Pakistan Updates

Lahore most populated district with 100% urban population

All Round View (Islamabad): Lahore has emerged to be the most populated district of the country with population of 11,126,285 individuals, according to the 6th Population and Housing Census provisional data. As compared to the population of 6,340,114 registered in the census of 1998 census, the growth rate of the

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Sentiments of betrayal in Pakistan after new US Afghan policy

All Round View (Washington): The new US policy towards Pakistan and its leaning towards India has generated sentiments of betrayal in the country as analysts warn, US pressure is unlikely to work and would make it difficult for it to achieve its goal of restoring peace in worn-torn Afghanistan. US

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BISP door to door survey to be completed by May 2018: Senate informed

All Round View (Islamabad): Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid Wednesday informed the Senate that Benazir Income Support Programs (BISP) door to door survey will be completed by May 2018. In question hour, he said, BISP has made commendable progress under the PML-N government during the last four years

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World should recognize sacrifices of Pakistan: Khwaja Muhammad Asif

All Round View (Sialkot): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday said Pakistan had rendered great sacrifices and suffered great economic loss in war against terrorism. Talking to All Round View, the minister said the world should recognize the sacrifices of Pakistan to wipe out terrorism. “No country has done

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Snow leopards habitats at a serious risk as glaciers rapidly melting

All Round View (Islamabad): Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan said Snow leopards habitats in Pakistan’s north are at a serious risk of vanishing as glaciers are rapidly melting because of global warming-induced climate change impacts. “Without slowing down global warming to stablise glacial-melt in 20 snow leopard

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LCCI calls for macroeconomic reforms

All Round View (Lahore): Macro-economic reforms and necessary policy changes can turn Pakistan into an economic power, which is a must to tackle the challenges posed by the changing global scenario. Addressing a seminar here Saturday, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Abdul Basit and Vice President Muhammad

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Pakistan suffered huge losses in war against terrorism: Foreign Office

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism are worldwide recognized and Pakistan had lost over seventy thousand precious human lives besides suffering an economic loss of over $100 billion in the war against terrorism, Spokesperson of the foreign office said here on Friday. During the weekly press briefing, the

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COAS urges trust-based Pak-Afghan response against terrorists

All Round View (Rawalpindi): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday said that terrorists were common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a trust-based coordinated response was required against them rather than blame game. According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here, the Army

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PM meets Saudi Crown Prince

All Round View (Jeddah): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday met Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud. Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif were also present in the meeting. The Prime Minister, who is on a day-long official visit to Saudi Arabia would discuss emerging

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Door opens: Hockey World XI to also tour Pakistan

All Round view (Islamabad): There is good news for game lovers as they would see international players in back-to-back action after both World XIs of cricket and hockey have planned to visit Pakistan for matches with the national teams. A 14-member World XI led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to continue cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security

All Round View (Jeddah): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed to continue dialogue and cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security and development in the region and beyond. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who was on a day-long official visit to Saudi Arabia, called on Crown Prince Mohammad

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Hussain, Hassan, Cap (retd) Safdar file review petitions against Panama Papers case verdict

All Round View (Islamabad): Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz the children of Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Captain (Retd.) Muhammad Safdar on Friday filed review petitions challenging the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case. The review petitions have been filed by Advocate Salman Akram

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British High Commissioner calls on COAS

All Round View (Rawalpindi): British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew Thursday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed in the meeting, an ISPR statement said. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as 28th prime minister of Pakistan

All Round View (Islamabad): The National Assembly backed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) designated candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the post of prime minister of Pakistan, who would serve as 28th elected Prime Minister of the country. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was designated for the post as interim prime minister by the

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Numbers game: PML-N in comfortable position for grabbing PM slot

All Round View (Islamabad): Enjoying the support of 213 members of National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and allies were in comfortable position for grabbing Prime Minister’s slot. The nominee of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was in comfortable position to be elected as Prime Minister

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PML-N nominates Shahbaz Sharif as next PM; and Shahid Khaqan for interim period

All Round View (Islamabad): The Parliamentary Party of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Saturday nominated Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif as the candidate for the prime ministerial slot after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif. During the meeting held at Punjab House here, former Premier Nawaz Sharif put forward the proposal

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PM leaves for home after official visit to Maldives

All Round View (Male, Maldives): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday left here for Islamabad after a three-day official visit to Maldives. The Prime Minister was seen off by President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the First Lady and other high official at the airport. The Prime Minister was

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Nisar vows to stand with Nawaz Sharif through thick and thin

All Round View (Islamabad): Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday said he would remain steadfast with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif whatever verdict the Supreme Court announced in the Panama Papers case. Addressing a press conference here, he said last evening he had decided to leave politics, resign

