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Nisar hints major breakthrough in fake ID card probe

Nisar says will beat terrorism

ISLAMABAD, 01 AUG, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday spoke to a press conference and said that a high level meeting is going to be held, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will also attend the meeting. He said that criticism was not an option as the very initiative was taken for the sake of national security. A total period of six months was given for NIC verification. He said that public participated in the verification more than the government expected. Total 26 hundred thousand messagesRead More

President, PM discuss overall country’s situation

President, PM discuss overall country's situation

ISLAMABAD, 01 AUG, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Monday. During the meeting, they discussed the overall situation of the country and exchanged views on matters of national importance. The two leaders reviewed the ongoing development projects, energy projects, security situation, state of national economy, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and operation Zarb-e-Azb. Both the leaders agreed that completion of CPEC would usher in an era of progress and prosperity for the whole country. They reiterated that operation Zarb-e-Azb would continue till itsRead More

High-level meeting discusses internal security, NAP implementation

High-level meeting discusses internal security

ISLAMABAD, 01 AUG, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review internal security and implementation of National Action Plan (NAP). The meeting also reviewed progress of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed the determination to make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion. The Prime Minister lauded the performance of Law Enforcement Agencies in maintaining peace and security in the country. Terrorists and extremists elements are receding from the country due to the countless sacrifices rendered by our valiantRead More

Pakistan embassy official meets Zulfiqar in Indonesian jail

Zulfiqar Ali execution

ISLAMABAD: An official of the Pakistan’s embassy in Jakarta Monday met Zulfiqar Ali, a Pakistani imprisoned in an Indonesian jail, to primarily enquire after his health. According to a Foreign Office statement, the official stayed with Zulfiqar for over four hours and he also met Zulfiqar’s family as well as his doctor. “Zulfiqar seemed to be in good spirit and his health problems were being attended adequately,” read the statement. Zulfiqar Ali, 52, was arrested in November 2004 in connection with a 300-gram heroine case in Jakarta. A co-accused inRead More

Will make Pakistan secure for people of all religions and ethnicities: PM Nawaz

Nawaz launches Rs3.9 billion gas project in Kohat

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while chairing a meeting on internal security and the National Action Plan (NAP) on Monday expressed the government’s resolve to make Pakistan a safe place for people of all religions and ethnicities. “We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion,” he said, adding that the country is on the right track and the government will enable citizens to reap the benefits of a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan. Minorities in Pakistan have faced numerous casualties for more than a decade following the riseRead More

CM Sindh extends Rangers’ special powers for 90 days

Rangers arrest MQM London leader Dr Hasan Zafar Arif

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday finally approved an extension of the special powers of the Pakistan Rangers for 90 days in the city. Newly elected Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah signed the summary to extend the Rangers’ stay in Sindh for one year and an extension of 90 days in the special powers of the paramilitary force, said a statement issued by his office. The approved summary will now be sent to the federal Interior Ministry. In a statement issued by the CM House, Shah said heRead More