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Sartaj Aziz to lead Pakistani delegation at CFM today

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will lead Pakistan delegation to the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) which will be held in Kuala Lumpur today (Thursday, January 19, 2017). The Extraordinary Session has been convened at the request of the Government of Malaysia to

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Another 800 personnel to be appointed for security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – It has been decided to appoint another 800 security officials for Chinese nationals who are working on different projects including private companies in Pakistan. 1200 security officers are already working under Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rapid Response Force (RRF). The recruitment will be started soon and the officials will be appointed

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NA being made ‘hub of lies’: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chairman Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed on Wednesday said that National Assembly is being made a hub of lies. He lashed out at the government and said that they have lost their case in the public. Sheikh Rasheed pronounced that Qatari Prince humiliated Pakistanis in Panama leaks. He said that

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Pakistani flag hoisted in Indian state of Assam

ASSAM (Sarzameen News) – Pakistani flag was hoisted in Indian state of Assam on Wednesday creating palpable tensions. The flag was unfurled in Assam’s Dibrugarh area. Separatist movements operating in the state aim at ridding people from the atrocities and oppression of India. Local police say that the flag was hoisted by two men belonging to

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Syria rebels, regime split on aim of Astana talks

BEIRUT (AFP) – Regime and rebel figures will head to Kazakhstan on Monday for negotiations on ending Syria s brutal war, but will arrive with diametrically opposed approaches to the aims of the talks. Damascus has insisted it will seek a “comprehensive” political solution to the nearly six-year conflict at the meeting, while rebels say they

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UN takes aim at calls for Israeli annexation of West Bank

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Calls for Israel to annex parts or all of the Palestinian West Bank risk destroying prospects for peace, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Tuesday. Some Israeli ministers have called for an annexation of land earmarked to be part of a future Palestinian state and US President-elect Donald Trump s

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Trump administration wants better ties with Pakistan: Jalil Abbas

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan s ambassador to United States (US) Jalil Abbas Jillani said on Tuesday that Donald Trump government wants better relations with Pakistan. While talking to media, Jalil Abbas said that there are no more misunderstandings between Pakistan and Trump administration. He said that there are many challenges but foundation of Pakistan-US relations

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Thick fog blankets various areas of Punjab

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Dense fog enveloped various areas of Punjab on Wednesday affecting the routine life of people. Fog at some places and snowfall on others amplified the chilly and frosty weather. The flow of traffic was disrupted due to fog as motorway was closed for traffic from Sheikhupura to Pindi Bhattian. National Highway

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Imran Khan responds to Hashmi’s ‘judicial martial law’ allegation

LAHORE: (Web Desk) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has on Tuesday denied the allegations by senior politician Javed Hashmi regarding discussions of a ‘judicial martial law’ during 2014 sit-in. Talking to Kamran Shahid on Dunya News program ‘On the Front’, Imran Khan said that he had never met General Tariq or former Chief

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Panama pleas: SC to interpret PM’s immunity as hearing resumes

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed hearing a slew of petitions seeking a probe into Panama papers here on Wednesday. Counsel for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Makhdoom Ali Khan has started his arguments before the apex court to justify the ownership of offshore companies and London flats. According to media reports,

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