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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pakistan conveys concerns over delay in investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday conveyed its grave concern to India over unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks in which more than 42 innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives."The Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals involved in the attacks have raised serious questions over the due process of law and dispensation of justice," Foreign Office said in a statement issued here."We also call upon the Indian government to share information about the investigation proceedings of the terrorist attacks," the statement added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pak-Afghanistan trade not to be influenced by tensions: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that trade with Afghanistan should not be influenced by the occasional tensions between the two countries.Regional trade was priority of the government and "We are fully committed to enhance trade with Afghanistan including all regional countries", he said while talking to media persons here at Parliament House today.The minister said that efforts would be made to resolve the issues for enhancing trade with ...

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COAS briefed on combing operation in Kurram Agency RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The COAS was briefed in detail by operation commander about security situation in Kurram and progress of ongoing combing operations and Intelligence Based Operations (IBO).While expressing his satisfaction over progress of combing operations and the resultant security environment, he appreciated the valour and gains made by troops and the value these operations ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt not to tolerate PTI, PAT's protests to violate law: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said the government would not tolerate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protest demonstrations violating the law and Constitution.PTI has adopted policy of creating unrest and chaos in the country and it is just doing politics of agitation to disturb routine matters of people, he said talking to PTV.The minister said the peaceful protest was right of every individual in a democratic system and ...

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Finance Minister reviews WB's next DPC ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday reviewed the targets for World Bank's next Development Policy Credit (DPC).A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance said that the credit will be available to Pakistan in the current financial year.Secretary Finance briefed the minister on the list of achievable objectives with the expected date for their completion.Finance Minister reviewing the agenda for DPC, commented that the targets are achievable as they are ...

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National Plan of Action for childhood development on card: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that the government was preparing to develop National Plan of Action for childhood development to produce better human resource with healthier minds in the country.Addressing a round table conference on Early Childhood Development in Pakistan, the minister said that a national level working group had been set up which would provide solid recommendation on the basis of its research regarding National Plan of ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Qadri wants to disturb peace in country: Rana Sanaullah LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said on Monday that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri wanted to disturb peace and create law and order situation in the country. Speaking to the media at the Punjab Assembly, he said that the proposed agitation call given by PAT leadership would fizzle out soon, as the people of Pakistan were not with Tahir-ul-Qadri.He said over a thousand combing operations had been conducted by the intelligence ...