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PTI govt’s economic team not to be replaced

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Economic situation to be cleared

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haq Thursday said the economic team of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s government including Finance Minister Asad Umar would not be replaced.
Those working with an economic team of PTI would work in the same position, he stated while talking to a private news channel.
To a question about the resignation of Azam Swati, he said the prime minister had accepted Swati’s resignation, keeping in view, the court case against him.
The government would implement the court orders whether it comes in favor or against him, he said.  He said the resignation of Azam Swati was an example of PTI’s ‘Naya Pakistan,’ where no one could hold the public office while facing cases in courts.
Replying to a question, he said if Azam Swati got cleared from the court then he would be included in the cabinet again.

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Sino-Pak agreements reflect growing ties: Dr. Firdous

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Rs1.2 billion released to media houses

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said the signing of agreements between Pakistan and China during the visit of Chinese Vice President was proof of increasing economic cooperation between the two countries.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, she said these agreements were reflective of China’s strategic interest in the progress and prosperity of people of Pakistan.
She said under the leadership of Imran Khan, national interest and public welfare were given priority while in the past, personal interest and business were given preference by others.

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KP: ‘Honor’ killing incident condemned

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women has strongly condemned another brutal honor killing incident in Kohistan by the brother of Afzal Kohistani.

The incident was reported to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women by the Civil Society network on May 26, 2019. A month ago, Afzal Kohistani, a human right defender and a leading character in Kohistan Video Scandal was killed in Abbottabad, who stand alone against the honor killing issue in Kohistan, says a press release issued by the commission here on Monday.

An FIR was lodged against one of his brother Gul Nazar, who according to the FIR has killed one of his relative in the honor killing and accused him of having a relationship with his Bahbi Hira, wife of Afzal Kohistani.

Meanwhile, the family of the girl also moved an application in Thana Cantt Abbottabad that Hira Bibi, wife of Afzal Kohistani along with her daughter is also missing from last four (04) days. The family of the Hira Bibi has requested search and safe recovery of the missing Hira Bibi. The Commission took a serious notice of the matter as the life of Hira Bibi is in danger.

The Secretary of the Commission telephonically contacted the District Police Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Abbottabad and asked for serious actions against the culprits and safe recovery of Hira Bibi. The Commission also write letters to the authorities for immediate necessary actions in the matter and report furnish to the Commission on immediate basis. As this the case of Women Life.

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N. Waziristan: 5 bodies found from a nullah!

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N. Waziristan: Patrolling soldiers found five bullet-riddled bodies of unidentified people from a nullah in Boya area 1.5km away from the Army Check-Post in Shawal Valley here that was attacked by PTM workers yesterday.

It is pertinent to mention here that one of the five soldiers – who were critically wounded during the exchange of fire – has succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Gul Khan.

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PTM workers attack a security post in Miranshah

 

 

 

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