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JCSC meeting: Military officials review national, regional security

JCSC meeting: Military officials review national, regional security

Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman General Khalid Shameem Wynne on Tuesday presided an important meeting of the committee at the Joint Staff Headquarters. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez

NA body throws out regional languages bill

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Wednesday rejected a bill to grant regional languages the status of national languages after two committee members labelled each other as

Iran should reconsider regional policies: UAE

ABU DHABI – Iran should reconsider its policies in the region and respect the unity of Gulf countries, the UAE foreign minister said Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, amid heightened regional tension. “Iran should reconsider its policies in the region,” Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council, told a news conference after an annual GCC and European Union ministerial meeting.
And it “should respect the unity and

UK PM phones Gilani; bilateral and regional issues discussed

Islamabad – British Prime Minister David Cameron called Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani over telephone on Friday to follow up on the very useful discussions on bilateral and regional issues, held during his visit to Islamabad on April 5th.
According to a Press Release, David Cameron apprised the Prime Minister that his Government was proactively pursuing Pakistan’s case with EU for greater market access, as well as for dispatch of EU’s Fisheries’ delegation to Pakistan.

‘Regional peace can resolve Afghan refugees’ issue’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has urged the need to make the regional law and order atmosphere conducive and rehabilitate the affected socio-economic infrastructure which can ensure settlement of the Afghan refugees’ issue.
“We endorse the decision of allowing the registered Afghan refugees to stay here till December 2012, but permitting them permanent settlement is possible,” remarked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian

Western plot behind regional tensions: Iran

TEHRAN – Tensions between Iran and the Gulf Arab countries are the result of a “Western and Zionist conspiracy”, the foreign ministry in Tehran said on Sunday.
“Sowing discord between Islamic countries, especially between Iran and the countries of the region, is a Western and Zionist conspiracy,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparst was quoted as saying on the website of state television.
“We advise regional governments to heed the demands of their people in

Naval exercise AMN 2011: an effort for regional peace and stability

ISLAMABAD – The modern world of today is continuously transforming and we are living in a changing world. Traditionally, majority of threats to maritime security emanated from inter-state territorial disputes and political instabilities.
However, in the new millennium, the concept of maritime security has been redefined. Unlike the past, the world’s nations are confronted with the threats of transnational terrorism emanating from non-state actors. These new security challenges

NA body rejects Regional Languages Bill 2008

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday unanimously rejected Constitutional Amendment Bill 2008 that sought the national language status for regional languages. Member National Assembly Begum Nasim Akhtar chaired the committee meeting at the Parliament House.
The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2008 (Article 251) to give regional languages status of National language moved by MNA Marvi Memon was unanimously rejected by

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