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Blood of martyrs of APS school will not go waste; PM vows to eliminate terrorism from country ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday vowed that the blood of the martyrs of Army Public School would not go waste and reiterated that the nation will never forget their sacrifice.In a message on the Chelum - 40th day of martyrdom of the young school children, the Prime Minister said the government has achieved a significant success against the terrorists and added that with the help of Allah Almighty will wipe out terrorism from the country.The Prime Minister expressed deep sympathies with the parents of the martyred children and said the entire nation stood with them in their hour of grief. He said he recalls the innocent faces of those children whenever he takes a decision against the terrorists. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Military courts to help eliminate terrorism: Shahbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammed Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said, setting up of military courts would help purge the country from terrorism.Talking to assembly members here, he said, Pakistan was confronting with worst type of terrorism and the army public school incident was gruesome which shocked the whole world. He said, all energies were being utilized for eliminating the hardened criminals and by the grace of Allah, the government would succeed in defeating extremists and ...
IHC issues another notice to Lakhvi ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued another notice to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi as the first one has not been not complied with.A two-member bench of Justice Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi heard the petition filed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to suspend bail orders of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who is allegedly behind the Mumbai attack.The bench also directed the Ssuperintendent of Adyala Jail to present the compliance ...
British High Commissioner calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: British High Commissioner Philip Barton called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday.Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in various sectors were discussed in the meeting.Talking to the British High Commissioner, the chief minister said Pakistan highly valued its relations with Britain, adding that there were strong friendly relations between the two countries.He appreciated British cooperation in education, health, skills development, law and order and other sectors.Stressing ...
PPP govt has taken measures for education sector improvement: Qaim KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that PPP government has taken necessary measures for the improvement of education sector.This he said while performing the stone lying ceremony of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Cadet College at village Bago Khan Metlo, near Khairpur on Sunday, an official statement said here.He said that total construction cost of College is Rs 593 million. "It is a gift for the people of Khairpur and adjoining ...
PM calls meeting on fuel shortage, cancels other engagements ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has cancelled all his official engagements scheduled for Monday as he would spend the day chairing meetings on fuel management, focusing on provision of immediate relief to the people.The Prime Minister, who had taken serious notice of fuel shortage, is expected to take important decisions in these meetings so that the responsible for this situation are taken to task and supply-demand gap is bridged.In a statement issued here Sunday, ...
CJP directs to expedite legislation process for Operationalisation of FJA as Centre of Excellence ISLAMABAD: Showing his unflinching determination for the promotion of quality legal and judicial education in the country Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, directed that urgent steps should be taken to expedite the legislation process in order to make the Federal Judicial Academy fully functional as the Center of Excellence for Law and Judicial Education. The CJP expressed these views while presiding over the 39th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Judicial ...


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