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FM Shah Mehmood Qureishi meets PFUJ delegation

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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) delegation, led by President Rana Mohammad Azeem and Secretary General G. M. Jamali, met the Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureishi here today.

On the instructions of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)  Foreign Minister was briefed about the International Convention on the Safety and Independence of Journalists and Other Media Professionals.

He was told that IFJ would be holding a meeting to discuss proposals for the said Convention at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday 22nd October.

Shah Mehmood Qureishi was informed that Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, has also been invited to attend the meeting. On the advice of IFJ, the minister was asked to extend his support for the success of the 22nd October meeting. 

Foreign Minister, while acknowledging the sacrifices rendered by the Media workers in order to ensure freedom of speech, has assured of his full support and said that Dr. Maleeha Lodhi will also be requested to facilitate members of IFJ and PFUJ  attending the meeting on 22nd October at the UN.  He further assured that Pakistan will also lend its support to the journalists worldwide.

Presidents of UJs from all over the country were present in the meeting. 

 

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High Comm. starts Online Appointment System for Attestation

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LONDON: Pakistan High Commission London has decided to launch Online Appointment System from December 17 for the smooth functioning of the attestation process of the general public.
According to a statement of the High Commission issued here Friday, this step has been taken to facilitate the Pakistani community.
The PHC statement said that It has been observed that there is a long queue for Attestation at the Pakistan High Commission London every day.
” Resultantly, this makes hard for staff members to facilitate the public in scheduled time and  proper manner.”, it added. Initially, the High Commission will accommodate applicants without any prior appointment till December 31 but priority will be given to those applicants who have booked their appointments online.
After the deadline, no applicant will be served without an online appointment at the High Commission. Appointments can be booked on the below-mentioned website:
www.phclondon.org
“Our Diaspora in London is requested to please cooperate in this regard with High Commission enabling us to provide better Attestation Service”, PHC statement concluded.

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Fed. Govt. restores licenses issued for prohibited bore weapons

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Government has restored all licenses issued earlier for automatic weapons within the prohibited bore.

According to the Ministry of Interior notification: “Federal Government is pleased to notify that all arms licenses of automatic weapons within Prohibited Bore suspended vide the aforementioned notification are now treated to be valid…The ban imposed on the issuance of Non-Prohibited Bore Arms license is lifted with immediate effect”.

The ban on the issuance of arms licenses for Prohibited Bore category [to the extent of General Officers or equivalent, officers or other ranks of the Military in accordance with Army Regulations (Instructions) 2000] has also been lifted. It is pertinent to mention here that these licenses were suspended last year on 26th of December.

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Terrosism: 6 security personnel lost lives in Turbat

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QUETTA: An intelligence-based operation was conducted on a terrorists’ hideout in Wakai area near Buleda, Turbat, Balochistan on Friday.
Terrorists targeted one of the vehicles of security forces through the improvised explosive device (IED) and as a result, six security personnel embraced Shahadat (martyrdom), said a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). In exchange of fire four terrorists were killed.

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