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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

CM's accusation against federation about power pilferage baseless: Amir Muqam SWAT: Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam has said that KP CM's accusations against the federal government about power pilferage were basless, urging the PTI leadership to stop mudslinging campaign, politics of 'Dharnas' and opposition for the sake of opposition and instead concentrate on welfare of the masses and development of the province. He was addressing inaugural ceremonies of inauguration of gas projects at Odigram and Gogdara in the district on Saturday. The PML-N would wholeheartedly support the endeavors of the PTI government in the KP if the same were taken for the progress and welfare of the masses. PTI was not at all interested in progress and uplift of the province and wanted to spread anarchy and politics of chaos which the people have rejected, he added. He said the PML-N government was keen to develop every part of the country without any political affiliation and prejudices. The PML-N ...

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Sindh govt committed to purge Karachi from terrorists, outlaws: CM KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and restoration of law & order are his top priorities.Therefore, indiscriminate action against the criminals must be continued. "We are committed to purge this city of terrorists and criminals."This he said while talking to DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar who called on him here at the CM House on Saturday, said a statement.The Director General Pakistan Rangers, ...

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Fatemi stresses upon non-discriminatory criteria for NSG membership ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has emphasized the need for equal treatment to all applicants of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), based on objective and non-discriminatory criteria.The Special Assistant who is currently on an official visit to Astana (Kazakhstan) as a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov and Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev, said a press release ...

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Dar hopeful of materializing SAEU dream soon ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Friday expressed the hope that the dream of establishing South Asian Economic Union (SAEU) would be materialized soon to ensure regional development and pull out the people from poverty and hunger."I am sure that we will come up with concrete recommendations on steps to ultimate goal of the SAEU that would provide a viable way of getting the peoples of our region out of poverty and would give ...

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E-governance system introduced in 25 ministries, divisions: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman Friday said that E-governance system had been introduced in 25 ministries and divisions aimed at improving their performance.Addressing the special session of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP), she said "Pakistan is the first country in the South Asia Association Regional Corporation (SAARC) to introduce the E-governance."Now, she said, these ministries were paper-less and the system would ensure efficiency, accuracy, effectiveness, good governance, transparency and ...

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COAS calls Afghan President on phone, condemns attack on University RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.During the conversation, the Army Chief strongly condemned terrorists' attack on American University of Afghan in Kabul on Wednesday, according to an ISPR news release.He expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.The COAS said that Pakistani soil would not be allowed to be used for any type of terrorism in Afghanistan."Afghan authorities have shared 3 mobile telephone numbers, allegedly used during ...

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President for further augmenting performance of Pakistan Red Crescent ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday stressed for bringing all organizations of Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) under one platform to further augment its performance.While appreciating the humanitarian activities of Pakistan Red Crescent during natural disasters, the President said a comprehensive strategy should be devised to prepare trained manpower for effectively dealing with natural disasters and accidents.The President was talking to PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi and other high officials here at the Awan-e-Sadr.The President said in ...