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PM increased AJK development funds to Rs 21bn: Barjees ISLAMABAD: Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir Tuesday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had approved increase in development funds of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from Rs 11 billion to Rs 21 billion.Addressing a press conference here, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government would fulfill its promises made with the people of Kashmir during the election campaign.The PML-N won the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections with a heavy majority, he noted.Barjees said the prime minister held four meetings with the AJK Prime Minister and his cabinet members and discussed the projects for Azad Kashmir in detail.The recent budget session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Muzaffarabad, continued for four hours and all development projects came under discussion, he added.The Prime Minister, he said, wanted Kashmir to be a prosperous region and was keenly interested in its ...

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PTI holds no evidence on Panama Papers: Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had not a single evidence to prove its allegations in the Panama Papers case.PTI's allegations against the prime minister were based on lies, he said while talking to a private news channel.The minister said it was easy to level allegations against opponents but the courts wanted evidence.He said PTI chief Imran Khan had ...

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CTDs set up to eliminate terrorism: Musadik ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik said on Tuesday that Counter Terrorism Departments (CTDs) were established to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan's valiant armed forces had played a pivotal role in wiping out terrorists. The 'Zarb-e-Azb' operation had broken the back of terrorists and the whole nation was proud of the forces for their success, he added.Musadik Malik said a large ...

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Pakistan condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul, Kandahar ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned terrorist attacks near the parliament building in Kabul and Kandahar on Tuesday that resulted in loss of precious lives."The government and people of Pakistan extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured," a Foreign Office statement issued here said."Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations and reaffirms its commitment for continued efforts and cooperation ...

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Govt taking steps for enhancing literary activities: Irfan ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui said on Tuesday that the government was taking steps for enhancing literary activities in the country.Since literature reflected love for humanity, that was why Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had declared 2017 as the year of 'Zarb-e-Qalam' to highlight soft image of the country, he stated while talking to PTV.He said the prime minister had released massive funds for promotion of ...

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Indo-Pak Peace Calendar for promoting ties between Pak-India PESHAWAR: Speakers at a launching of Indo-Pak Peace calendar here Tuesday stressed on promoting a lasting relationship between Pakistan and India. Speakers called upon the main stream political leadership of the two countries to play their role for bridging the gap between the two governments and bringing the two nations more closers. The event was organized at Bacha Khan Markaz here under the patronage of "Aaghaze Dosti" (The beginning of friendship) a joint venture of ...

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SC seeks report on budgetary allocations for slums ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial government to submit details about budgetary allocations for the inhabitants of Katchi Abadis (slums) and low-cost areas.An SC bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Dost Muhamamd Khan resumed hearing in identical petitions filed against the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and police action in the Katchi Abadi of Sector I-11 in the Federal Capital.The court directed the CDA to submit details regarding establishment of ...