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634 Pakistanis detained in jails of South Asian countries: Sartaj Aziz ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Wednesday said that 634 Pakistanis were detained in jails of South Asian countries for committing different offenses. The Advisor told National Assembly during Question Hour that 242 Pakistanis are detained in Afghanistan, 42 in Bangladesh, 231 in India, 28 in Nepal, 82 in Sri Lanka and nine in Maldives. He said the prisoners in Afghanistan have been detained on the offense of theft, overstay and scuffles while in India due to mistakenly crossing the border and overstay. He said the number mentioned in the reply pertains to all categories of offense and Pakistani missions in respective countries extend all possible legal and counselor assistance to detained Pakistanis for their release and repatriation. The diplomatic missions officials abroad undertake regular visits to the prisoners and detainees and services of Pakistan Community Welfare and Education Fund is also utilized where necessary ...

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NA condemns Indian claim about IOK ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday strongly condemned the Indian claim in the United Nations General Assembly about Jammu and Kashmir being its integral part. The House adopted a resolution moved by Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) MNA Syed Naveed Qamar that also had input of the government and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz. "This House vociferously condemns falsified Indian claim in United Nations General Assembly about Jammu and Kashmir; ...

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Ways to speedy execution of Khi-Peshawar Railway project discussed: Saad ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique has said Railway network project forms backbone of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) communications infrastructure and is of particular significance to regional connectivity.Saad Rafique together with Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal said this during a meeting with Administrator of Chinese National Railways Administration (NRA), Lu Dongfu in Beijing. He is leading a delegation of Pakistan's Railways to China, says a message received here on Tuesday.The ...

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Ahsan explores prospects of diversifying CPEC cooperation BEIJING: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal had a meeting here with Zhang Xiaoqiang, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) Monday and discussed opportunities of cooperation with CCIEE, explored the ways and means to further extend the magnitude and scope of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.Both sides expressed satisfaction over the progress on CPEC and hoped to create new platforms for diversifying cooperation ...

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Imran requests govt. not to create hurdles in PTI's protest LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan urged the government on Monday not to create hurdles in the way of protest, otherwise it will have to face the reaction.Talking to mediamen at Allama Iqbal International Airport Imran Khan said that if the government arrested PTI workers, he would himself along with workers reach the police station concerned and would not leave the station until the release of their members."The Constitution permits the PTI for a ...

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Bilawal shortlists provincial office bearers for PP Sindh KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has short-listed the provincial office-bearers for PPP Sindh and will announce the final organization after consultations with senior Party leaders including members of Central Executive Council and Federal Council soon.This was announced in a statement issued here on Monday by the Bilawal House Media Cell.It recalled that Coordination Committee of Sindh had submitted its recommendations for reorganization of the Party from Provincial to District level.In the first ...

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Preliminary Electoral Rolls display to continue till Oct. 10 ISLAMABAD: The display of Preliminary Electoral Rolls (PERs) would continue till October 10 at 11,500 Display Centres across the country, an official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said this here on Monday.Talking to APP, the official said that Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers would be available for assistance at all display centres which started working from September 20 at offices of District Election Commissioners from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (seven days ...