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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt making reforms for FATA's inclusion in Pakistan: Jhagra ISLAMABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Saturday said the present government was making reforms for inclusion of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan.Speaking in an exclusive interview with PTV, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif formed a committee led by Advisor to PM for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other members include Minister for SAFRON Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for Law Zahid Hamid, PM's Adviser on National Security Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua and the Secretary for SAFRON to evolve a consensus on FATA reforms.He said the committee held a meeting with tribal chiefs, journalists and students regarding the reforms and the consensus was developed to remove the 'Frontier Crimes Regulation' (FCR) law that was framed by the British.Zafar Jhagra said the majority of people of the areas wanted merger with KP province. A report was prepared for FATA reforms by the committee ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt making reforms for FATA's inclusion in Pakistan: Jhagra ISLAMABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Saturday said the present government was making reforms for inclusion of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan.Speaking in an exclusive interview with PTV, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif formed a committee led by Advisor to PM for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other members include Minister for SAFRON Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for Law Zahid Hamid, PM's Adviser on National Security Lt ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Sri Lankan minister felicitates Dar on successful hosting SAARC Finance Ministers meeting ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake here on Saturday congratulated Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on successful hosting of the 8th SAARC Finance Ministers Meeting and stated that decisions reached in the meeting would further strengthen the SAARC process.Karunanayake heading a Sri Lankan delegation which attended the the SAARC Finance Ministers meeting, called on Ishaq Dar.He also appreciated the exceptional economic performance of Pakistan over the past three years and said Pakistan's economy was ...

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CM's accusation against federation about power pilferage baseless: Amir Muqam SWAT: Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam has said that KP CM's accusations against the federal government about power pilferage were basless, urging the PTI leadership to stop mudslinging campaign, politics of 'Dharnas' and opposition for the sake of opposition and instead concentrate on welfare of the masses and development of the province. He was addressing inaugural ceremonies of inauguration of gas projects at Odigram and Gogdara in the district on Saturday. The PML-N would ...

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Sindh govt committed to purge Karachi from terrorists, outlaws: CM KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and restoration of law & order are his top priorities.Therefore, indiscriminate action against the criminals must be continued. "We are committed to purge this city of terrorists and criminals."This he said while talking to DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar who called on him here at the CM House on Saturday, said a statement.The Director General Pakistan Rangers, ...

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Fatemi stresses upon non-discriminatory criteria for NSG membership ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has emphasized the need for equal treatment to all applicants of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), based on objective and non-discriminatory criteria.The Special Assistant who is currently on an official visit to Astana (Kazakhstan) as a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov and Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev, said a press release ...

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Dar hopeful of materializing SAEU dream soon ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Friday expressed the hope that the dream of establishing South Asian Economic Union (SAEU) would be materialized soon to ensure regional development and pull out the people from poverty and hunger."I am sure that we will come up with concrete recommendations on steps to ultimate goal of the SAEU that would provide a viable way of getting the peoples of our region out of poverty and would give ...