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Adherence to ideology must for foiling conspiracies: Zafarul Haq ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq on Saturday said adherence to Pakistan's ideology was necessary to foil conspiracies against the country and Islam.Inaugurating a two-day 9th National Medical Conference organised by Muslim Medical Mission here, he said that foreign elements were active to distance youth form the ideological basis of Pakistan.Zafarul Haq said such conferences were helpful in creating awareness about the human problems and their solutions.He lauded the Muslim Medical Mission, whose doctors served the needy in need of hour. Volunteers of Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation always carried out relief activities in far-flung areas during natural calamities, he added.Non-governmental organizations of Islamic countries, includingMuslim Medical Mission and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation carried out excellent humanitarian work in drought-hit Taharpakar and flood affected areas of the country, which was appreciable, he added.Raja Zafarul Haq said it was encouraging that experts, senior doctors, professionals associated with medical field and students were ...

Pakistan, China agree to boost parliamentary ties ISLAMABAD: PML-N parliamentarian delegation led by Member National Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif called on Vice Minister of International Department of Communist Party of China Chen Fengxiang in Beijing.Welcoming the delegation, Chen Fengxiang stressed the need for long-term regular and institutionalized party relations between the two countries.The two sides agreed to further strengthen and deepen party to party relations and exchanges at the party level, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.Later, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif at a luncheon ...
Li Zhengmao, EVP, China Mobile Communications Corporation meets Dar ISLAMABAD: Li Zhengmao, Executive Vice President, China Mobile Communications Corporation along with his team on Thursday called on the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and discussed promotion of telececommunication sertor in Pakistan.Zhengmao on the occasion congratulated the Finance Minister and the Minister of State for IT, for holding successful Spectrum Auction in a transparent manner.He said that his Corporation will invest over US $ one billion in telecommunication infrastructure and training of its officials within ...
CM praises CCTV cameras for wheat procurement centers LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has appreciated installation of CCTV cameras at wheat procurement centers in Gujranwala and said that the system will be extended to all districts of Punjab next year.He observed this while presiding over a high level meeting for review of wheat procurement campaign, here on Thursday.He said interest of small farmers will be safeguarded at any cost and they would be saved from exploitation by profiteers and pilferers.He said ...
Govt working for technical training to youth: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education, Eng. Muhammad Bligh-Ur-Rehman Thursday said that PML-N government was trying hard to give technical training to its youth.An external and independent Mid Term Review (MTR) of the support to Technical Educational and Vocational Training (TVET) in the country was taken in the presence of two experts from European Union in Ministry of ET&SHE.The objective of the MTR was to access implementation of the project in terms of relevance, efficiency, ...
Prime Minister to visit UK next week ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would visit the United Kingdom from April 30 to May 2, at the invitation of British Prime Minister, David Cameron to discuss bilateral ties.Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam while giving the details of the visit said, Prime Minister would hold discussions with his British counterpart on matters of mutual interest. He would also hold meetings with select UK cabinet ministers. The Prime Minister would also address an Investment Conference ...
SC issues notice to Shah in alleged rigging case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Syed Khursheed Shah, Opposition Leader National Assembly regarding alleged rigging during general elections May 2013, in the constituency of NA-199 Sukkar-II. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja initiated the hearing of the case filed by Inayatullah leader of Pakistan Muslim League (F) a runner up candidate against Shah and made allegations of massive rigging in the constituency. During the course of proceedings, counsel ...


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