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PPP demands joint session of parliament LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has demanded a joint session of the parliament for a comprehensive discussion on terrorism.In a statement issued here on Friday, he said a joint session was also needed to discuss those organisations which were working to prepare a terrorist mind-set in the society.He said the collective wisdom of the national political leadership at last supported the stance of the PPP that force was needed to combat terrorism as they believed in barbarism and did not know the meanings of delicacy.Wattoo said it was a good sign that whole political leadership was on one page against terrorism and it would play a decisive role in eradication of terrorism from the society.He stressed the need for national unity to defeat terrorists and terrorism.He suggested the government to take all Muslim countries especially friends on board regarding strategy against terrorism as their cooperation ...

No permits to be issued for houbara bustard hunting: LHC told LAHORE: The federal government on Friday told the Lahore High Court (LHC) that no permits would be issued for hunting of houbara bustards in the country.On behalf of the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Mian Irfan gave the assurace in this regard before Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, who was hearing a petition filed by Naeem Sadiq, challenging 33 special permits issued to royals and senior officials from the Gulf to hunt the protected houbara ...
German ambassador briefed on TDAP's workings ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Cyrill Nunn and Dr. Tilo Klinner, CG of Germany were briefed on the working of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) by its chief executive on Friday.The German diplomats were informed about the trade volume of Pakistan and Germany and exhibitions being organized by TDAP in Germany. The TDAP chief executive said that he was trying his level best to make the authority a best TPO in the world ...
Dense foggy conditions to continue ISLAMABAD: The met office on Friday forecast very cold and dry weather with dense foggy conditions in most parts of the country including federal capital for the next 24 hours.Very cold and dry weather is expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.However, dense foggy conditions would prevail over Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur divisions while foggy conditions in Sargodha, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions including plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and ...
Japan to stand by Pakistan in fight against terrorism: FM ISLAMABAD: The state minister for foreign affairs Minoru Kiuchi has Friday expressed his country's support to Pakistan, saying, Tokyo will stand by it in its fight against terrorism. He visited Pakistan embassy in Tokyo Thursday and signed the Condolence Book in memory of those innocents who embraced Shahadat in the Peshawar School massacre on Tuesday, said a message received here Friday.The State Minister conveyed the deepest sympathy and support of the Government and people of ...
Ulema condemn Peshawar school carnage KARACHI: Religious scholars have strongly condemned Tuesday's Peshawar terrorism incident and expressed their full support to operation Zarb-e-Azb and other actions against terrorists.The religious scholars from various schools of thought at a meeting, presided over by Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul- Ebad to review arrangements for Eid Milad-un- Nabi (P.B.U.H.) related programmes, said it is hard to find precedent in history of such a brutal act of the massacre of innocent children, said a handout issued ...
246 on death row in distt jail KASUR: There are as many as 246 prisoners on death row in the district jail here. According to officials, 16 out of 246 filed mercy petition with the President of Pakistan, while 33 filed appeals with the Supreme Court and remaining 197 with the Lahore High Court.Sources said all these prisoners were awaiting courts' decision.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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