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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday presented a five-point charter of demands, threatening the government that he would take to streets if the demands were not met. Addressing a large rally here, Imran called for reduction in prices of diesel, kerosene oil and petrol by Rs 20 per litre and Rs 5 respectively.
The Czech government paid a $6-million (5.4-million-euro) ransom to secure the release last year of two women kidnapped in Pakistan, the Respekt weekly reports in its Monday edition.
All issues regarding deportees between Pakistan and the European Union have been settled. An understanding to this effect was reached at a meeting between the two sides held in Brussels. The European Union has assured to address reservations of Pakistan about the deportees. The mechanism developed by the Interior Ministry will be followed for confirmation of the deportees' nationality and their return. The European Union will also share evidence with Pakistan for deporting people on the basis of terrorism and other crimes.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has welcomed and appreciated EU's understanding of Pakistan's concerns in the implementation of the EURA agreement. He was reacting to the news that a broad-based understanding has been reached in the Joint Readmission Committee's meeting held in Brussels.
An eleven-member Afghan delegation comprising members of civil society and parliament arrived in Islamabad on Sunday for a landmark series of Track 1.5/2 meetings/dialogues.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has termed the statement of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, which he gave while addressing a joint session of AJK Legislative Assembly and Kashmir Council in Muzaffarabad on Kashmir Solidarity Day, as historic and based on political realities of Jammu and Kashmir.
Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Khawaja Muhammad Mansha ullah Butt has said that PML-N led government was making hectic efforts for purging the country from the menace of terrorism and making it a safe heaven. Addressing book lunching ceremony of "Mata-e-Watan" written by Ms. Rabia Rehman last night he reiterated that terrorism will be routed out with active support of the people in the country.