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Friday, July 10th, 2015


Pakistan gets permanent SCO membership

UFA: Pakistan and India have reportedly become permanent members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a group dominated by Russia and China. Pakistan will get greater access to the energy resources of Central Asia through this membership. Putin today opened the annual summit by announcing the acceptance of India and Pakistan as members. Putin called for greater cooperation in fighting drug trafficking from Afghanistan and the financing of militancy. Chinese President Xi Jinping also welcomed Pakistan’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The group currently includes China, Russia and the former Soviet republics ofRead More

Palestine thanks Pakistan for supporting human rights council resolution

ISLAMABAD, JUL 10 (DNA) – Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine has thanked MR. SARTAJ AZIZ, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, thanking Pakistan, through a letter, for supporting the resolution of the Human Rights Council in its 29th Session on “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of International law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”, Pakistan voted on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in favour of the resolution, where 41 out of 47Read More

PHC rejects 25 petitions for fresh LG polls

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday rejected all petitions seeking fresh local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunhkwa, deeming the petitions non-maintainable. The court also asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce a new schedule for re-election at 256 polling stations in 14 districts. Earlier, a two-member bench of the PHC comprising Justice Waqar Ahmed and Justice Qaiser Rashid reserved judgement on 25 petitions against re-polling at the 256 polling stations of different union councils. In the short judgement, the bench rejected all petitions, deeming them non-maintainableRead More

Modi accepts Nawaz’s invitation to attend SAARC summit in Pak

UFA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a on Friday meeting during which the Indian premier accepted PM Nawaz’s invitation to Pakistan for the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit in 2016. The announcement was made by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar during a joint statement issued with his Pakistani counterpart after Nawaz and Modi held their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Russia. Foreign Secretary Pakistan Aizaz Chaudhry said that the meeting was held in aRead More