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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pak-US strategic dialogue has put bilateral relationship: Dar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said the Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue, with its six Working Groups, covering diverse areas from economy to education, energy to defence and security, has put bilateral relationship on a sound institutional footing.He stated this while speaking at the National Day and Election Day of the United States of America here at US Embassy.David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan, members of the diplomatic corps/Ministers/Parliamentarians were also present on the occasion.Ishaq Dar said that he was pleased to represent the Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan here on this historic day when the American friends were celebrating the National Day and the Election Day at the same time."Being a thriving democracy ourselves, we can identify and associate with the feelings and passions of our American friends on the occasion of this Presidential election and being a member of a democratically-elected parliament myself, ...

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PM lauds PAF's role in counter-terrorism SARGODHA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lauded the role played by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in counter-terrorism in the country and said the nation was proud of their professional capabilities.In an interaction with airmen including officers and staff here at the Mushaf Ali Mir Airbase, the Prime Minister said the PAF always played a vital role in the country's defence.The Prime Minister mentioned the contribution of PAF in military operation Zarb-e-Azb by achieving ...

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Imran's decision to withdraw lockdown call strengthened govt: Khursheed ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Tuesday said the decision of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to withdraw the call of locking down Federal Capital had strengthened the government.Talking to media persons in his chamber at the Parliament House, Khursheed Shah said when the PTI workers were being thrashed on the streets, its chief was sleeping in his luxurious residence of Banigala.Khursheed Shah said that Imran Khan was ...

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10,000 MW electricity to be added to national grid: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that around 10,000 MW electricity would be added to the national grid by the year 2018.After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with USAID under USAID technical assistance for planning Commission in energy sector here, he said, the country was able to produce upto 16,000 MW in its 70 years while it was set to produce an additional 10,000 MW in next three ...

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Parliamentary committee proper forum to resolve CPEC issue: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the issue of Western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should be resolved in the Parliamentary Committee instead of taking it to the courts or discussing in the media.Talking to media after signing MOU with USAID under USAID technical assistance for Planning Commission in energy sector here, he said, the decision of Khyber Pakthunkwa government to take the issue of CPEC to ...

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Ambassador of Nepal calls on Sartaj Aziz ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Nepal Sewa Lamsal Adhikari Monday called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and discussed the bilateral relations and the regional situation.In the meeting, the Adviser highlighted that Pakistan greatly valued its relations with Nepal.The warmth of relationship was amply reflective in the exchanges at the political level and close cooperation at the regional and international fora, he added.The Adviser noted that the relations between Pakistan and Nepal were ...

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Govt paying attention to prepare students to meet modern age challenges: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the government is paying attention on the capacity building of students, to prepare them for the challenges of modern age.He was addressing the inauguration session of the International Conference and Exhibition Expo in Lahore on Monday. The Minister said the government has successfully tackled the challenge of terrorism and now the terrorists are on the run.He said that we are witnessing unprecedented changes ...