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Fehmida for consensus among federating units on key issues

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza on Sunday said that she was focusing on creating consensus among all federating units on key national issues and expressed the hope that she would be able to live up to people's expectations. "Social justice is the dire need of the country and democracy is the name of accountability," she said in an interview with state television. She said democracy would not be fruitful without holding accountability against corrupt people. The minister said…

Minister stresses need for consensus to deal economic challenges  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has stressed upon the need of negotiation between the treasury and opposition benches to deal the economic challenges, being confronting by the country.     Talking to a private news channel, Shafqat Mehmood said the current government is ready to sit with opposition for the sake of national interest. To a query, he said those who looted the public money should be punished and they would not be given any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).…

Opposition vies to bring joint candidate for presidential elections

LAHORE: Following reservations on nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan as presidential candidate, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party have expedited efforts to nominate a candidate for the presidential poll with consensus, ARY News reported. Delegations of both the parties on Tuesday held a meeting in this regard in Lahore and exchanged views on the election of president and joint strategy as the opposition in the National Assembly. Shehbaz Sharif, Khursheed Shah, Raza Rabbani, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz…

Consensus needs to be developed on Kalabagh Dam at national level: Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Water Resources Syed Ali Zafar on Monday said consensus needed to be developed on Kalabagh Dam at national level and the project should be launched. "The caretaker government had prepared ten guidelines for the next government to address the water scarcity issue in the country," he said while addressing a news conference in Islamabad. He said besides about 400 small dams, construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams should be started at the earliest. The minister said the other…