise the narrative of national interests. He said journalists will continue to play a key role in highlighting their local, regional issues as well as promoting narratives of national interest.

The minister said that despite all the challenges and in spite of the global coronavirus outbreak, the country’s economy has bounced back and every sector including construction and textiles has improved. “Pakistan’s economy is performing much better than other countries in the region and in the coming days inflation will drop and job opportunities will be created. “The proposal to give health cards to journalists throughout the country, including Islamabad, will be submitted to the prime minister,” he said.

He said that the fruit of our efforts had begun to reach the community and added that he would visit Dir Hulu to get information about journalist problems.


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Press freedom overrides priorities: Shibli Faraz | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz said Wednesday the top priority of the current government under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership is to ensure full freedom of expression as provided for in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution.He is responding to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editor’s (CPNE) annual report on freedom media in Pakistan, published in the newspaper on February 1.

The minister in his letter to CPNE President Arif Nizami said that contrary to the statements made in the report, even newspaper readers and talk show viewers would testify that the freedom of expression enjoyed in the country is comparable to the freedom of expression enjoyed in this country. any Western democracy. “The safety, security and well-being of media actors are closer to our hearts,” he added.

He said, “I must add here that the report does not provide any data or evidence to support the allegation. However, the ministry will continue to work with journalistic bodies, including APNS (All Pakistan Newspapers Society), CPNE, PBA (Pakistan Broadcasters Association) and PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists) to ascertain steps the ministry can take to rectify the plight of the media industry. . “

He assured CPNE that the government would take all necessary steps to ensure press freedom in the country, and to ensure the safety and security of working journalists.

According to the CPNE report, at least 10 Pakistani journalists were killed and several others were threatened, kidnapped, tortured and arrested last year. The minister replied that the CPNE report did not explain in detail who the journalists were killed or targeted, and whether the journalists were subjected to law and order or vice versa. “Since law and order is a provincial affair, we will seek details from relevant stakeholders, and will ensure that justice is given to bereaved families. No crimes against journalists go unpunished. “

The report stated that at least nine journalists died from COVID-19, the minister replied that the government was getting details of all journalists who died from the pandemic, and the ministry would provide financial assistance to their families.

The CPNE report also claims that efforts to silence the press have continued throughout the year. Regarding this, the Minister of Home Affairs commented that according to the constitutional provisions, there is freedom of the press in this country, and everyone is free to express their views. Any government attempts to silence the press should be shared with the ministry.

Meanwhile, Shibli Faraz welcomed the start of raising the national coronavirus vaccination in all provinces simultaneously.

In a post on Twitter, the minister said all units of the federation had been given equal opportunities in this relationship. Protection of the nation’s health and employment is the first priority in the new Pakistan, he added.


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ICT admin, police to handle public matters on priority | Instant News

Islamabad: The police and district administration of Islamabad will deal with public matters based on priority and ensure measures to facilitate citizens.

This was conveyed by Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat and SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer during a speech at the ‘Open Kutcheri’ in the Kot Hathial Bhara Kahu area. Additional SP Islamabad, Assistant Commissioner, SDPO, and SHO Bhara Kahu as well as figures from the region were also present at the occasion. Following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, Islamabad Police and District Administration officials organized an ‘Open Kutcherris’ in the city and took steps to resolve public issues.

Officials listen to community problems and provide directions to solve them immediately. The Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad said he would now spend more time in rural areas and address community issues. A Safeguard and Environment Committee will be established in the area to ensure vigilance in the area, he added.

SSP (Operations) directed for registration of First Information Reports (FIRs) immediately following complaints from residents. He said delays in registering cases would not be tolerated.


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Poverty alleviation, corruption eradication top priority: Sh Rashid | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Awami Muslim League of Pakistan (AMLP) and Home Minister Sh Rashid said poverty alleviation and eliminating corruption were among his party’s top priorities and the incumbent government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan would not allow those involved in plundering the country’s wealth.

He expressed this when he met with the AMLP delegation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa led by Syed Abdul Badshah. During the meeting, Syed Badshah briefed the minister about AMLP’s performance and efforts to reorganize the party in the province.

He said AMLP was growing in popularity by the day in the province because of its manifesto and narrative against corrupt elements. He said people joined the party because of Sh Rashid’s stand against corrupt elements and his feelings for oppressed segments of society.

He said the party was reorganized in Peshawar, Bara and Mansehra along with other districts in the province on a fast track basis. During Ghazala Mehmud’s visit to Peshawar and Bara, the party’s central secretary-general said the party’s performance had been reviewed.

Syed Badshah said the AMLP would emerge as the largest party in the province. Sh Rashid expressed satisfaction with the performance of the party officials and praised their efforts. He directed Syed Badshah to stay in touch with the workers who were their true assets. He invited Sh Rashid to visit Peshawar which he accepted.


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Modeling Pakistan in Madina State as priority: PM Imran Khan | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan declared Monday his determination to develop Pakistan into a welfare state in line with the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) and the principles of Riasat-e-Madina.

“The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) in his last sermon gave a charter for humanity. The principles given by him are now being followed by many countries in the world, “he said when answering questions from the general public on a live television program -” Aap ka Wazir Azam Awam kay Sath “- by telephone.

The call was broadcast live on television and moderated by Senator Faisal Javed Khan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting.

Imran said Riasat-e-Madina gave the world the concept of a truly modern welfare state by ensuring the rule of law and care for the poor. He said the government was introducing a special subject on the Life of the Prophet (SAW) – Seerat-e-Nabi (SAW) in the 8th, 9th and 10th grade syllabus so that youths have full knowledge and understanding of the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the State of Medina.

The prime minister said countries that adopted and followed the principles of Riasat-e-Madina achieved progress and development. “Unfortunately, we don’t follow those principles,” he said. He said building Pakistan on the principles of the State of Medina was a struggle and not “like changing a button”.

“God willing, Pakistan will be a great country,” said the prime minister. The prime minister responded to questions on a number of issues ranging from Riasat-e-Madina to everyday problems, which people face in their daily lives.

Responding to a question, he regrettably said that the trend of blasphemy, which caused much suffering to Muslims around the world, started in the West after a book written by Salman Rushdi in 1989. He said the practice had hurt Muslim sentiment. The West continues the practice under the clothes of free speech.

He said that the West, unlike Muslims, did not fully understand the religious sentiments of Muslims and the respect they have for their Holy Prophet (PBUH). The prime minister said he raised the issue at the OIC and the UN General Assembly and also joined forces with Mahathir Mohammad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said it was a constant struggle and hopefully he will succeed in it, he said.

The prime minister said he discussed the issue at the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations General Assembly, to seek support from international bodies in an effort to stop such negative trends. He said the rest of the Muslim world needed to have a strong unanimous vote on this issue to make the Western world realize the gravity and seriousness of this problem.


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