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PR No. 127 Islamabad: 22 June 2017


President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday telephoned Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and extended heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Senator’s father Col. (retd) Amjad Hussain Syed. The President prayed for salvation of the departed soul and for family of the deceased to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. The President said that the late Col. (retd) Amjad more...

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PR No. 126 Asian Development Bank to provide US$ 300 million for Public Sector Enterprises Reform Program Islamabad: 22 June 2017


The Government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a Loan Agreement of US $ 300 million for Public Sector Enterprises Reform Program (Subprogram-2). The loan agreement was signed by Mr. Tariq Mahmood Pasha, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD) and Ms. Xiaohong Yang, Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Subprogram-2 of the more...

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PR No. 125 Militants Safe Havens inside Afghanistan: Ambassador Lodhi tells UN Islamabad: 22 June 2017


Pakistan told the 15 member UN Security Council that Taliban “safe havens” are inside Afghanistan not outside, given that large areas of that country are now under the Taliban’s control, says a press release received here today from New York. Speaking in the debate on Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said that the resilience of more...

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PR No. 124 PM ACCORDS APPROVAL TO NEW CIVIL AWARDS CATEGORY OF ENVIRONMENT Islamabad: 21 June 2017


The Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has accorded approval to a new distinct category of civil awards for “Environment” on a recommendation of the Ministry for Climate Change in view of the unprecedented significance of the environmental protection and conservation, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday. Federal Climate Change Minister Zahid more...

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PR No. 123 Govt. To Soon Set Up Tobacco Research Center in Swat, start tobacco farming in Dir, Bajaur –Khurram Dastgir Khan. Islamabad: 21 June 2017


Government is mulling plan to soon set up Tobacco Research Center at Swat district besides starting tobacco farming in Dir and Bajaur Agency. This was said by Federal Minister for Commerce and Trade, Engr Khurram Dastgir while speaking at a ceremony held here on Wednesday at Pakistan Tobacco Board. The ceremony was held in connection with announcing raise in salary of more...

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PR No. 122 Pakistan Embassy Hosts Interfaith Iftar Dinner Islamabad: 21 June 2017


To share the blessings of Ramazan and promote interfaith harmony, peace and cooperation, the Embassy of Pakistan hosted an Interfaith Iftar Dinner at the Chancery. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was the chief guest.   Speaking on the occasion, eminent representatives of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh religions emphasized the importance of more...

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PR No. 121 PAKISTAN AND FRANCE SIGN CREDIT FACILITY AGREEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SECTOR REFORM PROGRAM Islamabad: 21 June 2017


Pakistan and France signed 100 million Euros Credit Facility Agreement for the Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program on Wednesday. Mr. Tariq Mahmood Pasha, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Mr. René Consolo, Chargé d’Affaire a.i., Embassy of France, and Mr. Jacky Amprou, Country Director of the French Agency for Development (AFD), signed the more...

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PR No. 120 Islamabad: 21 June 2017


President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the concept of ‘One Belt One Road’ has laid the foundation for far-reaching changes in the world after which new Strategic Doctrine will be inevitable in the region. He expressed optimism that National Defence University (NDU) will play an important role as defence think tank in this regard. Convocation ceremony of National more...

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