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Monday, January 25th, 2016


Govt fully alive to security threats, says Nisar

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (DNA): Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that internal security is a multi-faceted, multi-pronged and multi-dimensional responsibility that requires continued efforts, monitoring and fine-tuning. “We must always think beyond ourselves and take internal security as a national issue and obligation,” said the Interior Minister. This he said during his meeting with thirty newly promoted Major Generals who were participating in Command and Leadership course at National Defence University. The Interior Minister said that Internal Security of the country is affected by the internal, regional andRead More

Govt to introduce special package of 11 billion for farmers

LAHORE, Jan 25 (DNA): Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that a Special Package of 11 billion rupees is under consideration for the farmers of Citrus for providing them sophisticated machinery. It will help them in maximizing their yield and Pakistan’s export will increase resultantly, he added. He said that Punjab is producing 19 Lakh metric ton of citrus annually out of which more than 50 percent comes from Sargodha district. He said that we exported around 3.5 lakh metric ton citrus last year. The minister stressedRead More

SAHR condemns arrest of Saeed Baloch

ISLAMABAD, 25 JAN, (DNA) – South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a network of human rights defenders based in seven countries in South Asia, strongly condemns the arrest and detention of Mr. Saeed Baloch, General Secretary of the Pakistan Fisher folk Forum by the Rangers –a paramilitary force controlled by the Pakistani Army. The arrest took place on 16 January 2016. SAHR also strongly advocates his immediate release. Mr. Baloch, a well-known human rights activist has been associated with the Pakistan Fisher folk Forum (PFF), committed to protect the socio-economicRead More

Ayaz new Vice Chair of 11th Parliamentary Union of Islamic countries

ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (DNA): Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was unanimously elected as the Vice Chairman of the 11th General Assembly of the Parliamentary Union of the Islamic Countries which was jointly inaugurated amidst much fanfare here in the Iraqi capital by the President of Iraq Mr. Fuad Masumand and the Prime Minister Haider Jawad Kadhim Al-Abadi, according to a message received from Baghdad. While proposing Sardar Ayaz Sadiq’s name, the Speaker of Iran Dr. Ali Larijani paid rich tributes to Pakistan’s struggle against terrorism and the sincere effortsRead More

Gen Raheel says he doesn’t believe in extension

RAWALPINDI, 25 JAN, (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Monday said he would not get extension in his service, and will retire on due date on Monday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Sharif stated that he would retire as soon as his tenure expires.The chief also said that efforts to root-out terrorism would continue with vigor. He also said that Pakistan’s national interest is supreme and would be protected at all costs. General Sharif is the 15th Chief of Army Staff who was appointedRead More