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Sheikh Rashid says KP assembly will be dissolved after Punjab PA

Rawalpindi: PTI MNA and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly would be dissolved after the Punjab Assembly following the PTI would quit the Sindh Assembly and get the resignation of their National Assembly lawmakers approved. In a series of tweets, the former interior minister said elections were inevitable in prevailing political situation in the country. “What does else the PDM want in the country as it is running away from the elections?” he questioned. He said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif should also be called back to wrap up his political future. Saying politics in Pakistan has entered crucial stages, Mr. Ahmed said period between Jan 15 to April 15 was “important”. He hoped that election schedul...

DSP, two policemen martyred in terror attack in Peshawar

Peshawar: A DSP and two policemen embraced martyrdom in exchange of fire with terrorists who attacked a police station in Peshawar’s Sarband area in the wee hours of Saturday. The armed men attacked the Sarband Police Station with hand grenades and long-range rifles, killing DSP Badaber Sardar Hussain and two police officials Irshad and Jehanzeb. According to police information, the terrorists attacked police station from two sides with hand grenades and sniper guns. Six to eight terrorists were involved in the attack and 14 policemen were present at the police station at the time of the attack. He said however, the terrorists managed to flee after the attack. A heavy contingent of police reached the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area. Police have also launched a sea...

Pakistan calls for ensuring safety of UN peacekeepers

Islamabad: Pakistan has underscored the need for ensuring the safety and security of UN peace keepers serving in hot spots around the world. At a meeting of the Group of Friends in New York, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Aamir Khan said Security Sector Reform is critical in laying the foundation for durable peace and preventing relapse of conflict, according to a Radio Pakistan’s report. He reaffirmed Pakistan's strong commitment to UN Peacekeeping saying such synergies augur well for the maintenance of peace and security in the world.

Ethiopia expresses keen desire to enhance multi-faceted cooperation with Pakistan

Islamabad: Ethiopia has expressed its keen desire to enhance multi-faceted bilateral cooperation with Pakistan. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, in an interview, Ethiopia’s Ambassador Extraordinary to Pakistan Jemal Beker Abdula said his country wants to enhance bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in areas of security, climate, tourism, business, trade and investment. He said Pakistan has many products which are in huge demand in Ethiopia and likewise, Ethiopia can send different edibles which are consumed in Pakistan in huge quantity. The ambassador said it is his target to take the current bilateral trade of 78 million dollars between the two countries to 200 million dollars by the end of this year. He said an inclusive Pakistani business delegation with representation from all...

Foreign Minister to attend World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland which will begin on Monday. According to Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister will be accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar. The World Economic Forum annually brings together political and business leaders to identify pathways to overcome economic, social, and environmental challenges. This year's forum is being organized under the theme, "Cooperation in a Fragmented World". The Foreign Minister and the Minister of State will participate in a number of WEF's 5-days events on contemporary global and regional issues. The Foreign Minister will share Pakistan's perspective on economic and social impact of the evolving geopolitical...

Pakistan desires strategic, economic ties with US: Envoy

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said Pakistan is keen to have strategic, political and economic ties with the United States and right now we are investing in bilateral diplomacy to achieve these objectives. Speaking at the renowned World Affairs Council in Seattle, he said both countries are enjoying natural aspirational relationship not an artificial or crafted. He said the presence of one million Pakistanis in the United States, comprising mostly of professionals, was a strong bond and an abiding link between Pakistan and the United States, and says a press release received here on Saturday from US. Dilating upon Pak-US relations, the Ambassador emphasized that the roots of Pak-US relationship are deep and, during past one year, the two countries ...