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PM urges SAARC states to fight poverty, illiteracy instead of fighting with each other

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th November 2014

PM urges SAARC states to fight poverty, illiteracy instead of fighting with each other KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday called upon the South Asian countries to set aside their mutual conflicts and rather focus on fighting their common issues like poverty, diseases and illiteracy. Addressing the 18th summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Prime Minister said the SAARC countries instead of...


Pakistan to host 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th November 2014

Pakistan to host 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad KATHMANDU, Nepal: Pakistan will host the 19th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Islamabad. This was announced by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in his address to the 18th SAARC summit being held in the Nepal’s capital. “Pakistan was pleased to host the next SAARC Summit in Islamabad,” Prime Minister said....


Treason charges politically motivated, terms Musharraf

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Treason charges politically motivated, terms Musharraf ISLAMABAD: Former military rulers and All Pakistan Muslim League chief Pervez Musharraf said that treason charges against him were politically motivated and he was being victimized through the trial. Musharraf said that all the allegations against me are fabricated and politically motivated. Pervez Musharraf termed the proceedings as a mean of revenge against him. Mushraff...


Karachi: 26 minor girls recovered from a house

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th November 2014

Karachi: 26 minor girls recovered from a house KARACHI: On the information of area people, police conducted a raid at house in Liaquatabad area and recovered 26 girls, Aaj News reported. According to police, those girls who are recovered from the house, are aged between 8 to 10 years and belong to tribal areas and they could not speak Urdu language. Police have...


PM leaves Kathmandu to attend SAARC summit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th November 2014

PM leaves Kathmandu to attend SAARC summit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharifon Tuesday left here to attend 18th summit of South AsianAssociation of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) being held in Kathmandu,Nepal on November 26-27. The Prime Minister was accompanied by his Special Assistants Tariq Fatemi and Irfan Siddiqui. Prime Minister Sharif in his statement, prior to departure from the Nur Khan Airbase...


Saarc summit conference: Sartaj Aziz arrives in Nepal

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Saarc summit conference: Sartaj Aziz arrives in Nepal KATHAMANDU: Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has arrived in Nepal for Saarc summit, Aaj News reported. While speaking to media, Sartaj Aziz said there was no plan for meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of Saarc summit, But the meeting...


November 30 rally: envoys’ visits fuel speculations

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th November 2014

November 30 rally: envoys’ visits fuel speculations The meetings of ambassadors of United States and China with Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan have fuelled speculation as to the messages delivered by the governments of the two countries with major economic and political ties with Pakistan. According to PTI insiders privy to these meetings, the diplomats were particularly concerned about the political...


Red Zone: blockade begins

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th November 2014

Red Zone: blockade begins One week prior to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) scheduled public gathering, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has started blocking roads leading to the Red Zone. The district administration has closed Nadra Chowk for traffic by placing concrete blocks as well as containers at D-Chowk in front of Parliament House, Serena Chowk, Evacuee Trust building and...


DG ISI, PM conduct meeting in Islamabad

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DG ISI, PM conduct meeting in Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Director General Inter-Services Inteligence Directorate (ISI), Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar on Monday. Source claimed that matters relating to national security would be discussed in the meeting. The DG ISI briefed the prime minister regarding regional security as well as operational...


CEC appointment’s deadline ends today

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CEC appointment’s deadline ends today ISLAMABAD: As Supreme Court’s deadline to fill the constitutional posts expires today, the government is likely to seek more time for the appointment of the Chief Election Commission of Pakistan. The CEC is appointed after prime minister and the opposition leader proposes three names to the 12-member parliamentary committee after consultation. Nawaz Sharif and Opposition...


PM Nawaz to visit Nepal for SAARC Summit

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PM Nawaz to visit Nepal for SAARC Summit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will participate in the two-day SAARC Summit scheduled to start in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 26. The theme of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit is ‘Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity’. The Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement here Sunday said Pakistan attached high...


‘Elections in 2018′: Prime Minister gives measured response to meeting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

‘Elections in 2018′: Prime Minister gives measured response to meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the next general elections would be held in 2018. According to an official statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday, Nawaz added that all political forces have stakes in the democratic system. “We all know that loyalty to the Constitution is an imperative for us, and it...


Imran shouldn’t be impatient till 2018, says Pervez Rashid

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

Imran shouldn’t be impatient till 2018, says Pervez Rashid ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan himself confessed today that he is an ‘impatient person’, said Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Pervez Rashid. Senator reacting to Imran Khan’s speech at his public meeting in Gujranwala, and said that the PTI chief will have to wait till next general elections of 2018. He further...


