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Constitution, laws being followed for dealing with national matters: Irfan ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs, Irfan Siddiqui on Sunday said that the Constitution and laws are being followed while dealing with national issues.Talking to a news channel, he said that terrorists do not believe in civilization, laws, Constitution of the country.He said that the state cannot adopt uncivilized or unconstitutional ways for dealing with the matters of terrorists or execution process.He said that the people who were given death penalty are being executed according to the rules and regulation and laws of the country.Irfan Siddiqui said that no special exercise or practice and method was being adopted for such criminal elements.He said that the present government had taken concrete measures to implement the laws of the country.To a question on Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), reservation on previous election, he said that all the matters regarding PTI chief would be settled through dialogue and a committee.Copyright ...

Chinese delegation meets Hamza Shahbaz LAHORE: A six-member Chinese delegation led by Mr Chen Fengxiang, Vice Minister of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called on MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif here at the main party secretariat on Sunday.Hamza Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the delegation and highlighted that terrorism in all its manifestation shall be rooted out from the soil of Pakistan and a decisive military action was underway.He also mentioned that Pak-China time-tested friendship would get a more meaningful expression after ...
President inquires after health of Peshawar tragedy victims PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and inquired after the health of students injured during the last week terrorist attack.The President lauded the courage and bravery of the injured students and expressed his satisfaction over treatment and medical facilities provided to them.Later, the President also held a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi.He was briefed over the law and order situation in the province and FATA.Copyright APP ...
Shahbaz vows to crush terrorists, facilitators  LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said, every Pakistani grieved at the worst incident of terrorism in Peshawar and the beasts involved in the tragedy deserve maximum punishment. "Time has come to purge the country of terrorists and their facilitators," he added. He was presiding over a meeting of cabinet committee on law and order situation in the province here Thursday. Measures for ensuring foolproof security arrangements in educational institutions were considered ...
MPAs appreciate end of PTI sit-in LAHORE: Lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly welcomed the decision by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) to end Islamabad sit-in,and termed it a step towards strong Pakistan."Recent sit-ins and protests have harmed the national economy and affected the country's rapid development pace," they observed.Talking to APP at the Punjab Assembly premises here,the legislators Zaeem Qadri,Rana Muhammed Arshad,Majid Zahoor,Khawaja Imran Nazir,Yasin Sohal,Hina Pervaiz Butt,Azma Bokhari said Pakistan is confronted with multiple challenges and the carnage at Peshawar has jolted ...
Pakistan to observe 100th anniversary of poet Maulana Hali ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday reviewed arrangements to observe the 100th death anniversary of the legendary poet Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali all across the country.Chairing a meeting to finalize events on the 100th Death Anniversary of the legendary poet Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali, he asked various organizations to arrange programmes, seminars and other activities to mark the day.He asked the Pakistan Post to finalize the design of postal ...
APC acknowledges govt efforts to eliminate terrorism: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon said on Wednesday the All Parties Conference (APC) acknowledged the serious efforts being made by government to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.Talking to a private news channel, she said presence of the country's top political leadership, including Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, at the APC in Peshawar showed the determination of the government to eliminate terrorists.Marvi said that ...


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