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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PM for promotion of literature for greater tolerance in society ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said promotion of literature in the country can bring greater understanding and inculcate a culture of tolerance among the masses.While talking to his Adviser on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddique here at the PM House, the Prime Minister urged making the organisations dedicated to development of arts, culture and literature in the country more effective.He also called for encouraging the habit of reading among the masses to help create a society that was more accommodating.The Prime Minister assured provision of all resources to the writers, poets and intellectuals for promotion of their literary works.The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddique also shared with the Prime Minister the objectives of the fourth international conference on "Language, Literature and Society" that would be held from January 5 to 8 in Islamabad. Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...

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Interior Minister briefs PM on internal security ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on internal security.The interior minister also apprised him about his recent visit to Torkham, Afghan Border, Karachi operation and political issues.He briefed the prime minister that Rs 70 billion were being spent by the government to raise wings of civil armed forces for effective border management and internal security. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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WB President, finance minister discuss IWT issues ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) President, Jim Yong Kim Monday made a telephonic call to the Finance Minster, Senator Ishaq Dar and discussed his December 23, letter on Indus Water Treaty (IWT).In his letter, the Finance Minister had asked the World Bank to fulfill its obligations under the Indus Water Treaty.The minister had written the letter to WB President, asking the institution to execute its obligation under Indus Waters Treaty under which no party can ...

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Security a top priority: Dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that Security was the top priority of the government and it would extend all possible support to make the country's defense invincible.The Minister was talking to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zaka Ullah Khan who called on him here.He said that Pakistan Navy was playing an important role in making Pakistan coastal defense impregnable and was providing maritime security to sea lanes.On the occasion, Admiral Zaka ...

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PML-N wins elections on top slots in Multan MULTAN: Pakistan Muslim League-N and allied groups have won election of District Council Chairman, Chairmen Municipal Committees district Multan and Municipal Corporation of Multan city with a thumping majority.According to unofficial results issued here on Thursday, PML-N candidate Diwan Muhammad Abbas Bukhari won the election of Chairman District Council Multan by securing 99 votes against his rival from PPP Ghulam Dastgir Athangal who got 25 votes.PML-N candidate Naveed Ul Haq Arain won Multan mayor election ...

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ECP urges fool proof security for LG slots' polls ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has urged fool proof security arrangements for smooth conduct of elections at polling stations for Chairmen and Vice Chairmen slots in Toba Tek Singh on Thursday.According to ECP, a letter has been written to the Chief Secretary government of Punjab and Inspector General of Police Punjab to issue the standard instructions to District Coordination Officer and District Police Officer Toba Tek Singh.They have been asked for ensuring strict ...

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PML(N) nominates candidates for Local Body polls on merit: Sanaullah FAISALABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan Wednesday said the PML(N) has nominated candidates for local bodies elections purely on merit basis. In an exclusive talk with APP, he said that candidate for the city mayor had been picked up on the basis of his honesty and commitment and he would work according to aspirations of the masses. He said that nomination of Muhammad Razzaq Malik as candidate of city Mayor would work for systematic ...