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Joint Declaration on the Future Directions of Pakistan-Turkey Strategic Relationship

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 17, 2016-The President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mamnoon Hussain on 16-17 November 2016. He was accompanied by a high level delegation. During the meeting between His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister of the Islamic ... Read More »

Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar released from jail

KARACHI:(APS)November 16, 2016-Jailed mayor of Karachi and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Waseem Akhtar was released from jail on Wednesday after being granted bail in the last of 39 cases against him. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi granted bail to Waseem Akhtar and PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel in a case pertaining to the facilitation and provision of medical treatment to alleged ... Read More »

11 Indian soldiers killed on Nov 14: Army Chief

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 16, 2016-Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said 11 Indian soldiers were killed on November 14 after Pakistan Army ‘responded to unprovoked firing’. The Pakistan Army suffered the loss of seven soldiers on the day, all casualties were sustained in the Bhimber sector of the Line of Control (LoC). “The Indian army should man up and ... Read More »

The new curriculum will be based upon modern researches on education: Tariq Fazal Chaudhry

CADD sought Embassy’s support in providing technical assistance in professional development of teachers and restructuring of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). The Minister apprised the delegation about the special interventions of the Government to revamp the education system in Capital and positive results emerging from these interventions. He said that all the efforts of CADD centers around the ‘student’ in ... Read More »

Senate Committee defers two civil courts (Amendment) Bills, 2016 till next meeting

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 16, 2016-Senate Standing Committee on law, justice and human rights in its meeting discussed the civil courts (amendment) bill 2016 by Senator Azam Swati and the civil courts amendment bill, 2016 as passed by National Assembly. After detailed discussion the bills were deferred till the next meeting. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Javed Abbasi here ... Read More »

Pak UK’s commitment work together to promote regional peace

LONDON:(APS)November 16,2016-Pakistan and Britain have reiterated to work hand in hand for promoting peace in the region and consolidating bilateral relations and taking them to a higher level. This understanding reached during a meeting between Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London on Wednesday. The Interior Minister said that Islamabad has always given ... Read More »

Pak Turkey agreed boost cooperation in various sectors

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 16,2016-President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed on joint cooperation between the two countries for further deepening trade and defence relations. An understanding to this effect came during a meeting between the two leaders at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Wednesday evening. The two Presidents had one on one meeting which was followed by delegation ... Read More »

Government is committed to following a policy of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs:PM Nawaz

BAHAWALPUR:(APS)November 16, 2016-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphatically stated that any effort to harm national security and territorial integrity will meet a befitting response. He was addressing a ceremony-marking culmination of exercise Strike of Thunder (Raadul Barq) in Khairpur Tamewali in Bahawalpur today. The Prime Minister pointed out that the exercise Strike of Thunder established that Pakistan is ready to ... Read More »

Not authentic Print Media Coverage: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD:(APS) November 15,2016-The Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Tuesday that the documents submitted by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) were not even related to the case which was being heard. A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, resumed hearing of the petitions seeking a probe into the Panama Leaks and disqualification of Prime ... Read More »

Would not attend the joint session due to a controversial prime minister:Imran Khan

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 15,2016- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said his party was standing by its decision to boycott the joint session of parliament to be held this week, which the Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to address.   Speaking to media outside his Banigala residence, Imran said his party would not attend the joint session ... Read More »

We reached close to total elimination of terrorism: General Raheel Sharif

RAWALPINDI:(APS)November 15, 2016-Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif says operation Zarb-e-Azb had irreversibly eradicated terrorist networks from Federally Administered Tribal Areas. He was addressing the Jirga of tribal elders during his visit to North and South Waziristan on Tuesday. The army chief said we have made considerable gains in our operations and reached close to our objective of total ... Read More »

Nisar Ali Khan met with British Prime Minister

LONDON:(APS) November 15,2016-British Prime Minister Theresa May says she was looking forward to a visit to Pakistan, in the first half of next year. She was talking to Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan in London today. The British Prime Minister also conveyed her good wishes to the Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan. The Interior Minister expressed the ... Read More »

The present government is committed to media freedom: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 15, 2016-The present democratic Government is committed to facilitate media industry as it considers that democracy and independence of media goes hand in hand. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage stated this during a meeting with a delegation of APNS who called on her today in Islamabad. She expressed her resolve and commitment to ... Read More »

UN take notice of Indian violations of the ceasefire at LoC: PM Nawaz

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 15,2016-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting regarding the deteriorating situation at the Line of Control (LoC) at PM House this morning. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz briefed the Prime Minister on the situation at LoC and the  response of the government after the latest unprovoked Indian firing that led to ... Read More »

Prime Minister chairs meeting on New Islamabad Airport

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 14, 2016-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting regarding the constitution of new Islamabad airport here at PM House this morning. The Prime Minister was briefed on the overall design, link roads and interior designing of the new Islamabad airport. The Prime Minister directed that quality link roads must be constructed to the new airport for ensuring ... Read More »

UK’s technical support would be quite useful for dealing with cyber terrorism:Nisar

LONDON:(APS)November 14, 2016-Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met the British Home Secretary Ms. Amber Rudd here on Monday. The Interior Minister is on a three-day visit to London where he is holding meetings with senior British government dignitaries. The two leaders discussed a host of issues ranging from cooperation in counter-terrorism, illegal immigration, organized crimes, narcotics control, money laundering, ... Read More »

Will defend the motherland at any cost:COAS

RAWALPINDI:(APS)November 14, 2016-Army Chief Raheel Sharif has vowed to continue to respond effectively to the Indian unprovoked firing and maintained that no stone will be left unturned to defend motherland. He said this while attending a briefing in Jhelum on Monday. The Army Chief also attended funeral prayer of the soldiers in Jhelum, who embraced martyrdom in Indian cross border ... Read More »

Curtain Raiser: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 14, 2016-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is visiting Pakistan on 16-17 November 2016 at the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain. While the Turkish President has been to Pakistan on a number of occasions, this would be his first bilateral visit to Pakistan since assuming office. President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level entourage, including Ministers and ... Read More »

Foreign Secretary summons Indian High Commissioner; condemns unprovoked CFV on LoC

Foreign Secretary summons Indian High Commissioner; condemns unprovoked CFV on LoC

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 14, 2016-The Foreign Secretary summoned the Indian High Commissioner this afternoon (14-11-2016) and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces on the LoC, resulting in the Shahadat of 7 Pakistani soldiers, in Bhimber area. The Foreign Secretary deplored the increasing Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC and the Working Boundary, especially in the last two months. ... Read More »

7 Pakistani soldiers martyred by Indian firing at LoC

RAWALPINDI:(APS)November 14,2016- Seven soldiers embraced martyrdom in unprovoked firing of Indian forces across the Line of Control at Bhimber sector late last night. In a statement ISPR said the Pakistani troops effectively targeted the Indian posts while responding to the unprovoked firing. According to sources, the Indian side also suffered major Casualties as a result of Pakistan’s retaliatory fire. In ... Read More »

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