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Sartaj meets Afghan President ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Sunday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference being held in Indian city of Amritsar.During their meeting, Sartaj Aziz and Afghan President discussed bilateral issues.The Advisor has arrived India to represent Pakistan in the two-day Heart of Asia (HoA) key meet with focus on regional cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours and the efforts for durable peace in the war-ravaged country during the transition period.Indian Prime Minister and President of Afghanistan will jointly inaugurate the ministerial conference today which is being attended by around 40 foreign ministers and dignitaries of 14 participating countries.The HoA initiative was launched in 2011 its members included Afghanistan, Pakistan Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates with objectives to boost economic and security cooperation.The Heart of Asia Process initiative has the support of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Finland, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Norway, ...

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Sartaj meets Doval      ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Sunday met Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.They met on the sidelines of the 6th ministerial Heart of Asia Conference in the Indian city of Amritsar.Sartaj Aziz is representing Pakistan in the Conference. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PTI unable to present evidence before SC on Panama Papers: Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had not presented any evidence before the Supreme Court (SC) regarding Panama Papers case. Talking to a private TV channel, he said PTI had no evidence against the Prime Minister regarding Panama Papers issue. PTI was trying to remain active in politics through protest demonstrations and levelling baseless allegations on others, he added. He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would be vindicated from the court ...

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Society duty-bound to take care of special persons, protect their rights: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday said it was the duty of every individual of the society to take care of the special persons, ensure their education and training and protect their rights.  He was speaking at a function held here at the auditorium of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  The President said December 3 was important in a way that on this day Pakistani nation joins the world's voice in reiterating ...

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US congratulates Sindh Govt on signing agreements for SBEP KARACHI:  The United States has congratulated Sindh Government on signing agreements for Sindh Basic Education Program  (SBEP). A statement of US Consulate said here on Saturday that the Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah  witnessed the signing between Sindh School Education Department and Beaconhouse, IBA-Sukkur, and Indus Resource Centre and Charter for Compassion on the management and construction of five new schools  in Khairpur and Sukkur districts.   Included in the Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), these ...

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KP govt to put agriculture sector tube-wells on solar-energy this year: CM DIKHAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Saturday said the government was taking tangible measures to extend relief to growers, planning to put all existing all electricity-based tube-wells of agriculture sector on solar energy in the province during the current year.      Inaugurating Gomal Zam Command Area Project, the chief minister said the agriculture sector shared a good contribution in economic development, so the government would provide solar-powered tube-wells to the growers of the province as part of efforts to give impetus to ...

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PTI unable to present evidence before SC on Panama Papers: Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Friday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had not presented any evidence before the Supreme Court (SC) regarding Panama Papers case. Talking to a private TV channel, he said PTI had no evidence against the Prime Minister regarding Panama Papers issue. PTI was trying to remain active in politics through protest demonstrations and levelling baseless allegations on others, he added. He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would be vindicated from the court ...