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37 dead as Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts PESHAWAR: The Pakistani military attacked Taliban hideouts in Khyber Agency with fighter jets and ground forces on Thursday and killed at least 37 suspected militants, officials said.The airstrikes hit mountainous areas of the Khyber tribal district."First jet fighters were used early in the morning and then ground troops were sent to the area," a senior security official in Peshawar told AFP on condition of anonymity.Military sources said at least 37 militants were killed and 18 wounded in the operation.Independent verification of the death toll and identity of the dead was not possible, as journalists are not allowed to enter the area.Another security official said the strikes targeted militants involved in bomb attacks in the northwestern town of Charsadda and on a fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad which killed 24 people.Officials said ground troops also used heavy weapons to pound militant targets.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

PM chairs meetings on Pak-China Economic Corridor, law and order situation in Balochistan GAWADAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired high-level meetings regarding Pak-China Economic Corridor and the law and order situation in Balochistan here on Thursday.The Prime Minister was also briefed about the ongoing development projects in Balochistan, especially in Gawadar.The meeting was also attended by Minister for Finance, Senator Ishaq Dar, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif ...
James Dobbins calls on Sartaj Aziz ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Ambassador James F. Dobbins, called on Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs here at Foreign Office and discussed Pakistan-US bilateral relations and regional issues.The Adviser emphasized the importance Pakistan attaches to deepening Pakistan-US bilateral cooperation in all fields.The Adviser underscored the pivotal role and scope of strategic dialogue and closer collaboration in areas from counterterrorism to economy to energy ...
Pak-India better ties in mutual interest of both countries: Abdul Basit ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit has said that better relation between Pakistan and India and peace in the region was in the mutual interest of both the countries."It is a great desire of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to improve relations between the two countries besides peace in the region as it will bring development and economic growth in the region," he said while talking to Pakistan Television from New Delhi.He said that ...
Sub-national finances important subject to deal for better economic management: Dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Thursday said management of sub-national finances was an important subject with which the federal and provincial governments have to deal for better economic management."Keeping in view the requirements of the country and inline with the PML-N Economic Agenda, better economic management is the top priority of our government", he said.Addressing workshop on strengthening sub-national fiscal management arranged jointly by the Ministry of Finance and World Bank ...
PM congratulates nation on successful 3G, 4G auction ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the successful auction of 3G and 4G spectrums had opened up new world of exploration and achievements.He said the much delayed initiative had brought Pakistan to the cutting edge of technology and helped the nation achieve new frontiers of advancement."My most earnest congratulation to the people who have made this possible," the Prime Minister said.He said the team led by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Minister of ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
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