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Envoy denies Kabul will hold council with Pakistan

KABUL - The leader of an Afghan peace delegation to Pakistan denied on Monday that the two countries had reached an agreement to hold a peace gathering, contradicting an earlier statement from Islamabad.
A group from President Hamid Karzai's High Council for Peace (HCP), led by former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, held high-level talks in the Pakistani capital last week.
Pakistan's foreign ministry said the two neighbouring countries had reached an agreement to

South Africa to push for reform of UN security council

PRETORIA - South Africa will push for reform of the United Nations Security Council during a two-year stint as a rotating member of the group, a government minister said on Wednesday. "We will attempt to persuade and convince the permanent five of the need for the early conclusion of the reform process," Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashabane told reporters in Pretoria.
"The power configuration is not in favour of the non-permanent members and

AJK Council passes budget

ISLAMABAD - The Azad Jammu Kashmir Council passed its budget of Rs 9.007 billion for 2010-2011 and revised estimates for 2009-2010 worth Rs 6.251 billion on Thursday.
Minister in charge of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council Secretariat, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, while presenting the budget, said the share of AJK government was 66per cent of the total budget which is 50per cent higher than that of the last year.
He further mentioned that against the target of Rs 3.85 billion

Cooperation council will help strengthen Pak-Turk ties: Gilani

ISTANBUL: The commissioning of the High Level Cooperation Council (HLCC) will enable the leaders of Pakistan and Turkey to take important decisions to boost ties in all areas, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday.
Gilani said the two governments had committed to ensuring practical implementation of the 17 memorandums of understanding signed during his three-day visit. After addressing the Turkish business community, Gilani said the Pak-Turkey ties were unique in

‘A Road Trip’ begins at Al-Hamra Arts Council

A photo exhibition titled, 'A Road Trip' began at the Al-Hamra Arts Council on Thursday. The event would showcase 26 photographs taken by Abid Ahsan, a lecturer at the Film and TV Department of the National College of Arts (NCA).
The photographer wanted to showcase everyday life through his lens. The exhibition's theme revolved around the life experiences of a common man. The photographer embarked on a tour of Lahore and tried to catch the purity and simplicity of