Pakistan asks US to support its NSG bid

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks during a joint press conference with Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs, at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on January 13, 2015. — AFP

WASHINGTON ( Pakistan has formally asked the US administration and Congress to support its application for joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama formally endorsed India’s application to join the group. Pakistan submitted a formal application in Vienna last month, expressing its desire to join the group. But the US administration and Congress are both ...

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College principal shot dead in Quetta

Dawn NEws

QUETTA (SYED ALI SHAH- The principal of University of Balochistan’s law college, Barrister Amanullah Achakzai, was shot dead by unknown assailants on Spini Road here on Wednesday, police sources said. Police said the barrister was severely wounded when his vehicle was sprayed with bullets by unknown gunmen. Achakzai succumbed to his wounds while he was being taken to Civil ...

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Plan to regularise undeclared assets in offshore firms


ISLAMABAD ( The government is working on a package to regularise undeclared assets in offshore companies, tax officials told Dawn on Monday. The package, to be announced in August, will be finalised and implemented by the Federal Board of Revenue, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and State Bank of Pakistan. “We have been asked to come up with ...

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PM to return to Pakistan before end of Ramazan, says Maryam Nawaz


ISLAMABAD ( Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan, following his open-heart surgery in London, before the end of Ramazan, said Maryam Nawaz while talking exclusively to DawnNews. Maryam stated the premier is doing very well and he talked with her for a short period of time today and said “I am good and my condition is ...

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‘Trade route linking Chabahar Port with Afghanistan a security threat’

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ISLAMABAD ( Two former defence secretaries insist the trade route which is being established by Iran, India and Afghanistan, linking Chabahar Port with Afghanistan, is a security threat. The comments made by the former defence secretaries just a week after the agreement for the trade route was signed by Iranian, Afghan and Indian leaders, is a reflection of the opinion ...

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