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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

 

Turkey to facilitate a fact-finding mission on Kashmir: Erdogan

NEW YORK, SPT 20 DNA) Prime Minister Muhammad  Nawaz Sharif met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York today.   President Erdogan said that Turkey will make arrangements for sending a fact finding mission to Indian Occipied Kashmir in the capacity of the Chair of human rights commission of the OIC Contact Group.   Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif thanked the President for his support. The Turkish President said that we are friends forever; Turkey and Pakistan are inseparableRead More


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York, earlier today. The two leaders had last met on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly session in September 2013. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif termed Japan as a close friend and a development partner. Japanese Premiere extended his support to Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts, economic reforms and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s endeavours for reaching out to neighboring countries for the sake of regionalRead More


PILDAT releases report about democracy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, September 20 (DNA): The PILDAT Monitor on Quality of Democracy, covering the period between January-August 2016, analysed negative and positive developments that have affected the quality of democracy in Pakistan. Positive Developments Affecting the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan between January-August 2016 include Pakistan Senate pursued legislative agenda related to ‘Speedy and Inexpensive Justice’, Supreme Court’s landmark judgment regarding powers of the cabinet, YouTube was unblocked in Pakistan, Chairman Senate barred the Federal Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA, from attending session of the Senate for absenting himselfRead More


CPEC to bring prosperity, development, say speakers at IPRI moot

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 20 (DNA) -Pakistan’s economy is expected to achieve 4.7% GDP growth in 2016 . This was stated by former Ambassador Sohail Amin, President IPRI, who also spoke about CPEC. He said that the CPEC infrastructure projects, including the Processing and Industrial Production Zones along the Corridor route once completed would open up and connect the least developed districts of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan, with the mainstream national and even regional economies. He was addressing the two-day national conference on ‘CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for PakistanRead More


Turkish land forces chief Gen. Salih Zeki meets COAS Raheel

General Salih Zeki Colak, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces

RAWALPINDI, SEPT 20 (DNA) – General Salih Zeki Colak, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces visited General Headquarters on Tuesday and called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff. During the meetings, wide range of issues of mutual interest including defence, security cooperation, training   and measures contributing towards regional stability came under discussion. General Salih Zeki Colak was given detailed briefing on Operational, intelligence and training aspects of Pakistan Army. The visiting dignitary lauded the unparalleled achievements of Pakistan Army and sacrifices made in fight against terrorism. Earlier onRead More


Italian Minister Roberta Pinotti meets army chief

Senator Roberta Pinotti, Minister for Defence of Italy

RAWALPINDI, SEPT 20 (DNA) – Senator Roberta Pinotti, Minister for Defence of Italy, called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff at General Headquarters on Tuesday. See: EU envoy for Afghanistan Franz-Michael meets army chief During the meeting matters of mutual interest including defencecollaboration and regional security came under discussion. Read: Turkish land forces chief Gen. Salih meets COAS Raheel Sharif The visiting dignitary lauded successes and achievements of operation Zarb-e-Azb and acknowledged the resolve and sacrifices of Pakistani Nation and Armed Forces in fight against terrorism. Earlier today General SalihRead More