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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Senate to provide policy guidelines on IoK, LoC situation ISLAMABAD: The Senate has assumed its role of providing policy guidelines to the government for adopting a robust strategy in the latest situation developing between India and Pakistan.The Senate Committee of the Whole House held an in-camera meeting Thursday chaired by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani to seek briefing from the government on the situation between India and Pakistan.The Committee took serious note of grave human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir and recent incidents of LoC violations committed by India.Leaders from all parliamentary parties present at the meeting were briefed by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence along with Secretary Defence and Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs.Both the Defense Minister and the Advisor informed the committee about the latest situation between India and Pakistan and steps being taken by the government in this regard. The briefings were followed by extensive questions and answers ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Youth have potential to make Pakistan more peaceful, prosperous: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that the youth of the country have the potential to make Pakistan more peaceful, prosperous and developed country."With vigor, love for their country and innovative capabilities, the young people can play vital role in the emergence of new Pakistan", the minister said while addressing the 7th National Youth Peace Festival held here.The Festival was organized by Chanan Development Association in collaboration with ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

India has track record of impeding SAARC process: FO ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said India had a track record of impeding the process of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), terming such approach as against the interests of region's prosperity and development."Most of the times, it is India that has postponed the SAARC meetings in the past and created hurdles in its smooth functioning," the Foreign Office spokesman said at a weekly press briefing, in response to India's decision not to ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pakistan capable to defend its territory: Maulana Fazlur Rehman ISLAMABAD: Chairman Kashmir Committee and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday said Pakistan is fully capable to defend its territory and thwart any external aggression. Talking to media outside the Parliament House, Fazlur Rehman said, India was trying to disturb regional peace by threatening Pakistan but our armed forces are fully equipped to reply the aggression of India and International community should listen the voice of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmiri for ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Khursheed Shah urges govt for future planning for agri sector ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Thursday called upon the government to focus on future challenges and evolve a strategy to cope with problems that may confront the country in upcoming decades. "Let us focus on the challenges we are going to face due to population increase and subsequent food security issues. We need to give incentives to our farmers to increase agriculture production," he said speaking in the House. ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP verification campaign targets including left over voters in ERs ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) door-to-door verification campaign of registering 4.83 million holders of new Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) aims to include the left over voters in the Electoral Rolls (ERs).Clarifying ECP's position in connection with an article of Sarwar Bari published in daily Express Tribune on September 26, the spokesman said the aim of the exercise was to facilitate potential voters.The lists of Preliminary Electoral Rolls have already been displayed at ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

LCCI urged agitating parties to play role for political stability %9 LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Wednesday urged agitating parties to play their due role for political stability in the country.LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed said political instability was ruining trade and economic activities in the country.At present, they said, enemies of Pakistan were challenging our integration and sovereignty, therefore, agitating circles should act wisely and show commitment with the country and ...