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PPP committed to protecting human rights: Khursheed Shah ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Tuesday stated that protection of human rights had been one of the top priorities of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) throughout its struggle and it remained committed to the well being of the people without any discrimination.Talking to APP, he pointed out about the basic slogan of the party that Roti,Kapra aur Makan Ilam, was a crystal clear message to ensure the human rights. Khursheed Shah said that PPP will work for a Pakistan where everyone is included in the expanding circle of development and promote a just and free society from discrimination against women and minorities.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

SC seeks leave notification of IG FC ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Secretary Interior to present seek leave notification of Major-General Ijaz Shahid Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC) by December 11. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Amir Hani Muslim also directed him to produce the relevant record of his admission at Armed Forces Institute of cardiology (AFIC).The bench instructed Munir A Malik Attorney General (AG) to get the ...
Advisor to CM Sindh calls on Ishaq Dar ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh on Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah called on Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Tuesday and discussed matters relating to power generation.The Finance Minister said that the government is focusing to increase generation of power and make a quantum addition in generation capacity of the country.In this connection the huge Thar Coal reserves will help us in relying on the production of electricity through indigenous resources and ...
APA must unite for peace, prosperity: Speaker NA ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Tuesday affirmed that under the umbrella of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) the member states must identify a path towards mutual progress and achieve peace, prosperity and development in the region.Presiding an interactive session of APA here, he said that unfortunately the past two decades have seen an unprecedented bloodshed, political turmoil and the consequent denial of opportunities to our people in the Asian Continent.He said Iraq, Afghanistan and ...
SC for legislation about enforced disappearances ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the federation to legislate about the enforced disappearances throughout the country and ensure promulgation of this legislation in its true letter and spirit.The directions were made by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while announcing judgment in the 35 missing persons case from a detention center at Malakand in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.While disposing of the petition, the apex court declared that though there ...
Govt to compensate affectees of Mangla upraising project: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Tuesday said that the government would soon compensate the affectees of Mangla upraising project.Replying to a Point of Order raised by MNA Raja Javed Ikhlas, the minister said that he would talk to the concerned department in this regard.Reply to another Point of Order regarding the installation of electricity meters in two sectors of the Capital Development Authority raised by MNA Malik Abrar, Sheikh Aftab ...
Korean ambassador calls on Abid Sher Ali ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of South Korea, Song Jong-hawan called on Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali here Tuesday.The Minister commended the deep ties between Pakistan and Korea in various fields.He said that it is vision of the government to strengthen relation with Korea and facilitate Korean investors to bring business to Pakistan.Explaining the current potential in energy sector of Pakistan, the Minister said that we had great opportunity in coal and ...


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