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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pervaiz Rashid for politics of cooperation, not confrontation LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said that the government believed in pursuing politics of cooperation rather than confrontation on all national and international fronts. Talking to the editors during a meeting of the Lahore Editors Club at a local hotel here, he said that nothing came out of the long-time politics of confrontation but Pakistan achieved its targets through politics of cooperation. To a query regarding the US government, the Information Minister said the US administration wanted to sell planes to Pakistan but the US Congress was in disagreement, adding that the government would try to resolve the issue on diplomatic level. "One difference of opinion cannot dent Pak-US relations. If we have one disagreement, Pakistan and the US governments are in complete accord on other matters," the Information Minister added. Regarding the conditions on US assistance, he said Pakistan had ...

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PM is serving the country with full zeal, zest: Marvi Memon THATTA: Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is serving the country with full zeal and zest and leading the nation to progress and prosperity. She was talking to newsmen during her visit to village Ghulam Hussain Lakhatio in Taluka Choohar Jamali of Sujawal district on Saturday. Dharnas (Sit-in) and demonstrations had caused damage to the economy of the country , she ...

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PM visits Gilani's residence to greet on Ali Haider's safe return LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday visited the DHA residence of former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and felicitated him on the safe return of his son, Ali Haider Gilani.The Prime Minister was accompanied by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif and elder son Hussain Nawaz. Nawaz Sharif and his family members were received warmly by Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.The Prime Minister greeted Yousaf Raza Gilani and his family on the safe recovery ...

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Despite opposition's hurdles, PML(N) govt continues to serve messes: Marvi THATTA: State Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that despite hurdles, being created by the opposition, the PML (N) Government under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would continue to serve the common people by providing all basic right and move the country towards the destination of progress and prosperity.The government has initiated numbers of mega projects in various sectors of life particularly in ...

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SC issues notices to AGP, JAG br. over conviction of person by military court ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Attorney General for Pakistan, Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch and other respondents in the case regarding awarding of death sentence to a person by the military court. The military court awarded death sentence to Mahboob over his links with the banned organizations on January 1, 2016.The three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case. During the course of proceedings, Counsel ...

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Punjab, Chinese company sign agreement for safe cities project LAHORE: An agreement was signed between Punjab government and Chinese company Huawei regarding Punjab Safe Cities Project, here on Friday.Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was the chief guest at the signing ceremony held at Model Town, here on Friday. Chief Operating Officer Punjab Safe Cities Authority Akbar Nasir Khan and Chief Executive Officer Huawei Pakistan Meng Xiaojie signed the document.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the agreement between the Punjab government ...

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President summons NA session on June 3 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday summoned the session of the National Assembly on June 3 at 4:30 pm.The President has summoned the National Assembly Session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.This session will be the 33rd session of the 4th Parliamentary year of the incumbent National Assembly. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...