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IPRI-HSF International Conference Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

‘A politically negotiated settlement is the most viable option for bringing lasting peace to Afghanistan. Towards this end, Pakistan has been making sincere efforts for facilitating talks between the Afghan Government and Taliban. The Taliban must give up violence and join the peace process.’ This was emphasized by MrSartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs in Islamabad today at the International Conference on ‘Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects’ organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).Mr AzizRead More

Aitzaz Ashan demands resignation of DG ISPPR


LAHORE, MAY 10 (DNA) – Pakistan Peoples Party leader and senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan said on Wednesday that the federal government had succeeded in saving Maryam Nawaz from the Dawn Leaks scandal and demanded that DG ISPR resign.   Speaking to  a TV, Aitzaz Ahsan said that it was apparent for all to see that all matters had been resolved between the civilian and military leadership. He urged Major General Asif Ghafoor, the ISPR Spokesperson, to resign.   “The Pakistan Army spokesperson should have resigned rather than take back hisRead More

Imran Khan smells a “deal” in Dawn leak issue settlement


ISLAMABAD: Calling for the release of Dawn Leak’s inquiry report, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said the nation needs to know what was “settled” between the army and government. “Dawn Leaks issue was never about army & government. It was about national security. The whole nation now needs to know what was “settled”,” Khan said in his first response about the Dawn Leaks which amicably resolved by the army and civilian government. DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor withdrew his tweet on Dawn Leak’s notification while the interior ministry issuedRead More

COAS Bajwa calls on PM Nawaz: DG ISPR retracts his tweet


DNA MAY 10, (DNA) – Army has taken back tweet about Dawn leaks. Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on prime minister Nawaz Sharif. According to report DG ISI was also present in the meeting. DG ISPR has retracts his tweet also. Ch. Nisar will address a press conference tomorrow and announce any further plan of action. According to sources the military says they believe in supremacy of constitution.

Maryam says quality education top priority of govt


ISLAMABAD, MAY 10, (DNA) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said the federal and provincial governments are giving priority to quality education in order to ensure human resource development in line with modern requirements. She was addressing an education expo in Islamabad on Wednesday. Marriyum Aurangzeb said that curriculum has been digitalized in Punjab province and it can be seen online. She said the system is also being replicated in other provinces. Similarly, she said the books of boards are also being put online. Referring toRead More

Fire destroys shoe factory in Lahore’s Timber market


LAHORE, MAY 10, (DNA) – Raw material and finished wood products worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes after a fire swept through a shoe-manufacturing factory in Timber Market on Ravi Road on Saturday. According to the Rescue 1122 spokesperson, the fire initially erupted in a section of the manufacturing unit but soon engulfed the entire premises as well as the warehouse because of the presence of various chemicals and glues inside. Rescue teams and firefighters rushed to the spot and brought the flames under control after more thanRead More