Sajjad Hussain

 ‘Pak to mainstream madrassas, bring them under govt control’

 ‘Pak to mainstream madrassas, bring them under govt control’

Islamabad, Apr 29: Pakistan will bring over 30,000 madrassas into the mainstream education system as part of a determined campaign to combat extremism, the military spokesperson said Monday. Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had witnessed a surge in religious seminaries from 247 madrassas in 1947 to 2,861 in […]

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Pakistan deplores India's decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Pakistan deplores India's decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Islamabad, Apr 21:  Pakistan on Sunday deplored India’s “unilateral” decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its “misuse” by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at two points along the Line of […]

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Pak will not be 'pressured' by anyone on Masood Azhar: FO

Pak will not be 'pressured' by anyone on Masood Azhar: FO

Islamabad: Pakistan will not be “pressured” by anyone on the issue of banning Masood Azhar, a top official here said on Thursday, a day after China dismissed reports that the US, the UK and France have served an ultimatum to Beijing to lift its “technical hold” on designating the JeM chief as a global terrorist […]

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Threat of further escalation between India, Pakistan over: Pak govt assessment

Threat of further escalation between India, Pakistan over: Pak govt assessment

Islamabad: The threat of further escalation between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack is over, an internal assessment of the Pakistan government has concluded. The Express Tribune reported that the assessment was shared by a senior official on Monday in a background briefing on the current state of relations between the two neighbouring […]

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Imran says, will approach friendly countries, IMF

Imran says, will approach friendly countries, IMF

Pakistan economic crisis…

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday assured the countrymen that his government would seek assistance from both friendly countries and the IMF to overcome the balance of payments crisis. “We have two options: first, we can go to friendly countries and ask them to bridge this gap; and second, that we go to […]

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Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed head of Pakistan's ISI

Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed head of Pakistan's ISI

Islamabad: Lt Gen Asim Munir was appointed on Wednesday as the new chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI, the Army’s media wing announced. Munir, who previously served as the head of the Military Intelligence (MI), was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General by the Army Promotion Board headed by Chief of Army […]

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Ashura observed with reverence across Kargil

Ashura observed with reverence across Kargil

KARGIL: Youm-e-Ashura was observed on Thursday with reverence and religious fervour throughout Kargil Ladakh region to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and his companions for their supreme sacrifice in Karbala. More than 20 thousand people gathered in Kargil town to commemorate the Ashura e Hussaini. These processions […]

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Pak awaits official response from India on talks: Foreign Office

Pak awaits official response from India on talks: Foreign Office

Islamabad: Pakistan was ready for talks with India and it was awaiting an official response from New Delhi on how to move forward on the issue, the Foreign Office said Thursday. “We are ready for talks with India. We have also conveyed our position to the international community. It remains for India to respond,” Foreign […]

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India-Pak considering some steps to 'narrow the gap': Pak FO

India-Pak considering some steps to 'narrow the gap': Pak FO

Islamabad: Encouraged by the “recent overtures”, Pakistan and India are considering some future steps, including opening the Kartarpur border for the Sikh pilgrims, to “narrow the gap” between the two neighbours, the Foreign Office said today. “In the wake of recent overtures by both Pakistan and India to lessen the ever-widening gulf between the two […]

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Pak anti-graft body approaches Interpol, seeks Red Corner Notices against Sharif's sons

Pak anti-graft body approaches Interpol, seeks Red Corner Notices against Sharif's sons

Islamabad, Aug 4 (PTI) Pakistan’s apex anti-graft body has approached Interpol seeking issuance of Red Corner Notices against jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hasan and Hussain, a media report said today. Sharif’s sons were declared as absconders by an accountability court after they failed to appear in either of the three cases launched against […]

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