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Govt-Taliban direct talks in a week: Prof Ibrahim

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Govt-Taliban direct talks in a week: Prof Ibrahim ISLAMABAD: Member of Taliban committee Professor Ibrahim Khan Wednesday said the direct meeting between government negotiation committee and Taliban Shura, would be held in a week’s time. Talking to APP, after the joint meeting of government and Taliban committees here, he said they discussed matters relating to direct meeting with Taliban Shura. He said both...


2,090 martyred in sectarian attacks since 2008

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2,090 martyred in sectarian attacks since 2008 ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman informed the Senate on Wednesday that total 2,090 persons were martyred in sectarian attacks since 2008. Answering a question, he said 104 persons were martyred in Punjab, 252 in Sindh, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 737 in Balochistan, 867 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas...


PM orders minimum load-shedding in summer, strict action against theft

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PM orders minimum load-shedding in summer, strict action against theft ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday directed for minimal electricity load-shedding in the summer so that consumers did not face any inconvenience. Chairing a high level meeting here at the PM House, he also directed for strict legal action against those involved in gas and electricity theft. Leakage from the system was unacceptable and...


Karachi’s Mass Transit Project, govt’s priority: Dar

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Karachi’s Mass Transit Project, govt’s priority: Dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Wednesday Mass Transit Project in Karachi was the top priority of government for providing better transport facilities to the residents of the most populous commercial hub of the country. The Finance Minister was talking to Senator Babar Ghouri, who called on him here. Dar said the Federal...


New policy to improve coordination among intelligence, security agencies: Nisar

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New policy to improve coordination among intelligence, security agencies: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the new national security policy was aimed at providing organizational mechanism for improving coordination among federal and provincial intelligence as well as security agencies. He was addressing a group of 53 participants of the 100th National Management Course here. The minister...


239 legislators issued NOCs for acquiring weapons from POF: Senate told

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239 legislators issued NOCs for acquiring weapons from POF: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Wednesday informed the Senate that 239 parliamentarians were issued no objection certificates (NOCs) to buy weapons from Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) Wah Cantonment during 2009 to 2014. Responding to a question, Rana Tanveer said the Ministry of Defence Production had received 256 directives of NOCs by...


Gen Raheel visits Swat, inaugurates post-graduate college

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Gen Raheel visits Swat, inaugurates post-graduate college RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Swat on Wednesday and inaugurated a post-graduate college and a paramedical institute at Saidu Sharif. These projects were completed by Pakistan Army Engineers as part of the post-operation reconstruction phase under the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UPAP). According to an ISPR press release, 52...


BISP released Rs328mn for 51,000 beneficiaries of Thar

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BISP released Rs328mn for 51,000 beneficiaries of Thar ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) released Rs328 million for approximately 51,000 beneficiaries of Thar as a special compensation amounting to additional Rs6400 per beneficiary. So far, more than 49,000 Thar beneficiaries have withdrawn the grants from their respective accounts, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Benazir Income Support Programme is working towards...


RYK: 2 killed, 8 injured on highway

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RYK: 2 killed, 8 injured on highway RAHIM YAR KHAN: An accident between a van and a truck killed two persons,besides injuring eight others,about 60 kilometres from here early Wednesday. According to police,near Kot Sabzal area a speeding wagon collided head on with a truck resulting in on the spot death of a seven year old girl and an elderly man,yet to...


E-office programme to promote good governance: Dar

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E-office programme to promote good governance: Dar ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Tuesday while appreciating the efforts of the Ministry of Information Technology said that with the implementation E-office programme, our objectives of efficient, transparent and good governance will be achieved in an effective manner. He stated this while chairing a meeting at the Finance Ministry, which...


Railways asked to utilize its own resources for generating revenue

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Railways asked to utilize its own resources for generating revenue ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee of National Assembly on Railways asked the ministry to utilize its own resources (like Railways lands, other assets, etc.) and private sector may be brought in with the best possible terms to increase its revenue. Committee, which met on Tuesday here in the chair of Syed Naveed Qamar, discussed budgetary proposals of...


Nisar, UK High Commissioner discuss regional security situation

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Nisar, UK High Commissioner discuss regional security situation ISLAMABAD: High Commissioner of United Kingdom to Pakistan Philip Barton called on Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday and discussed overall security situation in the region with particular reference to FATA and Afghanistan. The Minister said that peace in Afghanistan is key to peace in entire region...


Quality education key to national development: Baligh-ur-Rehman

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Quality education key to national development: Baligh-ur-Rehman ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Mohammad Baligh-Ur-Rehman said Tuesday the quality education played vital role in national development. He was addressing a seminar organized by AGHAE, a civil society organization here and stressed the need of public private partnership and to use the positive of both to enhance...


