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Trust deficit, horse-trading in politics hurting democracy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: (Feb 23, 2015): Speakers at a policy seminar on February 23, 2015 said that lack of trust on political system and political parties, absence of local government system, ban on students unions and horse-trading are the major reasons due to which democracy is not being flourished in Pakistan. The seminar on “Youth and democratic development in Pakistan” was organized ... Read More »

PM Nawaz, Afghan President Ghani agree for more cooperation for peace and stability

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 23: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discussed ongoing counter terrorism operations in the region. According to sources, the two also reviewed Pak-Afghan ties and matters of mutual interest. Afghan President called Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif amid reports of peace talks between Taliban and Afghan Government. On February 21, President Ghani saluted Pakistan´s cooperation ... Read More »

Pakistan-US talks on defence resume on Dec. 8

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan resume their defence consultation on Monday as relations between the two allies enter a new phase of renewed cooperation. A Pakistani delegation, headed by Secretary Defence retired Lt Gen Alam Khattak, was to reach Washington on Sunday night for the talks. This will be the 23rd meeting of the US-Pakistan Defence Consultative Group, which ... Read More »

Election tribunal orders opening of ballot bags in NA-122

LAHORE: An election tribunal on Monday accepted Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s request for opening the ballot bags in constituency NA-122 to investigate allegations of rigging. Judge Kazim Ali Malik rejected National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s request to the tribunal against opening the bags. A single-member commission has also been ordered to check the records after opening the ballot ... Read More »

Gen Raheel meets Chinese minister for public security

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Sunday met state councilor and minister for public security of China Guo Shengkun, Inter Services Public Relations said. During the meeting, issues of mutual interest, regional security and measures to enhance bilateral defence and security collaboration were discussed. Shengekun and other members of the Chinese delegation were briefed about prevalent situation in the ... Read More »

Pakistan, FAO working together for rights to access land

ISLAMABAD — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD) held a three-day workshop on the international Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land Tenure from 25 to 27 November in Islamabad. The workshop was attended by the representative from the federal, provincial and regional government, civil society and ... Read More »

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