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70th Independence Day

Ideology’s enemies entrenched Kalashnikov culture in country: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reiterated on Monday that his party will not lend support to PML-N to introduce any amendment into 1973’s constitution. Accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, and other PPP leaders, Bilawal visited the mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and offered Fateha. Speaking to media on the occasion, the chief minister said PPP was striving to restore the…

High Commission in Delhi celebrates Independence Day

DELHI: Pakistan High Commission in Delhi celebrated the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with patriotic fervor and zeal, ARY News reported. A commemorative ceremony was held on the premises of the mission where Acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah unfurled the national flag. He, accompanied by spokesperson of the Pakistan High Commission Khawaja Maaz Tariq and other diplomatic staff, cut a cake to mark the 70th year of the independence of the country. The Deputy High Commissioner read the message from the…

Pre and post-partition talks with Ex Ambassador Wajid Shams ul Hassan

London: Ex Ambassador, Wajid Shams ul Hassan speaks about partition, as seen from his eyes. When Pakistan was formed on 14th August, 1947, I was 6 years and a few months old. We had left our house and came to a tent. There were dead bodies all around and dogs were feeding on them. When Pakistan was created there was no discrimination on the basis of religion. Quaid e Azam clearly stated that in Pakistan there will be no religious politics. Our Quaid had said Pakistan will be a progressive, secular country where every…

Chinese vice premier arrives in Islamabad to participate in Independence Day celebrations

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Vice Premier of the State Council of China, Wang Yang, accompanied by his delegation, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a two-day visit ahead of the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan celebrations.  The Chinese Vice Premier is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan celebrations, reported Radio Pakistan. The special visit of  Vice Premier Wang underscores the close brotherly and cooperative…

Marriyum deplores dismissal of elected PMs before mandated term

ISLAMABAD: Deploring Nawaz Sharif’s ouster, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that the country is yet to witness an elected Prime Minister to complete a five-year mandated term, ARY News reported. Addressing a ceremony here ahead of 70th Independence day, Marriyum lamented that parliament has remained insecure as an institution throughout the country’s 70-year long history. “It’s unfortunate that not a single elected prime minister could complete the mandated tenure,” Marriyum Aurangzeb …