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Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif has warned that any provocation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) will meet a befitting response. He expressed these remarks on Thursday while visiting the area of Sialkot Working Boundary badly affected by Indian violations. General Raheel met troops and local residents and found them in high spirits and full of resolve, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the Nato mission killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for talks with the militants. The blast came shortly after 8:00 am (0330 GMT), not far from the Iranian embassy. The victims were a Turkish soldier and an Afghan passer-by.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the democratic government would protect the country's sovereignty and integrity at all costs. Addressing the 'Colour Award and Re-equipment Ceremony of Karakoram Eagle AWACS Aircraft' at PAF Masroor Base, the PM said Pakistan wanted peace in the region and believed in the resolution of issues hindering regional development and prosperity through peaceful means.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said his government is committed to making Pakistan the preferred destination for business. Addressing the launch of Expo Pakistan, country's biggest trade fair that showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and services, he said that Pakistan is a land of business opportunities.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the ongoing operation in Karachi would not be left half-way. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Ninth Expo Pakistan here, the Prime Minister said the government was firm in eradicating militancy and had decided to take solid steps to ensure peace in the country. The Prime Minister said "the decisive moment has come to bring Karachi's peace back and make the city free from the hold of militants.
ImageFederal government on Thursday poured cold water on the revival efforts of two Independent Power Producers in relation to a 120. MW Japan Power Generation Company (JPGC) and a 110 MW Southern Electric Power Company Limited (Sepcol), arguing that both power companies are bankrupt.
The government is likely to impose Regulatory Duty (RD) on the import of some more items including one or two petroleum products. Sources told Business Recorder here on Thursday that different proposals are under consideration to impose RD on additional items. At present 5 percent regulatory duty is applicable on the import of furnace oil from February 12.
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