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  • President Mamnoon Hussain while talking to a delegation of FATA parliamentarians said, government attaches priority to the socio-economic and political development of FATA
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while addressing participants witnessing the Pakistan Army exercises “Azm-e-Nau” which concluded at Khairpur Tamaywali said, gone are the days when our the national security policies were made through phone calls from abroad
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and discussed the US drone attacks in Pakistan; told that Hakeemullah Mehsud was a threat to both US and Pakistan
  • Water & Power Ministry informs NA that government paid Rs. 341.35 billion to IPPs under the head of Circular debt during 2012-13 till date. (Business Recorder)
  • Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says, Pakistan suffers $ 2 billion loss every year due to the failure to import LNG; claims that government is working to ensure the availability of 2 bcfd of LNG in next 2 to 2 and a half year; tells that CNG sector has remained an important stakeholder in the national development which cannot be ignored under any set of circumstances. (Majority of papers)
  • Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hyat Bosan stresses the need to upgrade traditional and inefficient irrigation methods. (Majority of papers)
  • OGRA takes back the decision to raise LPG prices by Rs. 7 per kg on the direction of Prime Minister. (Nai Baat, Ausaf)
  • NAB approves to file a reference against leading businessman Iqbal Z. Ahmad for allegedly inflicting a loss of million of rupees to the national exchequer in a rental power house in Naudero on the direction of SC. (Majority of papers)
  • Defence of Pakistan Council says, it will hold countrywide protests on Friday against the drone strike that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud. (Business Recorder)
  • PAT Chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri says, he might give a call for another long march within month or so for revolution against the country’s looters and plunderers. (Nation)
  • SC rejects the statement of ECP to postpone local bodies’ elections as they were “short on time”; expresses surprise as to why the ECP had not ordered the Printing Press of Pakistan to do the needful
  • An Accountability Court orders NAB to submit final challan of former OGRA Chief Tauqeer Sadiq within 10 days in OGRA corruption case. (Pak. Observer)
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry suggests that an attack which killed Pakistani Taliban leader was justifiable but adds that Washington is sensitive to Pakistan’s concerns; speaks at a news conference and says, he will not confirm or comment on reports that a US drone has killed the Taliban leader but says of Mehsud “this is a man who absolutely known to have killed many Americans many Afghans and many Pakistanis”. (News)
  • NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges Pakistan to keep open supply lines to NATO forces in Afghanistan; says, he believes Pakistani authorities, including government and military realized, it is in Islamabad’s interest to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan; regional peace is in the interest of Pakistan. (Majority of papers)
  • White House Spokesman Jay Carney admits to “tensions” and occasional “misunderstandings” in US relations with Pakistan but implicitly defends the killing of Hakeemullah Mehsud in a drone strike; says, we hopes to continue to make progress in the relationship and we continue to seek ways for our countries to cooperate on the entire range of shared interests. (News)
  • USAID dedicates $ 33.9 million to continue the training for Pakistan project, which is being implemented by world learning. (Daily Times)
  • Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi says, Pakistan must finance its parts of the IP gas pipeline. (Majority of papers)
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a meeting with US congressional delegation, criticizes the timing of a US strike that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud. (Majority of papers)
  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman comments on the drone strikes by US that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud; says, his country hopes, stability in Pakistan is restored as early as possible. (Majority of papers)
  • UK Secretary General Ban ki-Moon in his report on sustainable mountain development appreciates Pakistan’s mountains’ conservation and development initiative. (News)
  • US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf says, she has no specific communication to report on a protest note from Pakistan over the killing of TTP leader Hakeemullah Mehsud; under plays PTI’s threat to cut off NATO supply lines from November 20 and points out that it had come only from one political party; tells that Pakistani Prime Minister recently paid a very productive visit to Washington. (Dawn)
  • Dollar crosses Rs. 107 mark against the rupee in the inter-bank market, dealers say. (Daily Times)

 

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