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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pervaiz urge regional powers to contribute for peace and rehabilitation in Afghanistan ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that International Community as well as regional powers must contribute for peace and rehabilitation in Afghanistan.He was addressing a conference on Refugee Crisis and its Ramifications on Global and National Security here on Tuesday. The Minister said Pakistan has been hosting over three million Afghan refugees' including 1.7 million undocumented for the last three decades, which is highest number in world.He said that western media neglected Afghan refugees and paid attention to only Middle East and other regions. He said developed countries should provide resources, opportunities, and assistance to Afghanistan for peace and stability in region. He said huge number of Afghan refugees badly affected security and economic situation of Pakistan.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2016 ...

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SHC rejects bail plea of four murder accused KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday rejected the bail applications of four accused, facing charges of setting a man ablaze.The accused, Ghulam Abbas, and his relatives Siddique, Shafiq Ahmed and Rafiq were allegedly involved in setting a man namely Waqas over family dispute in 2015.The applicants submitted that they were innocent and were falsely implicated in the case. They requested the court to grant them bail before arrests.After going through the arguments, the ...

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President summons joint sitting of Parliament on June 2; NA, Senate sessions on June 3 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday summoned the joint sitting of Parliament on June 2 (Thursday) at 11.00 a.m. in the Parliament House.The President, in this respect, has approved the Prime Minister's advice on a summary initiated by the Parliamentary Affairs Division.The President, on a summary initiated by the Parliamentary Affairs Division, also approved the Prime Minister's advice and summoned the budget session of the National Assembly on June 3 (Friday) at 4:30 p.m. in ...

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Nisar orders canceling Bhara Kahu land acquired under Section-IV ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday ordered cancellation of the land acquired under the Section-IV for the Bhara Kahu Housing Foundation.The minister also directed the Special Secretary Interior to hold an inquiry of the land acquisition process, said a press release.Nisar said he would support each and every housing scheme initiated for low income group of federal employees, but the land should be procured as per market rates from the rural residents.He ...

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Economic development essential for eradicating social ills: Siddiq-ul-Farooq LAHORE: Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq Tuesday said the country could not handle the challenges of poverty, diseases and other social evils without economic development. Talking to APP, he said the PML-N government had been serving people selflessly and this journey would continue in future also.He said that the Panama papers scandal was a plot against Asian nations including Pakistan to deprive them of visionary leadership as well as economic development.He said, this ...

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Opposition creating uncertainty, finding ways to avoid parliament: Muqam PESHAWAR: Advisor to Prime Minister, Engr. Ameer Muqam Tuesday said that the agenda of opposition was to create uncertainty in the country and derail ongoing process of progress and development. Addressing a party meeting at Sangota, Swat, he said that patriotic people of Pakistan have mandated Prime Minister, Muhmmad Nawaz Sharif till 2018 and he would complete his constitutional term. He said that intentions of opposition have known to public and now they are avoiding ...

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SC issues notice to AGP in tour operators' Hajj quota case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the application of new Hajj tour operators for hearing and issued notice to the Attorney General for Pakistan (CJP).The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case filed by new tour operators for not granting Hajj quota.The court asked the government to inform that why Hajj quota was not allocated to the new tour operators.During the course of proceedings, counsel Muhammad ...