2011 May - AsiaNet-Pakistan - Part 2

Archive for May, 2011

Ambassador Haroon grieved over the Tragic Death of Saleem Shahzad

Islamabad: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon has expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow over the tragic death of Syed Saleem Shehzad, a noted Islamabad-based journalist, working for the Asia Times. He expressed his heart-felt condolences to the family of Mr. Shahzad and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give his family the courage to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude, says a press release received [...]

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Prime Minister Gilani Constitutes Commission to Investigate Abbottabad Incident

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has constituted the Commission for investigation in to Abbottabad incident on 2nd May, 2011. The five members Commission will be headed by Justice Javed Iqbal, (the honourable Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan) while the other members include 1. Justice Fakhar- ud-din G. Ibrahim 2. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nadeem Ahmed former Chairman NDMA 3. Mr. Abbas Khan former IG, Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4. Mr. Ashraf Jahangir Qazi former Ambassador of Pakistan The Secretary [...]

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Prime Minister Gilani approves Allowances for Employees of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan

Islamabad: On the recommendations of the Board of Governors headed by the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan / Chairman, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the Judicial Allowance, Utility Allowance, Car Allowance and Special Judicial Allowance equal to three times the initial of the substantial pay scale for the employees of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan. For more information, contact: Haji Ahmed Malik Principal Information Officer Press Information Department (PID) [...]

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President Zardari strongly condemns the murder of Bureau Chief of the Asia Times Online

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the murder of Syed Salim Shahzad, Bureau Chief of the Asia Times Online, and has order an inquiry into this unfortunate incident. Terming the brutal act of his murder as a great loss, the President said that the culprits would be brought to justice. The President also appreciated services of late Syed Salim Shahzad in journalism and has condoled with the bereaved family praying to the Almighty that may his soul rest [...]

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Prime Minister Gilani terminates appointment of Mr. Nasir Ali khan Ambassador at Large

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has terminated the appointment of Mr. Nasir Ali Khan, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as his services are no longer required by the Government. Mr. Nasir Ali Khan was appointed as Ambas…

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Prime Minister Gilani approves Issuance of Commemorative Postage Stamp

Islamabad: On the recommendations of the Ministry of Postal Services, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the request of the President, institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan for issuance of a commemorative postage stamp on the eve of the Golden Jubilee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan on July, 1st 2011. For more information, contact: Haji Ahmed Malik Principal Information Officer Press Information Department (PID) Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324 Fax: +9251 925 [...]

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Senior Minister of Commerce condoles over the brutal murder of Journalist

Islamabad: Senior Minister Commerce Makhdoom M Amin Fahim express serious concern on the sad and brutal killing of the senior journalist of Islamabad Mr. Saleem Shahzad. In a statement Makhdoom M Amin Fahim condemn the eve and paid tribute to the journalist for his professional excellence. He also condolence to the heirs of the deceased and emphasis on speedy investigation of the sad incident and arrest of the real culprits. For more information, contact: Haji Ahmed Malik Principal Information Officer [...]

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Syed Aun Abbas selected as Chief Executive of Information and Communication Technology’s Research and Development Fund

Islamabad: The meeting of the Board of Directors of ICT’s R and D Fund chaired by the Prime Minister approved the appointment of Syed Aun Abbas as CEO ICT R and D. The selection was made out of four members panel by the Board after scrutiny / interview of 193 candidates by the Board’s Interview Committee. Syed Aun Abbas has a twenty three years overlapping experience in Industry and academia since Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. He holds PhD and [...]

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Prime Minister Gilani deeply grieved over Death of Senior Journalist

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the tragic death of senior journalist Mr. Saleem Shahzad who was abducted yesterday and his dead body was recovered from Mandi Bahauddin. The Prime Minister took strong note of the incident and ordered immediate inquiry into the kidnapping and murder of Saleem Shahzad. He assured that the culprits would be brought to book at every cost. The present government, he said, strongly believes in the [...]

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Minister Directs Project Officials to ensure Actual Performance

Islamabad: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Engineer Shaukatullah directed the projects officials to take measures for the real achievement of project objectives. This was stated by him in a meeting at his office on Wednesday, where he was briefed about the performance of the “Economic Revitalization of KP and FATA Project” The Federal Minister was given a detailed presentation by the project director, Mohammad Faheem, on the strategic objectives, intervention sectors and future planning of the project. He [...]

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Prime Minister Gilani calls on President Zardari

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr today.
Current situation in the country was discussed during the meeting.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Office…

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British Secretary of State calls on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan greatly values its strategic relationship with the United Kingdom and looks forward to further strengthening it. The deep cooperation between both countries in diverse fields is a manifestation of the depth of bilateral relations. He said that both nations have mutuality of views on many regional and international issues. During meeting with the British delegation led by the Secretary of State for International Development, Mr. Andrew Michell at Prime [...]

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