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Nisar urges Allama Nasir Abbas to end hunger strike

Nisar says will beat terrorism

ISLAMABAD, August 05 (DNA): Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan on Friday visited local hospital of the capital to inquire about the health of Wajlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen (MWM) head Allama Nasir Abbas. The Minister inquired about well-being of the ailing religious leader and expressed his best wishes for his speedy recovery. Talking to Allama Nasir Abbas, the minister assured him that every effort would be made in consultation of provincial government to meet his demands. He said that there is consensus on most of the issues. The Interior MinisterRead More

PM assured me of cooperation for better Sindh: Murad Ali Shah

CM Sindh Murad Shah and PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, August 05 (DNA): Freshly appointed Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assured him of cooperation for betterment of Sindh during the first ever one-on-one meeting between the two. The Chief Minister held a press conference in Islamabad after meeting the premier. Shah said that Rangers issue regarding department’s policing powers was solved in the meeting. While answering a question, Shah said that late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had said that politics is the paradise of the people. Corruption should be eradicated at all cost,Read More

Imran vows to hold PM Nawaz accountable

Imran Khan PTI

ISLAMABAD, August 05 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday addressed the media and discussed about the important developments being made in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other issues. He said that the provincial government introduced an effective accountability bill in KP, further stating that no politician would be able to take personal gains through his post from now onwards. Khan congratulated the KP government over the passing of recent acts and deemed them historic, adding that change in the province shall be evident as a result of theRead More

Japan’s Special Representative lauds the success of Zarb-e-Azb

Japan's Special Representative with COAS

RAWALPINDI, 05 AUG (DNA) – Japan’s Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters on Friday. During the meeting, matters related to security situation in Afghanistan and prospects for peace with particular emphasis on reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed. Japan’s Special Representative appreciated successes of ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb and acknowledged the sacrifices and efforts by Pakistani security forces for peace and stability in the region. COAS phones Gen Nicolson, seeks help in recoveryRead More

IMF to release final installment of $6.6bn loan to Pakistan

IMF last installment

ISLAMABAD, 05 AUG (DNA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday announced it will release the last installment of a $6.6 billion economic bailout package to Pakistan, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hailed an end to the country’s reliance on the lender. The decision to release the final tranche worth $102 million of the three-year programme came after a review of the country’s economic performance that found it was meeting most reform indicators but still needed to broaden the tax net. IMF delegation head Harald Finger said growth wasRead More

Independence Day celebrations kick start in federal capital

Independence Day celebration activities

ISLAMABAD, O5 AUG, (DNA) – Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced the schedule of Independence Day celebration activities. The colourful events would be organized in different areas of the city from August 5, 2016 to August 14, 2016. In this connection, a three-day Table Tennis Competition starting from August 11, 2016 would be also organized at Sports Complex and participated by renowned players from different parts of the country. CDA has also planned a Clean Pakistan Jashan-e-Azadi Walk at Lake View Park which would be organized on August 7, 2016.Read More