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Pakistan, Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have emphasized that lasting peace in Afghanistan was important for stability in the region.

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, during a meeting in the President House today, agreed that Pakistan and Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The two leaders also held talks on further strengthening of relations between the two countries and deepening mutual coordination on regional peace, security, and connectivity.

Earlier, Asif also called on Turkish PM Benali Yildrim. Discussing bilateral relations, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the remarkable progress being made in deepening the strategic partnership.

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Faizabad Interchange cleared of protesters, 150 arrested, 30 wounded!

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Sharif and daughter summoned by LHC over using official protocol!

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LAHORE: Taking notice of utilization of official protocol by Sharif and his daughter the High Court here has summoned both.

Defendants and others will have to respond by 21st of December, 2017. 

According to details the court gave this decision, following hearing of a plea filed by PTI apropos taking back of official protocol from deposed premier and clan.

PTI counsel pointed out that Sharif and clan were using Punjab House and travelling with a motorcade. It has also been told that an amount of Rs. 21m had been spent on the duo’s comings and goings to and fro JIT. 

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Senators question Pakistan’s profit share in FTA under CPEC!

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ISLAMABAD: An adjournment motion was tabled here today by Mian Ateeq (former MQM leader) asking about Pakistan’s profit share in the Free Trade Agreement under CPEC.

He held that due to such agreements Pakistani exports were suffering.

The reaction came when on the occasion of groundbreaking of East BayExpressway yesterday (Thursday 23rd of November) the PM held: “All political parties are on the same page as far as CPEC is concerned – that the project will change the destiny of the nation”. 

It is pertinent to mention here that many quarters, including law-makers from Baluchistan, are expressing their concerns on lack of transparency in the whole CPEC affair.  

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