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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018


Pompeo discusses diplomatic, military ties with PM Khan, FM Qureshi


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held cordial meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad Wednesday, hours after saying he hoped to “reset” Washington´s troubled relationship with its wayward ally. The shift in tone between Pompeo and his counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi comes days after Washington confirmed plans to cancel $300 million in military aid. But the former CIA director, making his first visit as top US diplomat to a nation whose support is vital in the Afghan conflict, told new Prime Minister Imran Khan he was “pleased”Read More

PTI’s Shah Farman sworn in as KP Governor


PESHAWAR, (DNA) – Senior leader of Pakistan Tahreekk-e-Insaf (PTI) and former KP Minister Shah Farman took oath as 32nd Governor of Khyber Pakthunkhwa at a special impressive ceremony held here at Governor House on Wednesday afternoon. Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth administered the oath to the new Governor. Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan, Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ghani, former Governors, Provincial Ministers, Senators, MPAs, lawmakers and Govt officials besides PTI leaders and workersattended the oath-taking ceremony in large number. The appointment order of the new GovernorRead More

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM House. Mike Pompeo is accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford and a four-member delegation, which landed in Islamabad on Wednesday and was received by the foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi upon reaching the Foreign Office. During the talks at the FO, bilateral, regional and international issues were discussed while FM Qureshi underscored the need to reset bilateral ties on the basis of mutual trust and respect. SafeguardingRead More

ANP candidate for PK-74 Ibrar Khalil shot dead


PESHAWAR, (DNA) – Awami National Party’s (ANP) candidate for PK-74, Ibrahim Khalil was gunned down in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital Peshawar on Wednesday. According to initial reports, unidentified motorcyclists fired upon the vehicle of Ibrar Khalil in the jurisdiction of Tehkal police station resulting in the killing of Ibrar Khalil and his nephew Rashid.

Govt forms task force to bring back ‘looted’ money saved abroad


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The government has established a task force to bring back money illegally shifted abroad from Pakistan. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the decision in this regard was taken during the federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing the presser, the minister said a unit had been established at the PM House for coordination in measures for bringing back looted money from abroad. The unit comprises officials from National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency, he added. He also informed that Rs 80 billion hadRead More

Pakistan’s interests will remain supreme, Qureshi tells Pompeo


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during which the US delegation was conveyed that safeguarding national interests will remain supreme priority of the new government. Discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues took place between Pakistan and the US, the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement adding that the FM underscored the need to reset bilateral ties on basis of mutual trust and respect. Pompeo landed in Pakistan on Wednesday for a brief visit on hisRead More