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PM, COAS visit ISI, review entire internal, external threat spectrum, terrorists network, their linkages ISLAMABAD: A high level security meeting was held at Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters on Thursday, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif attended the meeting and reviewed the entire internal and external threat spectrum including terrorists' networks and their linkages.The role of hostile intelligence agencies and their collaborators in fomenting instability in Pakistan and undermining Pakistan's interests was discussed in detail, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.Management of Pakistan-Afghan border including way forward was also discussed during the meeting.COAS emphasized that terrorists were externally funded and internally facilitated.He underscored the need for continued efforts across the country in consolidating gains made in operation Zarb-e-Azb and ongoing intelligence based operations to ensure a permanent and sustainable peace in the country.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highly appreciated the efforts and achievements of army and intelligence agencies in achieving major break throughs and bringing ...

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CCP takes notice regarding increase in airfares of private airlines ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan has taken notice of media reports regarding exorbitant increase in airfares of private airlines in recent days.The Commission is in the process of collecting information and has written to Shaheen Airlines and Airblue to provide comprehensive data on airfares charged recently,said a statement issued by CCP here on Thursday.These airlines have been intimated that unreasonable price increases by dominant businesses and collective price fixing between competitors are anti-competitive activities ...

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Rs600bn annually being paid to PIA: Pervaiz LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Thursday said some Rs 600 billion annually paid to Pakistan International Airlines was a great loss to the national exchequer, which could be saved and spent on education and other job generating projects.Talking to the reporters after inaugurating Lahore International Book Fair at the Expo Center here he said such a big amount to meet the losses of national airline was a burden ...

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Successful completion of negotiations by Pak-IMF to secure $ 500 million tranche DUBAI: Successful completion of negotiations on the Tenth Review under three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme for an amount of $6.4 billion to Pakistan by IMF will help secure release of the next tranche amounting to US dollar 500 million to the country.Completion of the Tenth Review lends credence to the government's commitment in implementing structural reforms in areas of taxation, energy, monetary/financial sectors and public sector enterprises, said Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar at ...

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Pakistan for early resolution of Kashmir dispute: FO spokesman ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its demand of early resolution of the lingering dispute of Kashmir, in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions and aspirations of its people, for a lasting peace in the region.Spokesman of the Foreign Office Qazi Khalilullah said the nation observes February 5 as Kashmir Solidarity Day to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people and to call for an early resolution of the dispute.Speaking here at the weekly briefing, ...