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Pak-Afghan joint body to reconcile with Taliban

KABUL – Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday engaged in a day-long discourse to remove the trust deficit and shape up indigenous efforts to eliminate terrorism by launching a reconciliatory process with all insurgents – mainly the Taliban.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani flew to Afghanistan on an official visit and held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on issues including terrorism and peace talks with the Taliban before the pair held a joint press conference.

Pak-Afghan lawmakers seek joint efforts to fight terror

ISLAMABAD – Urging close working relation between the intelligence agencies of the two countries, parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday emphasised efforts to combat terrorism jointly.
In a joint statement issued on the last day of talks between the lawmakers of the two countries, the lawmakers said that terrorism had been the major impediment in the development of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. The talk were organised by the PILDAT. Lawmakers also stressed

German ambassador advocates joint ventures

SIALKOT – The German Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Michael Koch has said that bright opportunities, for setting up joint ventures between the business community of Sialkot and Germany in different trade fields, exist.
He said this, while talking to journalists after addressing a meeting of exporters at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). The envoy, flanked by SCCI officials, also visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot, amid tight security. He witnessed

JUI-F unlikely to boycott joint session

ISLAMABAD – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) will attend a joint session of parliament scheduled to be held tomorrow (Tuesday), contrary to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)’s decision to boycott parliament proceedings.
According to a source in the party, the party top leadership will meet today (Monday) with JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman in the chair to devise a strategy viz-a-viz the joint session and will reach a decision on what to do next. However, he hoped that the

5-DAY ‘AMAN-11’ STARTS TODAY – Naval forces of 11 states arrive in city for joint exercise

KARACHI – A large-scale naval exercise is being conducted in the Arabian Sea from March 8 (today) to March 12 under the arrangements of the Pakistan Navy. Naval ships from 11 countries – including USA, UK, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia – have arrived in Karachi to participate in the multinational naval exercise AMAN-11. Maritime air platforms from Japan, Australia and USA have also arrived. Major naval forces are assembling in Pakistani waters for international maritime

Independent ECP – JUI-F’s status delays announcement of joint committee

ISLAMABAD – With the Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (JUI-F) in search of its status in the Parliament – either to join the treasury or the opposition – Speaker National Assembly (NA) Dr Fehmida Mirza finds herself in a difficult position about announcing the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for the constitution of an independent Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The proposed committee, under Article 213 of the Constitution after the passage of 18th Amendment, shall comprise equal

Joint action committee slams doctor’s thrashing

KARACHI – The Joint Action Committee of Doctors (JACD) has condemned the thrashing of a doctor at the Sindh Government Hospital, Saudabad. In a press statement issued on Saturday, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi President and JACD Chairman Dr M Idress Adhi stated that a hostile group of people, armed with wooden sticks, barged into the office of Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) Dr Kazim Raza.
They beat up the doctor and warned him that he should not come to the

Mukhtar supports PIA-Turkish airline joint ventures

ISLAMABAD – After changing its position many a time over the issue of selling of PIA’s routes to a Turkish airline, Minister for Defence Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar Wednesday defended the national airlines’ decision, advocating that through this deal, the PIA would be able to extend its routes from 40 to 140 each week.
“It is wrong to assume that we have our own routes. There are no specific routes for any airline. However, the PIA’s collaboration with the Turkish airline can help us

KCCI, KSE propose joint platform for trade listing

KARACHI – The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) have agreed to set up a joint platform and outline a concrete line of action to encourage the business community and traders to participate in trade listings and stocks.
At a time when the economy is facing hard times and with the cost of manufacturing and operation increasing with alarming frequency, the joint platform is seen as a farsighted exercise which will work towards the

Joint statement – Germany to assist Pakistan in economy, trade sectors

ISLAMABAD – Germany and Pakistan have agreed to enhance cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields and to initiate a strategic dialogue to boost bilateral ties, said a joint statement issued here by the foreign office on Monday.
These developments were result of Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle’s visit to Pakistan on January 8th and 9th.
Westerwelle held meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Yusuf

Federer rises to joint Open favourite

MELBOURNE – Roger Federer’s emphatic Qatar Open win has propelled him to joint favourite for the Australian Open alongside the ailing Rafael Nadal, an online bookmaker said Monday. The reigning Open champion’s odds have firmed to 2/1, according to sportsbet.com.au, while top-ranked Nadal’s lengthened slightly after he complained of illness. Since the weekend, Federer’s odds had shortened from 9/4 to 2/1 while Nadal’s odds stretched from 9/5 to 2/1, said spokesman Haydn Lane. On

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on setting up joint commission

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Afghanistan on Friday agreed on the establishment of a high powered “joint consultative commission” to pursue the peace process in Afghanistan.
It was also decided during talks between the delegations of both countries to revive the “smaller jirga” to help facilitate the dialogue for ensuring peace in Afghanistan. The Pakistan delegation was led by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani while the Afghan delegation was led by Burhanuddin Rabbani, chairman of

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey to hold joint drills

ISTANBUL: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey will hold joint military exercises next year as part of Ankara’s efforts to bring its two neighbours closer.
“As a result of the work that our armed forces have done so far, a joint exercise will be held in April 2011,” Turkish President Abdullah Gul said in televised remarks.
Gul was speaking after trilateral talks with his counterparts Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and President Asif Ali Zardari in Istanbul.
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