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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Terror attacks significantly diminish in Pakistan: Raheel Sharif ISLAMABAD: Former Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General (R) Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said that the number of terror attacks had significantly dropped in the country.Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, he shed light over Pakistan's efforts against terrorism and sacrifices rendered by the countrymen and the soldiers, a private news channel reported.He said that terrorists were taking advantage of digital means of communication and called for the world powers to cooperate to root-out extremism.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECC approves guarantee limits for PIACL ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday gave approval for enhancing the government of Pakistan's guarantee limit for Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL) by Rs 10.5 billion from Rs 151 billion to Rs 161.5 billion.The meeting of the committee was Chaired by Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here.The proposal for enhancing the guarantee limit was given by the Aviation Division in order to cater to the immediate financial needs of ...

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No space for terrorism, sectarianism in Pakistan: CM LAHORE: Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that there is no space for terrorism, extremism and sectarianism in Pakistan. He pledged all-out efforts for development, prosperity and peace in the country of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The CM expressed these view in a meeting with Punjab Minister for Anti-Terrorism Col (R) Muhammad Ayub while discussing matters relating to terrorism, extremism and sectarianism. The CM said significant decline in incidents of terrorism and sectarianism has ...

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Senate condemns Modi's statement about Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday strongly condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi about attributing terrorism to Pakistan and reiterated there will be no compromise on defense and sovereignty of the country. The House unanimously adopted a resolution to send a strong message of national integrity to India and condemned Modi's statement of attributing terrorism to Pakistan and drawing a parallel between India and Israel evoking a parallel Kashmir and Palestine during the ...

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Dar, Google director discuss collaboration for economic digitalization ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Google Director Ann Lavin Wednesday discussed possibilities of collaboration in digitalization of economic activities in Pakistan.Google Director for Public Policy and Government Relations, Southeast Asia and Greater China, Ann Lavin, who called on the minister here, acknowledged the economic progress of Pakistan in last three years.She said her company could play a role in IT development, promotion of e-commerce and assist in attracting investment in Pakistan.The finance ...

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SC directs Secretary Estab to submit report over NAB appointments, promotions ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Secretary Establishment Division to submit a report regarding appointments on deputation and promotions in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a month.The three-member SC bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the suo moto notice case over alleged illegal appointments in NAB.During the course of proceedings, Advocate Hashmat Habib, counsel for Director General NAB Sindh Col Siraj Naeem, pleaded for steps for the safety of NAB ...

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Govt focusing on equitable development of all provinces: Info Minister ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government is equally focusing on development and prosperity of all provinces.Talking to media outside the Supreme Court on Monday, she said PML-N will make its mark in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the next General Elections because of the services it has rendered to the people.She said the PTI chief is continuing with his politics of lies and is hampering the process of ...