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Joint Statement of the first Working Level Meeting of Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Commission for Peace

[ 0 ] June 30, 2011 | Ministries, Official News

Islamabad: The first meeting of the Working Level of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Commission for Peace was held on 29 June 2011 in Kabul at the premises of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Pakistani delegation, led by H.E. Salman Bashir, Foreign Secretary, was composed of Mr. Mohammad Sadiq, Major General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, Major General Sahibzada Isfandyar Pataudi, and Mr. Alamgir Babar. The Afghan delegation led by H.E. Jawed Ludin, Deputy Foreign Minister was composed of Mr. Masoom Stanakzai […]

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President Zardari calls for enhanced UK-Pakistan partnership in trade and investment

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Britain and Pakistan need to work closely to further enhance their partnership in diverse areas mainly in trade, investment with a view to eliminate militancy and terrorism from Pakistan and promote peace and security of the region and the world, says a press release received from London here today. He was speaking to a delegation of British businessmen headed by Mr. Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills […]

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British Foreign Secretary calls President Zardari, bilateral relations discussed

Islamabad: Mr. William Hague, British Foreign Secretary called on President Asif Ali Zardari and matters pertaining to Pak-UK bilateral relations, strategic dialogue between trade access to EU markets for Pakistan’s goods, collaboration between the two countries in the fields of trade and investment and education came under discussion during the meeting, says a press release received from London here today. Charles Morgan, Mark Sedwill and British High Commissioner to Pakistan Sir Adam Thomson accompanied British Foreign Minister in the meeting. […]

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Economic Coordination Committee approves Ramadan Relief Package

Islamabad: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet which met here today with the Federal Minister for Water and Power, Syed Naveed Qamar in the chair has approved a number of summaries including Relief Package for the Holy Month of Ramadan 2011, Furnace Oil Blending in Pakistan, Uniform Gas Load Management Policy, Relending of KFW Loan for Keyal Khawar Hydro Power Project in accordance with new relending policy of the Government, Tax exemption for WAPDA for Second Sukuk Company Limited, […]

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Prime Minister Gilani greets Rwandan Counterpart on Independence Day

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has sent of message of greetings to the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Mon. Bernard Makuza on their Independence Day falling on 1st July, 2011. In his message, the Prime Minister said, “on behalf of the Government of Pakistan and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in conveying to Your Excellency and to the Government of the Republic of Rwanda our warmest felicitations on the occasion of the Independence Day. I am […]

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Prime Minister Gilani greets Somalia Counterpart on Independence Day

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has sent of message of greetings to the Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr. Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed on their Independence Day falling on 1st July, 2011. In his message, the Prime Minister said, “on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our profound felicitations to Your Excellency and the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day of […]

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Prime Minister Gilani approves grant of Rs.20 Million for endowment of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani approved the grant of Rs.20.00 million for endowment of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy was established in 2002 on the initiative of his Highness Prince Karim Agha Khan with a view to establish an organization which could certify the credentials of NGOs working in Pakistan. The centre has been performing its functions effectively as a recognized institution for certification of NGOs. PCP has: – i) Adopted 106 Government […]

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Partners in Protection States and Frontier Regions-UNHCR inaugurate a Photo Exhibition

Islamabad: The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and the UN refugee agency today inaugurated a six-day long photo exhibition cataloguing over 30 years of the partnership in assisting Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The exhibition is part of the 60th anniversary commemorations of the 1951 Refuges Convention. The photos on display illustrate the different phases and characteristics of UNHCR work in Pakistan form the arrival and return of Afghan refugees, to supporting displaced Pakistani communities. At […]

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Message of Yusuf Raza Gilani Prime Minister of Pakistan on Provincial Autonomy Day

Islamabad: Today, the ‘Provincial Autonomy Day’ is being celebrated across the country with zeal and zest. It is indeed an historic day, which will be chronicled in the national history in golden words. We are grateful to Allah Almighty for enabling us to resolve issues of national importance that lingered on for many decades. It is the singular honour of the democratic government that it fulfilled all the requisites of the Constitution and restored its original character. Pakistan People’s Party, […]

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Dr. Paul Bhatti, advisor to the Prime Minister on Minorities Affairs to attend Walton Park Conference in United Kingdom

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the visit of Dr. Paul Bhatti, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Minorities Affairs to attend the Walton Park Conference on “Promotion of Religious Freedom around the world” to be held in Walton Park UK from 03-05 July 2011. The purpose of this Conference is to identify new ways of supporting religious communities under threat across the world and identify how the international community can strengthen its ability to protect religious […]

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Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani approves transfers and postings

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has pleased to approve the transfers / postings of the following senior officers with immediate effect: – 1. Mr. Habibullah Khattak, Secretary States and Frontier Regions has been transferred and posted as Chairman Pakistan Tobacco Board Peshawar. 2. Major ® Qamar Zaman, Secretary Interior Division has been transferred and posted as Secretary States and Frontier Regions Division. 3. Khawja Muhammad Siddique Akbar, Secretary Minorities Affairs Division has been transferred and posted as Secretary […]

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Khwaja Siddique Akber Secretary Minorities and Interfaith Harmony appointed as Secretary Interior

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has emphasized that vigilance and intelligence sharing among law enforcement agencies be enhanced to ensure security of citizens. The Ministry of Interior he stated has significant responsibility in this regard. The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Khawja Siddique Akber the newly appointed Secretary Interior, who called on him at PM’s House here this afternoon. The Prime Minister stressed upon the need of better coordination among the federal and provincial security […]

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