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Govt committed to eradicate terrorism: Musadiq Malik ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's spokesman Musadiq Malik on Thursday said Karachi was country's economic hub and government was committed to end target killing and street crimes to make it a peaceful city.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said operation against criminals was in full swing in Karachi without any discrimination.To a question, he said the reforms in police department were top priority of the government and the force will be equipped with modern weapons to enhance its capability.Chairman Board of Investment Dr. Miftah Ismail, appreciating government policies, said the national economy was growing positively.He said the government under the supervision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has launched several projects to overcome the energy crisis, including the construction of Bhasha Dam. International investors were willing to invest here due to government's friendly policies, he added.Chairman, Trade Development Authority S.M. Muneer said the government was heading in right direction.Senior Analyst Dr. Shahid Hassan said ...

High Commissioner to UK decorates Malala with Sitara-e-Imtiaz LONDON: High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Syed Ibne Abbas has conferred Sitara-i-Shujaat on Malala Yousafzai on behalf of the President of Pakistan.In a reception held to mark the Pakistan Day here at a local hotel on Wednesday, the High Commissioner termed Malala a symbol of hope and courage.Malala, who has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition to her bravery and unwavering courage for the cause of education, in her remarks thanked the President and the Prime ...

PML-N to bring about ‘the real change’: PM PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan Muslim League did not believe in making false promises and was working with a commitment to bring about a real positive change in lives of people across the country.Addressing a large gathering of the PML-N party workers here at Governors House, the Prime Minister said that people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) who heard endless promises of a "New Pakistan" were yet to see any change, despite ...

Opposition desired party based; Govt pleaded non-party LG polls ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition on Thursday exchanged counter argument on holding local government elections in federal capital on party or non-party basis with the treasury benches prevailing finally after rejecting opposition moved amendments.The situation arose when the opposition party PPPP moved amendments in clauses related to holding election on non-party basis as well as a sub-section related to disqualification of a candidate or an elected member of local government who will be found guilty ...

Consensus nearing on offering same time prayers, NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Muhammad Amin-ul-Hasnat Shah told the National Assembly on Thursday that consensus has almost been evolved on same time "Azan"(prayers) offering in the federal capital.Answering the questions of Parliamentarians in the National Assembly, he said a committee, having representation of various sects was working to evolve the consensus on same timings of "Azan"(prayers). The committee has so far been succeeded in evolving consensus on same time ...

Capital to have Local Govt; NA passes bill ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Thursday passed Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act 2014 with a majority vote to revive local government system in the Capital for second time since in inception over four decades back.The House rejected two amendments regarding holding local government elections on party basis and the disqualification clause out of nearly ten amendments moved by the opposition especially PPPP as the government did not oppose amendments in some other clauses.The 130 clauses ...


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