politics

Pakistani women receive Foundation Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention”

PARIS (Monitoring Desk) – Two young Pakistani women Gulalai Ismail and Saba Ismail cofounder of the non-government organization (NGO) “Aware Girls” were conferred with the prestigious Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” in Paris. Gulalai and Saba have been awarded in recognition of their contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence through the

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Pakistan won’t target Indian civilians in retaliation: FO

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday said that the Pakistani troops only target Indian check posts when the country’s troops open unprovoked fire at the Line of Control (LoC). In a news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan targets security checkposts in retaliation to the firing of the Indian

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Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women observed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on Friday. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about the rights of women and highlight the issues faced by them. Like many countries around the world, Pakistan also observed the day to reaffirm its commitments under

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Senate thanks Ishaq Dar for salary raise

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Senate on Friday passed one government bill and adopted a resolution to thank Minister for Finance, Senator Ishaq Dar for his interest in raising the salary of parliamentarians. The House passed the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 after the report of Standing Committee and deleted an irrelevant clause in it.

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Eliminating violence against women key part of Australia’s foreign policy: envoy

ISLAMABAD – Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson on Friday said that, “Eliminating violence against women everywhere is a key part of Australia’s foreign policy and overseas aid program.” She made these remarks while addressing the commitment ceremony “Pur Azm for Gender Equality” organized to mark the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence

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COAS pays farewell visit to Chaklala Garrison

RAWALPINDI(Sarzameen News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Friday paid a farewell visit to Chaklala Garrison, Rawalpindi. Addressing the officers and men of 10 Corps, the Army Chief paid rich tributes to the supreme sacrifices of officers and men of Pakistan Army while defending motherland with valour and extreme commitment, the

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UN chief gives peace call to India, Pakistan as situation at LoC deteriorates

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – UNITED NATIONS, November 25 (NNI): Amid escalation in Indian troops’ bombardment across the Line of Control (LoC) in Occupied Kashmir, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the worsening situation in the disputed region, and urged India and Pakistan to work towards sustainable peace. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned

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PM to attend Conference on Sustainable Transport in Ashgabat

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on November 25-26 to lead the country’s delegation at the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport. The Prime Minsiter is undertaking the visit at the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan, who is co-hosting the Conference along with United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban

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India promoting terrorism in Pakistan to sabotage CPEC, Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif Thursday said that India was involved in terrorism in Pakistan to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project but the government would foil its nefarious designs. Talking to a local television channel, he expressed that Pakistan’s success in war against terrorism was highly acknowledged and lauded by

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Salman Ahmad cancels participation in Goa concert due to current voilence fron India

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Junoon singer Salman Ahmad has cancelled his participation in a cultural concert in Indian city Goa. He announced the decision on Twitter. According to his tweet, Salman has opted out of the concert to protest the ongoing violence from India alongside Line of Control (LoC). I m canceling my forthcoming participation in

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