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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016


CASA-1000 to boost Pakistan-Tajikistan relations: President

ISLAMABAD, March 15 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain says CASA-1000 project will be a milestone in boosting relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.He was talking to Tajikistan Parliamentary delegation headed by Chairman Majlisi Namoyandagon of Tajikistan Zuhurov Shukurjon in Islamabad Wednesday. Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan is looking forward to the opening ceremony of the CASA-1000 project in May 2016 noting with appreciation that a committee has been formed to prepare preliminary report for additional 1000-1200 MW electricity from Tajikistan to Pakistan outside CASA-1000. The President stated that the CASA-1000 project willRead More

World T20: Pakistan turn it on to beat Bangladesh by 55 runs

Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 55 runs on Wednesday in their opening match of cricket’s World Twenty20, with skipper Shahid Afridi starring with bat and ball at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium.Afridi scored a blistering 49 off just 19 balls in Pakistan’s commanding total of 201 for five before then taking two wickets, including that of danger man Tamim Iqbal, as Bangladesh made 146 for six in their 20 overs.

Spain eager to increase trade volume with Pakistan: envoy

RAWALPINDI, MAR 16 (DNA) -Spanish envoy Carlos Morales said that his country is dedicated to increase trade relations with Pakistan and can provide assistance in renewable energy sector in Pakistan, especially in wind power, as the country is facing immense energy crisis.He said Pakistan must take advantages of GSP plus status to capture European trade markets. The ambassador informed that tourism has now turned into an industry and it covered 11 percent of its GDP so there is a need to explore this area and Pakistan could take a hugeRead More

Pak, Tajik relations deep-rooted in history, says PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, MAR 16 (DNA) -Chairman Majlisi Namoyandagon of Tajikistan Mr. Zuhurov Shukurjon called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Wednesday.Warmly welcoming the Chairman, the Prime Minister said that excellent relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan are deeply rooted in history, religion and common culture. The Prime Minister noted with satisfaction that relations between the two countries are making progress in all areas including energy, trade and defence. Parliamentary relations play an important part in improving relations between the two countries, said the Prime Minister.

SC orders to remove Musharraf’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD, March 16 (DNA): The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf to fly abroad for treatment.Larger bench of the Supreme Court announced its brief verdict on Musharraf’s petition regarding removal of his name from Exit Control List (ECL). In the ruling, the court upheld 2014 decision of a two-judge bench of SHC through which it had directed the federal government to remove Musharraf’s name from ECL.

15 killed as bomb rips through bus carrying govt employees in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A powerful time bomb ripped through a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and causing injuries to 25.The blast that took place near Peshawar’s Sunehri Masjid targeted a Civil Secretariat bus which was carrying government employees from Mardan to the provincial capital.Fear and panic spread among residents in the wake of the explosion and the area was cordoned off with the injured being shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital, where an emergency has been declared.Superintendent of Police Cantonment Muhammad Kashif said theRead More