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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Dar reviews preparations for ADB Meeting ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Muhammmad Ishaq Dar here on Monday chaired a meeting which reviewed preparations regarding participation of Pakistan's delegation in the forthcoming 49th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB).Finance Minister who represents Pakistan on the Board of Governors of the Bank, would lead Pakistan's delegation at the meeting which would be held at Frankfurt, Germany from May 2-5, 2016, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here Monday.During his stay at Frankfurt, besides participating in the scheduled events including meetings with senior ADB officials, the Minister would also have interaction with finance ministers/delegations of other countries on the sidelines of the main event.The Minister will also participate in seminars and panel discussions on the topics of "Structural Reforms: Pathways to Sustainable Growth", "How Trade, Technology and New Business Models are shaping Asia's Quest for Good Jobs" and other subjects.German Minister for ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

People express annoyance on Imran Khan's speech LAHORE: Peoples belonging to different segments of society including medical and other field expressed annoyance on the speech of Imran Khan and said that political leaders should avoid politics of disruption. A leader of Patients Rights Forum and renowned pharmacist Noor Mehar advocate told APP that country had already been set with wave of terrorism and could not afford politics of leg pulling and agitation. He said government had fulfilled the demand of appointing a ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Baseless allegations can't halt progress of the country LAHORE: PML-N Punjab President Pervaiz Malik MNA has said rallies and protests can only interrupt the progress and development of the country.Commenting on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan public address, he told APP on Sunday that Pakistan Muslim League-N government was focusing on development and well-being of the masses.He said PTI should admit the fact that people would give vote in next general elections only on the basis of performance."Incumbent government is working round the ...

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MQM protests arrest and missing of its activists KARACHI: A large number of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists and supporters held a sit-in and a protest outside Karachi Press Club on Sunday, demanding whereabouts of their missing men and recovery of those arrested by law enforcement agencies. MQM leaders alleged that several party members had been arrested by law enforcement agencies, while many were missing. The missing workers' families also participated in the protest. The party leaders Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Kunwar ...

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Masses pay no heed to PTI Foundation Day LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) got very poor response by the masses, which did not pay any heed to holding of its 20th foundation day public meeting in Islamabad. Despit the PTI denyal of any intra party differences manay a times, this event of the PTI exposed a clear divide in the party leaders and office-bearers of various levels. A visible rift was seen in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the occasion of its 20th Foundation Day ...

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Khawaja Asif holds open court SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif held an open court at the PML-N's House here on Sunday.He listened to problems of people besides issuing orders on various applications for an urgent compliance to provide early relief to applicants.MPAs Ch Muhammad Ikram, Manshaullah Butt, PML-N Youth Wing Sialkot District president Muhammad Farooq Ghuman, Sheikh Hassan Arif, PML-N Women Wing Sialkot president Nusrat Jamshaid Malik and Mehmoodul Hassan were also present.Earlier, the ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

JI urges govt to use alternate resources for power generation MULTAN: Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Punjab Mian Maqsood Ahmed on Sunday urged government to use alternate resources for power generation to provide electricity on cheaper rates to the masses. In a statement here, Punjab Mian Maqsood Ahmed said that Pakistan was rich in natural resources and relief could be provided to people by providing electricity on cheaper rates by generating power through water, air and coal. He said that progress of country was not possible without resolving ...