TTP targeting people through propaganda, direct attacks

In the heinous business of spreading unrest in the country, TTP is targeting the people of Pakistan through propaganda and direct attacks.

A series of recent attacks and targeted killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has revealed the direct involvement of TT…

In the heinous business of spreading unrest in the country, TTP is targeting the people of Pakistan through propaganda and direct attacks. A series of recent attacks and targeted killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has revealed the direct involvement of TTP in all such incidents in Pakistan. In their recent attacks, TTP blew up the building of Government Girls Model School Fazal Elahi Kot in village Zirkai of Mir Ali with explosives. Besides, a teacher named Meera Jan who has been teaching in the Tank for 26 years, was martyred by the TTP terrorists. The targeting of schools and government buildings by this terrorist group and the targeted killing of teachers shows that the implementation on the recent secret call of the TTP leader Noor Wali Mehsud has already. The recent martyrdom of innocent men, women and children by the TTP attack on the rural health center in DI Khan is also a link in this chain. The elements which are creating unrest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, are the major opponents of Operation Azm-e-Iste hkam. It is pertinent to mention that for being responsible to maintain public order, it is responsibility of the KPK government to protect properties, especially schools. Source: Radio Pakistan

PM welcomes Beijing Declaration on Palestine’s Unity govt

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has welcomed the Beijing Declaration among leading Palestinian groups to unite and form an interim unity government.

In a post on social media platform X, he particularly applauded the People’s Republic of China for secu…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has welcomed the Beijing Declaration among leading Palestinian groups to unite and form an interim unity government. In a post on social media platform X, he particularly applauded the People's Republic of China for securing this important diplomatic success. He said that for long the people of Palestine have seen nothing but pain and suffering and today's agreement ignites hope that lasting peace can be achieved. The Prime Minister stressed the world to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and urge Israel to end its brazen violence that has destroyed Gaza and killed around forty thousand innocent Palestinians during the last ten months. He said that Pakistan reaffirms its unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and reiterates its call for a two-state solution that creates an independent state of Palestine with pre-1967 borders and Al Quds as its capital. Shehbaz Sharif said that unity among Palestinian factions is essential for a strong and effective voice f or peace, justice and statehood. He said that we stand with the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination. Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt endeavouring to reduce electricity tariff: Leghari

Minister for Power Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari says government is taking all possible measures to bring reforms in power sector to reduce tariff rate.

Talking to a private channel, he said reforms in power sector are imperative to bring electricity tari…

Minister for Power Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari says government is taking all possible measures to bring reforms in power sector to reduce tariff rate. Talking to a private channel, he said reforms in power sector are imperative to bring electricity tariff rate at affordable price. He said we are reviewing the agreements made by the previous governments with Independent Power Producers. Awais Leghari said, it is the top most priority of the government to lower burden from consumers of electricity and for this all necessary steps are being taken to achieve the objectives. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, UK agree to enhance bilateral ties in diverse sectors

Pakistan and United Kingdom have agreed to work together to enhance bilateral cooperation and to remain engaged in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in October.

An understanding to this effect came at a telephone conversation…

Pakistan and United Kingdom have agreed to work together to enhance bilateral cooperation and to remain engaged in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in October. An understanding to this effect came at a telephone conversation between Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and newly elected Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom David Lammy. On this occasion, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed desire to work with Foreign Secretary Lammy on tackling climate change, creating opportunities for young people, and boosting trade and investment. He underlined the importance Pakistan accords to its relations with the United Kingdom including in the context of the Commonwealth. Ishaq Dar congratulated David Lammy on his appointment as the British Foreign Secretary and expressed hope that the new government in the United Kingdom would continue the positive momentum in Pakistan-UK ties. The two Ministers laude d the positive contributions of British Pakistanis towards reinforcing the cordial relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom. On his part, Foreign Secretary Lammy congratulated Deputy Prime Minister Dar on Pakistan's election to the UN Security Council and reaffirmed the support of the United Kingdom for Pakistan during its term. Source: Radio Pakistan

Security forces lauded for foiling terrorists’ infiltration bid

President Asif Ali Zardari has paid tribute to the security forces for thwarting the infiltration attempt of terrorists on the Pakistan-Afghan border in Dir district.

