Last update: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11pm

General News: Pakistan


President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday urged Pakistani youth at home and abroad to equip them with latest knowledge and fast-evolving technologies like computers, Internet, smart phones etc, as their positive use could help achieve individual and collective progress.
Minister of State and Chairman Privatisation Commission Muhammad Zubair has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s plan of shutting down Islamabad on November 2 is tantamount to revolt against the state.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif paid a visit to THQ hospital Raiwind Sunday. He inspected different wards, inquired from the patients and asked about the facilities being provided in the hospital. He expressed displeasure over non appearance of staff at reception. He reprimanded MS on poor cleanliness condition and dirtiness of washbasin in Operation Theater of the hospital. He said that wastage of the hard-earned money of the poor nation in such a way is shameful.
KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that operation Zarb-e-Azb and border management has helped bring maximum improvement in law and order situation, saying that the provincial government has never attempted the forceful expulsion of Afghan refugees, rather have discouraged the illegal movement of unregistered refugees.
The government should accept four-point demand put forward by Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to defuse the current political crisis created by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. This was stated by PPP Senator Saeed Ghani while addressing a press conference at Media Centre Islamabad along with Nazir Dhoki and Capt Wasif on Sunday afternoon.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday announced the launch of mass contact campaign. In a press conference at Karachi, the MQM Pakistan chief said that in a day or two the party's 100-day mass contact campaign will commence.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid glowing tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on 15th death anniversary of Mother of Democracy who sacrificed her whole family for democracy and rights of the people of Pakistan.