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PM felicitates Sultan of Oman on National Day ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday felicitated the Sultan of Oman on the occasion of country's National Day being celebrated today (Nov 18).In his message of greetings to the Sultan of Oman, the Prime Minister said, "On behalf of people of Pakistan and on my own, I wish to extend to your majesty and brotherly people of the Sultanate of Oman, our sincere and warm felicitations on the auspicious occasion of 43rd National Day of the Sultanate of Oman".During the last 42 years, he said, the Sultanate of Oman has achieved unprecedented prosperity, development and modernization under his sagacious and visionary leadership.This has completely transformed Sultanate of Oman into a modern and highly developed country, the Prime Minister commented.He said the people of the Sultanate of Oman were benefiting from the fruits of this development and this was a cause of great satisfaction and happiness in Pakistan as a ...

Turkish Ambassador calls on Finance minister ISLAMABAD: Babur Girgin, Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to Pakistan called on Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here at the Finance Minister's Office and discussed with him matters of mutual interest.During the meeting, the Ambassador termed the recent visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Turkey as successful.Mr. Girgin offered cooperation and assistance to Pakistan to further expand bilateral economic ties between the two countries.Turkey, he said had achieved great economic success in ...
SC directs election tribunals to accelerate proceedings ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed all the election tribunals (ET) to expedite the proceedings pending before them while suspending open handed stays. The directive was made by a two-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuahdry and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja while hearing an appeal filed by Jhangir Tareen Khan, a runner-up candidate from NA-154 Lodhraan. During the course of proceedings, Hafiz Pirzada, counsel for the applicant, apprised the bench that the respondent ...
QWP calls CEC meeting on Nov 21 PESHAWAR: The Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) has called a meeting of its central executive committee (CEC) on Nov 21 to review the ongoing political scenario after quitting the coalition Govt of Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. QWP sources told APP on Monday this meeting would likely to ratify the decisions of the party to sit on the opposition benches in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and publishing a white paper on the six months ...
PML-N to clean sweep in Balochistan: Zehri QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-N will clean sweep in local bodies' elections in Balochistan to be held on 7th of December, said, PML-N Balochistan, president, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri.In his statement issued, here on Monday, he said that PML-N always raised voice for the protection of rights of people and took solid measure in this regard. "The voters will vote for PML-N in upcoming local government elections like that they voted for the party in general elections ...
Prime Minister arrives in Thailand BANGKOK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday arrived here on a three-day official visit.He was received by the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand at the airport.Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Minister for Information Technology and Communication Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani accompanied the prime minister.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
CM Sindh seeks ulema's role to maintain harmony KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday appealed to the ulema of different schools of thought to maintain an environment of inter-faith harmony, brotherhood, unity and tolerance.The Sindh CM made this appeal to ulema while talking to them on telephone, said a statement.Syed Qaim Ali Shah talked to prominent ulema including Allama Talib Johri, Maulana Umer Sadiq, Maulana Hasan Zafar Naqvi, Haji Hanif Tayyab, Owais Noorani and Shahid Ghauri.He said no untoward ...


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