Today's Pakistan New Updates

Obama pledges Pakistan stability, confident of nuclear assets security
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday voiced confidence about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets and renewed his administration’s strong support for the country’s stability beset with challenges from militants.

Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on Defence in UK
LONDON: A five member Pakistan Parliamentary delegation of Defence Committee headed by Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Faisal Karim Kundi is currently in UK on a four day study tour.

Lord Nazir to be honoured as Ambassador of Peace
LONDON: A prominent British lawmaker Lord Nazir Ahmed is to be bestowed with the title of Ambassador of peace, reconciliation and spiritual development in recognition of his services towards humanitarian causes.

President condemns violence in Karachi, says it is time for national unity
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari while strongly condemning the violence in Karachi, which caused loss of precious human lives, said Wednesday it is time to exhibit national unity.

Govt to allocate more funds for improving law and order in Balochistan: Gilani
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the federal government will allocate more funds for revamping law and order system in Balochistan by strengthening its law enforcement agencies and building their capacity. The salary package for the provincial police will be enhanced and will be brought at par with the Punjab police, he said. He was speaking to a delegation of Zamindar Action Committee in the presence of Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. The delegation presented their demands to the Prime Minister.

HC designate calls on Gilani
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani directed Mian Gul Akbar Zeb, High Commissioner designate of Pakistan to Canada to work for further strengthening of the political and diplomatic relations between the two countries with particular focus on invigorating bilateral trade and economic ties. The High Commissioner designate had called on him at the Prime Minister House this afternoon before proceeding to Canada to assume charge of his post.

Common Strategy must to defeat Taliban : Rehman Malik
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Wednesday that common strategy was must to defeat extremism and terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Minister talking to PTV said,” We cannot succeed unless Pakistan, Afghanistan, NATO and US evolve a common strategy against Taliban”.

President’s visit to US, Libya to open new vitas : Shamshad
ISLAMABAD: The forthcoming visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to United States would help convey Pakistan’s concerns with regard to war on terror to the US leadership through direct interaction. In a telephonic interview with PTV, former Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmed Khan Wednesday said it would be a face‑to‑face meeting between the presidents of two countries and a better opportunity for exchange of views in a bold way.

National consensus, political stability must to counter challenges: FM
MULTAN: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Wednesday appealed to the Pakistani people to rise above their personal and party interests for national consensus and political stability to successfully counter challenges confronting the country. Talking to media persons at the local airport, FM said PPP Punjab legislators think that they should remain a part of coalition in the province while maintaining a good working relationship and hoped that positive thinking would prevail in the April 30 meeting of PML‑N.

US media panic over Taliban threat not helping Pakistan: Haqqani
NEW YORK: Pakistan has criticized U.S. media’s “panicked reactions” over the growing Taliban threat, saying the campaign was not conducive to strengthening Pakistani democracy or to developing an effective counterterrorism policy for the country. “Now that the Taliban have been driven out of Buner, and Pakistani forces have militarily engaged them just outside their Swat Valley stronghold, it should be clear to all that Pakistan can and will defeat the Taliban,” Ambassador Husain Haqqani wrote in The Wall Street Journal, referring to his government’s strong military countermeasures against the militants.


* Spanish ambassador calls on Interior Minister
* 50 militants including two HVT killed in Buner Operation
* International community urged to extend full humanitarian support to IDPs in NWFP and

* Pak envoy to Libya presents credentials to Secy General People’s Congress
* UK sets out Pakistan-Afghanistan policy
* President condoles death of Col (R) Habib
* Prime Minister condoles death of Col.® Habib
* Kaira condolences over death of Aslam Khokhar’s mother
* Nawab Aslam Raisani calls on Rehman Malik
* Pakistan, US to work together for afghan agriculture development

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