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Pakistan and Belarus signed a series of MoUs and agreements for cooperation in different areas in Islamabad today.

These related to cooperation in science and technology, investment, agriculture, industries and defense production, education, media, culture and law and justice. One of the MoUs envisages the establishment of consultation mechanism between the foreign ministries of the two countries. Another agreement envisaged the establishment of joint business council. Later, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also hosted a luncheon in honor of the visiting Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and members of his delegation.


Pakistan has successfully started producing electricity through coal which will help in mitigating the electricity crisis in the country.

The pilot project has started producing 5 MW electricity with the cooperation of China. The underground coal gasification project is based in Tharparkar.


RO's were appointed for 2013 polls with consultation of political parties: Former Secretary Election Commission

Former Secretary Election Commission has informed the Inquiry Commission that RO's were appointed for 2013 polls with consultation of political parties.


Two new provincial ministers of Punjab took oath to their offices in Lahore today.

Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana administered oath to the new ministers. Ayesha Ghous took oath as provincial minister for health and Rana Sana Ullah as the provincial minister for law and justice. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, provincial ministers and senior officials attended the oath taking ceremony.


Election campaign for local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtoonkahwa culminates.

Polling to be held on Saturday .


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