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Pakistani agri-export decreased by 14% this year

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD :The NA Standing Committee on Commerce  was displeased in the decreased of  export of Pakistani crops were 14% this year due to mismanagement and lack of coordination between the concerned departments. The Committee recommended that TCP may take stringent measures to increase …

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No compromise on transparency, efficiency: PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the government’s vision of governance was based on transparency and efficiency and there would be no compromise on both these components. The Prime Minister expressed these views during a meeting with Minister of State …

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11 dead in helicopter crash off Norway

At least 11 people died on Friday when a helicopter transporting 13 people from a North Sea oil platform crashed off the coast of western Norway, rescue services said. “Eleven people found, none alive. Search continuing for the two others,” the Sola rescue centre tweeted …

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COAS witnesses “repulsing enemy offensive” exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday witnessed the ongoing maneuver exercise of a Corps, near Jhelum. The exercise is being conducted in an overall framework of effectively repulsing enemy offensive through integrated application of artillery, air and combat aviation firepower, ISPR news …

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ICIJ didn’t issue apology to government: director

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Gerard Ryle, director of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Thursday denied the news reports that the global network mistakenly mentioned the name of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in its news stories. “We have not made any public statement in regard …

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‘Pakistan among eight fast growing economies of the world’

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among the eight fast growing economies of the world due to structural reforms introduced by the present government, Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal stated this while addressing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Investment Conference, held in Chinese …

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Farewell dinner in honor of Ambassador of Nepal Paudyal by Akram Zaki

  BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League and former, Senator/Secretary General Foreign Affairs, Akram Zaki hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan, Ambassador Bharat Raj Paudyal in Islamabad Club on Tuesday. Addressing a …

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US returns ancient Buddhist sculpture stolen decades ago from Pakistan

NEW YORK: An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday. The piece, called a Buddhapada, was taken from Swat, …

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India erects more laser walls on border with Pakistan

NEW DELHI -UNS – India has activated more ‘laser walls‘ along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab to plug the porous riverine and treacherous terrain, the Times of India reported on Thursday. While eight infra-red and laser beam intrusion detection systems are ‘up and working‘ …

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Pak must make every effort to facilitate Afghan peace process :NA Body

ISLAMABAD- The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs recommended that the government must be a public recognition by Pakistan the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan has to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led and the GoP must make every effort to facilitate this peace process. …

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