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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

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 Press of Pakistan), 2016</b></i></center>   ...

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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 ...

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President urges youth to gear up for era of technology ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday urged the youth to keep themselves fully abreast with the global changes and technology savvy world, so that they can play an effective role in the progress and development of the country.Contrary to the past, he said this era was not only spearheaded by the fast paced technology, but new concepts and realities were emerging as well.Addressing at the Convocation of Ripah University here, the President reminded the students that ...

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Bilawal&#39;s demands are just part of PPP election campaign: Abdul Qayyum ISLAMABAD: The recent demands of Chairman Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) was just part of election campaign and nothing else as the government was doing more than their demands, Senator Lt. General (R) Abdul Qayyum said here Friday.Talking to APP, the Senator outside the Parliament House said the PPP should pay focus in Sindh and deliver its best services as the problems of peoples still exist there.He said the issue of National Security Committee would ...

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Senate body discusses Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2016 ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Thursday discussed in detail a bill to provide for prohibition of holding property in Benami and identified many amendments for making it more result-oriented.The committee meeting, chaired by Senator Saleem Mandviwala, discussed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2016 in detail and held clause-wise discussion.The bill deals with the problem of tax evasion and black money, especially in the real estate sector and ...

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Pak-EU Joint Commission discuss cooperation in counter-terrorism, security ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union have agreed to continue cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism, security, defence, disarmament and non-proliferation.The seventh meeting of Pakistan-EU Joint Commission held here Wednesday welcomed the holding of the second Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, as well as the fifth round of the Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in April 2016 in Brussels.The Pakistan side was jointly led by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Secretary Economic Affairs Division Tariq Bajwa, whereas ...

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Pakistan to never abandon Kashmiri brethren: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Thursday terming Kashmir an unfinished agenda of sub-continent's partition said that Pakistan would never abandon Kashmiris in their freedom struggle."The world in general and India in particular should know that Pakistani nation would never abandon their Kashmiri brethren and would continue to support them in their just and UN-mandated freedom struggle, the Prime Minister said while chairing a meeting on the incident of firing at passenger bus by Indian ...