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  • Call for utilising low transmission season to arrest polio

    Islamabad - The prime minister’s focal person on polio while chairing the national steering committee meeting Tuesday stressed the stakeholders and partners to effectively utilise the current low transmission season to arrest poliovirus transmission in the country. “Cabinet committee of ...

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  • Eunuchs rally for rights in front of minister’s house

    GUJRANWALA -: A large number of members of eunuch community took out a rally and staged a sit-in in front of the house of Federal Trade and Commerce Minister, demanding special measures for welfare of the community. According to details, a large number of eunuchs staged a demonstration for their ...

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  • Distribution of 5,250 quilts to flood-hit begins

    MultanThe distribution of blankets and quilts among flood affectees has begun in Multan as 750 affectees received quilts here at Bagh Langy Khan Flood Rehabilitation Centre here on Tuesday. Provincial Minister for prisons Abdul Waheed Arrain distributed quilts and declared that a total of 5,250 ...

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  • LHC orders action against cops for ‘fake shootout’

    SHEIKHUPURAThe Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the Sheikhupura DPO to ensure action according to the law against Muridke City Police SHO Akran an ASI Khalil and four constables namely Asif, Tanveer, Shahid and others responsible for a fake shootout near Bangla Pulli Muridke in which a man was ...

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  • AJK marks beginning of sham IHK polls with Black Day

    MIRPUR (AJK)People across Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday took to the streets to observe Black Day to vent off their anger and resentment against staging of New-Delhi sponsored sham elections to the so-called Legislative Assembly of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.Call for Black Day was given ...

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  • Three-year-old girl molested in Toba

    TOBA TEK SINGH -A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a boy here in Chak 335/GB on Tuesday. Accused Shakil took the minor girl (identity withheld) away with him from her house to buy her sweets. However, he took her to sugarcane fields outside the village where raped her. The girl was ...

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  • Bahauddin Zakariya Urs from 29th

    MULTANThe 775th annual Urs of sufi saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani will take place on November 29. Addressing a meeting held to review arrangements for the Urs, the District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal said that the arrangements were finalized and the proceedings would begin at ...

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  • French ambassador assures REF of assistance

    KAMOKE France Ambassador in Pakistan Mrs Martin Dorance said that her country enjoyed historic and cordial relations with Pakistan and both countries were successfully doing business in many fields. The ambassador emphasized that there vast scope for Pakistani rice in EU market and joint venture in ...

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  • Punjabi Sufi poet, scholar paid glowing tribute

    MIRPUR (AJK)Rich tribute was paid to eminent mystic poet scholar, preacher of Islam in the subcontinent and author of renowned book of poetry “Saif-al-Malook” Hazrat Mian Muhammad Bakhsh (RA) during 13th Hazrat Mian Muhammad Bakhsh (RA) Conference held here the other night.AJK Senior ...

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  • Flood affectees up against faulty lists

    KHANGARHScores of flood-effected people including women of Khangarh and its surroundings staged a protest and blocked main road in front of Govt High School against the wrong entries in computer lists. They claimed that they could not get compensation due to wrong lists prepared for awarding ...

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  • Corps Commander visits field firing exercises

    BAHAWALPURCorps Commander Lt-Gen Javed Iqbal visited troops in the field firing exercises at Khairpur Tamewali here on Tuesday.Lt-Gen Javed Iqbal witnessed troops engaged in tank, artillery and small arms firing. He lauded the performance, standard, morale, firing skills and professional competence ...

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  • Police ‘hand’ in rising crime flayed

    NOWSHERA VIRKAN A protest demonstration was held as the thieves and docaoits have been ruling the roost for the last couple of weeks causing huge losses to the citizens and creating panic across the city.A number of citizens including journalists, traders, venders and the representative of civil ...

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  • Rupee remains stable against dollar

    KARACHI- Rupee remained stable against dollar in inter bank while depreciated against it in cash free market. According to the data provided by the Forex Association Pakistan, dollar traded at lowest rate of Rs 101.80 and highest rate of Rs 101.90 in inter bank while it was traded at minimum price ...

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  • APCNGA rejects Punjab CNG stations closure for four months

    LAHORE- The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said CNG closure in Punjab for four months amounts to economic murder of millions of families. Rejecting the decision, Pervaiz Khan Khattak, Central Chairman APCNGA said that we will never accept a move aimed at pleasing few ...

