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Govt to provide all facilities to IDPs of N Waziristan: Abdul Qadir Baloch ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Region (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch Tuesday said that people of North Waziristan have made great sacrifices and it is government's duty to provide all the necessary facilities to Internally Displace Persons (IDPs).While chairing a high level meeting about the future actions for the facilitation of IDPs which was attended by Chairman National Disaster and Management Authority (NDMA), Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and representatives of various ministries and departments.The meeting was informed that so far 61,000 IDPs have migrated to the settled areas and this number is expected to increase in the coming five to ten days.The meeting decided to coordinate relief activities among Pakistan Army, NDMA and PDMA while Ministry of Safron will act as coordinator to all the relief operation.The meeting has tasked NADRA for registration and verification of IDPs as NADRA has established four registration centers at Bannu, Tank, ...

Hoti urges political parties to avoid politics of protest ISLAMABAD: Leader of Awami National Party Ameer Haider Khan Hoti here on Tuesday urged political parties to avoid politics of protest and agitation.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said, "The whole nation and political parties should stand by the government and the Pakistan Army in war against terrorism".He said his party would support the government's decision of operation against the terrorists. "We are with the government over the issue of country's security and ...
Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed as judge of Supreme Court  ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial has been appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court according to notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice here on Monday.Justice Bandial has been appointed as judge of the Supreme Court as one seat became vacant after the retirement of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.After the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as judge of the Supreme Court, the total strength of the judges of the Supreme Court including ...
Justice Kh Imtiaz Ahmad to take oath as LHC CJ on Tuesday LAHORE: Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad will take oath as Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday at Governor's House, here.According to a LHC press release, the ceremony will be held at 10:30 am and Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar will administer the oath.Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad will be the 42nd Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court.Justice Imtiaz was born on March 30, 1953 in Pind Dadan Khan, District Jhelum. He passed ...
Operation started after failure of dialogue process: Mushahidullah ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Central Secretary Information Senator Mushahidullah Khan said on Monday said the government had started the operation against terrorists after the failure of dialogue process.Talking to the media outside the Parliament House, he said the difficult decision was to bre taken keeping in view the supreme interest of the country.?Mushahidullah said terrorism was a complicated issue and it would take time to resolve. He called upon the nation and the political parties ...
Altaf hails army operation in North Waziristan KARACHI: MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has appreciated government's move to take action against terrorists and supported unconditionally to protect country's physical and philosophical assets an MQM press release issued here on Monday said.Altaf talking to former interior minister and PPP Senator Rehman Malik on telephone, said army had started operation on government's directives against the terrorists for the sake of country's integrity and sovereignty. He said all the political and religious leaderships should support the ...
Operation Zarb-e-Azab enjoys full support of nation: Governor Sindh KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that operation 'Zarb-e-Azab' that has been launched to rid the country of the menace of terrorism enjoys support of the entire nation, a statement issued here on Monday said. He said that the nation is fully united and determined in the on-going fight against terrorists and stands with the armed forces in this course. He said the operation had become quite inevitable for the security of the ...


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