Last update: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03am

General News: Pakistan


Afghanistan wants to limit tensions with Pakistan, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has said, after ties between the two countries further strained over several issues including Kabul's blame game policy. Abdullah made the remarks during a meeting in his office with the European Union representative, Franz-Michael Skjold Melbin, Abdullah office said.
United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have strongly condemned the blast in Parachinar that killed 25 and injured dozens of others on Saturday. United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale has condemned Parachinar attack and expressed sympathies with the affected families.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited Parachinar of Kurram Agency to inquire about health of the injured of bomb blast that claimed 25 lives and left many wounded. The army chief visited the hospital where he met and inquired about health of those injured victims of the blast who are under treatment, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
FC Balochistan along with other LEAs apprehended 81 suspects and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during last week foiling terrorist actions. Alongside, 32 Area Dominating operations were also carried out in Quetta city in collaboration with young volunteers from civil society.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday urged overseas Pakistanis to play role in progress of Pakistan. While talking the president of PML-N chapter in UK, Zubair Gull in London, Nawaz said that overseas Pakistanis have an important role in development of Pakistan. He assured that all possible steps would be taken to revolve issues of Pakistanis living abroad.
Adviser to CM Sindh for information, Moula Bux Chandio has said that women of Pakistan are highly talented and objectives of progress and development of the country could not be achieved without utilising the capabilities of women.
The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, has said that Sindh Government was creating awareness in the province regarding upcoming census in the country. Talking to the media during visits to different villages in Jamshoro district on Sunday, Shah told that all the concerned officials and staff had been warned that negligence would not be tolerated.