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Extremist Hindu organizations involved in worsening situation: Nisar

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (DNA): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has on Thursday said that extremist Hindu organizations were involved in worsening situation. He added that the details regarding the arrested Indian spy from Balochistan Kulbhushan Yadav have been obtained. Talking to journalists in an informal meeting in Islamabad Thursday, Chaudhry Nisar said that Tehran had provided Pakistan with details of the Kulbhushan Yadav’s aide. He told that all the details of Yadav’s stay in Iran have been received.

Pakistan asks India for more evidences of Mumbai attack

ISLAMABAD, 30 JUNE (DNA) – Pakistan has asked India for more evidences of 2008 Mumbai attack to fast conclude the terrorism case, said Foreign Office on Thursday in a statement.“Civil and military leaderships are on the same page. Pakistan is open to dialogue with India for the resolution of all outstanding issues,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad. The spokesperson said the people of Pakistan take great pride in the armed forces and revere them for their ultimate sacrifices for the country. HeRead More

Govt decides for early repatriation of Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (DNA): A high level meeting held in Islamabad on Thursday decided to engage Afghanistan and UNHCR immediately and devise concrete steps to ensure early and sustained return of Afghan refugees to their homeland.It was held in pursuance of the Prime Minister’s directive with respect to six month extension accorded for the stay of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Saudi Ambassador Abdullah Marzouk al Zahrani meets Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Thursday morning. The Ambassador exchanged greetings with the Finance Minister for the upcoming Eid ul Fitr and also discussed matters of mutual interest. The Saudi Envoy on the occasion said that undoubtedly Pakistan had made significant economic headway under the present Government and that strong foundation has been laid for growth and development in future. He said economic stability in the country was a strong stimulus for foreign investment. He wished theRead More

Taliban attack on Afghanistan police cadets near Kabul kills dozens

Taliban bombers have attacked an Afghan police convoy outside the capital Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50 others, officials say.Two bombs hit a convoy of buses carrying graduates from a ceremony on the city’s western outskirts.Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the BBC that all but two of the dead were police cadets. The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows an attack on a bus just over a week ago that killed 14 people. A Taliban spokesman said that in Thursday’s attack, the first bomberRead More

Romanian ambassador meets education minister

ISLAMABAD, JUNE 30 (DNA) – Dean of Europe Emilian ION, Ambassador of Romania met with the Education Minister Engr. Balighur Rehman and extended to him invitation to visit Romania. The minister thanked the Romanian ambassador and committed to visit Romania as soon as possible. The Romanian ambassador apprised the education minister of various opportunities which Romania offered in the fields of higher education and science and technology. The ambassador told the minister, Romania being the 7th largest economy of the European Union, had a great deal to offer to PakistaniRead More