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Dr Huma Baqai terms PM ISLAMABAD: Renowned analyst Dr Huma Baqai has termed Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's visit to United Kingdom very important especially with regard to the Afghan peace process.   Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that Britain will have an important role in the withdrawal of the coalition troops from Afghanistan.   Dr Huma said that former Nato commander in Afghanistan Gen Stanly Mc Chrystal also admitted that Islamabad's role is very important for Afghan reconciliation process.   She said that intermediary role of London and Turkey is also important to address issues among Pakistan, Afghanistan and US.   She said that Prime Minister has also assured Pakistani community that free and fair elections would be held in the country.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

Child crushed to death FAISALABAD: A five-year old boy was crushed to death after falling from a tractor, near Tandlianwala in Saddar police limits.   Zahid Sarfraz, r/o chak 408-GB, and his son Muhammad Abdullah were travelling on a tractor when the child fell from the vehicle and crushed under its wheels. He received serious injuries and died on the spot. Saddar police registered report of the incident.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
CM condemns gas station blast KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has strongly condemned the explosion at a gas station in Qayoomabad area here on Monday evening.   According to a statement, the Chief Minister called for a report from Additional Inspector General of Police about the incident.   He also directed the Police, Rangers and other Law Enforcement Agencies to take strict measures to counter the activities of terrorists and provide security to life and properties of the citizens.   Copyright APP (Associated ...
CM Sindh announces grant of Rs4mn for KPC KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, on Monday announced a grant of Rupees four million for the Karachi Press Club (KPC).   A KPC statement said that a delegation of the office bearers of Karachi Press Club led by its President, Imtiaz Faran Khan, met with Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister House here.   It said that the Chief Minister stated that he would visit the KPC next week and hand over challans of ...
MJC to organise conference to pay tribute to Afzal Guru tomorrow ISLAMABAD: Mutahidda Jihad Council (MJC) announced on Monday to organise a conference to pay homage to Afzal Guru Shaheed in the National Press Club Islamabad on February 13 (Wednesday).   Political and jihadi leaders from all Kashmir liberation organizations will participate in the conference.   According to a press release, the conference of MJC will be held in the National Press Club Islamabad on February 13 and the participants will pay tribute to martyr Afzal Guru who was ...
SC directs authorities to make sure former OGRA chief arrest ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Foreign office to make sure the arrest of former chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Tauqeer Sadiq till February 14.   A two- member bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain resumed hearing on the case of multi-billion rupees corruption scam of former chairman OGRA.   The bench also directed NAB to submit decumentary record over the arrest ...
PML-N to award tickets on performance: CM   MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Monday pledged to bring about agricultural and industrial revolution in the country if his party Pakistan Muslim League (N) voted to power in next elections. Inaugurating the Multan Industrial Estate Phase-II, Shahbaz Sharif said his party may not field the sitting parliamentarians who failed to deliver.   Fresh aspirants of party tickets would be given chance in the next elections to serve the masses alongwith those sitting members of the assemblies ...


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