Last update: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03am

General News: Pakistan


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a high-level meeting at Corps Headquarters Karachi directed all commanders to leave 'no stone unturned' in finding the perpetrators behind the murder of Amjad Sabri and kidnapping of Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) son Awais Shah.
Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) will be given free hand to counter terrorists in Karachi, Aaj News reported on Sunday night. Important decisions were made at a high level meeting at Corps 5 Headquarters where Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, Corps Commander Naveed Mukhtar and Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal attended.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday met Chief Justice of Sindh High Court Justice Sajjad Ali Shah. He was accompanied by the Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan. The Interior Minister apprised the Chief Justice of the headway so far made towards the efforts for the recovery of his son, Awais Ali Shah.
Pakistan would continue co-operating with efforts to promote "fair and equitable" solutions to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation challenges, a top Pakistani diplomat has said, while working to prevent proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) to states as well as non-state actors.
The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Abdul Majeed on Sunday while exercising his powers under Interim Constitutional Act-1974 of Article 14 Sub Section(3) ousted two cabinet ministers by giving formally approval. The ousted ministers were Minister for Revenue and Custodian Chaudhry Ali Shan Soni and Minister for AKLAS and Fisheries Raja Wajid-ur- Rehman.
Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Sunday visited the residence of renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down in Karachi on Wednesday last. He expressed condolences with the bereaved family and also offered fateha for the departed soul.
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who arrived here on Sunday called on Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan at the Governor House. A statement from the Governor House said that the overall law and order situation in the province, the on-going operation in the metropolis and other matters came up for discussion during the meeting.