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Diplomatic Enclave

Iranian president to visit Islamabad, push for IP gas pipeline project

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Following the lifting of sanctions, Iran President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Pakistan by the end of this month to push for the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project. The project was to be commissioned in December 2014, but work was stalled after sanctions were placed on Tehran. …

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Reformists leading in Iran parliamentary elections

TEHRAN -UNS : Reformists and moderate conservatives were leading in parliamentary elections according to early results, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday, an indication President Hassan Rouhani may face a more friendly house to pursue his domestic agenda. Early returns from Friday’s polls show that none of the three competing political …

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Work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline to start soon

BY TARIQ SHAH ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said that work on $two billion Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project would be started soon once the international sanctions on Iran were fully removed. Responding to various questions in the National Assembly during question hour, he said, …

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US-Russian Syria plan could benefit Assad:Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he feared a US-Russian ceasefire plan would do little more than benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and accused the West, Russia and Iran of only seeking to further their own interests. The United States and Russia have announced plans for …

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SBP to allow banks to resume ties with Iran

KARACHI -UNS : The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will soon allow banks to resume ties with Iranian counterparts, an official said on Monday, after the government’s recent lifting of sanctions on the neighbouring Persian Gulf country. “The central bank will soon issue instruction to banks regarding this,” Chief Spokesman …

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Enhancing parliamentary,economic ties among Pakistan,Iran,Uzbekistan demanded

ISLAMABAD -UNS – February 23rd, 2016: Ambassadors of Iran and Uzbekistan called on Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House, Islamabad, today. Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion. Talking to the Ambassador of Iran Mr. …

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Pakistan lifts sanctions on Iran

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lifted sanctions on Iran pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, said a statement issued here on Friday. The modalities for lifting of sanctions were finalized in an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Minister of Finance, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, it said. “The formal notification issued …

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Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters. Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in late 2014 …

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