Pakistan

Pakistan’s support critical to success of US strategy for Afghanistan: Alice Wells

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The United States has expressed desire to work with Pakistan in furthering the shared objectives of stabilizing Afghanistan. The desire was conveyed by US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells while talking to Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad on Monday. The US Acting Assistant Secretary of State said as an immediate

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Privatization of PIA inevitable: Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Privatization minister Daniyal Aziz has said on Monday that it is inevitable to privatize Pakistan International Airline (PIA) as the state has bore at least Rs 325 billion worth of losses to keep the national afloat in operation. While talking to the media in the federal capital, Aziz said that the government has

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Banks start process to receive Hajj applications

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The designated branches of banks have started receiving Hajj applications across the country from Monday. According to spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Imran Siddiqi, Hajj applications will be received from intending pilgrims till 24th of this month at thirteen designated bank branches across Pakistan, including Azad Kashmir. He

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LHC rejects petition seeking to halt Jan 17 protests against govt

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- The Lahore High Court (LHC) has on Monday rejected the petition seeking to halt January 17 protests against the federal government. Justice Shahid Kareem conducted the hearing on Advocate AK Dogar’s plea. The petitioner had opted the stance that the announcement to stage sit-ins against the incumbent government is illegal and against the

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CJP summons Karachi mayor over water, milk issues

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Sunday summoned Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar over issues regarding water and substandard milk in the city. The Chief Justice conducted the hearing at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry, and reprimanded Managing Director (MD) Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB). Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that reports

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ISPR DG terms India’s army chief ‘nuclear bluff’ statement deplorable

(Web Desk)- Director General of Inter-Service Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor has on Saturday termed ‘nuclear bluff’ statement of India’s army chief as ‘irresponsible and childish’. “Such irresponsible statements from a from a person of a responsible stature are deplorable. Pakistan army is a responsible organization”, Ghafoor stated. Asif overtly stated that Pakistan has

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Zainab’s murderer will soon be caught, assures Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has claimed on Sunday that the law enforcers would soon catch culprit in Kasur rape case and that lawmakers should not misuse the incident for political gains. While addressing the media in Lahore, Iqbal said that the government is utilizing all resources required to catch the culprit who raped

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PM Abbasi for enhancing indigenous energy resources to meet country’s needs

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday emphasized the need to enhance the volume of indigenous energy resources to cope with country’s needs and reduce the burden of import bill on the national economy. Addressing the annual function of Mari Petroleum Company here, the prime minister spoke high of the company’s valuable contribution

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ISPR cautions people to not entertain calls on census pretext

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News)- Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday has cautioned people to not respond to any calls of messages, asking personal information on the pretext of census. In a statement issued by ISPR, “There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials. The impersonators

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Arrest Zainab’s culprit as fast as Orange Train is being constructed: Reham Khan

KASUR (Sarzameen News)- Jounalist and social activist Reham Khan visited Kasur on Saturday and met the family of seven-year-old Zainab who died after tragic rape incident. Reham offered condolences to the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them. Talking to media, she termed the incident ‘terrible and stressed that the brutal murder should not be politicized.

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