Last update: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05am

General News: Pakistan


On the sidelines of the meeting of Standing Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development Affairs, the Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani held meetings with Parliamentary delegations of different countries in Islamabad and exchanged view on matters of mutual interests. The Chairman Senate said that the fast changing regional and global scenario calls for more cooperation in trade, economy and other fields to pave the way for regional integration. We are faced with various common challenges and joint efforts are required to overcome them, Raza Rabbani remarked.
The failed coup attempt in Turkey hardly directly affects Pakistan. There are many differences between the two countries in the evolution of their political institutions. Unlike Turkey, where Islamist and secular ideas compete for political space, in Pakistan, the power structure is not a product of ideology or beliefs, says a report titled "Difficult time for Turkey" by the Institute of Policy Reforms.
Commodore Syed Asad Karim SI (M) has been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, said a statement issued by Pakistan Navy Tuesday. Rear Admiral Syed Asad Karim was commissioned in Supply Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1984. He is a graduate of National Defence University, Islamabad and Royal Military College of Science UK. He holds Masters Degree in Defence Logistics Management from Cranfield University UK and Masters Degree in National Security & War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and Intelligence Agencies on Wednesday foiled a major terror bid in Quetta and Mach and arrested nine Afghans in a joint operation. According to FC spokesperson, the security forces carried out a search operation in Mach and diffused 20kg explosives which were planted on a road side to target some important convoys.
Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday took notice of death of British Pakistani woman in Jhelum and ordered immediate and clean investigation into the matter. In a statement issued here, he directed Regional Police Officer (RPO) and District Police Officer (DPO) to investigate in order to establish facts of her death.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that the audit of public sector spending was very essential to ensure transparency, judicious utilisation of money and accountability. The President appreciated the improvement in performance of the office of the Auditor General and noted with satisfaction that the office had made recoveries worth billions of rupees.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Syed Qaim Ali Shah as chief minister of Sindh. Shah along with CM-designate Murad Ali Shah called on Governor Sindh at Governor 's House where he submitted his resignation. Talking to media persons after accepting Shah's resignation, Dr Ibad said that Qaim Ali Shah's resignation from the office of the chief minister was a political decision.