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  • DAVOS - Pakistan and Switzerland Thursday while noting the rich potential of their bilateral ties called for exploring new avenues of cooperation for mutual benefits. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his desire to strengthen relations with Switzerland in a meeting with President of Swiss ...

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  • Islamabad - Youngsters get addicted to ‘Gutka’ in many parts of the country as it is causing cancer and other stomach diseases, health experts said. Chancellor Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) Dr Javed Ikram disclosed that Gutka consumption can causes dangerous diseases ...

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  • Islamabad - National Press Club is holding ‘Islamabad Family and Media Festival’ on January 28 with an aim to entertain the citizens of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. An official of NPC told APP that in this family festival there will be number of activities which would ...

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  • MIRPURKHAS - Eight detained peasants were freed by the police from an alleged confinement of the local landlord in the jurisdiction of Bodar Farm police station on Wednesday. The Bodar Farm police, on a court order, raided a Farm House and recovered 8 peasants including women and children. The ...

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  • KARACHI - Over 12 scientific sessions were held on the third day of 52nd Annual Medical Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The theme of the symposium was "Prevention is better than cure". Two sessions of Basic Medical Science were held. First session of BMSI was addressed by ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that a just solution of Palestine-Israel dispute would not only usher in enduring peace in the Middle East but also deal a blow to the appeal of extremist organisations like Daesh and al-Qaeda. Speaking in a debate on the Middle East ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The BBC has started internal investigation against the reporter who has been accused by BBC itself of “misusing the platform of BBC” to publish a story on Park Lane flats owned by sons of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Highly reliable sources in BBC have confirmed that ...

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  • International aid groups need more than half a billion dollars this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy as humanitarian crisis worsens, a senior UN official said.According to New York Times, the United Nations estimates at least 9.3 million ...

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  • ISLAMABAD:- Net foreign investment in Pakistan has increased by more than 44 percent in the first seven months of the current fiscal year as compared with the corresponding period of preceding year. According to a report issued by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), net foreign investment stood at $1.18 ...

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  • SUKKUR - Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Divisional Director Zulfiqar Hussain Abro on Tuesday said that government was committed to eradicate poverty from the country and economic empowerment of people. He said BISP was committed towards achievement of their goals and the Prime Minister was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The chief executive officer of eBay, an American Inc and e-commerce company, has termed Pakistan among the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world. In a Facebook Live session on the page of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Wenig was asked a question regarding his thoughts on ...

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  • KARACHI - Acting Governor of Sindh Agha Siraj Durrani on Tuesday urged the people to make the anti-polio drive in the province a success. He was of the view that it is our collective social responsibility. The Acting Governor asked the people to ensure that all the children under five are ...

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  • SUKKUR - Flu related diseases including cough, soar throat, pneumonia and chest infection have affected a large number of people, especially children as the ongoing cold spell persists. Dr Saeed Ahmed Akhund, an ENT specialist at a Sukkur hospital talking to APP said on Tuesday that a large number ...

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  • DAVOS - Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman is formally invited by the British Prime Minster to participate in a panel discussion on “Modern Slavery Stoping a Hidden Crime” being held at World Economic Forum on Jan 19. Anusha Rehman is the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan should apologize to the nation for telling lies and doing politics of anarchy during the past three years. Talking to media persons ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) Act, governing the tribal areas, would be repealed through the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms. He said the Fata reforms committee had given valuable proposals under which the tribal ...

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  • ZURICH, Switzerland -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday arrived here to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development. Accompanied by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any external pressure on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) reached with India in 1960 for distribution of water between the two countries. “Each and every clause of the IWT should be followed by both the ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) would organize a musical evening “Bathak” featuring Pashto and Cholistani singers on January 18. According to PNCA officials, the folk artists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Cholistan area would perform in the musical evening. He ...

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  • KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sikandar Mandhro has said that 100 more posts of postgraduate trainee doctors will be created at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Addressing the inaugural session of 52nd Annual Medical Symposium at JPMC here on Monday, the minister appreciated ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Company Registration Offices (CROs) of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) would remain open on Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with effect from February 1, 2017 onwards. The step has been taken to provide guidance or facilitation regarding availability of name, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead from India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’, released in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, ...

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  • ZURICH, Switzerland-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday arrived here to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development. Accompanied by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, ...

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  • Two Pakistani players ODI Skipper Azhar Ali and Younus Khan are included in the top ten of the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, released on Tuesday.Azhar is ranked 7th with 779 points while Younus is on 8th position with 772 points, said an ICC press release issued here.South ...

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  • KARACHI - Elimination of polio virus from the province is top priority of the Sindh government, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said here on Monday. Reiterating his commitment to protection of children against the crippling disease on the day of launch of the first anti-polio campaign of 2017 in ...

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  • Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani on Tuesday informed the Senate that no violation was committed in allotment of plots by Federal Government Housing Foundation to officers of Islamabad Police and District Administration.Responding to a calling attention notice, the minister said, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Spokesperson to the Prime Minister Dr. Musaddiq Malik and PML-N lawmaker Daniyal Aziz Monday said it was a wrong perception that the prime minister had sought any immunity from apex court in Panama Papers case. Addressing a joint press conference here at PID, Dr. Musaddiq Malik ...

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  • Hundreds of Muslim girls being forced into converting to Hinduism in Uttar Pradesh state a of India,media reports said.Known as the resting place of the Buddha, Khushingar in UP is reporting an alarming number of cases of Muslim girls being abducted and forced to convert to Hinduism by the BJP MP ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Tuesday that the government is focused on improving key macroeconomic indicators, including the investment-to-GDP and tax-to-GDP ratios. The finance minister, chairing a meeting to review the five-year (2017-22) macroeconomic framework, gave ...

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  • Over 78 percent American companies are willing to invest more in Pakistan over the next 12 months, owing to improved security and long-term economic climate, a survey by the American Business Council (ABC) of Pakistan (ABC) said.The survey results are 13 percent up from 65%, according to a ...

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