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Senate expresses deep sorrow, grief over demise of Saudi King ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday unanimously expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died on January 23.Leader of the House Raja Zafar-ul-Haq moved the resolution. The House unanimously accorded approval to the resolution which says the late King was a visionary leader, a sincere and reliable friend of Pakistan. It said the Saudi King occupied a special place and held in high esteem in the Muslim Ummah and the world. Pakistani people will always cherish the warm support, King extended to Pakistan in every difficult hour. The late King would be remembered for ever for his efforts to promote inter-faith harmony.Speaking on the occasion, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the people of Saudi Arabia. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

LHC Multan bench upholds death penalty of three convicts LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Multan Bench Thursday upheld death penalty of three convicts in different cases.According to a press release issued here, the bench comprising Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq rejected an appeal of convict, Muhammad Shafi who murdered four police officials.Anti Terrorism Court (ATC), Multan, awarded death penalty on five counts and 10-years jail term to Muhammad Shafi besides Rs two million fine on September 22, 2012.The accused was arrested ...
British Council delegation calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: A delegation of British Council, led by its Chief Executive Ciaran Devane, on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and agreed to promote ongoing cooperation with Punjab in education sector.Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said the Punjab government had taken revolutionary steps for the promotion of education during the last six years, adding that quality education was the right of every child which was being ensured by the government.He said ...
President accepts Governor Punjab resignation ISLAMABAD: On a summary initiated by the Cabinet Division, the President has approved the Prime Minister's advice for acceptance of resignation of Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Governor Punjab.He had announced to quit the office on Thursday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Ruling coalition partners to contest upcoming local govt elections jointly in KP: CM PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said the ruling coalition partners in Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government comprising PTI, Jamaat-e- Islami and Awami Jamhori Ittehad Pakistan (AJIP) will contest the upcoming local govt elections jointly. Talking to local office bearers of PTI Tehsil Khaal Dir Payan here on Thursday, he said the KP government will transfer additional 30% funds to the local bodies wherein each district will receive extra development funds to the tune of Rs. 400 ...
LHC upholds death penalty of three terrorists LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday upheld death penalty of three terrorists who were convicted for attacking and blowing up police checkpost in Mianwali.The division bench comprising Justice Abdul Sami Khan and Justice Sadqat Ali Khan announced the decision while dismissing appeals filed by terrorists Abdullah Ghazali, Abdul Hai and Saleem Zaman.During the hearing, the defendant's counsel pleaded the bench to acquit the accused being innocent. He submitted that the accused were ...
Multilateral institutions laud govt economic policies: Pervaiz ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that the economic policies of the government have been appreciated by credible multilateral institutions.Reacting to the remarks made by PTI leader Imran Khan in his news conference on Wednesday, the Minister said that appreciation of rupee against dollar and increase in GDP growth and foreign exchange reserves were indicative of the prudent economic policies of the government. He said the problem of petrol shortage was addressed through ...


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