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NA session starts; fateha offered for martyred ISLAMABAD: Ninth session of the National Assembly started here in the Parliament House Monday evening with recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was in the chair. In the very onset the Speaker announced the panel of Chairpersons comprising MNAs Dr Tariq Fazl Chaudhry, Chaudhry Asadur Rehman, Dr Arif Alvi, Dr Azra Fazl, Iqbal Khan and Shahida Akhter Ali. The members will preside over the session in absence of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker National Assembly, in order of precedence. The House also offered fateha for father of MNAs Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Waseem Hussain, sister of MNA Mahmood Khan Achakzai and mother of Senator Robina Khalid. MNA Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani led the fateha. The House also offered fateha for eternal peace of personnel of Frontier Constabulary and police and civilians who were martyred in terrorist attacks. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

CJP visits Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum KARACHI: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani Monday visited the Mausoleum of the Quaid-e- Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to pay homage to the Founder of the Nation.The Chief Justice offered fateha and recorded his remarks in the visitors book.Talking to media Justice Tassaduq Jillani said that he was visiting the Quaid-e-Azam's mazaar to pay homage to the Founder of the Nation and to renew the committment for the vision of the Quaid-e-Azam ...
Interior Minister strongly condemns bomb blast in Kohat ISLAMAABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Kohat.He sought report from Director General National Crisis Management Cell on the incident .He expressed sympathies with the families of those, who lost their lives in this tragic incident.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Interior Minister directs FIA to arrest human traffickers ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to arrest criminals involved in human trafficking.In a statement, the minister said that he wanted the results within a week in this regard. He said that smuggling of women from Asian states for heinous crimes should be stopped forthwith.The minister directed the director general FIA to immediately arrest those personnel of the agency who were involved in this illegal activity.He directed to ...
Altaf Hussain condemns bomb blast in Kohat KARACHI: The leader of MQM, Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned bomb blast near Police Line in Kohat.In a statement issued from London he has expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives and injuries caused to people, dead and the injured.He has termed the incident a cowardly act and said those killing innocent people and security forces personnel do not deserved to be called Muslims and human beings.Altaf Hussain also ...
Bilawal Bhutto condemns Kohat blast KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the bomb blast near Police Line at Peshawar Chowk in Kohat Sunday, killing several innocent people and injuring many others.In a statement, Bilawal Bhutto said that elements involved in such heinous activities were anti-human."We must unite against these elements," he added.PPP Patron expressed his profound grief over the loss of precious human lives and extended condolences to the bereaved families.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...
China to help Pakistan in all sectors: Shahbaz ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said that China will help Pakistan in all sectors including energy and road networks.Talking to Pakistan Television, he said that China will invest billions of dollars in energy sector to put Pakistan on path of speedy progress.He said that Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park will produce 100 mega watt (MW) energy.He said that roads, fly overs and other infrastructure in this area are being completed for the benefit of ...


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