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Pak-Iran pipeline, shortest & safest route for gas import: Ayaz ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said the pipeline with Iran was the shortest and safest route for gas import to Pakistan.Talking to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday, he said Pakistan was committed to laying the pipeline for transfer of gas from Iran.He said Pakistan was highly interested in enforcing and executing the project as it was the shortest possible path for importing energy. "We are moving fast towards implementation of the project," he added.Ayaz Sadiq referred to his recent 'helpful' meeting with Iranian counterpart and said it was like a meeting between two brothers who shared common views on different subjects.Noting that the two sides had in their talks underlined the need for strengthening unity and brotherhood among Muslim Ummah, the NA Speaker said Muslim Ummah stood united and issues aimed at dividing on sectarian basis, would never succeed. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

PML-N has no link with firing incident in Faisalabad: Zaeem ISLAMABAD: Punjab Government's spokesperson Zaeem Hussain Qadri has said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has no link with Monday's firing incident in Faisalabad. Facts about the incident would be revealed after investigations, he said while talking to a news channel on Monday. Zaeem Qadri said the persons involved in the firing and violence would be arrested.He said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) strike call had failed as evident from violent acts of its workers. He ...
PTI activists block main roads FAISALABAD: All shops, commercial markets, business and trade centers in the city, especially in eight bazaars of clock tower chowk, opened on Monday morning, despite shutter down call of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI).The shopkeepers were seen opening their shops in Ameenpur Bazaar, Kutchery Bazar, Jhang Bazaar, Mintgomery Bazaar, Chiniot Bazaar, Kharkhana Bazaar, Bhowana Bazaar and Rail Bazaar.The traffic on main and link roads was also moving, though slow, except some points and crossings including Jhal ...
Ahsaan suggests PTI abandon protest programme LAHORE: Awami National Party (ANP) General Secretary Ahsaan Wyne on Monday advised PTI leadership to abandon its protest programme against the government."The country cannot succumb to adventurism any more. Overwhelming majority of masses has already rejected politics of sit-ins and protests," he added. Talking to APP, he said, the country was facing complexed challenges and current national situation demands that every political party should play its due role in steering it away from crises.He said ...
No one can topple govt with few people: Sherpao MANSEHRA: Qaumi Watan Party chief Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said on Sunday that no one could force an elected government to quit while leading a few followers. Addressing a QWP workers convention here, Sherpao said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had failed to provide any documentary evidence of rigging in 2013 general election both at the Supreme Court and election tribunals. He said if the federal government constituted a judicial commission to investigate the ...
Governor summons SA on Dec 9 KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has summoned the Sindh Assembly session on December 9 at 10 a.m.This was officially stated here on Sunday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Metro bus project to be completed by Jan 30: Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project Chairman Muhammad Hanif Abbasi has said that the construction work on the multi-billion mass transit scheme would hopefully be completed by January 30, next year.The project, initiated on March 23 this year, executed at a cost of Rs 44 billion, will be completed in around 10 months to provide speedy and dec ent transport service to the residents of the twin cities.He said that project would be completed by January ...


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