Pakistan's Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) has approved purchase of additional 100 MW electricity from Iran and directed the Ministry of Power to make immediate arrangements and to complete the spadework expeditiously, state media reported.
Pakistan and Iran are close to finalizing the draft of free trade agreement (FTA), a trade officer of the Commerce Ministry of Pakistan said, adding that the next meeting is expected to reach an understanding on the remaining issues.
The Iranian minister of health, who is visiting Pakistan, said the implementation of bilateral agreements between the two countries especially those related to export of Iranian pharmaceutical products would be discussed with Pakistani authorities.
People in Pakistan have held a rally to denounce the government’s move to take people into custody without disclosing their whereabouts. The demonstrators demanded an end to enforced disappearances carried out under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Muhammad Toori reports from the port city of Karachi, presstv.com reported.
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom has won a hotly contested by-election seen as the ruling PML-N party's first key political challenge following the ex-premier's recent dismissal.