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Day: January 12, 2023

Symbiotic Pak-US ties contributing towards regional and global peace: Envoy

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said the upward trajectory in Pak-US bilateral relations is creating a salutary environment for scaling up our mutual ties in economic, technological, educational and other important sectors. He thanked the US government for an additional support of $100 million for post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation phase, pledged at the International Conference for Climate Resilient Pakistan held on Jan 9, 2023 at Geneva. “We have been partners in peace and we would continue working together for promoting shared values and objectives,” the envoy said. He made these remarks during a reception hosted by prominent Pak-American community leader Ch Nadeem Ahmed in Seattle, according to a press release received here on Thursd...

Punjab governor withdraws de-notification of Elahi as CM

Lahore: Lahore High Court (LHC) was told on Thursday that Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman has withdrawn his order to de-notify Pervaiz Elahi as the chief minister of the province after he managed to secure the confidence of 186 members in the Punjab Assembly. A five-member bench comprising Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh, Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh, Justice Asim Hafeez and Justice Muzammil Akhtar Shabir heard the case. During today’s proceedings, Elahi’s lawyer Barrister Ali Zafar informed the bench that his client had taken the vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly. It may be noted that CC Elahi won the vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly in early hour of Thursday in a session by securing 186 votes amid the boycott by the opposition. Speak...

Punjab CTD claims arresting three TTP terrorists from Lahore, Multan

Islamabad: The Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested two terrorists belonging to proscribed organization Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Multan, while another was detained from the border area of Lahore, according to a report on Thursday. According to CTD officials, terrorists were identified as Ehsan and Osama and explosives, arms, hand grenades were recovered from their possession. The apprehended terrorists were also booked in nine other cases and the law-enforcement agency officials launched investigation into the matter. The CTD statement highlighted that combing operation was intensified in Lodhran, Okara, and Lahore on the directives of IG Punjab which resulted in the arrest of 13 suspects and recovery of weapons. During these combing operations, 628 p...