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Gas issue to be resolved next month; State Minister FAISALABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali here Saturday said that sincere efforts of government had successfully eliminated industrial load shedding while the issue of gas will be resolved in next month. Talking to media after inaugurating Youth Community Center in Altaf Ganj here, he said that government despite of daunting challenges had put the country on road to progress and prosperity but the retrogressive elements are constantly hatching conspiracies to dub Pakistan as unsuitable country for foreign investment. He said that all the economic indicators are positive.The inflation is at the lowest while capital is freely available to the private sector. Government was also making efforts to facilitate them with policy measures.He said that people of Pakistan fully understand the conspiracies against the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan and they would foil the nefarious designs of anti Pakistan elements. He told that Pak-Qatar agreement has paved ...

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Pakistan foils attempt to free Daniel Pearl murderer: military KARACHI: Pakistan's military on Friday said it had foiled a prison break bid aimed at freeing British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, currently on death row for the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Three militants groups -- Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) -- were working together on the plot, military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said, adding that the plan to attack Hyderabad Central Jail was ...

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Strategic Trade Policy Framework formulated to boost exports: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan has said that his Ministry had formulated the 'Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2015-18' and actively engaged in a consultative process with the business community and relevant government Ministries regarding the policy.He was briefing National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce which met here, under the Chairmanship of Siraj Muhammad Khan, MNA the otherday, a statement of the National Assembly issued here said.The agenda of the meeting was the ...

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Renault net profit up but Russian unit a drag PARIS: Renault said Friday net profit for 2015 was up 48.1 percent to 2.96 billion euros ($3.3 billion), allowing it to hit profitability targets two years early, but it took a hit in Russia.The French carmaker saw turnover surge 10.4 percent to 45.3 billion euros.But the economic downturn in Russia hit its Avtovaz unit there hard, with a loss of 620 million euros.Renault, which operates Avtovaz with its partner Nissan and Russian carmaker Rostec, said ...

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ECP to hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 and issued schedule.According to a notification issued by the ECP, the nomination papers will be filed from February 17 to 18,whereas the verification process will be completed on February 23.The candidates can file their appeals to the tribunals against the decisions of the returning officers until February 25 and the tribunals would decide on their appeals until March 1.The candidates ...