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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016


Asif Zardari welcomes release of Shahbaz Taseer

ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) – Former President Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the release from captivity of Shahbaz Taseer son of former Governor Punjab late Salman Taseer. The release of Shahbaz Taseer after five years of captivity is most welcome news not only for the Shahbaz and his family but also for the whole nation, said the former President in a statement today. The news of release was announced by the Interior Minister in the senate Tuesday evening.

Celebrations as Shahbaz returns after years in captivity

LAHORE: Family members,journalists and even strangers welcomed the rescue of Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain former governor Salman Taseer, who was recovered from Balochistan province, five years after being kidnapped in broad-daylight from Lahore. Former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, whose son, Ali Haider Gilani, was also kidnapped in a similar high-profile incident in 2013, said that he has conveyed his congratulations to the Taseer family via phone. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardri told the media that he has telephoned Shahbaz’s brother Shehryar Taseer and congratulated him on his brother’sRead More

Pakistani air, ground forces kill 21 terrorists: Army

ISLAMABAD, 0 8 MAR  (DNA) –  Pakistani air and ground troops have killed twenty one terrorists in North Waziristan tribal region as the security forces have intensified operations to clear some remaining hideouts of the militants. The fleeing Taliban militants are hiding in the mountains after they fled major towns in North Waziristan where they been in control for years. A major offensive was launched in June 2014 in the region that was their last major hideout. Security officials say that over 3000 militants have been killed since the launchRead More

PM says anti-terror war is Pakistan moral obligation

ISLAMABAD, 0 8 MAR  (DNA) –  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Philip Hammond, Tuesday that fighting the war against terrorism is the moral obligation of Pakistan, and that his government is leading the war to ensure a peaceful tomorrow for the country and our future generations. “We strongly condemn terrorist activities anywhere in the world whether perpetrated by individuals, groups or States. The ongoing military offensive against all terrorist groups operation “Zarb-e-Azb” has broken the back of terrorists,” the Prime Minister said. “WeRead More

Pakistan poised to take off in the year 2016, claims Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) -Pakistan is well-poised to take off in year 2016 after achieving economic stabilization in the last two and half years due to vibrant and prudent policies present government introduced in various spheres of national life, Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal stated this here on Tuesday while delivering opening remarks at 9th Advisory Committee of Planning Commission.He said that visible improvement has been witnessed on various fronts from economy to security in two and half years.

UK, Pakistan need to work hand in hand to cope with shared challenges: Nisar

ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) -Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that UK and Pakistan need to work hand in hand for promoting peace, overcoming shared challenges and forging a robust partnership in the area of counter-terrorism, organized crimes and against those who put the peace of the region at stake.This he said while talking to British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs Philip Hammond here at Punjab House Tuesday.