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  • Pakistan renews security assurance to Saudi Arabia

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan renewed on Tuesday its security assurance to Saudi Arabia following a string of bomb blasts in the kingdom by extremists, including one outside Masjid-i-Nabwi in Madina, the second-holiest site in Islam...

    The renewal of security assurance was made public by the Foreign Office after a telephonic conversation between Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and Saudi Defence Minster Prince Muhammad bin Salman...

  • International Olympic Committee lifts India ban after Pakistan visa assurance

    “We have received the assurance of the Indian government that they will in future respect the Olympic charter and that they will give permission to enter India for all athletes who want to participate in the relevant Olympic events or qualifications events,” Bach announced...

    ”India had accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Indian-occupied Kashmir in February that killed 40 paramilitary soldiers and had vowed to...

  • Tribal teachers end boycott on assurance of upgradation

    “We were given firm assurance by the officials concerned that the matter regarding upgradation of over 15,000 Fata teachers was earnestly taken up with ministry of Safron and the issue would be resolved within few days,” Mr Malik said when he was asked what promoted them to end their week long boycott of classes throughout Fata...

    Mr Malik said that prolonging the boycott of classes after firm assurance by the officials was not...

  • Fata reforms protesters not convinced by PM’s assurance

    The contingent, led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) KP leader Amir Muqam, met the PM to press for their demands, which include repealing the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR), and extending the Constitution of Pakistan and the jurisdiction of the superior courts to the tribal areas...

    However, a number of youth and trade union leaders were not happy with what they termed “another lollipop” and had resolved to continue the...

  • Commissioner’s assurance to growers

    LAHORE: Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal said 376 centres have been set up across Punjab, including Lahore division, where the government will buy four million tonnes of wheat worth Rs130 billion directly from growers...

    “We request you not to pay attention to any rumors in view of the rates, as the government will purchase wheat from you for Rs1,300 per 40kg,” he said while speaking to a group of growers from Lahore division at a...
  • Teachers defer protest after CM’s assurance

    The delegation comprising representatives of the Karachi University Teachers Society (Kuts) and the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa) included Karachi University (KU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser...

  • ZC chief has given me assurance: Shaharyar

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket chief said on Friday that Zimbabwe would be touring as scheduled after a major militant attack put the visit — the first by a Test playing nation in six years — in doubt...

    Speaking to reporters on Friday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said his counterpart had now confirmed the tour...

  • Fertiliser sales resume after subsidy assurance

    KARACHI: Fertiliser manufacturers on Tuesday decided to resume sales of urea after the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Food Security and Research gave an assurance to issue a subsidy notification within the next 10 days...

    Fertiliser prices in Pakistan remained capped, due to the subsidy programme – a costly and tedious exercise for the government and the fertiliser industry...

  • Ruling party’s ‘assurance’ to Nisar

    LAHORE: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar is unlikely to make public his political differences with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leadership as he has been assured that no change in the chain of command of the federal government will be made against his wishes...

  • Quality assurance process

    So, who should we, the citizens of the country, rely on? Where is the local quality assurance mechanism and the local regulator? Do they not hear of stories about exploding tyres? Do they not even see advertisements on television that are talking of perceptions of tyre quality?This is not the only product or the only time this issue has come up...

    When a tanker spilled fuel on the road and over 200 people died in the fire that was...

  • JI ends protest against KE after governor’s assurance

    KARACHI: The Jamaat-i-Islami on Tuesday ended its sit-in against the K-Electric over power outages and ‘overbilling’ outside Gove­rnor House on the fourth day of its protest following assurance from Sindh Governor Mohammed Zubair that he would take up their demands with the power utility...

  • PIA employees refuse to fall for PM’s assurance

    LAHORE: Despite assurance by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that the PIA will not be privatised, its employees have decided not to let it function under its new structure of the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL)...

    “The employees have decided not to let the meeting of the Board of Directors, which is scheduled for this week in Karachi, take place till the withdrawal of the PIACL,” a member of the PIA union told...

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