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Dialogue process only way forward to improve Pak-India ties: Rehman Malik ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik Monday said Pakistan and India have pursued a process of dialogue that will improve the bilateral relations.   Talking to newsmen here at a local hotel on the occasion of republic day reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner, the Interior Minister said it is in the interest of both the countries, India and Pakistan that the peace process should be continued and all the issues should be resolved through negotiations.   The Interior Minister said dialogue process is the only way forward to improve the bilateral relations of Pakistan and India.   Replying to a question about the recent statement of bollywood Muslim star Shah Rukh, the Interior Minister asked the Indian Government to provide security to Shah Rukh. He said although Shah Rukh is a Muslim but he is Indian national and it is their responsibility to provide him security to remove the apprehensions of Shah Rukh in this regard.   The ...

Indonesian journalists goodwill visit to Pakistan ISLAMABAD: A team of six prominent journalists from leading private and state media of Indonesia is currently touring Pakistan on a week-long goodwill visit program to obtain first-hand knowledge about the land, people, culture and political developments here.   They are scheduled to meet Pakistani leadership as well as officials and representatives of the civil society to foster positive image of Pakistan, a press release reaching here from Jakarta said.   The group of journalists has a good understanding ...
Altaf expresses grief over killing of business leader KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has expressed grief and sorrow over killing of the former president of Karachi Electronic Dealers Association Muhammad Irfan.   In a condolence message, he expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and traders of the electronic market.   Altaf Hussain demanded Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul- Ebad Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take notice of the killing and bring the perpetrators to justice.   He also called for ...
ECP nominates appellate tribunal for Sindh by elections ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday nominated two member Appellate Tribunal for disposal of appeals against the decisions of returning officers in connection with bye elections of Sindh Assembly.   According to notification Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto of Sindh High Court would hear appeals of the candidates of PS-73 Jamshoro-cum-Dadu, PS-84 Thatta-I PS-101 Karachi-XIII, PS-103 Karachi-XV,PS-113 Karachi-XXV, PS-115 Karachi-XXVII.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
Bahawalpur province ahead of elections if opposition cooperates: Chandio ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for political affairs senator Maula Bukhsh Chandio Monday assured Bhawalpur Janoobi Punjab (BJP) province would be created before general elections if the opposition did not hinder its creation.   While criticizing the opposition, he told APP that PML (N) was trying to manipulate the situation for point-scoring and gaining political milage in coming general elections.   That was why it was applying all possible delaying tactics on the issue and deprived the people of Southern Punjab ...
Ch. Shujat cuts cake to celebrate 68th birthday LAHORE: The leaders and workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) on Monday gathered here to celebrate the 68th birthday of their leader Chaudhry Shujat Hussain.   The PML-Q President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain cut his birthday cake at his residence here.PML Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed and Ch Shafaat Hussain were also present on this occasion.   Women parliamentarians and others present there congratulated Ch Shujat Hussain and expressed their best wishes for his long and healthy life and ...
LHC allows fuel adjustment charges from industrial units LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Monday allowed National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and others to recover fuel adjustment charges from industrial units as per notification.   However, the court exempted domestic consumers using upto 350 units of electricity from fuel adjustment charges. The domestic consumers using more than 350 units would have  to pay fuel adjustment charges, the court observed.   The court ordered respondents to refund money, if received from domestic ...


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