Archive for February 2018

Angela Merkel urges Serbia

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Serbia’s future in the EU depends on democratic reforms and overcoming the Kosovo issue, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Berlin, Merkel urged for democratic reforms and steps to resolve the question of Kosovo’s status. “Serbia’s EU membership negotiations can…

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US hampers Iran’s advance toward Syrian oil-rich city

Selen Temizer DEIR EZ-ZOR: The U.S. airstrikes on late Monday hampered the advance of Iranian forces’ toward Syria’s oil and energy-rich city of Deir ez-Zor, according to local sources. The pro-regime Iranian forces captured 22 areas and attempted to occupy energy resources in the PYD/PKK-held city, but failed to move further due to the U.S.…

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Afghan Taliban renew call for talks with US

Shadi Khan Saif KABUL: As the Afghan government prepares to host 25 countries for an international conference on peace, the Taliban have expressed willingness to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict in the war-torn country. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is set to announce his comprehensive peace strategy with the Taliban at the Kabul…

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US urges Pakistan to act against Haqqani, other terror groups

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Deputy Assistant to the President and the U.S. National Security Council’s Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis visited Islamabad February 26-27. Senior Director Curtis met with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and the Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar. In her meetings with…

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Senate committee terms Privatization legislation flawed

F.P. Report Islamabad: The Committee on Delegated Legislation today learnt that there was no legally constituted Privatization Commission and asked the government to revisit the existing privatization legislative which it said was seriously flawed. The issue came during discussion on a petition against some Regulations of the Privatization Commission Ordinance 2000 as well as examination…

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CPEC belongs more to Afghanistan than Pak-China: President

F.P. Report Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also of immense importance to Afghanistan in addition to Pakistan and China, as Afghanistan can reap numerous benefits from this project in future. The President said this while addressing the Launching Ceremony of Documentary on Afghan Students Studying in Pakistan at…

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Kashmala Tariq takes oath as federal ombudsperson

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to Ms. Kashmala Tariq as Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace in a ceremony held at the Awian-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday. Later, Ms. Kashmala Tariq also called on President Mamnoon Hussain. The President congratulated her on assuming the office…

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Marriyum announces first ever film, cultural policy

F.P. Report Islamabad: Minister of state for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb announced the first ever film and cultural policy of the country at the conclusion of a three-day National Artists Convention and CPEC Cultural Caravan at PNCA here today, which would come into force immediately. The policy envisages formally according…

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US to assist in establishment of energy institute: David

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD :  United States will explore the ways and means to assist Power Division in establishment of Pakistan’s First Renewable Energy Institute and also share the expertise of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory to enable its working as per international standards. The US will also consider assisting Pakistan in the formulation of…

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Accused involved in aerial firing on Shahra-e- Faisal held

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Police have arrested Adnan Pasha accused in case of firing publically on Shahra-e- Faisal Karachi. Police  said that a citizen named  Zeeshan Syed lodged a report in Shahra-e-faisal police station for hurling threats on him. According to SSP Samiullah, Zeeshan Saeed has registered a case against Adnan Pasha on hurling threats. Police …

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