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Monday, February 15th, 2016


PM, Bosnian ambassador discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD, 15 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday emphasized on translating the excellent relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina into a strong economic partnership. Talking to the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nedim Makarevic here at the PM House, Sharif said beneficial economic initiatives were necessary for enhancement of trade and business relations between the two countries. The prime minister stressed the need for greater contacts at governments level as well as people-to-people exchanges. He commended the resilience of Bosnian people in recovering from the devastation ofRead More

Talks with Pakistan not conditional on Pathankot probe: Indian envoy

ISLAMABAD: Foreign secretary level talks between Pakistan and India are not conditional to the Pathankot airbase attack probe, said the Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawaly on Monday. The Indian envoy also stated that India and Pakistan are in constant contact to hold foreign secretary level talks in the near future. “I cannot give any particular date for the secretary level talks, but foreign secretaries from both countries are in constant contact,” explained the Indian envoy. After a series of high-level contacts starting with an ice-breaking meeting in Paris between PrimeRead More

Sindh Assembly approves Hindu Marriage Bill

KARACHI: For the first time in the country’s history, marriage laws for millions of Hindus living in Sindh have been codified after the Sindh Assembly approved the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016, on Monday. Senior PPP leader and Sindh Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmad Khuhro moved the bill in the provincial assembly which was later passed after a debate between the opposition and treasury benches. The bride and groom cannot be less than 18 years, according to the text of the approved draft. Married couples will be requiredRead More

Over Rs323.518bn released for developmental projects

healthy economy

ISLAMABAD, 15 FEB  (DNA) –  The government has released over Rs323.518 billion for different social sector developmental projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 against the total allocation of Rs700 billion. According to latest data released by the Planning Commission of Pakistan, the government has released Rs34.568 billion for infrastructure development projects under National Highway Authority (NHA) as against the total allocation of Rs159.600 billion for FY 2015-16. Similarly Rs74.087 billion has been released for Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and other power sector projects as against theRead More

IED blast in South Waziristan kills security man

JIT on Quetta blast

PESHAWAR: One security personnel was killed and another sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Wana, a town in South Waziristan, security sources said. An IED planted on the roadside struck a security forces’ vehicle in Talai area of South Waziristan, killing one security official. The injured was taken to Combined Military Hospital Peshawar for treatment. Security forces cordoned off the area after the explosion and started a search operation to apprehend suspects involved in the attack. Homemade roadside bombs are a major weapon of militants whoRead More

Sharmeen’s Oscar nominated documentary to be screened at PM House

ISLAMABAD: A premiere of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary against honour killing, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,’ which has been nominated as one of five documentaries from across the globe in the ‘Best Documentary – Short’ subject category for the 88th Academy Awards, will be held at the Prime Minister House on Feb 22, said a statement issued from the PM’s office. A Girl in the River, which is a joint production of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films and Home Box Office (HBO), follows the life of anRead More