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Military parade on Pakistan Day celebration

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 23, 2017-The nation celebrates Pakistan Day today with firm resolve to work hard to strengthen national security and solidarity. The day marks adoption of historic Lahore Resolution this day in 1940 that provided a framework for realisation of the goal of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia. The Day dawned with 31-gun salute in the federal capital ... Read More »

Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India:President Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 23, 2017-President Mamnoon Hussain termed Pakistan’s defence as impregnable and said the country’s conventional and nuclear capabilities were meant to ensure global and regional peace. Addressing as Chief Guest the ceremony of Pakistan Day Parade, he expressed the resolve that the nation will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for defence, security, development, and prosperity of the country. He ... Read More »

Civil Awards will be Conferred on 23rd March 2017

List of Civil Awards ISLAMABAD:(APS) March 22, 2017:                                                                                The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was pleased to approve conferment ... Read More »

Today, Nation is 77th celebrating Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 22, 2017-The nation will celebrate the 77th Pakistan Day tomorrow in a befitting manner. The day will dawn with 31 gun salute in the Federal Capital, and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. A spectacular joint armed services parade will be held near Shakarparian in Islamabad. Special feature of the parade this year will be participation of Peoples ... Read More »

Pakistan expresses serious concern over detention of Hurriyat leaders

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 22, 2017-Pakistan has expressed serious concern over arrest and detention of Hurriyat leaders in occupied Kashmir for preventing them from attending Pakistan Day reception at Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi, on Thursday. The Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement, on Thursday said these arbitrary restrictions are against the principles of democracy and freedom of movement. He urged India to ... Read More »

Senate passes Pakistan Army Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 22,2017-The Senate has passed The Pakistan Army Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid provides to further amend the Pakistan Army Act, 1952. Speaking on the bill, Law Minister Zahid Hamid said in January, 2015, Pakistan Army Act, 2015 along with 21st Constitution amendment was passed to try hardcore terrorists in military courts. He ... Read More »

Will take action against uploading blasphemous content on social media: Chaudhary Nisar

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 22, 2017-Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says Islamic countries will be consulted to evolve a joint response to blasphemous content on social media. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, he said a meeting of the ambassadors of Islamic countries in Islamabad has been convened on Friday for the purpose. The Interior Minister said the issue ... Read More »

Civil Society and Parliamentarians Debate the Role of Technology in Pakistan’s Elections

ISLAMABAD:(APS) March 22 ,2017: Parliamentary leaders and civil society representatives agreed that electronic voting machines (EVM) would not be a silver bullet solution for election problems in Pakistan at a roundtable convened by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) at Islamabad. The forum was an opportunity for election stakeholders to explore the mechanics of key provisions in the Draft Elections Bill 2017 ... Read More »

India ready to change the design of the dam on the Chenab river

LAHORE (APS) March 21, 2017– India has admitted on Tuesday that one of the hydel power projects that is to be constructed has a design which is in violation of Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan. Indian delegation stated on record that the 120-Mega Watt project would not be constructed with the objectionable design. The resolve was asserted during Indus Water ... Read More »

NA Speaker congratulated the newly elected office bearers of PFUJ

ISLAMABAD;(APS) March, 21, 2017: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have congratulated the newly elected office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) In their separate congratulatory messages to the newly elected President of PFUJ Mr Afzal Butt, Secretary General, Mr.Ayub Jan Sirhindi, Vice Presidents Mr. Saleem Shahid, Mr. Bakhtazada Yousafzai, Mr. Khalid ... Read More »

CPEC project will change the destiny of the people: Mushahid Hussain Sayed

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017:  The 22nd meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC held today under the Chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, to assess the overall progress of the CPEC projects from the relevant Ministries/Departments. The Additional Secretary, Water and Power and MD, National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) also give a comprehensive briefing about the future projects regarding transmission ... Read More »

Civil and military bureaucracy has maintained its monopoly: Mian Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017- Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, while addressing participants of training programme on Parliamentary studies Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on Tuesday, said that Parliament has not been given due role on matters related to defence , National Security , foreign and nuclear policies  since inception and these domains are being strictly controlled by the civil military bureaucracy ... Read More »

PPP aims is clear rebirth in Punjab during meeting in Lahore

KARACHI (APS)March 21, 2017 – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) top brass, during a meeting at Bilawal House in Lahore, has approved future political strategy aimed at new birth in stronghold of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). As per details available, Bilwal Bhutto would lead rallies and public gatherings across Punjab whereas Asif Ali Zardari would deploy his political skills behind ... Read More »

NA Passes bill to extend the period of military courts

NA Passes bill to extend the period of military courts

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017-The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. The National Assembly today resumed discussion on a motion moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for revival of the military courts for another two years. Taking part in the ... Read More »

Pakistani economy is rapidly moving forward despite facing numerous challenges:PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired the Parliamentary Party Meeting of PML-N at Islamabad today. The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan’s economy witnessed a positive turnaround and is fast growing in the face of numerous challenges inherited by his government in 2013. The PM added that speedy work is underway on various projects under the China Pakistan Economic ... Read More »

PAK – UK will work together to resolve the common problems

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017-Pakistan and the United Kingdom had an extensive exchange of views on entire gamut of security related issues. After their meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan and his British counterpart Amber Rudd described their talks as constructive and meaningful. The Interior Minister said the two countries discussed sharing of intelligence and exchange of ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan border order to open immediately

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 20, 2017-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the reopening of the Pak-Afghan border with immediate effect, a month after it was closed following the deadly Sehwan blast said to have been carried out by cross-border terrorists, APS News reported. More than 80 people, including women and children, were killed and hundreds of devotees injured in the blast at ... Read More »

Thousands of financers and facilitators of terrorists arrested: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 19,2017-The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad on Monday afternoon with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair. The House is transacting private members’ business. “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017” was introduced in the Senate today. The bill moved by Muhammad Azam Khan Swati provides to amend the Article 255 sub clause 3 of the Constitution of the Islamic ... Read More »

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