Chairman PUN Qamar Iqbal asks Chairman NADRA for resolution of issues of overseas Pakistanis

Islamabad (PR) Chairman Pakistan Union Norway (PUN) Chaudhry Qamar Iqbal has called upon Chairman NADRA Usman Yousaf Mobin to resolve the issues concerning Overseas Pakistanis. Qamar Iqbal handed over a letter addressing Chairman NADRA in a meeting with Director General (DG) Vigilance Directorate NADRA Lt-Col Retired Ch Adnan Hafeez Chohan. During the meeting, which took at  NADRA Head Quarters Islamabad, Pakistani researcher and Journalist Syed Sibtain Shah, Senior Member Pakistan Union Norway Mir Nasir and Writer and Senior Journalist of Gujrat Arshad Mahmood Raza were also present Issued related to…

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Ch Qamar Iqbal meets DG NADRA: The Official directs for preferring overseas Pakistanis in NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian

Islamabad (Exclusive Report) Director General (DG) NADRA Islamabad region Zulfiqar Ahmad has directed the concerned officials of his organization to give priority to overseas Pakistanis at NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian. The directive issued on request of Chairman Pakistan Union Norway (PUN) Ch Qamar Iqbal, who met the DG NADRA at his office in G.10 Islamabad. DG NADRA Vigilance Lt.Col retired Adnan Hafeez, Researcher Syed Sibtain Shah, Senior Journalist Arshad Raza and Senior member PUN and Norwegian Pakistani Businessman Mir Nasir were also present on the occasion. Ch Qamar Iqbal…

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JF-17, not F-16, used in air combat: report

WASHINGTON: Apparently, it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, says a CNN report as an American diplomat said Washington wanted to know if Pakistan used a US-built F-16 jet to shoot the plane. The JF-17 is a Chinese-designed fighter jet produced jointly by Pakistan and China. “It may have been one of those jets that on Wednesday downed an Indian Air Force fighter plane, leading to the capture by Pakistan of an Indian pilot” Abhinandan Varthaman, said the CNN report released this weekend. The report…

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KC-EU for an immediate EU’s role for reduction tension in South Asia

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Chairman of the Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Mr Ali Raza Syed sent letters to a number of EU higher authorities and members EU parliament asking them for their role for normalizing severe situation in South Asia. The letters were dispatched to President of the European Council  Donald Franciszek Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Mrs Federica Mogherini, members EU parliament, other EU officials and as well as ambassadors of different countries influential countries based in Belgium. “This…

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KC-EU for EU’s intervention to avert a war in South Asia

Brussels (PR) Kashmir Council EU (KC-EU for EU) has decided to launch a notable campaign calling the European Union to play its role for averting a war in the South Asian region. The decision was approved in a meeting of KC-EU headed by its Chairman Mr Ali Raza Syed at its central secretariat in Brussels. Condemning the recent Indian aggression on areas of Azad Kashmir along with the line of control of Kashmir and as well as Pakistan’s territories, the meeting underlined that Indian adventurous moves can escalate an atomic war…

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India claims to have struck ‘biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot’

India’s Foreign Secretary VK Gokhale on Tuesday claimed that the country’s air force “struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Balakot”. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Gokhale said “a large number of JeM terrorists were killed”. “The strike avoided civil casualties,” he alleged. Early on Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations’ (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor said that Indian military planes violated the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector. “Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near…

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AJK’s PM Raja Farooq Haider meets Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed

Mirpur, AJK (PR) Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that India is involved in brutal act of state terrorism against the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir for a long time. In a meeting with Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed at his residence in Mirpur (AJK), he said, unfortunately international community is kept silent on the Indian barbarism on the innocent Kashmiris. Appreciating the efforts of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) for highlighting Kashmir issue in Europe, the AJK’s PM said, Mr…

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KEA beleives in prosperous sub-continent through peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict

President of Kashmir European Alliance Sardar Pervez Mehmood issued a statement on Kashmir Solidarity day. Sardar said that human rights are shared values. Human rights are our common possession.When abuses are committed against anyone in any society, the dignity of humanity as a whole is compromised. By the same token, it is only when the rights of any individual and rights of the people of any region receive our care and protection, humanity can achieve a shared redemption. Such is the principle of human rights, in all its stark simplicity.…

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Lahore hospital set to evaluate Nawaz’s health

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz

A board of doctors from the Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) in Lahore met with former premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday evening and is currently taking an initial medical history. The incarcerated former prime minister was given a warm reception by hospital staff upon his arrival at Services Hospital, the main teaching hospital of SIMS. Doctors said the first round of tests will take place after obtaining details regarding how Sharif is currently feeling. They also said that the recommendations provided by the board which had referred him to…

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FBR revises land valuations upwards for 20 major cities

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday issued a flurry of notifications regarding upward revisions in the valuation rates of immovable property in 20 major cities of the country. The average increase in valuations is around 20 per cent, but some areas have seen a much sharper revision in taxable rates. The new rates, which the FBR will use to calculate withholding and capital gains taxes when properties in notified areas are bought and sold, are applicable from February 1, 2019. Among the largest cities, the area-wise categorisation of Karachireveals that…

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Historic drop of Dollar, Falls 43%

Dollar reaches 76.25 Pakistani Rupees, its a historic fall down. Oh, its shocking for, Dollar the king of currencies get a major strike. Search engine Google is currently showing dollar rate as 76.25 rupees, on today’s morning it was 139 rupees approximately. This fall will broadly affect the current account dynamics and also the demand-supply gap in the foreign exchange (inter-bank) market. Click here to see dollar’s rate.

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World Democracy Index 2019

(Written by , M. Tariq ) Norway is the world’s most democratic country. With 9.87 points out of a possible 10, Norway tops the 167 countries that are included in the index. Iceland is just behind showed democracy index. Sweden follows in third place as the most democratic EU country, followed by New Zealand. Denmark, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Australia, and Switzerland. These ten countries make up the group which, with more than 9 points, gets the term “full democracy”. In the same category, but in the score range of 8-9,…

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US wants regional powers to ensure Afghanistan’s peace, security

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WASHINGTON: The United States wants to withdraw from Afghanistan but instead of leaving it in chaos it wants the country’s neighbours to shoulder the responsibility for keeping peace and security in the war-torn country. US President Donald Trump outlined this new strategy in a recent cabinet meeting, also naming the countries — India, Russia and Pakistan — he wants to step-in to fill the vacuum even a partial US withdrawal from Afghanistan would create. In doing so, Trump was simply reflecting the views that are often expressed in Washington’s power circles, particularly…

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Shahbaz to face reference on Ramzan sugar mills affairs

Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) told an accountability court on Friday that a reference regarding the Ramzan Sugar Mills (RSM) was being prepared against Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and would soon be filed. NAB claims that Mr Sharif, being chief minister of Punjab, had issued a directive for the construction of a drain in Chiniot district primarily to benefit the sugar mills owned by his sons. It said Rs200 million was spent for this purpose from public money. NAB had already filed a…

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Pakistan, UAE finalise $6.2bn support package

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have finalised the terms and conditions of a support package of about $6.2 billion expected to be announced by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to the country starting on Sunday (Jan 6) to help Islamabad address its balance of payments challenge. The package involves $3.2bn worth of oil supplies on deferred payment, besides a $3bn cash deposit, a cabinet member told Dawn. He said the UAE’s package was exactly of the same size and terms and conditions as…

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