Olson’s visit adds critical dimension to Imran’s game plan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

Olson’s visit adds critical dimension to Imran’s game plan US ambassador to Pakistan Richrad W Olson Saturday called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to discuss a single-point agenda – the anti-government sit-in against ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections. In the aftermath of PTI sit-in in mid-August, Ambassador Olson, had announced full support to Prime...


Chinese ambassador calls on Imran Khan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

Chinese ambassador calls on Imran Khan Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan at his Banni Gala residence, here on Sunday. According to media reports, Chinese Ambassador held discussion on overall political situation in the country as well as PTI November 30′s rally with Imran. PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also present in the meeting. This...


Politicians, analysts suggest Imran Khan to show responsibility

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd November 2014

Politicians, analysts suggest Imran Khan to show responsibility ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Marvi Memon said that Imran Khan is going to hold his public meeting on 30th November for hiding his failure. Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that the dream of Imran Khan would not be materialized and all his short cuts would fail. She added it seems that PTI...


PTI can hold public meeting in ambit of law: Ch Nisar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd November 2014

PTI can hold public meeting in ambit of law: Ch Nisar Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan did not require permission from him but of the law for holding public meeting in Islamabad. Talking to media here, he said he was not setting any conditions but there was a law for...


Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violation ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday lodged protest with India through diplomatic channels over the unprovoked firing and mortar shelling by the Indian forces in Pandu Sector across the Line of Control on Thursday. A soldier of Pakistan Army, Sepoy Zahid Ali embraced shahadat due to multiple mortar splinter injuries as a result of the firing Foreign...


General Raheel visits Fort Irwin National Training Center

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

General Raheel visits Fort Irwin National Training Center WASHINGTON: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Fort Irwin National Training Center, training centre of US troops. According to the reports, the army chief was briefed about the professional training of troops and use of advanced equipment of warfare. As soon as Gen Sharif arrived at the National Training Center in California...


Pak-Russia IGC meeting: Dar spells out agenda

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Pak-Russia IGC meeting: Dar spells out agenda Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday reviewed preparations for Pak-Russia Inter Governmental Commission (IGC) meeting to be held during his forthcoming visit to the Russian Federation. Dar was briefed by Secretary EAD on the agenda of the meeting which understandably accords due focus to co-operation in economy, investment, bilateral trade and energy sectors. The long-standing issue...


Obama, Prime Minister discuss regional situation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Obama, Prime Minister discuss regional situation US President Barack Obama on Friday called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on telephone and informed him of his forthcoming visit to India. During their exchanges marked by cordiality, Pakistan-US bilateral relations and the evolving situation in the region, were discussed. During their conversation, the Prime Minister recalled his warm and friendly meeting with the US...


Raids in New Karachi, police detained eight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Raids in New Karachi, police detained eight KARACHI: As many as eight suspects have been detained and arms were recovered from their possession when police conducted raids in the industrial area of New Karachi, Aaj reported Saturday. According to SP Gulberg Division Asad CHaudhry, police conducted search operation in the industrial area on the tip off regarding presence of criminals in the...


Treason trial takes tricky turn: government asked to add Shaukat, Zahid, Dogar to charge-sheet

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Treason trial takes tricky turn: government asked to add Shaukat, Zahid, Dogar to charge-sheet In a highly significant development, a special court trying former army chief and President Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges on Friday issued directives to federal government to include the names of the then Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, the then Federal Law Minister, Zahid Hamid, and the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Abdul Hameed Dogar,...


Pakistan and Afghanistan to jointly counter terror threats as their ties improve

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st November 2014

Pakistan and Afghanistan to jointly counter terror threats as their  ties improve UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan and Afghanistan will jointly counter the threats of terrorism, violent extremism and transnational crime with “strong common resolve”, and move to forge a mutually beneficial economic relationship, a top Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Speaking in a debate on the situation in Afghanistan, Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan’s permanent...


61 Indian fishermen arrested by Maritime Security Agency

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st November 2014

61 Indian fishermen arrested by Maritime Security Agency KARACHI: For violation of territorial limits, 11 boats with 61 Indian fishermen onboard have been seized by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. The detainees were shifted to Docks Police Station in Karachi where cases have been registered against the fisherman under Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. Fishermen from both the neighboring countries are often arrested for...


Drone strike in North Waziristan kills 5

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st November 2014

Drone strike in North Waziristan kills 5 MIRANSHAH: At least five people were killed and three others got injured in a drone attack in tehsil Datta Khel of North Waziristan, Aaj News reported. According to the sources, the drone fired two missiles at a house in the area, killing five and injuring three...


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