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Saudi Ambassador calls on Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim bin Salih Al-Ghadeer Thursday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister's Office this morning.The Prime Minister conveyed his greetings to the leadership and brotherly people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed close and cordial relations and that it would be the endeavor of his government to take the bilateral relations to new strategic heights.The Prime Minister said that Saudi Arabia was home to 1.5 million Pakistanis who contributed heavily for the development of the country through their about $ 3.7 billion remittances per annum.The Prime Minister appreciated that the Saudi leadership always stood by the people of Pakistan during challenging times.He also lauded Saudi Arabia's important role in promotion of global peace and stability.The Prime Minister conveyed his sincere ...

Seven-member Special larger bench of SC constituted to hear Judges' pension case on July 10 ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary Tuesday constituted a seven-member special larger bench of the Supreme court headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja to hear review petitions of some former High Courts judges in their pension case. The bench will hear review petitions on July 9 (Wednesday) according to the case list issued here on Tuesday regarding formation of the special larger bench. According to the list, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, ...
SC issues notices to companies on delay in new airport's construction ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the construction companies regarding delay in building of the Federal Capital's new airport and sought reply in the light of General Shahaid Nawaz's report.The court also issued a notice to the Attorney General for Pakistan to assist it in the matter and also to present the Federal Government's point of view regarding the airport's construction. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice ...
Telenor delegation meets Anusha Rahman ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Telenor headed by Senior Vice President, Tore Johnsen Tuesday met with Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahaman here.The delegation appreciated various steps for creation of business friendly environment taken so for by the new government, said a press release.In the meeting delegation negated all the reports that appeared a day before in press quoting the CEO Telenor Pakistan.Anusha Rahman said that timely auction of next generation spectrum is top ...
Uniform education system from next academic session in KP: CM PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Tuesday made it clear that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) came to power in the province with an agenda for change and would not a budge an inch from giving practical shape to its agenda of eliminating corruption from the government departments in 90 days, and other irregularities. Addressing second meeting of the provincial cabinet here, the Chief Minister told the officials of the departments that he would not accept ...
Terrorism to be rooted out from country: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said that the dream of economic progress could not be realized without maintaining peace in the society.He said this while presiding over a meeting to review law and order situation in the province here. The pace of investigation into Anarkali Food Street bomb blast incident and overall law and order situation were discussed in the meeting.The Chief Minister said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase ...
LHC takes notice of assault, throwing acid on woman LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday took notice of the news published in a section of press of assault and throwing acid on a 65-year-old woman by a quack at Wan Bachchran.District & Sessions Judge, Mianwali has been directed to probe into the matter and submit a detailed report regarding steps taken by the local police along with his own comments.According to details, the victim felt pain in her legs and was taken to ...


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