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Prof Shahida wins Unesco's Prize for Microbiology2017/11/08

Yaser Ilyas

PARIS: Professor Shahida Hasnain of Pakistan has won the 2017 edition of the UNESCO Carlos J. Finlay Prize in recognition of her contributions in the field of Microbiology.
Cuban Minister Ms ...

4th round of US-Pak Bilateral Dialogue "Convergence amid Divergence" held2017/11/07
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif says Pakistan's effective counter terrorism efforts have dismantled the terrorist networks.
He was addressing the 4th Round of US-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue in Islamabad on Monday with the title 'Convergence amid Divergence: Identifying Pathways to Cooperation in a Challenging Environment' ...

No involvement in Yemen missile attack on S. Arabia: Iran2017/11/07
TEHRAN: Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed the allegations that Tehran was behind a recent missile attack on Riyadh, Press TV reported.
The allegations are "destructive, irresponsible, provocative and baseless," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.
On Monday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-allied Shiite Houthis said in a statement that Iran was to blame for a Yemeni missile strike on Riyadh on Saturday ...

PPP, PTI urged to extend coop for amendment2017/11/07
LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique says constitutional amendment is inevitable with modification in the assembly constituencies due to new census.
In a statement in Lahore on Monday, he said Pakistan People's Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have to extend cooperation for constitutional amendment to hold general elections timely.
Saad Rafique said that political smog has been created to pollute democratic environment of Pakistan. He lamented that PTI and PPP have continuously played a negative role to defame democracy.  He said that difference of opinion in a political party is the beauty of democracy. He said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is a big political party and its members have different opinion on different matters.
The Minister said PML-N and its leadership strongly believe in the supremacy of law and the Parliament. He said the only objective of the PTI leadership is to come into power and they are using different tactics for this purpose.
Meanwhile, in a tweet on social networking site on Monday, Khawaja Saad Rafique has expressed fears that next general elections can get delayed, if the required legislation for fresh delimitation of constituencies on the basis of the recently held census was not carried out.
He said after new census constitutional amendment was a must for delimitation of constituencies for early or timely elections. He urged the opposition parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), to extend their cooperation for the constitutional amendment to hold general elections timely.
Taking a swipe at both the parties, the Minister said, "political smog has been created to pollute democratic environment of Pakistan. PTI and PPP continuously played dirty role to defame democracy." - NNI

PPP doesn't support call for snap elections: Shah2017/11/07
ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and PPP politician Khursheed Shah on Monday said that his party does not support a call of early elections. Talking to journalists, the senior politician emphasized that the general elections should be held on its scheduled time. Expressing reservations on the census results concerning Sindh, Shah said the provincial population figure has been understated ...

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