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Over all situation in Balochistan showing improvement: Dr Malik KARACHI: Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr.Abdul Malik has said that overall situation in Balouchistan has been improved and it could be claimed that the law and order in Quetta compared to the other cities of the country was much better.This he said while addressing the "Meet- the- Press" at the office of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) here on Saturday.He was of the view that a typical mindset had sown the seeds of hatred in Balouchistan.Dr.Baloch said that many notorious groups of extortionists and kidnappers for ransom which were active in the past had been busted.As far as the political situation in the country was concerned, it was a matter of great satisfaction that the political forces were cooperating with each other and now the supremacy of the Parliament was on top of all other matters, he added.On the issue of overcoming the energy crisis, he said that the ...

JI Ameer welcomes PM's stance on Kashmir at UN General Assembly HYDERABAD: Ameer Jamiat Islami (JI) Pakistan, Siraj ul Haq appreciated Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for taking strong stance on the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly.He was talking to media at the breakfast hosted in his honor by Sindh Abadgar Board here on Saturday."Relations between Pakistan and India could not be improved, until the Kashmir issue was resolved", he said.He said that the demands of Kashmiris were legal and in this regard, ...
PM discusses expanding energy cooperation with Norwegian counterpart WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif discussed enhancing bilateral energy cooperation with Norwegian Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg at the United Nations Headquarters, where the Pakistani leader is attending the annual General Assembly session. "Both leaders discussed the existing level of cooperation between the two countries and decided to further enhance bilateral relations especially in the field of energy," the Pakistani Mission to the UN said.The two prime ministers also discussed the regional situation, particularly ...
Qaim forms committee to discuss issues with MQM leaders KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has constituted a six-member committee from PPP to negotiate with MQM leaders and get their issues/ problems resolved amicably. The committee comprises Senior Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Sindh Minister for Information/ Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, Sindh Miniser for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Sikandar Mandhro, Senator Moula Bux Chandio, Special Assistants to CM Waqar Medhi & Rashid Rabbani. According to an official handoput issued here ...
Hashmi demands NA speaker to accept PTI resignations MULTAN: Estranged leader of Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) Javed Hashmi Thursday demanded of the National Assembly speaker to accept resignations of the PTI members as per constitution.Speaking at a press conference here, he said neither he would withdraw from by-election of NA-149 nor resign from presidentship of the PTI as thousands of people had elected him through voting. Responding a query, Hashmi refering to the show cause notice served to him by his party, ...
Flood played havoc in Punjab: CM ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said that flood played havoc in different parts of Punjab, damaging crops and thousands of houses besides affecting livestock.Talking to a private television channel, he said he has not seen such devastating flood in river Chenab throughout his political career.All of a sudden, he said, the river roared and washed away crops standing on millions of acres and rendered thousands shelterless.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the Chief Minister ...
JI opposes division of Sindh: Mairaj HYDERABAD: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Dr. Mairaj- ul-Huda Siddiqui has said that the provincial chapter of the party is against the division of Sindh because of sensitivities on this issue among the people of the province.Addressing a news conference here at the Hyderabad Press Club on Sunday, he said that there is need to hold local government elections and maintenance of law and order in the province.He said that Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq will be visiting Sindh ...


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