Pakistan

Call to end firing, tension along LOC

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk) – The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), a civil society organisation that has been working for peace and understanding between the two South Asian neighbours since 1994, is deeply concerned over the escalation of cross border firing across the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. Quite a few

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Bilawal grieves over ship-breaking yard incident

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) -Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday expressed grief over the ship-breaking yard incident, at Gadani, which resulted more than 6 workers dead and many injured. Media reported that fire erupted in a dismantled ship in the yard. Scores of the workers have been trapped in the yard. In a

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PM condoles departed souls of Gaddani ship incident

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of valuable lives in explosions occurred during work on oil tanker in the Gaddani ship breaking yard on Tuesday. The PM prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to

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Blast kills Pakistan army major

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN (Monitoring Desk) – The Pakistan army said on Tuesday that a soldier was killed and several injured in a roadside blast in South Waziristan tribal region. The security forces have cleared most of Waziristan region of armed groups however some still hiding in rugged mountains and target forces. “An officer, Maj Imran embraced

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Maryam Nawaz serves legal notice to PTI leader

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Monday served PTI information secretary Naeemul Haq with Rs 1 billion legal notice for accusing her of leaking news regarding a high-level meeting. The notice read that the accusation has been broadcast on different news channels. It said the accusation against Maryam is

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Rasheed A. Rizvi wins election of SCBA

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Rasheed A. Rizvi has been elected as President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for the year 2016-17. According to unofficial result, Rizvi backed by Hamid Khan’s Professional Group received 1289 votes while his opponent Farooq H. Naek bagged 1060 votes. Farooq H Naek was supported by Asma Jahangir group. Members

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CPEC to make Pakistan attractive hub for investment: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government will leave no stone unturned to make Pakistan a secure, peaceful and attractive market for investors. This he said in a message to the Conference of International Cotton Advisory Committee, in Islamabad on Monday. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar read out the message of the

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Indian firing kills 4 civilians

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Indian latest unprovoked firing on Monday martyred four civilians, the army said. “Indian targeting of civil population by unprovoked firing on LOC continues,” an army statement said. The statement said four civilians embraced shahadat at LOC in Nakial sector while 6 civilians were seriously injured. “Pakistan army troops are effectively targeting

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Police shelling on KP CM a conspiracy to weaken federation: Aitezaz

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Senior PPP leader Aitezaz Ahsan on Monday lashed out at the federal government for resorting to teargas shells on a convoy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. “We strongly oppose the governments action to block the entry of Pervez Khattak in Punjab from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Aitezaz Ahsan told a private

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COAS attends golden jubilee celebrations of FWO

RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday attended the golden jubilee celebrations of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) at Thalian near Islamabad Toll Plaza on motorway. The FWO has played central role in spearheading army’s contribution in all nation building efforts. He said that over the years, FWO has

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