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US Consul General calls on Punjab Governor LAHORE: United States Consul General in Lahore Zack Harkinrider Tuesday called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar at the Governor House.Talking to the US Consul General, the Punjab Governor said United States should extend equal cooperation to Pakistan and India for durable peace in the region.He said that if the voice of 1.5 billion muslims was not given proper adherence at the UNO platform, they had the right to question this attitude of major international players. He said non-provision of permanent membership of Security Council to a Muslim country was a great matter of concern for Muslims.The Governor said Pakistan was the only country which had since long been rendering supreme sacrifices to restore international peace, adding that political and military leadership of Pakistan was on same page and showing exemplary unity and cooperation to eliminate terrorism.Chaudhry Sarwar said operation against terrorists was continued successfully and the whole nation was ...

CPLC chief denies raid on his residence KARACHI: Citizen - Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Chief Ahmed Chinoy here Tuesday evening denied any raid or snap checking of his residence by the rangers.Addressing a press conference at the CPLC office, he said that it was during a CPLC team's successful recovery of an abductee that rangers had approached the committee.He said that it was a mere 10 minutes presence of rangers around his residence that triggered baseless rumours.Chinoy during the press conference said ...

Dar hails Japanese govt, businessmen for invesment in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar Tuesday appreciated Japanese government's intention to invest Yen equivalent of USD 850 million in the Lakhra coal power project.Talking to Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata, who called on him here, Dar also mentioned about Toyota Motors plans for enhanced investment and Yamaha's future venture for launching a modern motorcycle plant in Pakistan on April 27. The minister shared with the Japanese Envoy, outcome of his meetings ...

76 terrorists killed in North Waziristan ISLAMABAD: Twenty three more terrorists were killed in area of Dattakhel in North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday night in another precise aerial strike raising the toll to 76 during the entire day, ISPR said.Some 53 terrorists were killed in aerial strikes in North Waziristan Agency earlier in the day.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Muslims first victims of 'terrorism': French FM KUWAIT CITY: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism"."No one fights under the name of religion," Fabius told journalists in Kuwait, the first Muslim country he has visited since last month's deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo by gunmen.When Kuwait and France fight "against terrorism, we fight those who are not only liars, but also killers," he said. "Muslims have ...

53 militants killed in air strikes in Datta Khel: ISPR ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military said it killed 53 militants in air strikes on Tuesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in a tribal region near the Afghan border.The air strikes took place near Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal district, where 35 militants were killed on Sunday."In precise aerial strikes, 53 terrorists including some foreigners were killed," the military said in a statement, "Six terrorist hideouts, an ammunition dump ...


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