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Pakistani defence industrial base better than ours: Indian Army Vice Chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand

All Round View (New Delhi): Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), said the ordnance factories have not been able to keep pace with changing technology while “there is no competition whatsoever” and it is “an unsuccessful method of supporting our defence requirements”. “I would even go

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Success in Afghanistan unattainable without Pak cooperation: US Gen Dunford

All Round View (Washington): US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that cooperation from Pakistan was absolutely essential for the United States to be successful in Afghanistan, but warned against putting a timeline for any exit strategy that would undermine support from Islamabad. Gen Dunford made

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Pakistan Imports Towed Howitzer, Grenade Launchers From S. Korean Hanwha For Possible trials

All Round View (Islamabad): South Korea’s firm Hanwha Corporation has reportedly exported a towed howitzer and grenade launchers to Pakistan early this year, Pakistan Exim Trade Info’s database shows. Pakistan Army’s Inspectorate of Armaments imported a single KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL)

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Nation rendering sacrifices in war against terrorism: Qayyum

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qayyum Monday said Pakistani nation had been rendering sacrifices in on-going war against terrorism. Pakistan was paying heavy price in this war and lost many lives of armed forces, law enforcement agencies and general public as

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UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

All Round View (United Nations): A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees, who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee agency

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Pak-China artists to promote cultural diversity around CPEC route

All Round View (Islamabad): Pak-China artists Cultural Caravan would preserve, promote the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse communities around the Silk Route/China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “The cultural caravan would pass through Athushi, Thumshuk, Shulay, Shefu, Akto and Tashgul in China and camp at important nodal cities along

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Afghan women delegation visits Lok Virsa

All Round View (Islamabad): A delegation of women from Afghanistan visited National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa. During visit, Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed warmly received the delegation. The delegate arrived here to understand and discuss “Lok Virsa’s role in inclusive Peace Building”. Dr. Fouzia

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New Afghan strategy will fail if neighbors concerns not addressed

All Round View (Beijing): The US President Trump’s new afghan strategy will not help the war-torn nation if the security concerns, views and interests of Afghanistan’s neighbors are not addressed. Taking Afghanistan’s neighbors onboard is vital to ending the war through dialogue, which is the only viable option. If the

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‘No safe haven’: Pakistan rejects US report on Taliban, Haqqani network

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan rejected on Thursday the US State Department’s annual assessment that it did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani network or limit their ability to threaten US interests in Afghanistan. “We have taken indiscriminate and all out action against terrorists,” Foreign Office

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This is not accountability; this is exploitation: Nawaz Sharif

All Round View (Lowari): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday warned his opponents not to test his patience and said he was being victimised in the name of accountability; something which the people of Pakistan would not accept. Addressing the inauguration of the mutli-billion 10 Km long Lowari Tunnel, he

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JIT drew its own conclusion from UAE letter: Sharif family lawyer pleads

All Round View (Islamabad): Counsel for Sharif family Salman Akram Raja in the Panama papers case on Thursday said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) drew its own conclusion from the letter sent by Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Appearing before the three-member special implementation bench

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Pakistan remained an important counter terrorism partner: US Terrorism Report

All Round View (Washington): Describing Pakistan as an important counter terrorism partner, a US report on terrorism acknowledged that continuous military operations in Khyber and North Waziristan eliminated significant number of militants and removed safe havens for terrorist groups. “Pakistan remained an important counter terrorism partner in 2016, continued military

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Pakistan calls for more democracy to reform UN Security Council

All Round View (United Nations): The UN General Assembly has decided to continue the stalled negotiations to reform the Security Council in the next Assembly session, with Pakistan emphasizing that the 15-member body’s restructuring should be guided by the principles of democracy and equitable representation. Adopting the oral decision titled

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Saira Peter to release a National song on August 14, 2017

All Round View (Islamabad): London-based, Pakistani Sufi Opera star Saira Peter has been preparing to release a new National song (Milli Naghma) “Aye Sar Zameen” on occasion of 70th Independence Day on August 14. ‘Aye Sar Zameen’ is certainly a top quality find! Saira Peter recorded her song earlier this

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Pakistan desires diplomatic solution to Gulf crisis: Nawaz Sharif

All Round View (Islamabad): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday expressing concern over the recent crisis in Middle East said the people and government of Pakistan wish to see a diplomatic solution of the problem between brotherly Islamic countries. He was talking to Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar,

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Roadshow to seek investment in restructuring of water, sanitation system in Punjab

All Round View (Beijing): The Punjab government is planning to organize a roadshow to invite the Chinese companies to participate in restructuring of urban water and sanitation system in province. A high-powered delegation from Punjab government including technical and working level teams will present different projects for investment during the

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