Last update: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10pm

General News: Pakistan


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that there is no space for terrorism, extremism and sectarianism in Pakistan and all-out efforts will be made for development, prosperity and peace in the country of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed lowest number of incidents of terrorism in the year 2016 as compared to last six years. This was told in a detailed briefing to Inspector General of Police (IGP) KP Nasir Khan Durrani by Additional IG CTD Salah-ud-Din here on Monday.
Jamaat-e-Islami woman MNA Begum Aisha Syed has called upon the government to make an appeal to the outgoing US President Barak Obama for the release of Pakistan's respected lady Dr Aafia Siddiqui. In a statement issued on Monday, she said that the government had kept up a criminal silence over the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. She said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2013 election campaign had assured Dr Aafia's mother that immediately after taking over as Prime Minister, he would strive for the release of the detained lady.
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) has submitted a calling attention notice with the National Assembly Secretariat against increase in petroleum products prices. PPPP members of the National Assembly including Syed Naveed Qamar, Imran Zafar Laghari, Mir Aijaz Jakhrani, Shazia Mari, Shagufta Jumani and Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah submitted the calling attention notice in the National Assembly Secretariat here on Monday.
Pakistan Qaumi Movement (PQM) Chairman Iqbal Kazmi on Monday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking permission to take out rally on January 21, 2017 in which Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain is likely to address.
President of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP), Asif Ali Zardari and party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will discuss Washington-Islamabad relations with US senators, congressmen and other senior officials.
PPP Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira said Monday Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto would announce a protest movement against the government after leading a rally from Lahore to Faisalabad on 19th January. He was addressing a press conference at the PPP secretariat after presiding over a meeting to finalise arrangement in connections with Bilawal's rally.