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Govt holding dialogue with fair intentions: Baloch ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for SAFFRON Lt. Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch Thursday said the intentions of both the parties should be fair while resolving an issue and the government's intention during the whole dialogue process was fair and transparent.Talking to a private TV channel, he said the current political impasse could be resolved in a minute if the intentions were right.The minister said 20 different points came under discussion during the whole process, of which, there was agreement over 18.It was in the best interest of the country that the current political crisis be resolved as soon as possible, he underlined.Baloch said the government had categorically declared that if it was proved that the elections were rigged then there would be no moral authority of the government to remain intact.He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf thinks that the elections across the country were rigged except in KPK, which was the reason why ...

JUI-F urges government to appeal for international help for flood affected ISLAMABAD: The Chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam, Maulana Fazalur Rahman has said that floods devastation in the country is so widespread that government can not solely cope the relief efforts and erged the Federal government to request for international assistance.Maulana Fazalur Rahman expressed these remarks while presiding over the meeting of the core committee here Thursday.He expressed shock over rains and floods in Punjab and parts of KPK. According to a press release, the JUI-F ...
SC allows SCBAP to become party in Sumaira Malik review petition ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) to become party in the case of review petition filed by former Member National Assembly Sumaira Malik challenging lifetime time ban. The five-member larger bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja heard the review petition against disqualification of PML-N's Sumaira Malik from the National Assembly seat.During the course of proceedings, president SCBA Kamran Murtaza appeared before the bench and informed ...
Sartaj Aziz leaves for Dushanbe to attend SCO ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz left for Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Thursday as the head of a delegation to represent Pakistan at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)'s Council of Heads of State, being held there from September 11-12. Tajikistan currently holds the Chairmanship of the SCO under the motto of "Cooperation, Co-development and Co-prosperity."The SCO comprises six Member States, five Observers and three Dialogue Partners. ...
Musharraf treason case: Special Court adjourns hearing till September 16 ISLAMABAD: The Special Court trying former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf under high treason act of the Constitution for abrogating and subverting constitution by proclamation of emergency in the country on Thursday adjourned its hearing till September 16 (Tuesday).The three-member Special Court bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Yawar Ali and Tahira Safdar resumed hearing of the high profile treason case in the Federal Shariat Court building.Additional Director General of the Federal ...
Pir Amin Ul Hasnat calls on President ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah Thursday called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-i-Sadr.The minister of state briefed the President about arrangements made for Pakistani pilgrims for Hajj 2014 in Saudi Arabia.He also apprised the President on schedule of Hajj flights to and from Saudi Arabia and arrangement of accommodation and transport for Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.The President appreciated the work and commitment of Ministry of ...
Minister seeks water project's feasibility report within a week KARACHI: The feasibility report of K-4 project, worth Rs 25.5 billion, conceived to provide 260 MGD water in its first phase to Karachi must be completed within a week so that necessary measure could be taken to initiate the project.These directives were issued by Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon to the consultant of the K-4 project M/s Usman and Co while presiding a high level meeting on Thursday.The meeting was attended ...


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