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Conspiracies against CPEC to be failed on every forum: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Expressing their full support to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), federal and provincial governments have agreed to complete homework on new projects approved by 6th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) to ensure its speedy and timely implementation.The decision was taken in a post 6th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting presided by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform (PD&R) Professor Ahsan Iqbal here at Planning Commission on Thursday.The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haidar Khan, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafeez Ur Rehman and provincial ministers from Sindh and Punjab. Senior officials from federal and provincial government were also present in the meeting.In a joint press conference, Professor Ahsan Iqbal, while highlighting decisions taken in the meeting, told that leadership has agreed to complete homework on new projects included in CPEC during 6th JCC in order to avoid ...

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Interior minister extends Sindh Rangers powers for 90 days ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday approved extension in Sindh Rangers powers for 90 days on the request of Sindh government. According to an interior ministry's notification, Sindh Rangers had been given powers under Anti Terrorism Act of 1997.The extension in powers would be effective from January 16. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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PPP rally reaches Faisalabad FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rally led by its Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari started from Bilawal House Lahore on Thursday morning reached here.A lukewarm reception was accorded to Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on his arrival in the city. Although the city was decorated with banners and hoardings yet the public participation was dismally poor.The rally reached the city through GT Road via Khurarianwala, Gattwala, Canal Road, Railway Station Chowk, Chenab Club Chowk and ...

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Pakistan offers investment friendly environment: PM DAVOS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said his government had devised a comprehensive plan to create investment friendly environment and was liberalizing its policies to welcome foreign entrepreneurs."We offer incentives to attract new capital inflows, including tax exemptions, tariff reductions, infrastructure, and investor facilitation services," the prime minister said.He was talking here to a group of heads of top ranking companies at a roundtable on the sidelines of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ...

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Honouring IWT in interest of both Pakistan and India: Dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Thursday that it was in the interest of both the countries (Pakistan and India) to continue to honour and implement the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).In this spirit Pakistan would continue to fulfil its obligations under the IWT, he said.The IWT, he said, was a useful and time-tested mechanism for water sharing and Pakistan has abided by the Treaty since its inception.The Minister stated this while ...