Winter storm kills at least 23 people in US & Canada

At least 23 people were killed and about one and half million were left without power as a massive winter storm hit the United States and Canada.Over 250 million people are suffering due to heavy snow, howling winds and frigid temperatures reaching to …

At least 23 people were killed and about one and half million were left without power as a massive winter storm hit the United States and Canada.

Over 250 million people are suffering due to heavy snow, howling winds and frigid temperatures reaching to -48 Celsius.

The storm known as "bomb cyclone" is the fiercest in decades forcing cancellation of thousand flights and closing roads and railways on the eve of Christmas.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Change of guard ceremony held at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi

A graceful change of guards ceremony was held at mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi today (Sunday). Pakistan Air Force cadets handed over the guards’ duty to the cadets of Pakistan Military Academy.Major General Umer Aziz was chief guest on the occas…

A graceful change of guards ceremony was held at mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi today (Sunday).

Pakistan Air Force cadets handed over the guards' duty to the cadets of Pakistan Military Academy.

Major General Umer Aziz was chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest laid a floral wreath at the Mazar and offered Fateha.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Quetta blast leaves four persons injured

Four persons were injured in a bomb blast at Sabzal Road in Quetta on Sunday.Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the blast. He directed the authorities concerned to provide the best medical treatment to the injured.S…

Four persons were injured in a bomb blast at Sabzal Road in Quetta on Sunday.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the blast. He directed the authorities concerned to provide the best medical treatment to the injured.

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Railways Minister terms political consensus vial for economic development

Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique says political consensus is imperative for political stability and economic development.Addressing a ceremony in Lahore on Sunday, he said the government is striving hard to deliver despite diffic…

Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique says political consensus is imperative for political stability and economic development.

Addressing a ceremony in Lahore on Sunday, he said the government is striving hard to deliver despite difficult circumstances.

He said the Punjab Chief Minister will have to take the vote of confidence.

Khawaja Saad Rafique said PTI badly damaged the country's economy and failed to serve the masses.

He stressed the need for promoting unity and solidarity to achieve the country's developmental goals.

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President, PM call for adhering to Quaid’s vision

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in their separate messages in connection with birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam, have urged the nation to follow the guiding principles of the father of the nation to ensure progress and prosperi…

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in their separate messages in connection with birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam, have urged the nation to follow the guiding principles of the father of the nation to ensure progress and prosperity of the country.

They expressed gratitude to Quaid-e-Azam for carving out a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent where they are free to realize their dreams.

The President in his message renewed Pakistan's pledge to continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in realizing their dream of self-determination in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.

The Prime Minister in his message said the best way to pay tribute to Quaid-e-Azam is to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state. He stressed the need to put an end to internal differences and work tirelessly for progress of the country.

Meanwhile: in a tweet on Sunday Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says adherence to the Quaid's ideology can make us defeat all the odds. He expressed the resolve to keep working for the well-being of our people.

The Prime Minister said we, as a nation, have failed to live up to the Quaid's ideals. Nothing undermines a nation more than lack of unity.

He said the Quaid-i-Azam single-handedly changed the course of history through his sheer will power, clarity of thought and unwavering struggle.

He said the commitment to constitutionalism marked Quaid-i-Azam's leadership. His motto of unity, faith and discipline continues to serve as a clarion call for the nation.

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has renewed the pledge to fulfill Quad-i-Azam's dreams with national unity.

In a statement on Quaid's birth anniversary, he said Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader who achieved Pakistan through his tireless struggle.

The Minister said Quaid-e-Azam's principles of unity, faith and discipline are the guiding light for us today.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM, Railways Minister discuss country’s political situation

Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday.During the meeting, issues pertaining to the ministry of railways and aviation division came under discussion.They also discuss…

Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday.

During the meeting, issues pertaining to the ministry of railways and aviation division came under discussion.

They also discussed the overall political situation of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan

President urges children to follow Quaid-e-Azam’s principles

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the children to follow Quaid-e-Azam’s principles of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous nation. He was addressing an event titled ‘Quaid aur Bachay’ top mark Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali…

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the children to follow Quaid-e-Azam’s principles of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous nation.

He was addressing an event titled ‘Quaid aur Bachay’ top mark Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 146th birth anniversary in Islamabad.

The President advised children to focus on character development, gaining modern knowledge and skills to keep abreast of modern-day challenges.

He said youth of the country should strive to make the country great with dedication, commitment and selfless efforts.

Dr Arif Alvi said that although our country is facing economic difficulties but we can progress by taking the right decisions at the right time and working with unity and devotion.

On the occasion, children paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam through speeches and shed light on different aspects of Quaid’s life and his love for youth and children.

Children with disabilities and students from different schools of Islamabad gave cultural performances and performed medleys highlighting the cultural diversity of the country and paid rich tribute to the Father of the nation.

Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar, children from various schools of Islamabad, parents and teachers attended the event.

Source: Radio Pakistan