Posts tagged as: SAARC

Pakistan to reopen YouTube after completion of filtration mechanism: PM Ashraf

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said the government would reopen video-sharing website YouTube after completion of work on a filtration mechanism.   The ban was imposed after a video known as “Innocence of Muslims”, which ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad, appeared on YouTube. It was the subject of anti-US protests in Egypt, Libya and Yemen, […]

Pakistan’s new Ambassador arrives in China

Aiming to further enhance the Pak-China relations, Pakistan’s new Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, has arrived in Beijing on Friday.   He was received by Director, Asia Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shu Hang Thiang and officers of the Pakistan embassy at the Beijing Capital International Airport.   As per protocol, diplomats […]

India to demand Pakistan to hand over Hafiz Saeed: Indian Minister Sushilkumar Shinde

Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has said that New Delhi would press for handing over of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafeez Saeed during Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s visit beginning December 14.   Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday that he had raised the issue of Saeed […]

President Zardari becomes first elected president to address Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, an elected president – Asif Ali Zardari – addressed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly – saying that the PPP-led government has strengthened the Parliament and forged unity amongst provinces by giving them their due rights.   Zardari became the first ever elected president to have addressed a provincial […]

PM urges SAARC countries to join hands to strengthen democracy

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said full potential of South Asia could only be realized by resolving differences peacefully and solving problems purposefully. Addressing the SAARC parliamentarians, the premier said the SAARC countries should develop a comprehensive and holistic strategy to address the challenges faced by the region. He was of the opinion that […]

Pakistan committed to uproot terrorism: Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the government was determined to exterminate terrorism from the country.   The minister while addressing the participants of the second South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) said they would utilize all available resources to exterminate terrorism in order to ensure durable peace and sustainable […]

Elections will be held on time; says President Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari quelled rumors of a delay in the next elections, saying that Pakistan will soon achieve a peaceful democratic transition. Addressing the inauguration of the 6th Conference of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Speakers and Parliamentarians, the president said the democratically-elected government was nearing the completion of its constitutional term. […]

Information Minister Kaira opposes court’s interference in CNG issue

Opposing the court’s interference in CNG prices issue, Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said CNG pricing and Kala Bagh dam are public related matters which should be decided in the parliament. The minister while speaking to the media following a Conference on Disaster Management of SAARC countries warmed the government would also complicate […]

Lawmakers urge Unites States to offer apology over NATO attack

Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday said that the United States could not get desired results in the region, urging it to offer apology over the NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistan troops at Salala check-posts. Chairman of Committee Senator Haji Adeel while addressing the concluding session of the […]

Chief Justice terms right to life basic principle of environmental justice

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday said that the Constitution of Pakistan does not articulate the issue of environmental protection and preservation in any of its provisions. He was addressing the inaugural session of a two-day “South Asia Conference on Environmental Justice” in Bhurban. He said that the superior courts of Pakistan have interpreted […]

Pakistan Army outshines in SAARC countries championships

Pakistan Army outshines in SAARC countries championships Rawalpindi, March 14: In a six day long championship played between armies of the SAARC countries Pakistan Army athletes shine with four gold, four Silver and four Bronze medals.  Final of Volleyball is being played between Pakistan and India at Kathmandu, Nepal today. Pakistan Army athletes contested in athletics, […]

Pakistan must remain cautious over MFN issue

Although Pakistan has declared India to be its ‘Most Favoured Nation’ or MFN, the cross-border rivals are still seeking an explanation as to what this status actually means. The premiers of both nations are scheduled to meet at the Saarc Summit on Thursday, November 10 and Manmohan Singh is likely to seek details of this […]


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