|Turkey-Pakistan hold consultations on regional situation|
11 August 2012
Ankara: Miniter of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan in a meeting with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Naci Kuru here today said Pakistan desire long term peace and stability in the Middle East.
Malik Amad is visiting Turkey as special envoy of the President of Pakistan to share Pakistan’s perspective and take Turkish leadership into confidence regarding different issues confronted by our region.
The visiting dignitary said Pakistan as a responsible member of the international community is greatly concerned over the continued violence in Syria. He said further prolonging the conflict will adversely affect the broader region and urged to find a commonly agreed solution.
Malik Amad updated the hosts about Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, Iran and India. Both the dignatiries also exchanged views about the forthcoming Summit meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey H.E. Mr. Muhammad Haroon Shaukat and senior officials of the Turkish Foreign Ministary were also present in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, Malik Amad visited the Mauseleum of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and laid floral wreath on Ataturk’s tomb.
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JACOBABAD: Fourteen tripped units of Guddu Thermal Power Plant and a technical glitch in Dera Murad Jamali grid station have been fixed on Saturday morning, Geo news reported
The power supply to affected parts of Sindh and Balochistan have also resumed following the removal of technical faults.
Earlier, KESCO sources said that power supply to Jafferabad and Nasirabad among various areas was halted as a technical fault had occurred in Dera Murad Jamali grid station.
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|PIA plane lands at Manchester airport, probe continues|
25 May 2013
LONDON: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane, which was forced to land at a London airport after two travelers threatened to ‘explode the plane’ during their argument, has now arrived at Manchester.
According to the sources, British police arrested two people on suspicion of endangerment of aircraft after diverting Manchester-bound PIA flight PK-709 to land at Stansted airport following a mid-air alert.
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|Deal with IMF now will be self-defeating: Sartaj|
25 May 2013
LAHORE : Pakistan’s new leadership expects first results of its planned steps to shore up its finances and ease a power crisis in two or three months and only then should decide whether and on what terms to seek an IMF bailout, a senior policy adviser said on Friday.
Most economists, lenders and rating agencies say that the nation’s finances have reached such a critical stage that a deal with the International Monetary Fund will be necessary and the sooner it comes the better.
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