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WORLD IN FOCUS (Feb 2013- March 2013)

News From National & International Press   National Feb 16: A massive bomb devastated a residential area in Quetta, killing at least 67 Shia Hazaras. Feb 16: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement announced to quit the federal and provincial governments in protest against ‘negative attitude’ of the People’s Party. Feb 17: Pakistan and Palestine agreed to form a joint commission comprising foreign ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS (Dec 2012- Jan 2013)

News From National & International Press   National  Dec 13: The NAB chief, Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari, raised the estimate of the level of corruption in the country to Rs.13 billion a day or Rs.5 trillion a year dismissing government’s reaction. Dec 13: The ministry of food security conceded that poverty has been increasing in the country during the past four ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS |(Nov – Dec 2012)

News From National & International Press National President signs drug authority bill: President Asif Ali Zardari signed a bill for setting up the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to prevent sale of fake, substandard and non-registered medicines and regulate manufacturing, storage, distribution, import, sale and advertising of therapeutic drugs. Pakistan elected to UN rights council: Pakistan won a seat ... Read More »

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NATIONAL UK bans Bilour’s entry: Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has been barred by the British government from travelling to the UK in retaliation for the bounty he offered for the murder of a US filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. SC says govt has failed in Balochistan: The Supreme Court said the Balochistan government had constitutionally failed to curb human ... Read More »

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National Affairs Karachi inferno death toll hits 298: The death toll of the fire in a Karachi garments factory reached 298 with several dozen workers still unaccounted for and presumably dead in the basement that could not be penetrated by recovery team. MTDF provides $10m for promoting female education in Balochistan: The Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MTDF), under the supervision of ... Read More »

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National Affairs 12-08-2012    Dawn Afghans met key Taliban leader held in Pakistan: Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taliban’s former second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is in detention in Pakistan, in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the militants. 12-08-2012 The News OBL commission wants IB under interior ministry: The commission formed to ... Read More »

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National Affairs 11-07-2012    Dawn FBR gets new chairman: Mr Ali Arshad Hakeem, former chairman of NADRA, has been appointed the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. 12-07-2012    The News ICA issues stay order on Kishanganga Dam: The International Court of Arbitration has issued a stay order on the construction of Kishanganga Dam on the Neelum River at Gurez. ... Read More »

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-06-2012 Dawn Irfan Hussain gets top prize for book: Renowned columnist and writer Irfan Husain has been awarded the top prize in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards for his book Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan Islam and the West. 12-06-2012    Dawn Haqqani sought US help against army: The Supreme Court ordered former ambassador Husain Haqqani to appear before it to ... Read More »

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-05-2012    The News Pakistan, Germany sign deal: Pakistan and Germany successfully concluded joint bilateral development cooperation of 15.7 million euros (Rs. 1.583 billion), according to an official statement of the German embassy. Germany’s financial contribution for 2011 and 2012 now amounts to 127 million euros (Rs. 14.968 billion) in total. 12-05-2012    Dawn Green benches constituted all over the ... Read More »