In a statement, he said admired Pakistan forces for timely action against terrorist…

President Asif Ali Zardari has paid tribute to the security forces for thwarting the infiltration attempt of terrorists on the Pakistan-Afghan border in Dir district. In a statement, he said admired Pakistan forces for timely action against terrorists on Pak-Afghan border. The President said the entire nation is with the security forces for national defense, peace and security. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan,Turkmenistan to boost engagement in priority areas

Pakistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to develop closer economic engagement in the priority areas of trade and investment, energy, connectivity and information technology.

An understanding to this effect was reached at the third round of Pakistan-Tur…

Pakistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to develop closer economic engagement in the priority areas of trade and investment, energy, connectivity and information technology. An understanding to this effect was reached at the third round of Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral political consultations in Islamabad today. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar led the Pakistan side, while Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov represented his country. The two sides agreed to intensify joint efforts to further expand and deepen bilateral cooperation including political, economic and defence domains. They also discussed the projects of TAPI pipeline and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Electricity Transmission Line. Both sides reviewed Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral relations, including bilateral trade and investment, energy cooperation, connectivity and people-to-people linkages. They noted the positive trajectory of the relations and agreed to further enhance high-level dialogue and exchanges at the leadership level. The two sides will also strengthen bilateral dialogue mechanisms. The two sides also agreed to promote bilateral parliamentary engagement and enhance cultural exchanges, educational scholarships including training of diplomats and people-to-people contacts. They will work closely to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and dialogue in multilateral settings including at the United Nations and Economic Cooperation Organization. Speaking on the occasion, Ishaq Dar expressed Pakistan's commitment to further enhancing bilateral trade and economic ties commensurate with its true potential. He underlined, in this regard, the need for early finalization of the Transit Trade Agreement and liberalization of visa regime to facilitate businesspersons. Ishaq Dari said Pakistan's seaports offer the business communities of our two countries to explore win-win opportunities. He said we welcome businesses and enterprises in Turkmen istan to avail the Gwadar and Karachi seaports for trade connectivity with the Middle East, Africa and beyond. He also briefed the Turkmen side on the dismal situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said a durable peace in South Asia remains contingent upon the peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions and as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Source: Radio Pakistan

Turkmenistan’s FM arrives at Foreign Office to hold talks

Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rasit Meredow has arrived at the Foreign Office in Islamabad for talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar.

The two leaders will lead their respective delegations at the Third Round of Bilateral …

Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rasit Meredow has arrived at the Foreign Office in Islamabad for talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar. The two leaders will lead their respective delegations at the Third Round of Bilateral Political Consultations and explore avenues of bilateral cooperation with special focus on trade, investment and energy cooperation, regional connectivity and cultural relations. Source: Radio Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif invites Turkmen companies to invest in Pakistan

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has underlined the importance of regional cooperation and connectivity and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to early completion of TAPI pipeline.

He was talking to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has underlined the importance of regional cooperation and connectivity and reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to early completion of TAPI pipeline. He was talking to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rasit Meredow, who called on him in Islamabad this afternoon. Shehbaz Sharif also invited the Turkmen companies to benefit from the promising investment climate of Pakistan, highlighting the special role of SIFC in facilitating foreign investors to invest in different sectors of the country. Shehbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction at the holding of the 3rd Round of Pakistan-Turkmenistan Bilateral Political Consultations, led by the two Foreign Ministers and stressed the need for regular engagements of all the institutional mechanisms between the two countries. He also highlighted the need for enhanced trade, economic, investment and cultural relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan. The Prime Minister fondly recalled his m eeting with the Grand Leader of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at Astana earlier this month and stated that he is looking forward to welcome Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Pakistan at an early date. Source: Radio Pakistan