Pakistan successfully conducts launch of ballistic missile, Hatf III

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Pakistan successfully conducts launch of ballistic missile, Hatf III RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful training launch of short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads upto 290 km. The successful launch concluded the Field Training Exercise of Strategic Missile Group of Army Strategic Forces Command. The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff...


Attack on Hamid Mir: 3 SC judges names approved for judicial commission

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Attack on Hamid Mir: 3 SC judges names approved for judicial commission ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has approved the names of three Supreme Court judges for the judicial commission to probe the attack on anchorperson Hamid Mir. The three judges, whose names have been to the Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs for notification, are Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Iqbal Hameedur...


Mushahid calls for lifting ban on YouTube

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Mushahid calls for lifting ban on YouTube ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Monday called for lifting ban on YouTube, saying that it was a source for information for every segment of the society. Speaking on a point of order in the Senate, Mushahid said no Islamic country had imposed ban on YouTube. He said the government should take steps to remove...


Senate body for strict policy against terrorism

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Senate body for strict policy against terrorism ISLAMABAD: Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights here on Monday asked the government to devise a strict policy against terrorism ensuring safety of citizens, especially journalists. The committee, which met here with Senator Afrasiab Khattak in the chair, condemned the attack on anchorperson Hamid Mir. The committee analyzed incidents of violence against women and other...


Explosion damages water pipeline in Muzaffargarh

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Explosion damages water pipeline in Muzaffargarh MUZAFFARGARH: Some unknown men blown up Tharmal power station water pipeline, near Behari Colony in Muzzafargarh, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, some unknown men blew up a water pipeline in Muzaffargarh on Sunday late night, disrupting supplies in the area, officials said. According to the sources, Tharmal power water pipeline near Behari colony...


International judicial conference concludes after formulating recommendations

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International judicial conference concludes after formulating recommendations ISLAMABAD: The two-day International Judicial Conference concluded on Saturday evening after formulating a number of recommendations. In his concluding remarks, Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said protection of basic rights of the people, will be ensured. He said people’s confidence in judiciary has increased. He said in respect of the Judicial Review of...


Musharraf flies to Karachi for medical tests: aides

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Musharraf flies to Karachi for medical tests: aides ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf flew to Karachi on Saturday to undergo medical tests, according to close aides, two days before he is due to appear in court in Islamabad. It is the first time that the former president, who will be staying with his daughter in Karachi, has left Islamabad after being indicted...


CM for ensuring sale of essential items on reasonable rates

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CM for ensuring sale of essential items on reasonable rates LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Saturday said that provision of relief to people and sale of quality essential items at reasonable rates is the responsibility of concerned departments. He was addressing Provincial Price Control Committee meeting here. He said no negligence will be tolerated in this regard. He said that problem of people...


Faisalabad: Woman killed over property dispute

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Faisalabad: Woman killed over property dispute FAISALABAD: A woman was killed over property dispute in Chak Jhumra police limits on Saturday. According to police, Khan Muhammad of Aminpur Bungalow had property dispute with his former wife Haleema Bibi of Chak No.115-JB Diyal Garh. Today Khan Muhammad came to Diyal Garh and opened fire at Haleema Bibi. As a result she died...


Multan: Dacoit kills in encounter

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Multan: Dacoit kills in encounter MULTAN: An alleged dacoit was killed in an encounter with police at Sujan Pur in precincts of Seetal Mari police area on Friday night. DSP New Multan police circle Maqbool Jatt told APP that a police party deputed at a picket in Sujan Pur spotted two dubious persons riding a motorcycle. The suspects were signalled...


US $ 1.6bn to be spent on development projects in Balochistan: PM

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US $ 1.6bn to be spent on development projects in Balochistan: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that US $ 1.6 billion will be spent on development projects in Balochistan, with Gawadar, being developed as a model city. Addressing the Cabinet Meeting, the Prime Minister said the development in Balochistan was priority area for the government and development plans to put Balochistan on...


Govt taking steps to facilitate people: Governor

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Govt taking steps to facilitate people: Governor MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar on Friday said the government was taking all possible measures to provide all basic facilities, including health and education, to every one. He was addressing a ceremony organized for distributing keys of 50 houses of a model village built for the flood-hit people by Al-Khair Foundation, an NGO, here...


Solid vision vital for success: Ahsan Iqbal

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Solid vision vital for success: Ahsan Iqbal LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said political stability, solid vision, continuity of policies, growth of human resource and peace are essential elements for progress of the country which are on top priority of the government. Talking to the media at a local hotel on Friday, he said economy could...


 
 
 



 
 



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