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CDA will allot more than 1000 acres to Army for construction of new GHQ!

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ISLAMABAD: During a huddle at CDA HQ here on Tuesday 19th of December, it has been decided that over 1000 acres of land would be allotted to Army for construction of new GHQ as well as other military bureaus in the Capital.

It is pertinent to mention here that due to financial limitations Army had to put the idea on hold in 2008-9.

According to sources, during the said high-level meeting CDA and Army managed to resolve all the issues and the land will be allotted very shortly.

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Balochistan Turmoil: Five militants killed, 29 facilitators arrested in Dera Bugti operation!

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QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has informed today that five militants of an outlawed organization were killed and 29 suspected facilitators arrested in an operation by Frontier Corps (FC) in hilly areas of Bamboo Top in Dera Bugti district.

Addressing a press conference along with Commissioner Dera Bugti Javed Nabi Khosa and senior FC officers here, he said the personnel of FC had cleared Bamboo Top of the terrorists after a successful operation, in which huge quantity of weapons and ammunition was also recovered.

Due to the efforts of FC, the back of terrorists in Dera Bugti and surrounding areas had been broken and with the cooperation of people, the rest of the militants would also be eliminated, he added.

On the occasion, more than 20 rebels also surrendered to the security forces, who were handed over the national flag by the home minister.

Bugti offered the self-exiled Baloch persons living abroad to join the national mainstream as they would be welcomed, otherwise they would be eliminated.

He said the provincial government in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies had under a strategy forced the miscreants to flee from urban areas to hills and now under the peaceful Balochistan package, they were being included in the national mainstream.

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PML-N will win the next general elections: PM Abbasi

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LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while assuring that general election would be held in time, claimed here today that the PML-N would win next general elections.

 

Speaking to Media following a meeting with deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, he said that the name of caretaker prime minister would be finalized after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, Syed Khurshid Shah.  Abbasi said that there was no possibility of Sharif turning his visit to London into an exile. Nawaz Sharif too held: “I will not act like Pervez Musharraf and will return to the country soon.”

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PML-N Balochistan meeting chaired by Shehbaz Sharif!

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LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the PML-N Balochistan chapter here Saturday.

Federal ministers Ahsan Iqbal and Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch, former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, members of the National assembly Zahid Hamid and Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Durrani, Senator Dr Asif Kirmani, Jamal Shah Karkar, Mir Afzal Mandokhel, Saidal Khan Nasir, Yunus Khan Baloch and Farid Afghan Khan also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif appointed Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch as acting PML-N Balochistan president with Jamal Shah Kakar and Mir Afzal Mandokhel as acting vice presidents.

Saidal Khan was made acting general secretary, Yunus Khan Baloch acting additional general secretary and Farid Afghan Khan acting secretary information.

The participants of the also prayed for the early recovery of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz. Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif praised the services of outgoing PML-N Balochistan president Sanaullah Zehri for the party.

Sanaullah Zehri, he said, worked for the party with dedication and he still stood with it, he added. He said: “We will strengthen the PML-N Balochistan jointly. Under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, we have to work together for the strengthening of the party and I will personally visit Quetta soon.”

Office-bearers of the PML-N Balochistan expressed confidence in the supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif. 

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