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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

President urges focus on space education, capacity-building of young scientists ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday emphasized on focusing on education and research related to space sciences and devising solid plans to improve the skills of young scientists to attain self-sufficiency.The President expressed these views at the inauguration of second International Conference on Space 2016 held here at the headquarters of COMSTECH (Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation).The President said development in scientific research would bring further improvement in the fields of communications, agriculture, infrastructure development, environmental monitoring, early warning systems and education."Improving the capacity of Pakistani scientists in different fields of science including space research would be a valuable asset to improve the living standards of people," he said.The President said it was heartening to learn that help from space sciences was also being taken in the planning and monitoring of century's great project - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)."We will thus also be able ...

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KP Assembly passes Whistleblower and Vigilance Commission Bill PESHAWAR: The Provincial Assembly Monday passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whistleblower and Vigilance Commission Bill 2016 enabling citizens to make public interest disclosure relating to the irregular, illegal or corrupt practices and protect the whistleblower against any harmful act.The bill was presented in the House by Special Assistant for Law Arif Yousaf Advocate and passed after lenghty debate.Parliamentary Leader of Awami National Party Sardar Hussain Babak called for withdrawal of the bill saying that it would ...

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Maryam Nawaz advises PML-N supporters to stay calm ISLAMABAD: Following the reported plan of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supporters to resist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's planned march towards Raiwind, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday advised them to stay calm."Earnest request to PML-N supporters to stay calm and not read much into Raiwind dharna," she wrote on her Twitter handle."Mr. Khan is an unemployed, idle man who has to kill time," she remarked.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PPP govt committed to depoliticize police KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his Party was committed to depoliticize the Police as political operation will only weaken our resolved efforts for restoration of peace and tranquility."We believe in rule of law and democracy and no one will be allowed to take law into their own hand," PPP Chairman said while presiding over a high-level meeting here on Saturday.The meeting was attended among others by Chief Minister ...

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Raiwand March to be a political suicide for PTI QUETTA: Provincial Additional Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League-N Balochistan chapter, Mir Liaquat Lehri Saturday said Raiwand March will prove to be political suicide of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).He said PTI, which is ruling Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, should opt for self-accountability instead criticizing others.Talking to party workers and media persons here, he said people had posed their trust in the leadership of Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and voted for PML-N to bring it into power."Some elements are ...

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French manufacturers invited to set up automobile plants in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar invited leading French automobile manufacturers to set up their automobile manufacturing plants in Pakistan.Dar offered the invitation during his meeting with leading French automobile manufacturers, Renault and Peugeot, in Paris on Wednesday.He invited them to set up their manufacturing plants in the light of the new policy and growing demand, according to a press statement issued by Finance Ministry here.The minister briefed them about the recently announced automobile ...

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Ayaz meets Chairman Standing Committee of NPC ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq met with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiang at the Great Hall of the People.The two sides reiterated their commitment to the timely completion of various projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridors (CPEC).It was underscored that the CPEC was to the benefit of the two countries as well as for the entire region, said a message received here from Beijing, China.Ayaz ...