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Tahir Khan
Joined on: Dec 04, 2012 Published stories: 1513

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President urges NAB to ensure impartial accountability

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the National Accountability Bureau to ensure impartial and transparent accountability to guide the country out of the menace of corruption. Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony of NAB trainees in Islamabad today‚ he said the accountability bureau should strive to restore the confidence of the people in the system and institutions. […]

Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan does not want arms race

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has reiterated that Pakistan wants peace in the region and is not in any arms race. He said this while visiting the National Command Center (NCC) of the National Command Authority (NCA), and a weapons storage site today. Pakistan’s Strategic capability will continue to follow its policy of credible minimum deterrence.  […]

As Supreme Court mounts pressure, Gov’s takes back hike in power tariff

The PML-N government which had earlier adamant not to withdraw decision of hike in the power tariff Friday told the Supreme Court that it is withdrawing a notification. Ministers have earlier ruled out possibility of any change in its decision despite widespread condemnation of the increase by the PML-N govt. However the situation was changed […]

Russia’s Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an advocacy group that credits him with bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian-U.S. dispute over chemical weapons, media has reported. The Russian advocacy group International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World nominated Mr. Putin, characterizing […]

Sartaj Aziz says gov’t to pursue talks with Taliban for peace

Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz Thursday defended the government’s policy to initiate dialogue with the Taliban for peace.   The comments came hours after a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked a rival commander in a country’s tribal region for his quest for peace and killed 15 people.   The government of […]

Parliamentary committee to monitor Balochistan earthquake relief

Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik has said a parliamentary committee will be set up to monitor relief operation and rehabilitation of people affected by the quake in Balochistan. Speaking at a meeting in Quetta Thursday‚ the Chief Minister said rehabilitation is a big challenge after the rescue operation. He said ERRA has offered to […]

Pakistani, Indian military officials to meet to decrease LoC tension

  The Foreign Ministry Thursday said Pakistan and Indian Prime Ministers in their meeting in New York agreed to take immediate steps to stabilize situation on the Line of Control. Speaking at the weekly press briefing in Islamabad today‚ Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said all the issues‚ including Kashmir‚ water‚ terrorism‚ and Sir Creek […]

PM Nawaz Sharif for stringent anti terrorism laws

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has directed that lacunas in the anti terrorism laws must be removed to ensure that culprits involved in heinous terrorist activities are fairly punished. The Prime Minister said this while chairing a meeting on Anti-Terrorism Legislation at PM’s House this afternoon.  “There should be no gap and loophole in the anti […]

Nawaz Sharif inaugurates gas field that will add 100mcb gas to national grid

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Thursday inaugurated Latif Gas Field Khairpur on Thursday morning that will add one hundred million cubic feet of gas per day in the national grid will help in mitigating the gas shortage to some extent. Speaking on the occasion‚ the Prime Minister said Pakistan is facing severe economic crisis and supply […]

Suicide attack on Pakistani militant leader’s center kills 15

A suicide attack at a center of a Pakistani militant commander killed at least 15 people in the country’s tribal region on Thursday, security sources said. Sources said that eight persons were also injured in the blast at in Orakzai tribal region. Locals said that heard heavy firing after the attack on the compound of […]

Three killed, 10 injured in Chaman blast

At least three persons were killed and 10 others injured including five security personnel in a powerful explosion on Pak-Afghan border area of Balochistan, Official sources confirmed Wednesday. The explosion occurred near the ‘Bab-e-Dosti’ (friendship gate) as security personnel were checking the people entering into Pakistan. “At least three persons were killed and ten others injured including five personnel […]

PM, opposition leader discuss NAB chief’s name

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition Khurshid Shah held talks in Islamabad Wednesday on the appointment of Chairman National Accountability Bureau. The two considered names of Mian Muhammad Ajmal‚ Chaudhry Rauf‚ Chaudhry Ijaz and Shaukat Durrani for the coveted position. Later talking to the media persons‚ Leader of the Opposition said he will […]

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