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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

 

Hot line contact established b/w Pakistan, Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Afghanistan have established a hotline between their respective military commanders and made first contact Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Director General ISPR Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said on Twitter that the direct line between the military commanders of the two countries was agreed during a visit to Kabul Sunday by the country’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif. “Hot line established between DGMOs (Director Generals of military operations) of both countries. First contact/call just made,” Bajwa tweeted. During the first ever contact over theRead More


PM inaugurates western route of CPEC in Zhob

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the western route of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan’s Zhob on Wednesday and laid the foundation stones of two key projects: upgradation of the Zhob-Mughal Kot section of the Dera Ismail Khan-Qila Saifullah Highway (N-50) and the Qilla Saifullah-Waigam Rud Road section of the Multan-Dera Ghazi Khan-Qilla Saifullah Highway (N-70). The Zhob-Mughal Kot Section is part of the western route of the CPEC which starts from Burhan on the Peshawar-Islamabad motorway (M-1), and after moving through DI Khan, Zhob, Quetta, SurabRead More


Karachi operation to continue indiscriminately: PM

ISLAMABAD, 30 DEC (DNA) – In a straightforward message to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Karachi operation will continue indiscriminately. Qaim Ali Shah called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today to discuss issues of Rangers’ policing powers and expenditures on Karachi operation. Federal Ministers Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Ishaq Dar as well as provincial ministers Murad Ali Shah and Sohail Anwar Siyyal are also present in the meeting. On the occasion, the Prime Minister urged the PPP-led SindhRead More


Operation against terrorists to continue: President

ISLAMABAD, 30 DEC (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain has said operation against terrorists will continue without any discrimination.  He was addressing the Convocation of Tameer-e-Millat University in Islamabad on Wednesday. The president said all the segments of the society would have to work together for elimination of terrorism from the country. He congratulated doctors and their parents on completion of medicine degrees. President Mamnoon Hussain hoped the doctors will use their knowledge and skills for the service of people of their country. Earlier, addressing the Convocation, Federal Minister for PlanningRead More


Govt taking steps to overcome energy shortage:  Khaqan

ISLAMABAD, 30 DEC (DNA) – Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that present government is taking measures to overcome energy shortage in the country. Talking to a news channel in Islamabad, he said that government has initiated steps to increase gas production in the country. He said that energy shortage could not be overcome until availability of gas was increased in the country. Khaqan Abbasi said that present government will import LNG to resolve gas crisis in the country. He said that work hasRead More


Ban on pillion riding, one-wheeling in Karachi on NYE

KARACHI, 30 DEC (DNA) – Thew Sindh government has imposed section 144 in Karachi under which pillion riding, one-wheeling and riding motorcycles without silencers is banned for two days starting on the eve of new year. The ban will be effective from December 31, 2015 to January 01, 2016. The Sindh Home Department has issued a notification in this regard to maintain security on the new year eve. During the two-day ban pillion riding, aerial firing, display of arms, removal of silencer of motorcycles and one-wheeling of bikes would notRead More