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Ahsan Iqbal briefs Parliamentary Committee on CPEC, consensus among all provinces on CPEC

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 16, 2017-The Parliamentary Committee on CPEC met today under the Chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. This was the 20th meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC and it received a detailed and comprehensive briefing by Minister for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal on the recently concluded 6th meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) in Beijing on December 28-29, 2016, ... Read More »

Every negative tactics will be thwarted against freedom of expression: Shakeel Anjum

Journalistic organizations rejected some provisions of the Electoral Reform Bill 2017 ISLAMABAD:(APS) January 16, 2017-Shakeel Anjum, President of the National Press Club it clear that every negative tactics will be thwarted against freedom of expression. Senior journalists, anchors, columnist and union leaders Monday expressed serious reservations on the clauses of draft Election Bill 2017, to be tabled in the parliament ... Read More »

Pakistan condemns killing of Kashmiris by Indian forces in IOK

ISLAMABAD: (APS)January 16, 2017-Indian occupation forces have martyred three more Kashmiri youth today in Pahalgam area. As a continued act of state terrorism, India is blatantly committing crimes against humanity in IOK against defenseless Kashmiris. Pakistan strongly condemns systematic and brutal killing of Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces in IOK and once again urges the UN, HR Organizations across ... Read More »

Sharif family have not changed owned Park Lane flats from 1990

Sharif family have not changed owned Park Lane flats from 1990

LONDON:(APS)January 14, 2017-Properties owned by the Sharif family in London’s upscale Park Lane neighbourhood were purchased in the 1990s and there has been no change of ownership since then, BBC Urdu reported on Friday. According to official documents available with BBC Urdu, the four flats were purchased in the name of the Nielsen and Nescoll companies. According to the documents, ... Read More »

NAB having lost 80 percent case due to lack of evidence: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry

RAWALPINDI (APS)January 12, 2017– Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said on Thursday that former secretary of finance in Balochistan Mushtaq Raisani and contractor Sohail Majeed are to become approvers in corruption case against Khalid Langove, former finance adviser. Chairman of NAB addressed a ceremony of Chamber of Commerce and Industry and talked about mega corruption ... Read More »

Tayyaba torture case: Additional Session Judge has stopped working

ISLAMABAD: (APS) January 12, 2017– Additional session judge Raja Khurram has on Thursday been made an SDO and barred from performing duties as a judge, reported APS News. According to the notification issued by Islamabad High Court (IHC), Raja Khurram cannot perform judicial duties. On the other hand, the brutalised girl Tayyaba has reached her sweet home where she has ... Read More »

Pakistan Army is a great institution: COAS Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI:(APS)January 12, 2017-Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Jhelum and Kharian Garrisons on Thursday. He was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness at Headquarters Central Command. The Army Chief visited Para Ranges at Jhelum and witnessed concluding session of Army Firing Competition. A total of 667 Military and Civilian firers from across the country participated in four-week ... Read More »

Continues to work on highways under the CPEC: Senate told

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 12, 2017-The Senate was informed on Thursday that work is underway on 1660 kilometer highways projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) all over the country. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House during question hour that seven of these projects will be completed by 2018 and one in 2019 and one in 2020. To a question, ... Read More »

PM Nawaz Sharif reviewed progress made on various roads projects

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 12, 2017-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif reviewed progress made on various motorways and roads projects being executed by National Highways Authority (NHA) here at PM House today. Chairman National Highways Authority Shahid Ashraf Tarar gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister. The Chairman briefed that 3047 KM of road projects with a cost of Rs. 1140.74 billion are ... Read More »

The case would be the main focus apartments in London

The case would be the main focus apartments in London

ISLAMABAD: (APS) January 11, 2017– Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan has on Wednesday requested the court to make PM a party to the Panama case. However, the judges refused to do so as Justice Gulzar Ahmad said they didn’t have enough heart left to hear the long arguments of the other party yet again, reported APS ... Read More »

Governor Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passes away

KARACHI:(APS)January 11, 2017-Sindh governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passed away in Karachi on Wednesday according to the governor house spokesman. Siddiqui had been hospitalised earlier today, APS News reported. Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani will serve as acting governor of Sindh until a governor is appointed. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali expressed grief and sorrow over the said demise of the ... Read More »

Last three years 266,412 expatriate Pakistanis have been deported

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 11, 2017-The Senate was informed on Wednesday that during the last three years 266,412 expatriate Pakistanis have been deported from different countries. Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman told the House during question hour that these Pakistanis were deported due to different reasons. He said it is discretion of the host country to deport any foreigner without any ... Read More »

Delegation of Madressatul Islam University calls on Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 11, 2017- A 66 member delegation of National Leadership Program 2017 headed by Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as a part of their study tour at Supreme Court Islamabad today i.e. 11.01.2017. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ... Read More »

Prime Minister would not set an example to disqualify on speech: Supreme Court

Prime Minister would not set an example to disqualify on speech: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD (APS) January 10, 2017– Supreme Court (SC) while hearing Panamagate case said that it will not set any example by disqualifying prime minister over speeches. A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing in which Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan said that the decision of PM’s innocence will be taken after going through the evidence. He asked how ... Read More »

MNAs may not survive under Article 62, 63:Imran Khan

MNAs may not survive under Article 62, 63:Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (APS) January 10, 2017– Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) held a consultative session at Bani Gala in Islamabad on Tuesday, reported APS News. After the session, PTI chairman Imran Khan came for media talk and criticized the ruling party. He stressed that Pakistan should survive whether any parliamentarian survives or not according to Article 62 and 63 of Pakistan s constitution. ... Read More »

PTI attempts will fail miserably to discredit the prime minister: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 10, 2017-Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said all attempts by PTI at defaming the third time elected Prime Minister of Pakistan will fail miserably. Talking to media outside Supreme Court on Tuesday, she said Nawaz Sharif has always opted for the politics of principles and service of the masses. She said Courts make decisions ... Read More »

Effective measures are being taken for the safe return of missing activists:Nisar

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 10, 2017-Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said safe recovery of the missing social activists is the priority of the government. He was briefing the House regarding the four missing social activists Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed, Saleem Haider and Ahmad Raza Nasir. The Minister that the government neither pursues the policy of getting its own citizens disappeared nor ... Read More »

Army Chief has directed to continue counter-terrorism operations

RAWALPINDI:(APS)January 10, 2017-Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed to continue counter-terrorism operations and stabilizing the already cleared areas. He gave these directions while chairing 198th Corps Commanders’ conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. General Qamar Javed Bajwa also directed to intensify efforts for return of Temporary Displaced Persons. He congratulated efforts of Strategic Organizations on successful test fire of ... Read More »

Minister Sardar Yousaf congratulates newly elected officials of NPC

ISLAMABAD:(APS)January 10, 2017-Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf said that 10 journalists will be sent to Hajj each year through Press Club. Journalists are advocate of democracy. He said that Hajj quota will be 2 million this year. Immediately will be restored whose institutions quota was abolished. He expressed these views while congratulating the newly elected National Press Club ... Read More »

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