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Turkey’s referendum

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the government and people of Turkey on the result of referendum. The President and Prime Minister in their messages congratulated the Turkish leadership and said that interest of the people in the constitutional referendum reflects their desire of a stronger Turkey. …

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McMaster’s visit

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan was looking forward to forging a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the US and to working with the new US Administration, to promote peace and security in the region and beyond.He was talking to the US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General …

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Nisar’s clarification

Interior Minister ChaudhryNisar Ali Khan has said that a total of 353,085 Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) had been blocked so far, of which 178,891 were being unblocked temporarily for 60 days, while the remaining 174,084 cards of foreigners were cancelled.He said the decision was made in the light of …

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Rabbani’s Anger

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani adjourned the proceedings of the upper sine die after expressing displeasure over the absence and non serious behavior of ministers from the house and non receipt of answers from the ministries.Later, he also discontinued his duties as the chairman Senate and returned the government protocol.He said …

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Opposition’s demands

Major opposition parties staged walkouts separately from National Assembly proceedings on issues, including disappearance of PPP members and blocking of CNICs of Pashtuns. All major opposition parties – the PPP, the PTI, the MQM and the Jamaat-e-Islami – raised strong reservations over various issues and walked out of the house …

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OIC’s support on Kashmir

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen who along with a delegation called on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif separately in the federal capital.Dr Othaimeen said that the agenda of Kashmir issue was at the forefront of OIC and expressed grave concern …

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Celebrating Constitution Day

Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani demanded the government organise flag-hoisting ceremonies on Independence Day and Pakistan Day at Parliament House, keeping in view their significance and relevance to democracy.Rabbani was addressing a reception organised by the Senate to commemorate the Constitution Day in the lawns of Parliament House.National Assembly Speaker …

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ECP’s letter

The Election Commission of Pakis­tan (ECP) has warned that time is running out for the enactment of electoral reforms if political parties want the next general elections to be held under the proposed laws.Expressing concern over the delay in the promulgation of the Election Laws 2017, the ECP has written …

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Attack on census team

The United States Ambassador David Hale condemned the attack on a census team in Lahore. Hale termed the attack an attempt to weaken democracy in Pakistan.Terrorists had struck again the Punjab Capital at Bedian road in Cantonment area targeting the Census team killing at least six persons including four army …

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