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National Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker condoles on death of Deputy Secretary National Assembly Secretariat

General, Official News
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have condoled the death of Arshad Mansoor ul Haq Deputy Secretary National Assembly Secretariat. In their separate condolence messages to bereaved family, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Arshad Mansoor ul Haq. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity. For more information, contact: Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan Automation Centre, National Assembly Secretariat, Parliament House, Islamabad – Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9221082-83 Fax: +92-51-9221106 Email: assembly@na.gov.p...

Meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions held

General, Official News
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):A meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) met today in Committee Room of Old PIPS, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Jamal ud Din, MNA. The Committee while considering “The Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill, 2017”, the Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) pointed out that the said Bill pertains to the Ministry of Law and Justice as it involved/required amendments in the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) which was also endorsed by the Assistant Draftsman Muhammad Aslam M/o Law and Justice who was present during the meeting. Thereafter, the Committee recommended that the said Bill may be referred to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice...

Pakistan fully capable of defending its motherland: Dastagir

Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan says Pakistan is fully capable of defending its motherland. Commenting on President Trump’s tweet, he told a private TV channel that Pakistan Armed forces and civilians have rendered unmatched sacrifices in war against terrorism. He said Pakistan has extended unprecedented cooperation to US for defeating Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The Minister said Pakistan does not have any safe haven for terrorists. He made it clear that Afghanistan’s war will not be fought on the soil of Pakistan. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Web...

Sacrifices of Pakistan against war on terror cannot be decimated: Marriyum

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for IBNH and LH while talking to various news channels has said that unprecedented sacrifices of Pakistan and its people against war on terror could not be decimated as the nation had lost thousands of lives and lit the lights of sacrifices with the blood of its children. She said that in view of the obtaining situation there was need for unity and single voice. The minister said that the drastic reduction in the incidents of terrorism in the country was a result of the measures adopted in consonance with the vision of the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the sacrifices offered by the armed forces and the law enforcing agencies.She pointed out that in 2013 the number of terrorism incidents was aro...

Meeting of the National Security Committee held

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):The seventeenth meeting of the National Security Committee was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today in Islamabad to review the emerging strategic situation in the region and beyond. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prof Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Interior, Mr. Khurram Dastagir, Minister for Defence, General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Chairman JCSC, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Mr. Miftah Ismail, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Lt. General Nasser Khan Janjua (Retd), National SecurityAdvisor, Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US,...

Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Lebanon, Hungary and Maldives: President

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Lebanon, Hungary and Maldives and also desires to enhance its ties with these countries in economic, cultural and educational sectors. The President said this while talking to the Outgoing Ambassador of Lebanon Mrs. Mona EL Tannir, Ambassador-designate to Maldives Vice Admiral (R) Waseem Akram and Ambassador-designate to Hungary Iftekhar Aziz who called on him separately here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday. Senior officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present on the occasion. While talking to the outgoing ambassador of Lebanon the President stated that Lebanon was once a great tourist attraction. He hoped for the restoration of stabil...