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Political gathering in Lahore rejected by people: Marriyum

Islamabad, January 17, 2018 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb has said Senate and general elections will be held on time. Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, she said it would be first time in history of Pakistan that democracy will complete ten consecutive years. She said political cousins are gathering in Lahore today but people have rejected them. She said there would be only politics of performance in the country rather than hollow slogans. Criticizing Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief, Tahir ul Qadri, she said he comes to Pakistan at a specific time and tries to

Pak, Saudi Arabia agree to enhance bilateral ties in diverse fields

Islamabad, January 17, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. The agreement was reached during the two-day 11th Session of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission that concluded in Islamabad on Wednesday. The session was Co-chaired by Minister for Commerce and Textile Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and Minister for Trade and Investment of Saudi Arabia Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi. The two countries agreed to hold exhibitions of new products in each other's countries. It was decided that the first single country exhibition of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia will be held in the second

Pakistan welcomes talks between Republic of Korea and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan welcomes the recent talks held between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK). Pakistan hopes that this new phase of talks between the two sides would help to ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the goodwill generated by the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would lead to lasting peace, prosperity, stability, reconciliation and cooperation in the region. Pakistan has always encouraged the DPRK and RoK to resume meaningful negotiations and supported all efforts for smooth reunification of the Korean Peninsula including the two Summits between North and South Korea in June

Intizar Murder Case: Sindh Chief Minister orders judicial inquiry into

Karachi, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to conduct judicial inquiry into the murder of Intizar Ahmed. The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah received a letter from Ishtiaq Ahmed requesting him to conduct a judicial inquiry into the murder of his son Intizar Ahmed killed at Khayaban-e-Ittehad. The Chief Minister just after receiving the letter talked to Ishtiaq Ahmed on telephone and assured him that he was going to conduct judicial inquiry as desired by him. “Let me a day to finalise all the formalities for judicial inquiry,” he asked him. He

UAE Ambassador calls on Sindh Chief Minister

Karachi, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Ambassador of UAE Mr. Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi along with his Consul General in Karachi Mr. Naseer Huwaiden Al-Ketbi called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here at the CM House and discuss bilateral relations. He told the Chief Minister that the UAE was going start working with Pakistan in social sector such a drive against polio and other health care programmes. The Chief Minister welcoming the decision of the UAE government said that there was wide scope to support Pakistan, particularly in Sindh. “I have already declared emergency in health sector and have

National counter-terrorism narrative “Paigham-e-Pakistan” launched

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):The government launched national narrative on extremism and terrorism at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday. Titled 'Paigham-e-Pakistan', the document contains a Fatwa against militancy duly endorsed by religious scholars of all schools of thought. Under the auspices of International Islamic University, the document has been prepared after consultations amongst different segments of the society, including religious scholars, parliamentarians, intellectuals and policy makers. The narrative declares armed struggle against the country, its government or armed forces illegal. The document acknowledges that it is responsibility of the government to fully implement Islamic provisions of the

Pakistan, Turkmenistan agree to enhance economic ties

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to further enhance economic relations through joint ventures in agriculture, textile, livestock and IT sector. The agreement was reached at the inaugural session of Pakistan-Turkmenistan Bilateral Political Consultations in Islamabad on Tuesday. The session was attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov. The two sides focused on measures for enhanced connectivity including air and land linkages to promote trade, travel, tourism and people-to-people contacts. They also acknowledged importance of early implementation of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline Project. Both sides reviewed implementation of decisions

Federal Cabinet approves several MoUs

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Federal Cabinet met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The cabinet accorded approval to several MoUs and recommendations of Cabinet committees on different subjects. Approval was accorded to signing of MoU between Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation and Bahrain News Agency. The Cabinet ratified recommendation of Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases in respect of Ehtram-e-Ramzan (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to enhance penalties for violation of Ramzan and closure of cinemas and theatres during fasting hours. The Cabinet deferred ratification of recommendation of Cabinet Committee for Disposal

Regular dialogue between Pak-US continues at all levels: Prime Minister

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says regular dialogue between Pakistan and the United States continues at all levels. He was responding to a question in an interview with a private television channel in Islamabad. To a question about Indian army chief's recent statement about Pakistan, the Prime Minister said India might have several objectives, but it should realize the situation along the Line of Control. Ruling out any prospects of war, he said both the countries should avoid escalation. There are no threats of war. It might be a political gimmick on their part. He said