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  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while talking to Commander Iraqi Air Force General Anwer Hamad Ameen Ahmad Ahmed who called on him at the PM House said, Pakistan would provide assistance to Iraq in fields of training and development; PAF has a rich experience in training personnel of friendly countries and would, undoubtedly, assist in developing Iraqi Air Force on modern grounds; later Prime Minister witnessed the singing ceremony of 2 agreements regarding training to Iraqi Air Defence Force personnel and a contract of sales of Super Mushakh Aircraft to Iraq. (Majority of papers)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while attending a presentation on mega infrastructure development projects including Gwadar Port, Railways and Energy projects said, the government has prioritized mega projects to put country’s economy on right track; talked about timeline for the prioritized projects and directed to complete these on time. (Majority of papers)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has removed Zaka Ashraf as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board; appoints an 11 member committee, headed by former interim PCB Chief Najam Sethi to run the affairs of the PCB. (Majority of papers)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has sought a report from the Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan regarding arrests by LEAs and the number of people killed in the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi. (Majority of papers)
  • Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says, SNGPL teams have started repair work on the 3 main pipelines which were damaged in Rahim Yar Khan explosion; hopes that supply to domestic consumers in Punjab would be restored by Tuesday afternoon and to the industry by Wednesday afternoon. (Dawn)
  • FO Spokesman tells, government is investigating the abduction of 5 Iranian soldiers and outcome of the investigation will be shared with the Iranian government. (Jang)
  • Maulana Abdul Aziz, one of the 3 negotiators representing the TTP sees, no urgency to reach an agreement with the government; says, TTP is most interested in implementing Sharia Law in Pakistan; tells, TTP have at least 400 to 500 female suicide bombers in Waziristan and other tribal areas. (Pakistan Today)
  • PTI condemns the removal of PCB Chairman and dissolution of PCB governing body. (Business Recorder)
  • ATC in Islamabad accepts the petition of former President Pervez Musharraf seeking exemption from appearance of him on Monday’s hearing in the judges’ detention case; adjourns the case till February 24. (Majority of papers)
  • SC directs 5 former Army officials to submit their affidavits regarding missing person Masood Janjua; the court told that UNHCR had refused access to the Punjab police to interrogate a witness in the case of enforced disappearance of Masood Janjua. (Express Tribune, Business Recorder)
  • Army maintains its considered silence, report by Baqir Sajjad Syed. (Dawn)
  • Karkey files a “memorial on the merits” with the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, claiming $ 2.1 billion from the Government of Pakistan for what it says breach of obligations under the bilateral investment treaty. (Majority of papers)
  • Nepal’s parliament elects Sushil Koirala as Prime Minister. (Majority of papers)
  • IMF Mission Chief Jeffery Franks hopes that Pakistan will be out of troubled waters in one year if Government of Pakistan and SBP continue to implement agreed time bound reforms; denies that IMF was imposing privatization agenda. (Business Recorder)
  • India arrests 6 Pakistani fishermen from Pakistani territorial waters. (Majority of papers)
  • A Pakistani national Ahmed Rabbani detained at Gitmo prison appeals to the Pakistani government to help end his ordeal. (News)
  • Protest strike continued for 2nd day in IHK specific to death anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt. (Nation)
  • 2-day 169th Corps Commanders’ Conference, part of routine monthly meetings, chaired by COAS Gen. Raheel Sharif at the GHQ undertook a comprehensive review of the prevalent security situation in the country; pledge to follow the policy of ceasefire during peace talks with the militants in line with government’s decision; also reiterate to retaliate in response to and direct attack on the security personnel from TTP. (Majority of papers)

 

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