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Pakistan offers help to rescue Indian soldiers: ISPR ISLAMABAD: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan on Thursday called his Indian counterpart and offered help for rescuing Indian soldiers, trapped under avalanche in Siachen.An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said, "Pakistan DGMO called his Indian counterpart and offered help for rescue of Indian soldiers who came under snow avalanche in Northren Areas".According to international media reports around ten Indian soldiers were missing after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian occupied Kashmir on Wednesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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US, Pakistan Sign MoU for 7th Phase of S&T Programme ISLAMABAD: David Hale, Ambassador of the United States in Pakistan and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) here for the seventh phase of Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperation Programme.The MoU will provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high-level collaborative research in science and technology, with a new focus on health and other fields such as water, energy, and information technology.Minister of State ...

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Shahid Afridi conferred CSR award by NFEH KARACHI: Shahid Khan Afridi, seasoned cricketer and also the chairman of Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF), has been conferred the 8th Corporate Social Responsibility by National Forum for Environment and Health.The ceremony to confer CSR award to Shahid Afridi was held here at a local hotel the other day where NFEH President, Muhammad Naeem Qureshi presented the award to the SAF chairman, said a press release issued here Thursday.The CSR award was conferred to Shahid Afridi ...

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PM accepts resignation of Chairman PIA Nasser Jafar ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday accepted the resignation of Chairman Pakistan International Airlines Nasser Jafar, a spokesperson of the PM House said.The Chairman of the national flag carrier had tendered his resignation following the nation wide strike by its workers, against the proposed privatisation of the airline.According to the PM House Spokesperson the Secretary Aviation has been given the additional charge of the airline.PIA sources said the airline has suffered losses of ...

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Pakistan to host D-8 Trade Ministers' Council Meeting ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host the Trade Ministers' Council Meeting of the D-8 to deliberate upon the status of Preferential Trade Agreement among the contracting parties which is in advance stage here on February 17.Pakistan will be the chair of this Trade Ministers' Council for the first time.The members would discuss the tariff reduction lists provided so far by the members states.As of now, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey have submitted their lists, said a ...

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Sweden ambassador calls on Khawaja Asif ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Sweden to Pakistan Tomas Rosander, Thursday called on Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Water and Power and Defence.According to a press release issued here, they discussed the issues of mutual interest including cooperation in the field of energy and defence sectors.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PIA strike affecting business activities in KP PESHAWAR: Former President Khyber Pakthunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI), Yousaf Sarwar said Thursday that strike of employees of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) was adversely affecting business activities in the province besides causing colossal losses to the national kitty. Yousaf Sarwar told APP that investors, businessmen and industrialists of Khyber Pakthunkhwa was facing great difficulties to reach Karachi and abroad to attend their scheduled meetings with business and industrial firms due to cancellations of ...