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Pakistan signs Memorandum of Obligations for SCO's full membership TASHKENT: Pakistan on Friday signed the Memorandum of Obligations to become the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - a key security, economy and energy cooperation group comprising Russia, China and the countries of Central Asia.President Mamnoon Hussain represented Pakistan at the signing ceremony at the 16th Heads of the State Council of the SCO held here in the Uzbek capital. Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz inked the Memorandum of Obligations.The Memorandum of Obligations was jointly signed by the Foreign Ministers of six SCO member states, Secretary General SCO and Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz."With signing of the document, Pakistan has achieved a "milestone" towards attaining the full membership of SCO," Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs told APP after signing the Memorandum at the ceremony attended by SCO leaders.Sartaj Aziz said the signing was continuation of Pakistan's approval for membership ...

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KP PA passes Supplementary Budget for FY 2015-16 PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Friday unanimously passed a Supplementary Budget of Rs 26.3 billion for financial year 2015-16 after approving all demands for grants of various departments. The supplementary grants were demanded through 50 demands by different departments. Legislators also presented cut motions on some demands for grants. However, they later withdrawn them to pave way for unopposed approval of the grants. The Speaker, Asad Qaiser also supported the stance of the Sardar Hussain Babak ...

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In civilized world decisions are made through ballot, not violent street agitation: Pervaiz Rashid RAWALPINDI: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Friday that in civilized world decisions are made through ballot and not by violent agitation on the streets.Speaking to journalists here at a Sehri event, organized at Rawalpindi Press Club, the minister advised opposition to wait till 2018 and at the time of elections go to the people of Pakistan with their list of allegations against the government.PML-N would come before the people ...

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Enemies stoking terror to demoralize us, destablize country: COAS RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited National Defence University, and addressed participants of the course.His address focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation of the country and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.Addressing the course participants, the COAS emphasised Pakistan's resolve and determination to confront global phenomenon of terrorism and extremism and cleanse Pakistan of this menace.He said during operation Zarb-e-Azb, Pakistani ...

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UN can't verify incendiary bombs in Syria, concerned by reports UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations is concerned by the Syrian opposition's accusations that incendiary weapons have been used in Syria but said on Friday it is unable to verify the reports. The Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to launch an investigation into its accusations that Russia has used air-delivered incendiary weapons and cluster bombs in Syria. The Russian mission to the United Nations was not immediately available ...