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Separate center to be established at Secretariat to facilitate pensioners: AJK PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan says pensioners would get medical facilities on the pattern of federal government. Talking to a delegation of pensioners Association in Muzaffarabad on Thursday, he said a separate center would be set up at Secretariat to facilitate pensioners. Raja Farooq Haider Khan assured the delegation that Group Insurance demand would be taken up at Cabinet Committee.

Pak, Iraq ink MoU for cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Saleh Hussein Ali Al-Tamimi, Under Secretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The Foreign Minister warmly welcomed the Under Secretary and reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong and fraternal ties with Iraq. He said Pakistan accorded priority to its bilateral relations with Iraq, and was desirous of further enhancing and diversifying these ties in all fields. He hoped that close collaboration between the two countries in regional and multilateral fora will continue to strengthen inRead More

Could never cause harm to PM Imran: Tareen

Sahiwal police encounter shocking: Tareen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday said he could not even think about “causing harm to Prime Minister Imran Khan”. Tareen also denied reports that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart and leader of the opposition in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gilani had travelled on his plane. “If Yousuf Raza Gilani used Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood’s plane, how is it my fault,” the estranged PTI leader asked. The PTI leader went on to add that he had been supporting the premier with honesty and sincerity. “The government has beenRead More

Criminalizing the criticism ridiculous: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said it was an “absolutely ridiculous idea” to criminalise criticism, a day after a National Assembly panel approved a bill that proposes a two-year prison sentence and a hefty fine for those who intentionally ridicule the armed forces. Though Chaudhry did not directly reference the bill in his tweet, his remarks came in reaction to a tweet by senior journalist Mazhar Abbas who, while apparently commenting on the bill passed by the NA committee, wrote that citizens were free toRead More

Nation stands with armed forces: FM

RAWALPINDI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with armed forces in the war on terrorism. During a visit to the Armed Forces Institute For Rehabilitation Medicine in Rawalpindi on Thursday, he said our valiant security forces have given immense sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. On the occasion, the Foreign Minister was given a detailed briefing about the Armed Forces Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine. He also visited different wards of the institute and interacted with the under treatment personnel of the forces. Read More

Security: Asad Qaiser’s Kabul visit postponed

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser’s visit to Kabul has been postponed due to security reasons, tweeted Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, on Thursday.  The NA speaker was heading a nine-member parliamentary delegation to Kabul on the special invitation of his counterpart Chairman Wolsi Jirga Afghanistan, Mir Rehman Rahmani.  The aircraft of the speaker was denied permission to land at the Hamid Karzai International airport “due to a security threat”, said Sadiq.  He said “the plane was about to descend when the control tower informed of the closure ofRead More