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Friday, December 11th, 2015


Imran Khan, Modi hail improvement in Indo-Pak ties

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Friday evening, where he invited Modi to visit Pakistan, the India Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Twitter. Swarup said that the two leaders welcomed the recent developments in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan, and hoped that these would lead to closer cooperation. But earlier today, PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari had said on Twitter that party chief Imran Khan is in India on the invitation of IndiaRead More

PM to attend ground breaking of gas project in Turkmenistan

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 11 DEC (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan on December 12-13 to participate in the ground breaking ceremony of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project, officials said on Friday The long-awaited nearly 10 billion US dollars pipeline will supply gas to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The approximately 1,600-kilometer (km) pipeline is likely to be built by December 2018. The President of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan and Vice President of India will also attend the ceremony. In October the shareholders of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited agreed on their respectiveRead More

Safoora Goth, Sabeen cases transferred to military courts

KARACHI: The Ministry of Interior has approved the transfer and trial of 18 cases, including the Safoora Goth massacre and the murder of Sabeen Mahmud, to military courts. A document says the interior ministry has sanctioned 18 cases of Sindh for trial “strictly as per law under the Army Act 1952, as amended”. The suspects to be tried in military courts are namely, Saad Aziz, Tahir Hussain Minhas, Asad Rehman, Hafiz Nasir Ahmed, Azhar Ishrat, Sultan Qumar Siddiqui, Hussain Umer Siddiqui, Naeem Sajid and Hafiz Umer. The cases were earlierRead More

Pakistan, India foreign secretaries to meet soon: Aziz

Kashmir can never become part of Pakistan: Sushma

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told the National Assembly on Thursday that foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet soon to discuss modalities regarding the comprehensive bilateral dialogue. Aziz said both the houses of Parliament, the Senate and the National Assembly, will be taken into confidence regarding the meeting and developments. Giving a policy statement about the recently concluded Heart of Asia Conference, Aziz claimed that the conference provided two major breakthroughs: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani coming to Pakistan – breaking ice between the leadershipRead More

PM launches Education Reforms Programme

ISLAMABAD, 11 DEC (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formally launched the education reforms program in Islamabad on Friday. Addressing the launching ceremony of the reforms program at Islamabad Model School for Girls Panjgaran in Islamabad, he said the government is determined to ensure quality education for all and ensure enrollment of all the children in schools. Nawaz Sharif said that under the reforms program, all the four hundred and twenty two schools and colleges in the capital territory will be upgraded and equipped with state of the art facilities.Read More

NAP requires all stakeholder to put in their best, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD, 11 DEC, (DNA ) – Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan said that effective implementation of National Action Plan requires all stakeholders to put in their best and ensure constant monitoring, supervision and course corrections. NAP, said the Interior Minister, is not a quick fix solution; it is an action plan where all faculties and institutions of the Government have to persistently make efforts to completely eradicate the menace of militancy and terrorism. This he said while giving keynote address at National Defence University Friday on internal security policy ofRead More