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Pir Amin Ul Hasnat calls on President ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah Thursday called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-i-Sadr.The minister of state briefed the President about arrangements made for Pakistani pilgrims for Hajj 2014 in Saudi Arabia.He also apprised the President on schedule of Hajj flights to and from Saudi Arabia and arrangement of accommodation and transport for Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.The President appreciated the work and commitment of Ministry of Religious Affairs for taking steps to facilitate Hajj pilgrims this year.He expressed hope that in light of the steps taken by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Pakistani pilgrims will be extended every possible facility during Hajj 2014. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Minister seeks water project's feasibility report within a week KARACHI: The feasibility report of K-4 project, worth Rs 25.5 billion, conceived to provide 260 MGD water in its first phase to Karachi must be completed within a week so that necessary measure could be taken to initiate the project.These directives were issued by Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon to the consultant of the K-4 project M/s Usman and Co while presiding a high level meeting on Thursday.The meeting was attended ...
March protesters not being allowed to go back to their homes ISLAMABAD: With the prolonged sit-ins by the 'Inqilab' and 'Azadi' marches, the stories of paid protesters not being allowed to go back to their homes have slashed the headlines of not only national but the international media.The body language and the facial expressions of the protesters say it all that they never expected the sit-ins to get that much prolonged that it's almost been a month since they reached the federal capital.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s Azadi ...
High treason case: Special Court adjourns hearing till Thursday ISLAMABAD: The Special Court trying former President Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf under high treason act of the Constitution for abrogating and subverting constitution by proclaiming emergency in the country on Wednesday adjourned its hearing till Thursday.The three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab comprising Justice Yawar Ali and Tahira Safdar resumed hearing of the high profile treason case.During the proceedings, Defence counsel Farogh Nasim cross-examined witness Maqsood-Ul-Hassan, Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and questioned that ...
PM holds meeting with parliamentary leaders ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday held a meeting with a number of parliamentary leaders, belonging to different political parties.The parliamentary leaders included Syed Khursheed Shah, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, Raza Rabbani, Haasil Bazenjo, Sadruddin Rashdi, Farooq Sattar, Ijaz ul Haq, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Amir Haider Hoti, Abbas Khan Afridi and GG Jamal.Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar was also present, said a press release ...
PM convenes cabinet meeting on Friday ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has convened cabinet meeting on Friday morning.During the meeting, important legislation will be placed before the cabinet for approval.According to PM's media office, the meeting will also review in details flood situation in the country and take into account the relief and rescue efforts as well as the damages to life and property caused by the floods. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Sindh Governor seeks across the board action against target killers KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan Wednesday ordered DG - Rangers and IGP - Sindh not to succumb to any pressure in carrying out across the board action against suspected killers in the city.Condemning the killing of Maulana Masood Baig, a senior teacher of Jamia Binoria - Aalami, a religious education centre in the city, here this noon, he also asked for early arrest of the unidentified assailants.Registering his deep grief and heart ...


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