67,000 Afghan refugees repatriated to Afghanistan

67,000 Afghan refugees repatriate to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Sixty seven thousand Afghan refugees have been repatriated to Afghanistan under the voluntary repatriation programme. According to Radio Pakistan additional staff had been posted at United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) Voluntary Repatriation Center to facilitate them. The UNHCR is providing four hundred dollars to each refugee going back to Afghanistan. The… Continue reading 67,000 Afghan refugees repatriated to Afghanistan

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Two-day Indonesian Solo Exhibition concludes

KARACHI, Aug 28 (APP): The two- day solo-exhibition organized by Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi concluded at Ocean Tower here on Sunday. The Exhibition provided the opportunity to the businessmen of both the countries to explore the possibilities of entering new markets with a long-term vision of gaining economic prosperity, said… Continue reading Two-day Indonesian Solo Exhibition concludes

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Strict laws must for wildlife protection, conservation

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Climate Change Syed Rizwan Mahboob has said the present government had finalized its conservation efforts to make wildlife-related laws stricter, harsher and more punitive to help regulate wildlife trade and control its illegal trafficking. Addressing a national consultative workshop on “Draft Amendment Rules to the Pakistan… Continue reading Strict laws must for wildlife protection, conservation

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Deputy Speaker condoles death of Shahida Rehmani’s father-in-law

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ABBOTTABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Sunday condoled the death of father-in-law of Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Member National Assembly (MNA). In his condolence message to Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Deputy Speaker expressed grief and sorrow over the passing away of her father-in-law. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in… Continue reading Deputy Speaker condoles death of Shahida Rehmani’s father-in-law

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NA Speaker sends more names of parliamentarians as Kashmir envoys

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): The National Assembly Speaker has forwarded more names of parliamentarians from all parties to be included in the envoys’ list nominated for highlighting the atrocities of Indian occupation forces against the people of Kashmir in key countries. A spokesperson of the PM Office on Sunday said the office of Speaker National… Continue reading NA Speaker sends more names of parliamentarians as Kashmir envoys

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PBM distributes over Rs 53 mln among 8,898 deserving people of Swat

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has distributed over Rs 53 million Individual Financial Assistance (IFA) among 8,898 deserving persons of the Swat district during the last three years. According to official sources on Saturday, the PBM was providing Individual Financial Assistance to the poor, widows, destitute women, orphans and disabled persons. He said… Continue reading PBM distributes over Rs 53 mln among 8,898 deserving people of Swat

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PM’s bold move to send envoys to raise IOK brutalities evokes strong reaction from Indian media

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s bold move to nominate 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to important capitals, to highlight brutalities and human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) on Saturday evoked a strong response from the Indian media. The Indian media reacted angrily by terming it “provocation”, “needling” and “meddling” in the country affairs,… Continue reading PM’s bold move to send envoys to raise IOK brutalities evokes strong reaction from Indian media

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PM nominates 22 MPs as envoys to highlight Indian brutalities in IOK across world

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday nominated 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight Indian brutalities and human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in key parts of the world. “I have decided to send these parliamentarians for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the world. These special… Continue reading PM nominates 22 MPs as envoys to highlight Indian brutalities in IOK across world

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Pakistan moving on path to progress, development: Pervaiz

Pakistan moving on path to progress, development: Pervaiz

LAHORE, Aug 27 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday  said the government in its first three years had put Pakistan  on path to progress and development and it was now moving forward. Pakistan of 2016, he said, was far better than that of 2013 when the PML-N government came into… Continue reading Pakistan moving on path to progress, development: Pervaiz

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Finance Minister expressed satisfaction over divestment process of PSX

Dar arrives in Yokohama to attend ADB’s annual meeting

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar has expressed satisfaction over the divestment process being facilitated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan  and advised that the national interest should be kept supreme. Chairing a meeting here to review the progress regarding the divestment of shareholding of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the Minister emphasized on… Continue reading Finance Minister expressed satisfaction over divestment process of PSX

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Airport Link Road project impediments removed: NHA

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): The National Highway Authority (NHA) finally managed to remove all hurdles in the construction of the most important New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) link road, meant to provide easy and direct access to its parking area. The spokesperson of the NHA, Kashif Rehman talking to APP on Saturday informed that 100%… Continue reading Airport Link Road project impediments removed: NHA

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New Cyber Crime law to help reduce women harassment cases

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP):The Cyber Crime Bill-2016 endorsed by both houses of the Parliament would greatly help reduce the number of women harassment cases especially in rural areas, a senior official in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication said. As per an article of the bill, “If you try to get into a relation… Continue reading New Cyber Crime law to help reduce women harassment cases

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PM approves transfers of administrative control of NLDD to NHLHD

Prosperity in Balochistan ultimate destination: PM

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  has approved the transfer of administrative control of National Library Development Division to National History and Literary Heritage Division with immediate effect. According to a notification of Cabinet Division, necessary amendments in the Rules of Business, 1973 to this effect would be made in due course.

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FATA’s merger with KP best solution: Sartaj

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Saturday said the FATA Reforms Committee had recommended that the best solution was to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). “The people of FATA have suffered a lot during the last 30 years and the time has come to bring… Continue reading FATA’s merger with KP best solution: Sartaj

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Pakistan seeks US support to get NSG’s membership

Pakistan's society undergone dynamic transformation in past three years: Jilani

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Jalil  Abbas Jilani has approached the White House,the State Department,  important Congressional leaders and significant think-tanks and opinion makers in the US calling upon them to support Pakistan’s  membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Ambassador Jilani has built Pakistan’s case for the NSG membership around the… Continue reading Pakistan seeks US support to get NSG’s membership

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National Fund for Disaster Management in pipeline to facilitate early warning system, flood mitigation

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is in process of establishing National Fund for Disaster Management whose major part would be used for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities such as early warning system and flood mitigation. With objective to ensure institutional development, capacity building and early warning system, MDMA has identified 10… Continue reading National Fund for Disaster Management in pipeline to facilitate early warning system, flood mitigation

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Pervaiz condemns attack on DSNG van of Channel 92

No notified 'Katchi Abadi' around Sibbi Railway Station demolished: Senate told

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday strongly condemned  the attack on a DSNG van of Channel 92 and manhandling of its staff in Karachi. He said the government believed in freedom of expression. Such attacks could not be tolerated as the same were tantamount to… Continue reading Pervaiz condemns attack on DSNG van of Channel 92

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Sri Lankan minister felicitates Dar on successful hosting SAARC Finance Ministers meeting

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake here on Saturday congratulated Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on successful hosting of the 8th SAARC Finance Ministers Meeting and stated that decisions reached in the meeting would further strengthen the SAARC process. Karunanayake heading a Sri Lankan delegation which attended  the the SAARC Finance Ministers meeting, called on… Continue reading Sri Lankan minister felicitates Dar on successful hosting SAARC Finance Ministers meeting

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Local govt system to be introduced next year in FATA

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Saturday said that Local Government system will be introduced in FATA next year. According to Radio Pakistan he said fund for annual development program of FATA has been increased while it will also get three percent share from the National Finance Commission. The Governor lauded… Continue reading Local govt system to be introduced next year in FATA

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Mirwaiz lodged at Cheshma Shahi Sub-jail in Srinagar

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): The puppet authorities have lodged the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at Cheshma Shahi Sub-jail in Srinagar. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested from outside his Nageen residence when he defied his house detention and tried to lead Azadi march towards Eidgah in Srinagar,on Friday, and was detained at Nigeen police station. The… Continue reading Mirwaiz lodged at Cheshma Shahi Sub-jail in Srinagar

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