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Pakistan recognizes Kosovo as an Independent State

  • Pakistan became another country to officially recognize Kosovo as an independent state.
  • Kosovo had declared its independence from Serbia in 2008.
  • With this Pakistan became the 98th sovereign state among 193 UN-member states to recognize Kosovo.
  • In September 2012, Kosovo declared full independence after the western powers supervising Kosovo declared the end of their supervision.

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Kamal Nath appointed as new ex-officio chairman of Planning Commission

image Prime Minister’s office has re-constituted the Planning Commission by appointing parliamentary affairs and urban development minister Kamal Nath as the new ex-officio member of the Plan panel in place of rural development minister Jairam Ramesh.

Other ex-officio members are:

  • Finance Minister P Chidambaram
  • Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar
  • Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde
  • Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
  • Chemicals and fertilisers minister M K Alagiri
  • Communications minister Kapil Sibal
  • Law minister Ashwani Kumar
  • HRD minister M M Pallam Raju
  • Minister of state for planning Rajeev Shukla

National Development Council (NDC) will be headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Council is the supreme policy-making body in the country. Besides central ministers, the Commission’s members include all Chief Ministers and regular members.

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