Haq Nawaz

  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said that government had inherited serious economic problems from the very beginning and had to take some difficult and politically 'unpopular decisions to revive the economy. Talking to the IMF mission, he said that steps had been taken to restore ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After members of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CPP) felt offended by the removal of their head Khalid A Mirza and asked the government to revisit its decision, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani acted quickly by announcing his reinstatement within 24 hours. Prime Minister ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), headed by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Thursday, approved 20 projects, with an estimated cost of Rs 260 billion in various fields including a major chunk for Pakistan Railways and small dams. Karachi Circular Railway ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday called upon the United States to expedite reimbursement of the 1.6 billion dollars of the outstanding payments in Coalition Support Fund (CSF), early passage of the Kerry-Lugar Bill and the legislation to set up Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (RoZs) ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Presidency on Monday rebuffed the PML-Ns charges of 'behind the scene role in the ongoing media campaign against the latters leadership and 'character assassination of some opposition politicians, saying PPP would not give a 'clean chit to the said leaders in a resurfaced two-decade ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Thursday, reaffirmed to initiate accountability of his own government to set a new trend. Talking to reporters after addressing the 12th Annual Award ceremony of National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP), the Prime Minister said, It is not ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The influential quarters have become active to implement their recently unfolded roadmap, which targets next 6 months to one year time frame for accepting Pakistan Peoples Partys future political role minus its incumbent co-chairman. Sources privy to the development in background ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC), Thursday, finally gave a nod to building the much-delayed Diamer-Bhasha Dam with an estimated cost of Rs 894 billion. The meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin, approved 26 out of 44 proposed projects ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday endorsed changes in Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR) terming the more than a century old law for tribesmen as obsolete. While jointly chairing a high level meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Presided Zardari and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet Tuesday allowed the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to sell 75,000 tonnes of sugar per month from its outlets for the next two months to ensure sufficient availability of the commodity during the holy month of Ramazan. The ECC met ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday allowed two Supreme Court Judges, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar and Justice M Javaid Butter, to retire from service with immediate effect. Spokesperson to the President, former senator Farhatullah Babar, said that after the July 31, 2009 SC ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The US demand to 'do more can be heard soon once it is confirmed publicly that the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, considered to be Pakistans enemy no 1, is no more alive. The US achieved two goals from the killing of the most-wanted Taliban commander: moralise the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A two-member US delegation Thursday expressed concern over the energy crisis and cash flow to the IPPs. We are looking how the US government can help overcome the energy crisis possibly by inviting energy sector companies to move forward, the delegates stated. The 2-member delegation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday reconstituted the Council of Common Interests (CCI) with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as its Chairman in terms of Article 153 of the Constitution. Giving background to the media, Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Welcoming the Supreme Courts verdict of declaring General (r) Pervez Musharrafs November 3, 2007 acts as unconstitutional, Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday termed the apex courts decision a victory of the democratic forces over dictatorship. Reacting to the short order, Spokesman to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari is starting today his three-day visit to Tajikistan to strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries and present Pakistans approach towards regional security issues. The President left for Dubai on Monday from Karachi and will proceed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari has finally re-constituted the much-awaited National Finance Commission (NFC) under the chairmanship of Federal Finance Minister. Finance Division Saturday issued a notification regarding the reconstitution of 9-member NFC headed by the Federal Finance ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday urged the private power producers to complete projects assigned to them expeditiously so as to end loadshedding by December this year in line with the governments commitment with the people. The Presidents plea came during a meeting with more than a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Backing fully internal and external approach for promoting harmony, President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday commended China for handling the recent incidents in Xinjiang with great sagacity. Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President made these ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday called for stepping up efforts to finalise import of hydroelectric power from Tajikistan to help overcome acute energy shortage in the country. Finalisation of power import agreement and preferential trade agreement will reinforce ties between Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will meet soon to decide the fate of local government system introduced by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2001. The President will soon be meeting the Prime Minister for consultation to review the local ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Friday said that massive support and assistance of the world community would be required to undertake the important 2nd phase of rehabilitation and reconstruction of the internally displaced persons (IDPs). He said this during a meeting with UN ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday said that Pakistans economy was hit hard by almost a decade-long global war on terror in the region and inside the country, and asked the world to give access to its products in the US and European markets to help the country meet the challenges of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Top leadership of the country Saturday reviewed progress on the current military offensive in South Waziristan Agency and also in the Malakand Agency, vowing to continue fight till achieving the goals. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said that Pakistan Peoples Party was keen to remove anti-democracy clauses from the Constitution, which had been injected by successive dictators to revive it in its original shape. Speaking at a meeting of party MNAs and Senators at the Presidency, the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The PPP leadership has initiated consultations with its coalition partners on the likely constitutional reforms package assigned to a 27-member parliamentary committee. Sources told that President Asif Ali Zardari had discussed the governments initiative with Awami National Party (ANP) ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday while asking for drone technology and halt to direct attacks on Pakistans soil pressed the US to play its due role in resolving the core issues of Kashmir and water between India and Pakistan for the sake of peace in the region. President Zardari and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Succumbing to the pressure both from the opposition and the treasury benches, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday announced to withdraw Carbon Tax on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Making the announcement on the flour of the Lower House the Prime Minister said he directed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government unveiled on Saturday an ambitious projected total outlay of Rs 803 billion including Rs 646 billion for Public Sector Development Programme and Rs 157 billion for various other development programmes for the fiscal year 2009-10. According to the break-up of total Annual ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari announced establishment of Cantonment in the militancy-hit Swat Valley to ensure durable peace in the region. He also announced financial incentives for the Pakistan Army troops currently fighting against the miscreants. In his five-minute brief address to ...

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