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PM announces Rs500n for Gilgit-Baltistan flood-affectees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday announced Rs500 million to help rehabilitate flood-affectees in Gilgit-Baltistan. The premier reviewed ongoing relief activities in flood-hit areas in Gilgit-Baltistan while local authorities briefed him on damages caused by floods. Addressing flood-affectees in Ganche, PM Nawaz also announced Rs500,000 as compensation for the heirs of those who lost their lives in the floods, Rs150,000 each for the injured and 250,000 to be allocated for reconstruction of houses damaged. Moreover, the premier announced a grant of Rs150,000 million to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)Read More

Afghan Taliban elect new Emir

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new supreme leader after the announced death of Mullah Omar. The latest development and announcement of the new emir comes a day after various sources including the Afghan government announced the death of Mullah Omar, the elusive founding chief of the Afghan Taliban. The Afghan Taliban held meetings Wednesday night after the reported death of Mullah Omar, and after consultation between all members of the Shura Council, elected Mansoor as their new chief. Mansoor was previously Omar’s deputy, and wasRead More

Afghan Taliban postpone second round of peace talks

ISLAMABAD: A day after the announced death of Afghan Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar, rapid developments indicate that the ongoing peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Afghan government are in jeopardy. The Foreign Office on Thursday said in a short statement after the weekly briefing that the talks have been postponed. “In view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Omar and resulting uncertainty, at the request of the Afghan Taliban leadership, the second round of the peace talks has been postponed.” Earlier, diplomatic sources had saidRead More

Minister Qadir Baloch meets with Tajik Foreign Minister

DUSHANBE, JUL 30 (DNA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojidin Aslov met Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Abdul Qadir Baluch in Dushanbe who came for participation in the Regional Consultation for South and Central Asia for the World Humanitarian Summit. They discussed the priorities of bilateral cooperation in various fields and ways of implementing the agreements reached at the meeting of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic ofRead More