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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PTI dragging baseless issue for saving its politics: Rana Tanveer LAHORE: Federal Minister for Defence Production and Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has alleged the PTI chairman is dragging baseless issue of Panama Leaks for saving his declining politics.He was talking to media at the opening ceremony of the 5th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Translational Research and Commercialization 2016 held at a local hotel here on Wednesday.Rana Tanveer said that Imran Khan would complete century of his "u-turns" till the next elections.He said those who had staged drama on Panama Leaks would not get anything except hopelessness, adding that lawyers of Imran Khan had failed to produce any evidence in past two months against Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inside and outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan."PTI Chief Imran Khan has introduced politics of chaos and confrontation in the country", he addedRana Tanveer Hussain said that those who demanded at the floor of House about formation of commission ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Senate body passes resolution against Indian minister's statement ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control Wednesday strongly condemned and passed a resolution against Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement to break Pakistan into pieces.The senate body which met here under the chairmanship of Senator Rahman Malik said the statement validated Pakistan's claim of Indian interference into its internal matters."We consider it against our national integrity and the diplomatic norms and demand the government to summon the Indian High Commissioner in the ...

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Reading key to learning as per Islamic teachings: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday said the reading is the key to learning, as the first word taught in Quran was "Iqra" which means "read".Speaking at the National Workshop for developing Strategic Framework for Reading Improvement Strategies arranged by USAID's Pakistan Reading Project(PRP), he lamented that reading culture has been vanished over the period of time which is not good for the children.He said the reading ...

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Pak-Turkey ties beneficial for Ummah: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed friendly and brotherly relations and hoped that this bilateral cooperation would be beneficial for Muslim Ummah and humanity.The president was talking to Dr. Mehmet Gormez, President, Religious Affairs of Turkey, who along with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.On the occasion, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousuf and Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin were also present.The president said the regular ...

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NA passes Pakistan Commissions Inquiry Bill, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly passed Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 moved by minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid.The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says, the existing law relating to appointment of Commissions of Inquiry and empowering them for the purpose in the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1956. The Act has been invoked for setting up fact-finding Commissions on a number of important national issues in the past. However on some matters the need has been perceived for ...

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Nation stands shoulder to shoulder with army : Siraj-ul-Haq         ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, Tuesday welcoming the new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoped that the armed forces would continue their policies for wiping out terrorism, restoring peace in Karachi and combating the challenges posed by India.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said the entire nation and his party were with the new leadership of the army. Pakistan Army is the powerful army of the world and nation stands shoulder to shoulder with army, he added. <Center><b><i>Copyright APP (Associated ...

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Hakim Baloch KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated the people of Karachi for their overwhelming victory in by-election on NA-258; which was won by PPP candidate Abdul Hakeem Baloch. In a statement here on Tuesday, Bilawal said Abdul Hakim Baloch-- who was elected on this NA seat on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket and recently re-joined PPP - should show the path to all the former PPP leaders to return to their mother party and carry forward the mission for a democratic ...