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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Ambassadors Jillani, Maliha Lodhi call on Iahaq Dar ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jillani and the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi called on Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar seperatley here on Tuesday. The minister in his meeting with Ambassador Jillani discussed follow-up action on decisions taken during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to the US with particular focus on enhancing economic and trade relations between the two countries.They also exchanged views on Pakistan's active participation in the recently held conference in Paris on the issue of climate change, a subject which received due focus during the Prime Minister's US visit.Appreciating Ambassador Jillani's dedication and resolve to further the cause of Pak-US relations, the minister said the Pak-US economic relations had grown from strength to strength and would further continue to be characterized by vast untapped potential."There is need to act towards strengthening this important component of relationship as was ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Senate passes resolution for better environment to working women  ISLAMABAD: The Senate Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to take initiatives for provision of safe, secure, healthy and harassment free environment to working women in the country. The resolution was jointly moved by senators including Sitara Ayaz, Samina Abid, Khalida Parveen, Sassui Palijo, Sirajul Haq and Leader of the Opposition Aitzaz Ahsan in connection with the Working Women's Day under relevant articles of the Constitution. The House, in the resolution, acknowledged that ...

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LHC seeks DNA report of Zain's blood stains found in Kanju's car LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday adjourning hearing of an appeal against acquittal of Mustafa Kanju and others in Zain murder case till December 28 sought DNA report of victim's blood stains found in Kanju's car.The bench headed by Justice Shahid Hameed Dar was hearing an appeal filed by provincial Prosecution department.During the hearing, Prosecutor General Punjab Ehtesham Qadir arguing before the court submitted that the trial court acquitted the accused after ...

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Masses reject enemies of prosperity in LB election: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government had put the country in the right direction during two and a half years under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.According to handout, talking to members National Assembly from various districts here, he said that compared to 2013, Pakistan today was moving towards progress and prosperity.The Chief Minister said that every effort of the government was diverted towards improvement ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

LHC summons Attorney General, Chairman PEMRA in Altaf's case LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday summoned Attorney General of Pakistan and Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for January 11 on petitions against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.The bench headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed these orders while hearing three identical petitions filed by Malik Maqsood Ahmad Awan, Aftab Ahmad virk and Abdullah Malik for proceedings against Altaf Hussain under Article 6 of the Constitution due ...

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US Ambassador calls on Governor Sindh KARACHI: US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale, called on the Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, here at the Governor House on Tuesday.He was accompanied by the US Consul General in Karachi, Brian Heath.A statement issued by the spokesman of the Governor House, said that bilateral relations, investment, on-going situation in the region, successful Zarb-e-Azb operation, and other important matters were discussed at the meeting.Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad said that the Pakistan-US ties span ...

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Dr Asim sent to jail on judicial remand KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday sent Dr Asim Hussain, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and former petroleum minister, to jail on judicial remand over charges of providing treatment to terrorists at his hospital branches in Karachi.Dr Asim was brought to ATC-II under tight security after the administrative judge of ATC, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, rejected police's request to release the suspect on account of non-availability of evidences. While sending Dr Asim to jail, the ...