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Interior Minister urges PTI leaders to use forum of parliament for discussing national affairs

National
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has stressed upon the PTI leaders to come to parliament for discussion on the next general elections. Talking to a private television channel, he said blackmailing and threatening tactics are not the civilized way to resolve political issues. Appreciating the policies of the coalition government, the Interior Minister said all possible efforts are being made to steer the country out of economic crisis and provide relief to the poor masses. He said all political leaders, including PTI Chief Imran Khan, should use the forum of parliament for discussing national affairs.

PM visits residence of Najma Hameed, condoles with bereaved family

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited the residence of former President of Women Wing of PML-N and senior Parliamentarian Najma Hameed here in Islamabad on Tuesday and condoled her death with the bereaved family. The Prime Minister paid tributes to the services of Najma Hameed for the country, democracy and the party. He described her party asset. The Prime Minister also prayed for the departed soul.

PM vows to promote principles of freedom of expression, free media

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday reaffirmed the government’s strong commitment to support all efforts that promote and uphold the shining principles of freedom of expression and free media. Addressing an event organized by Islamabad Journalist Safety Forum on the theme of the UN ten years Plan of Action, he said his government believes that the freedom of expression is sacrosanct and will remain at the heart of development of democracy. The Prime Minister noted that democracy and media reinforce each other and there can be no democracy without freedom of expression. He said his government would be part of efforts aimed at making Pakistani democracy stronger through greater free media. Shehbaz Sharif pointed out that Pakistan became the first country in Asia to p...

Pakistan set to become one of world’s biggest economies by 2047: Envoy

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said when Pakistan would complete its 100 years in 2047, the World Bank in its report ‘Pakistan at 100’ foresees it as innovation-driven country of multiple trade and investment hubs and centres of excellence. Addressing an event in Washington D.C, he said Pakistan has the 23rd largest economy on the basis of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and 42nd in terms of nominal GDP, says an official statement released here on Tuesday. The Ambassador said Pakistan is a young country, with abundant labour and growing professional class. He said hundreds of thousands of students graduating from Pakistan’s universities are ready to be absorbed by national and global markets. He said Pakistan, for decades, was the fastest perfo...

Martyrdom Anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (NH) being observed

National
ISLAMABAD: The 51st martyrdom Anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider is being observed today (Tuesday). Major General Malik Amir Muhammad Khan, General Officer Commanding, laid floral wreath at Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed’s mausoleum in Lahore on Tuesday. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented guard of honour. Various people from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of Shaheed attended the wreath laying ceremony. Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, (NH) was born on 28 April 1943 in Kunjah, Gujrat District. He was commissioned in Frontier Force Regiment on 19 April 1964. In December 1971 Major Shabbir Sharif, being a company commander, 6th Frontier Force Regiment, was ordered to capture high ground near Sulemanki Head...

Bi-directional solar meters price goes up

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: The price of bi-directional meters used in the solar power system has been increased by Rs4,000 in Lahore city, it emerged Tuesday. It is learnt that the price of a bi-directional meter has reached Rs19,000 from Rs15,000. The increase in the price of the meters has been declared by the companies. The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) had outsourced the procurement due to the shortage of meters. By installing the bi-directional meters, electricity can be bought and sold to the LESCO.