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Azam Nazeer Tarar assumes charge as Law Minister

National
ISLAMABAD: Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar assumed charge as law minister here in Islamabad on Wednesday. Senior officials of the Ministry of Law and Justice welcomed him in the office. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday appointed Azam Nazeer Tarar as law minister. Azam Nazeer Tarar had submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister a month ago, however, the Prime Minister rejected his resignation on Tuesday. During the pendency of his resignation, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Political Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was given the additional portfolio of law and justice. A notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday said, “In terms of rule 3(4) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the prime minister has been pleased to allocate the portfolio of law and Justice ...

Education inevitable for nation’s progress, development: Ahsan

National
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal has said the government is committed to educate every child of the country as it is their fundamental right. Addressing an international summit here in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Planning Minister said education is inevitable for nation’s progress and development. He thanked the United States for their support in higher education sector in the country. He urged the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to produce skilled labor as per the needs of the market. He said in this era of Information Technology, we have to focus and produce students as per the requirements of the market. He said 20000 scholarships will be given to unemployed graduates. The Minister said the Youth Development Initiatives recently l...

PM condemns explosion in Baleli area of Balochistan

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the explosion that took place near a police vehicle deployed for the security of polio team in Baleli area of Balochistan on Wednesday reportedly killing three individuals, including a police officer and two civilians. In a statement on Wednesday, he directed investigation into the incident. He also directed to provide best possible medical treatment to those injured. The Prime Minister expressed grief and sorrow over the deaths in the incident. He said the polio workers are fulfilling their responsibility without caring about their lives to eliminate this deadly disease from the country. For this, he said we pay tributes to their services. The Prime Minister said the militant elements will always fail in their designs t...

Pakistan, EU agree to continue joint working to deepen bilateral cooperation

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and European Union have agreed to continue working together to further deepen and broaden bilateral cooperation. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, this came into, during the 8th round of Pakistan-European Union Political Dialogue which held in Brussels. The dialogue covered a broad range of subjects in the context of Pakistan–EU relations, as well as regional and global developments. Both sides underlined the importance they attached to their multifaceted partnership. The Acting Foreign Secretary Jauhar Saleem and Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General of European External Action Service led their respective sides. Acting Foreign Secretary appreciated the timely and invaluable humanitarian assistance and support provided by the European Union for the victims...

Decision about two provincial assemblies within week: Sheikh Rashid

National
RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid said on Wednesday that a decision would be taken about the two provincial assemblies (Punjab and KP) within one week. The former interior minister on his Twitter underlined the instant challenges being faced by the state. He said the country was facing an economic catastrophe whereas power-hungry people were ruling over them. Mr Rashid said that the apolitical approach of the institutions was commendable, but it’s nearly impossible for the institutions to stay aloof from public affairs. The country had been economically shattered by people with sheer greed for power, he added. In his last public address in Rawalpindi, the Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan announced that he would dissolve the Punjab and KP asse...

Three killed, 28 injured in Quetta suicide blast

Metropolitan Cities
QUETTA: Three people were killed and 30 others, including 20 cops, injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a truck carrying police officers for protection of polio workers near Quetta Wednesday. According to police, the bomber rammed his vehicle into the police truck and detonated the explosives following which the police truck fell into a gorge. As a result, three people, including a polio worker, were killed and 30 others injured. Among the injured were 20 Balochistan constabulary cops. A four-year old girl and a woman were among the civilian casualties. The explosion damaged a police truck and two other vehicles damaged. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals. A state of emergency was declared in Quetta hospitals. Preliminary police investigations showed that a...