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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Karachi operation aimed at establishing law and order: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir said Karachi operation was started with the consultation of all stakeholders to establish law and order in the mega city.Talking to a private news channel, he said public resources were being utilized by the Punjab government with care while there was no proper management of the public money in Sindh.He said other provinces should also follow the development oriented agenda of Punjab government and provide better facilities to the masses.To a query, he said crime ratio was considerably low in Punjab as compared to Sindh.Sindh government should also improve its governance and raise living standard of the people there, he added.The minister expressed hope that expected changes in Sindh cabinet would bring improvement in the way of governance there.He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had abolished discretionary funds worth Rs. 42 billion after becoming the PM while it had been in use ...

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Turkey a time tested friend of Pakistan: Ayaz ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Tuesday said friendship between the Turkey and Pakistan was time tested having roots in history."This fact cannot be denied that Turkey has always been a friend in need and stood by Pakistan in difficult times" he expressed these views in a meeting with Turkish Parliamentarians Burhan Kayaturk and Baris Karadeniz.Turkish Ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin was also present in the meeting.While discussing the recent situation in Turkey, the Speaker ...

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Land ports being set up at Torkham, Chaman, Wagha borders: Senate told  ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan on Tuesday informed the Senate that land ports were being set up at Torkham, Chaman and Wagha borders this year besides warehouses to enhance trade volume. Replying to various questions during Question Hour, the minister said that the volume of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan at present was at $ 2.28 billion in 2014-15. Pakistan exported US$ 1.962 million worth of goods while imports from Afghanistan were ...

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Zarb Azb operation helps restore peace in tribal areas: Governor PESHAWAR: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that peace has been restored in Fata as a result of successful operation of Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristran Agency.He said due to great sacrifices rendered by our patriotic tribesmen and security forces, we are now heading towards new phase of peace and stability.He said the repatriation process of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) has already been started and all the TDPs would be sent back ...

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Ahsan Iqbal directs development of Quick Response System for cotton farmers ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning , Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday directed the concerned authorities to establish a quick response system to help farmers dealing with the cotton crop-related diseases.Ahsan said that "cotton is the mainstay of our agriculture and textile Industry and has a vital role in increasing economic growth and development".He said that drop in the per acre yield of cotton is a matter of serious concern.The Minister said that agriculture ...

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ECP completes technical work for EVMs: Zahid Hamid ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Electoral Reforms on Tuesday said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had completed technical work for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Biometrics Machines.It was expected to use Biometrics Machines in the upcoming bye-elections, he said talking to mediamen after chairing a meeting of the committee.The minister stated that the committee examined unified elections laws. Former ECP members had given some suggestions on the unified ...

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Senate to discuss salient points of agreement between Pakistan, China ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday admitted adjournment motion about discussing salient points of agreement between Pakistan and China and fixed it for Wednesday. The adjournment motion was moved by Senator Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini. Meanwhile, the Chairman admitted and referred a privileged motion moved by Maulana Atta ur Rehman to the privileged committee. Earlier, moving the privilege motion Maulana Atta ur Rehman said police at Chashma hydel power misbehaved with them when they ...