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  • 4,000MW to be added to system by next year

    LAHORE-Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali, on Tuesday said that PML-N government was taking all possible steps to increase electricity generation and an additional 4,000MW of electricity would be added in the system by next year. He said that audit firms were working on the issue ...

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  • KSE closes lower on institutional profit-taking

    KARACHIStocks closed lower amid institutional profit-taking ahead of protest rally called in by Pakistan Teheek-i-Insaf.KSE share-100 index shed 63.97 points or 0.30 percent to end the day at 31223.74 points compared to 31316.96 point of the last working day. Equity expert said political ...

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  • Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Gold)

    ISLAMABAD - UBL made solid start against NBP in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Gold) 2014-15 eighth round match played here at Diamond ground Tuesday. UBL finished the day at 139-1 wicket. Ali was unbeaten at 74 and Umair Khan was also unbeaten at 62. Earlier, NBP declared their innings at 451-9. Umer ...

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  • Man died in Faisalabad was not Ebola-infected: WHO

    ISLAMABAD - A patient in district Chiniot of Punjab, suspected of contracting Ebola virus disease (EVD), was, in fact, at the last stage of hepatitis-C, coupled with dengue hemorrhagic fever, the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C) and World Health Organisation (WHO) ...

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  • President accepts Zahid’s resignation

    ISLAMABAD - On the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid.Zahid had tendered his resignation following the order of Special Court implicating him as accused in the high treason ...

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  • PPP wants Provincial Finance Commission Award

    LAHORE - PPP’s central Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has urged the necessity of announcing Provincial Finance Commission Award on the pattern of National Finance Commission Award (NFC), outlining the distribution and utilisation of development funds among the districts of the ...

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  • Kashmiris stage demo against polls in valley

    LAHORE - Kashmiri leaders on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against the holding of elections in Held Kashmir in front of Lahore Press Club. The Kashmiri leaders, under the banner of Kashmir Centre, Lahore, staged a demonstration by saying that Indian government was carrying out a fraud ...

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  • Absence of secretaries in KP Assembly annoys speaker

    PESHAWAR - Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser Tuesday took notice of the absence of administrative secretaries from the House and asked Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for ensuring their presence in the assembly.He issued these directives while presiding over the proceedings of the ...

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  • Shahid rejoins NAB after studies

    ISLAMABAD - Aamir Shahid, deputy director of National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi, has rejoined the NAB after completing his masters in criminology.He completed his degree from Bradford University and he was on study leave. Shahid’s study area of specialisation is corruption and its ...

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  • Nawaz condoles with Afghan president

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif phoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday to convey his sympathy and condolences over the loss of lives in suicide attack in Paktika. Before leaving for Kathmandu to attend the SAARC summit, the PM called Ashraf and conveyed deep sympathy and condolences ...

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  • Pak-Latvia political talks held

    ISLAMABAD - The third round of political consultations between Pakistan and Latvia was held in Riga at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia on Tuesday.According to Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam, the Pakistan side was led by Nadeem Riyaz, Additional Secretary (Europe). The Latvian ...

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  • 10 outlaws arrested

    Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 10 outlaws and recovered weapons and looted items from their possession, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.According to details, Tarnol police nabbed an accused Umair Khan for having a 30-bore pistol while Margallah police arrested Waheed Khan and Naseer. ...

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  • F-6 slum dwellers demand electricity meters

    Islamabad - Christian community here on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against disconnection of electricity supply to their locality in front of National Press Club, saying they were living in a miserable condition due to power disconnection.The protesters said how pathetic it was that there ...

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  • Private school principal commits suicide

    Rawalpindi - A 32-year-old principal of a private educational institution committed suicide by shooting himself into the forehead with a pistol in his office at Mughalabad within the limits of Police Station RA Bazaar on Tuesday. Rescue 1122, while responding to an emergency call, arrived at the ...

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  • ANF chief for international partnership to combat drugs

    Rawalpindi - The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has organised at ANF Academy an interaction with international partners in drug control.Director General ANF Major General Khawar Hanif exchanged his views with drug liaison officers of 36 countries and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ...

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  • RAC features Lubna’s ceramic art pieces

    Rawalpindi - An exhibition of ceramics art by renowned artist Lubna Malik opened on Tuesday at the art gallery of Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Tuesday.Pride of Performance Award winner artist Aftab Ahmed Khan accompanied by Resident Director RAC Waqar Ahmed and former RD Naheed Manzoor ...

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