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PM lauds Hajj 2014 operations ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while lauding the Hajj 2014 operations on Tuesday directed to further improve the Hajj Policy for the next year.He was talking to Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, who called on him here at the Prime Minister's Chamber in the Parliament House.The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the management of provision of food and accommodation facilities for the pilgrims during Hajj 2014. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Musharraf treason case: Special Court adjourns hearing till October 29 ISLAMABAD: Registrar of Special courts, Abdul Ghani Somro on Tuesday adjourned the case hearing of Musharaff treason case till October 29 on the request of prosecutor Akram Sheikh without any proceedings. Akram Sheikh maintained that he was unable to prepare for the case in the wake of his wife's demise and he needs more time to prepare his arguments. The court was to hear the petition for bringing people involved in Musharraf treason case under ...
NA refers private Bill seeking replacement of official language from English to Urdu ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Tuesday referred a private member Bill seeking to amend the Constitution to replace the official language of the country from English with Urdu.The bill was moved by legislators of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, Ms Asiya Nasir, Molvi Agha Muhammad, Molana Ameer Zaman and Ms Naeema Kishwer Khan.According to statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill, arrangements shall be made for replacement of English language with Uredu as per requirements of Article 251 ...
KP new mines policy designed to protect interest of powerful: FMOA President PESHAWAR: The Frontier Mine Owners Association (FMOA) President Sher Bandi Khan Marwat here Tuesday slammed the Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf Government for not consulting the stakeholders before finalizing the new mines and mineral policy, saying it would protect the interests of the investors with high financial resources in this sector besides depriving hundreds of thousands of labourers and poor miners of their earning."The conditions incorporated in the new policy are very hard and inflexible and only powerful ...
NP workers meet with CM Balochistan QUETTA: The activists of National Party and local people met with Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch during his visit to Naal.In a statement issued, here on Tuesday, the Chief Ministers listened to the party workers and other people and issued directives on the occasion to resolve their legitimate problems.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
DG ISI calls on Governor KP PESHAWAR: The outgoing Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen Zaheer Ul Islam called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan at Governor's House, Peshawar on Monday. He remained with the Governor for some time and discussed matters pertaining to the security situation in province and FATA in particular. The Governor while acknowledging his valuable contribution also wished him success in his future endeavors. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Pakistan, Iran enjoying close ties: Aziz ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran are enjoying close relations and expressed the hope that border mechanism would be improved to avoid any untoward incident at Pak-Iran border.This was stated by Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while talking to newsmen here after addressing the concluding session of trilateral dialogue on China-Afghanistan-Pakistan.Sartaj Aziz said border mechanism between Pakistan and Iran is being improved so that violation of border from any side ...


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