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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Khurram lauds Govt steps against elimination of terrorism ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Monday lauded the present government concrete steps for eliminating terrorism and extremism from the country.All the political parties were united against eradication of terrorism and extremism despite differences among them, he said in a PTV programme.He expressed deep grief and sorrow over the killing of renowned Qawwal Amjad Fareed Sabri and kidnapping of Awais Shah.The minister said Karachi operation was launched with the consensus of all political parties to restore peace in economic hub of the country. No political party has given remarks against Karachi operation, he added.He said peace was restored in the mega city due to operation and there was massive decrease in heinous and street crimes, target killings and extortion.Khurram Dastgir said Karachi law and order situation was much better as compared to past as people are living in peaceful environment without fear.He said that criminals do not have any ...

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Democracy is future of country: Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said that the nation and country's institutions have acknowledged the fact that democracy was the future of the country.In a statement he said due to operation Zarb-e-Azb terrorist activities have reduced in the country and people of various walks of life were appreciating this operation.The minister said it was the commitment of the government to eliminate terrorism from its ...

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Ayaz Sadiq for ending deadlock on ToRs LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday called upon the government and the opposition parties to bring an end to the deadlock on the terms of reference (ToRs) in the Panama Papers investigations.Responding to the mediamen at an Iftar dinner at Rehmanpura, Ichhra here, he said dialogue was the best solution rather than taking to the raods to address issues.The Speaker NA appreciated the treasury benches and the opposition for reposing confidence ...

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Govt starts consultation with opposition for appointing ECP members ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has started consultation with the opposition to appoint four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), one each from each province.After the ECP was rendered incomplete with the retirement of its four members on June 12, the electoral process has been at halt across the country, including mayoral or deputy mayoral elections, bye-polls in various constituencies and notification of newly-elected parliamentarians.The four ECP members, who retired from their office after ...

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Shehbaz reviews progress on Bab-e-Pakistan project LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here on Saturday to review progress on Bab-e-Pakistan project.Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq also participated in the meeting.Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that Bab-e-Pakistan is being constructed in the memory of those who rendered sacrifices for the creation of Pakistan. He said that it was a collective responsibility to apprise the new generation about the objectives of ...

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No negative impact of refrendum on Pakistan exports to Britain under GSP-Plus: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan Saturday said despite outcome of British referendum to leave EU there would no negative impact on Pakistani exports to Britain under Generalised Scheme of Preferences ( GSP-Plus).The minister, in a statement, asked Pakistani exporters to continue their exports to Britain as there was no apprehension of UK withdrawing GSP Plus status for Pakistan.He said the ministries of Commerce and Foreign Affairs were in constant touch with Pakistan High ...

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SC reserves verdict in PSM employees union case seeking payment of salaries ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict in Pakistan Steel Mills Employees Union case seeking directions for payment of salaries to employees before Eid. The division bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the case filed by People Worker's Union of PSM. During the course of proceedings, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan remarked that the apex court do not take too much suo-moto notices after 2014. He remarked that ...