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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced compensation package for the heirs of deceased and injured during protest by PIA employees in Karachi.

In a statement, Prime Minister announced 2.5 million rupees for each family of the deceased along with job to his one family member as per his qualification. The Prime Minister also announced five hundred thousand rupees as compensation for each injured person.


Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif has lauded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif efforts for defusing tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

In a meeting on the sideline of the Munich security conference, Jawad Zarif met with Defense Minister Khwaja Asif. The Iranian Foreign Minister also lauded Pakistan endeavors in its fight against terrorism in the country. Earlier, leader of the Chinese national people's congress also met with defense Khawja Asif and discussed peace process in Afghanistan.


Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says there is no presence of Daesh in Pakistan but some militant outfits are using its name.

Talking to newsmen in Rawalpindi, he said some terrorist groups are carrying out violence in the name of Daesh.


The U.S. Government says it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radar and other equipment in a deal valued at 699 million dollar.

The pentagon's defense security cooperation agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said it had notified lawmakers about the possible deal. The agency said the f-16s would allow Pakistan's air force to operate in all-weather environments and at night, while improving its self-defense capability and bolstering its ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counter terrorism operations.


The ambassador of Afghanistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on finance minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar.

The Minister on this occasion discussed with the afghan envoy current profile of Pak-Afghan economic cooperation with particular emphasis on steps for promoting trade and developing communication linkages. The Afghan envoy said he looked forward to making all out efforts to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.


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