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Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Zehri slams Modi saying, “No one in Balochistan supports Modi’s statement. There is no comparison between the struggle for liberation in Indian-held Kashmir and the so-called Balochistan insurgency” QUETTA – Thousands of people in various cities of Balochistan took to the streets on Thursday in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s statement. Political leaders, civil society members and citizens in large ... Read More »

Masood Khan elected President of Azad Kashmir

Seasoned Pakistan diplomat and former Ambassador to China, Masood Khan, elected as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir

Masood Khan was nominated by the Muslim League (N) AJK as their Presidential candidate MUZZAFARABAD – Seasoned diplomat and former Ambassador to China, Masood Khan, has been elected President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by a vast majority during polling by joint electoral college comprising 55 members of AJK Legislative Assembly and AJK Council. Masood Khan got 42 votes ... Read More »

Website launched to help trace, reunite missing children in Punjab

Website launched to help trace, reunite missing children in Punjab

Punjab government launches website to help reunite recovered children with families LAHORE – Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has introduced the website ‘Missing Children Recovery’ to reunite the lost children with their families across the province. The Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) initiative, Missing Children Recovery, has a database with details of children who have been rescued by the provincial government ... Read More »

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated PIA’s Premier Service at Benazir International Airport on Independence Day. The first flight of the Premier Service departed for London. The first of the three aircraft landed at Karachi airport on August 6, and the remaining two are expected to arrive by February 2017. In a briefing, the Prime Minister was told that planes for ... Read More »

Photos: Pakistan marks Independence Day 2016 with national zeal

A vendor sells national flags of all shapes and sizes in Islamabad. Photo: APP

Pakistan celebrated Independence Day with national zeal and determination. The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. Prayers for peace, progress, and security of the country were held across the country to express gratefulness. Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tastefully decorated with illuminations, ... Read More »

Pakistan dedicates Independence Day to freedom of Kashmiris

President Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz Sharif in a group photo with the children to mark 69th Independence Day of Pakistan at Convention Center, Islamabad on August 14, 2016. Photo: PID

I dedicate this year’s 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir: PM Nawaz Sharif ISLAMABAD – Pakistan dedicated its 69th Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmiris, who have bravely faced state oppression and have kept the movement of freedom alive for decades. Nawaz Sharif said in his message for the Independence Day, ‘I dedicate this year’s 14th August to ... Read More »

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany’s support will allow WFP to assist more than 89,000 displaced and returnee families in FATA with monthly unconditional relief food distributions ISLAMABAD – Germany has once again proved to be a sincere friend of Pakistan by granting €1 million to provide continual food assistance to both displaced and returnee families of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. In its ... Read More »

Documentary Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan

Rohtas Fort Pakistan

American Embassy and Walkabout Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan with 3 Documentaries on World Heritage Sites, namely Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort and Rohtas Fort Jhelum ISLAMABAD – Three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan were opened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts to promote cultural preservation in Pakistan. American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale ... Read More »

Pakistan’s women police officers get 5 new buses from U.S. Embassy

American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented 5 mini buses to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat

Pakistan’s National Highway & Motorway Police receives 5 buses from United States which will provide transportation to 200 women police officers ISLAMABAD – American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented five mini buses valued at $275,000 to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat for the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP). With this donation, the ... Read More »

At least 70 killed in Quetta Civil Hospital blast

53 killed in blast at Quetta’s Civil Hospital

Blast occurred as lawyers gathered at the Hospital after the killing of Balochistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi QUETTA (Pakistan) – At least 70 people have been killed and 100 other wounded as suicide bomber struck Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday morning. The explosion occurred when a group of mourning lawyers were gathered to accompany the body of a murdered colleague. The ... Read More »

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