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“Pak-US Relations, Cooperation and Partnership: A Way Forward”

“Pak-US Relations, Cooperation and Partnership: A Way Forward”

MUHAMMAD ASAD ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE ISLAMABAD: (Dec 11,2017) Indo-US partnership is creating a trust deficit for Pakistan. There is non-existence of dedicated convoys for diplomacy. She concluded that Pakistan can’t be ignored by any serious major world power due to its strategic location. These words stated by Ms. Robin Lynn Raphel, former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State for ... Read More »

Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister by the Mayor of London

Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister by the Mayor of London

The Prime Minister welcoming the Mayor said that every Pakistani is proud of his election as Mayor of London and prays for his success. The Prime Minister recalled his meeting with Prime Minister May in New York earlier and said that the Government of Pakistan accorded great importance to its close and cooperative relations with the United Kingdom, especially in ... Read More »

Police officers actively participated in the massacre:Baqar Najafi report

Police officers actively participated in the massacre:Baqar Najafi report

LAHORE:(APS)Dec 5,2017-Following a Lahore High Court (LHC) directive to make Justice Baqar Najafi’s report — compiled after a judicial inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident — available for public consumption, the Punjab government on Tuesday evening released the report through the website of its public relations directorate. From a reading of the conclusions of Justice Najafi’s report, it is ... Read More »

India will not play a military role in Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

India will not play a military role in Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Dec 5,2017- Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that US Defense Minister James Mats has assured Pakistan leadership in recent meetings that India will not play a military role in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan’s foreign policy has for long remained US-centric, however, the time had come to review the policy and shift its focus towards ... Read More »

PM chairs meeting on civil service reforms

PM chairs meeting on civil service reforms

The meeting was attended by Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Chairman FPSC Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema and senior officials of Planning, Establishment and Finance Divisions. A detailed briefing was given to the Prime Minister by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform on various proposals aimed at restructuring of the present structure of the civil ... Read More »

DG Rangers Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan to lead operation

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 26,2017-Director General Rangers Punjab Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan has been appointed as overall incharge of the operation to handle the sit-in organized by activists of a religious party at Faizabad Interchange and in some other areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. A notification to this effect has been issued by Interior Ministry. The DG Rangers has been given ... Read More »

Police and protesters clash kills 6, injures 300

Police and protesters clash kills 6, injures 300

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 26,2017-As many as six people were killed and hundreds wounded as law enforcement agencies finally acted under court orders on Saturday to disperse protesters who had camped out at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange for nearly three weeks after the last of a series of deadlines given to them to disperse peacefully lapsed. The six killed were identified as Hafiz Mohammad ... Read More »

The government failed handling to protest

The government failed handling to protest

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 26,2017- The government failed spectacularly in removing the protesters from Faizabad on Saturday, and despite using thousands of officials from law enforcement agencies, the protest site was occupied by more protesters than before hours after the ‘operation’. For many, this proved that the halwa-eating maulvis proved better at planning a protest and putting up resistance than the law enforcement ... Read More »

PML-N top brass mulls Hamid’s resignation

PML-N top brass mulls Hamid’s resignation

LAHORE:(APS)Nov 26,2017- Top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), including its chief Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, sat down on Saturday to weigh all options in dealing with the demands put forward by the protesting Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) party, even the possibility of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation. Mr Sharif presided over ... Read More »

Troops deployement in the capital, Islamabad

Troops deployement in the capital, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 26,2017-The federal government on Saturday evening ordered the deployment of the army in Islamabad under Article 245 of the Constitution to aid civilian law-enforcement agencies, following the ‘suspension’ of the day-long crackdown against religious protesters camped out at Faizabad Interchange. Read More »

National Conference on journalists’ protection

National Conference on journalists’ protection

Associated Press Service ISLAMABAD: Nov 21,2017-A new global report showcasing how countries like Pakistan are combating impunity of crimes against journalists worldwide was launched to much acclaim in Islamabad on November 21, Tuesday with several parliamentarians, ambassadors, rights activists and senior journalists seeking government, media and civil society partnerships to protect freedom of expression in Pakistan. The report, “Defending Journalism ... Read More »

Ahsan Iqbal has appealed the protestors

Ahsan Iqbal has appealed the protestors

Muhammad Asad Associated Press Service ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has appealed the protestors staging sit in on Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad to end their strike for the sake of the country. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said we are ready to hold dialogue with the organizers of the sit-in to resolve the matter peacefully. The Minister ... Read More »

Politicians Disagree on across-the-board Accountability

Politicians Disagree on across-the-board Accountability

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 8,2017-: At a PILDAT Roundtable discussing Reforms in Accountability System of Pakistan that brought together prominent representation from PML-N, PPP & PTI, politicians disagreed on whether or not to have across-the-board accountability in Pakistan that should apply to all State institutions including Judiciary and the Military. With Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi, belonging to PML-N and member of Parliamentary Committee ... Read More »

Government has imposing regulatory duty on 731 items: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 2,2017-The Senate was informed on Thursday that first phase of Gwadar Free Economic Zone spreading over two thousand acres of land will be completed next month. Responding to a question during the Questions Hour, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal said Gwadar has been linked with Quetta by constructing a 650 kilometers long road. He said that ... Read More »

Corps Commanders Conference reviews the regional security situation

Corps Commanders Conference reviews the regional security situation

RAWALPINDI:(APS)Nov 2,2017-The 205th Corps Commanders’ Conference held in Rawalpindi on Thursday reviewed geo-strategic security environment with special focus on recent interactions with Afghanistan and the US authorities. Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the conference held at GHQ. Internal security situation, progress of ongoing counter terrorism operations and its projection to achieve enduring peace and stability ... Read More »

Seminar on End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist under PFUJ

Seminar on End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist under PFUJ

Rida Zaidi Associated Press Service ISLAMABAD:Nov 02,2017-Senator Farhatullah Babar chaired government-media dialogues on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist. He said that “Pakistan is not considered a safe country for the journalists. The main reason behind all this chaos is the right to Freedom of expression. As the influence of media increased with the passage of time, ... Read More »

Image and Video Review of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit Pakistan

Associated Press Service (APS) News Agency, Islamabad on 24,10-17 Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi in Islamabad U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is greeted by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 24, 2017 Secretary Tillerson Participates in a Bilateral Meeting With Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi Pakistani ... Read More »

Govt. is fully committed to combat human trafficking in all forms:Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Oct 24,2017-Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the Government is fully committed to combat human trafficking in all forms. He was addressing a two day Regional Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Islamabad on Tuesday. He urged the global community to join hands under the auspices of United Nations against the menace. The Minister said it is very important ... Read More »

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