Pakistan

Murad says he would approach PM to include KCR in CPEC

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Tuesday decided to step up efforts to include Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as Keti Bandar has been taken up. He took this decision while presiding over a meeting on KCR at New Secretariat. The meeting was attended by

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Khurshid Shah terms change of Pakistan Army command as ‘positive’

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Opposition leader Khurshid Shah Tuesday termed change of Pakistan Army command as positive progress in the country. Talking to media in Islamabad, Khurshid Shah said that it was change of command not power. He said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) shifted the civil authority without any hurdle for the first time in

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Russia keen to boost relations with Pakistan: FO

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Russia has shown keen interest to boost its relations with Pakistan. Speaking at a TV programme, he said, “Pakistan will welcome any move to enhance bilateral ties.” He said that, “Pakistan is blessed with a suitable geo-strategic location and possesses great potential, therefore, many

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Incumbent PML-N determined to resolve energy crisis: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that, “The focus of the present government right from the first day was to resolve energy crisis in the country and adding sufficient energy to the national grid.” The PM expressed these thoughts while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review all ongoing power projects

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Strict vigilance on TV serials content: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday said the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was having strict vigilance on television drama content to promote a healthy and constructive society. Speaking in the National Assembly on a Calling Attention Notice, the minister said the entertainment channels enjoyed

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General Qamar Bajwa assumes charge as Pakistan’s 16th army chief

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken charge as the 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at an impressive change of command ceremony at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif handed over the traditional Malacca Cane to General Qamar Javed Bajwa symbolizing the change of command.

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India’s aggressive posture a serious threat to regional peace: Gen Raheel

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Outgoing Army Chief General Raheel on Tuesday said India’s aggressive posture is a serious threat to the regional peace and security. General Raheel Sharif gave these remarks in his farewell address on the occasion of change of command ceremony at Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi. Services Chiefs, former services chiefs, Speaker

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PPP’s Abdul Hakim Baloch wins NA-258 by-election

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – According to unofficial and unconfirmed result, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Abdul Hakim Baloch won the National Assembly constituency NA-258 by-election on Monday. The seat fell vacant when Abdul Hakim Baloch, then a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, resigned and joined PPP on September 22, 2016. Abdul Hakim Baloch had won

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

QUETTA (Sarzameen News) – The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case pf alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Earlier, an Anti-terrorism court had acquitted the former dictator in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case But an

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More doubts on Sharifs after Qatari prince’s letter: Khursheed Shah

FAISALABAD (Sarzameen News) – Opposition leader Khursheed Shah on Monday said that it is shameful that Prime Minister is using Qatari Royal’s letter to shield himself from probe of Panama case. “Now I have 100 percent doubt on the premier after Qatari royal’s letter surfaced,” he said. While talking to media, he said, “The skepticism

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