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Gen Nasir Janjua tipped as new national security advisor

ISLAMABAD, OCT 17: (DNA) Lt. General Nasir Janjua (Retd) has been tipped as the new national security advisor in lieu of Sartaj Aziz who is likely to be made full time foreign minister.According to a private tv channel, Gen Nasir Janjua met with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif few days ago in which he was offered the slot. Nasir Janjua had recently retired as Commander Southern Command.During his stint as Commander Southern Command Gen. Janjua contributed greatly towards peace and stability in the Bolachistan province. His efforts to woo theRead More

Mark Siegel blames Musharraf for Benazir’s murder

RAWALPINDI, Oct 17 (DNA): Renowned American author Mark Siegel, who is also a key witness in slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder case, on Saturday declared the former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf as Benazir’s murderer.According to a private television channel, the copies of Mark Siegel’s statement have been released to all the parties to the case.

Sartaj says Pakistan wants to promote economic ties with US

ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has assured that there will be no compromise on national interests during talks with the United States.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake a four-day official visit to the United States from October 20 to 23 during which he will meet high level US officials including President Barrack Obama.In a media interview Saturday, the Advisor said that during the forthcoming visit of the prime minister to Washington, the two sides would have an exchangeRead More

Shahbaz Sharif to ensure conciliation in PML-N Faisalabad

FAISALABAD, Oct 17 (DNA): Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has on Saturday been assigned the daunting task to ensure conciliation between Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Faisalabad leadership.The growing differences between Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah and Chaudhry Sher Ali, father of Federal Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali, are hampering PML-N’s chances of securing a victory in the coming local body elections in Faisalabad.

Five killed in Saudi Shia shooting claimed by IS

RIYADH: A gunman killed five people at a Shia gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday before being shot dead by police, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by a group linked to self-styled Islamic State (IS) militants.It was the latest in a series of bombings and shootings linked to the Sunni extremist group in Saudi Arabia over the past year.The murders, in the Qatif area of Eastern Province, came two days after the start of commemorations of Ashura, one of the holiest occasions for the Shia faith,Read More

ADB to provide Pakistan $1.2 billion for infrastructure development

MANILA/ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide a $1.2 billion assistance package to Pakistan, the major chunk of which will be spent for improving power, transport, agriculture and urban service sectors, Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday.According to the agreement, the bank in its new five year partnership strategy with Pakistan will provide the amount annually for infrastructure development and institutional reforms.Apart from collaborating in rehabilitation of power transmission and distribution systems, construction and repair of highway, ADB. will also help rehabilitate the Indus Basin Irrigation System andRead More