India Has To Abide By Its International Obligations: FO

India Has To Abide By Its International Obligations: FO

The foreign Office of Pakistan reminded India of its commitments and obligations under Indus Waters Treaty. The Office also alerted India that trustworthiness of New Delhi would suffer if by any means the treaty is affected. It has also made clear that India and Pakistan both the countries need consensus...

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PM’s Supremacy To Sack Heads Of PSE Restored

PM’s Supremacy To Sack Heads Of PSE Restored

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has wordlessly reinstated the powers of Prime Minister to bag heads of public sector entities (PSE). The Premier did not assign any reason for this restoring. It has been three long decades of decentralization after which PM has achieved his powers to sack...

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Pakistan Should Not Have Released Trump Phone Call: Trump Team

Pakistan Should Not Have Released Trump Phone Call: Trump Team

Trump team has also issued their version of Trump-Nawaz telephone call. It states that Trump and Pakistani PM had a progressive discussion but the language was not at all flowery. The Pakistani version of same conversation is a bit too much elaborate. “President-elect Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke...

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PSO Receivables Rs250bn; Circular Debt Rising

PSO Receivables Rs250bn; Circular Debt Rising

ISLAMABAD: Amid government claims of controlling energy shortages and improving recoveries, a staggering Rs250 billion has been added to the outstanding dues of the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) since June 2013. This is the highest amount of receivables in the accounts of the country’s largest fuel supplier that had peaked...

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Bilawal Says He Will Be PM Pakistan In 2018

Bilawal Says He Will Be PM Pakistan In 2018

Continuing his tirade against the government, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said he will be contesting in the 2018 general elections and is confident that he will win. “I will become the next prime minister of Pakistan,” Bilawal said addressing party workers in Lahore on Saturday. Criticising Prime...

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Bilawal Slams Govt. Over NAP ‘Failure’

Bilawal Slams Govt. Over NAP ‘Failure’

LAHORE: Continuing his diatribe against the government, Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari alleged on Friday that it had turned the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism into a ‘Noon League (PML-N) plan’, while Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah insinuated that the rulers had...

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US Bill Pledges $900m To Pakistan

US Bill Pledges $900m To Pakistan

WASHINGTON: A consensus US defence bill, set to be approved by the House, recognises Pakistan as a key strategic partner and pledges more than $900 million in economic and other assistance to the country. But the bill also conditions $450m from this assistance to a certification from the US defence...

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Baldia Factory Fire Wanted Man Arrested In Thailand

Baldia Factory Fire Wanted Man Arrested In Thailand

Bangkok Police on Saturday arrested Abdul Rehman, alias Bhola, the alleged frontman in the 2012 arson attack at Karachi’s Baldia garment factory, Thai daily the Bangkok Post reported. Abdul Rehman was arrested in Room 405 of the Royal Garden Home hotel in Bangkok after commandos from the Crime Suppression Division...

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Nawaz Team To Go And Meet Trump Team

Nawaz Team To Go And Meet Trump Team

WASHINGTON: The prime minister’s special assistant for foreign affairs, Tariq Fatemi, is coming to the United States this weekend to meet officials of the Trump transition team. “Besides meeting members of the transition team, Mr Fatemi will meet officials of the outgoing Obama administration,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United...

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Gen Bajwa Should Be Given Time: Mark Toner

Gen Bajwa Should Be Given Time: Mark Toner

US State Department is willing to give new army chief some time to implement counter terrorism efforts. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was congratulated by the US State Department on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff. Answering a question about whether Pakistan’s strategy will change under Gen Bajwa’s leadership in...

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