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Religious ministry received 127,586 Hajj applications: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Khalil George Thursday informed the National Assembly that Ministry had received 127,586 Hajj applications during current year.Reply during Question Hour in the House, Parliamentary Secretary said the government had adopted 'first come and first got' policy.Later, parliamentary Secretary of National Food Security and Research Rajib Ali Baloch said the government was taking several steps to increase the per-acre yield of agriculture crops during the last five years and to control the import of substandard agricultural medicines and seeds.He said that seeds of different crops are being imported in the country under Seed Truth-in-Labeling Rules, 1991.He said only quality seeds are allowed to import, he said adding sub-standard seeds are not allowed to be distributed in the country, he added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Sindh Minister asks PTI to review its long march decision KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Food, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has appealed to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leaders to review their "Long March" decision in view of the given situation in the country.Talking to PPP workers on Thursday, he said there is no denial to the fact that rallies and marches are part of democracy, however, political leadership must at the same time need to take into account the existent situation in the country."PPP itself has ...
PTI aims to gain political mileage from long march: Durrani ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani has said that the proposed long march by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was aimed to gain political mileage not to strengthen democracy.Talking to the media outside the Parliament House here, he said the PTI's government had failed to deliver in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.He said the country was passing through a critical situation and the political parties should work to strengthen democracy.To a question, he said ...
Azadi March is nothing but to derail democratic system: Political Leaders ISLAMABAD: Political leaders have regretted Imran Khan's way to bring reforms in political system and said suggested him to resolve issues in the parliament instead of mobilizing people for chaos.Taking to Radio Pakistan on Tuesdy, Awami National Party's Senator Shahi Syed said Imran Khan's point of view regarding electoral reforms is not wrong; however, the path being followed is not democratic.He said the country is passing through a critical time and any chaos at this ...
Land acquisition top priority of government to start construction work of national highway: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communication Abdul Hakeem Baloch on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that land acquisition was to priority of the present government to start construction work on any national highway.Replying during a question hour in the House, the minister said that it was vision of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to construct Pak-China Economic Corridor as it would open new avenue of development in the country.The minister said that construction work ...
Lawmakers urge to avoid confrontation, resolve issues politically ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in National Assembly on Tuesday called upon the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to avoid confrontation and resolve the contentious issues politically and through dialogue.Speaking during discussion on imposition of article 245 in Islamabad, senior members like Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Ijazul Haq, Sahibzada Tariqullah and number of others asked both the parties to act sanely because the country could not afford confrontation or anarchy.It was more or less common notion ...
Shahi Syed slams Tahirul Qadri for instigating violence KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh President Shahi Syed has criticised Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri for inciting party workers to resort to violence against police personnel.Talking to APP, he said that neither did Islam nor law or Constitution allow such irrational behaviour. No one had the right to take law in his own hands, as institutions were functioning in the country for the dispensation of justice, he added.Shahi Syed stressed that the ...


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