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  • Three killed as bus runs bike over

    SHEIKHUPURA - Three persons were killed when a motorcycle was knocked down by a speeding bus on Jhumra Road near Sangla Hill railway crossing on Sunday. According to details, the deceased identified as Faisal, Khalil and Younis were going on a motorcycle. As they reached railway crossing, a rashly ...

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  • Two gunned down over old enmity

    RAHIM YAR KHANTwo persons were killed over old enmity near Chowk Sawetara in Tehsil Sadiqabad, some 60-km from here on Sunday. As per details, Barkat Ali along with his Jazab Ali was going to Sadiqabad from Obaro on a motorcycle (RNM-5669). When they reached near Chowk Sawetara, they stopped there ...

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  • Govt vows to make Sialkot a model

    SIALKOTFederal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif pledged the uplift and beautification of Sialkot city to make it a model district of the Punjab as it is globally significant with regard to trade, industries and exports.He was addressing the party workers on Sunday after holding an open ...

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  • 2 injured on resistance as 3 houses looted back-to-back

    AHMEDPUR EASTA band of seven dacoits looted three houses back-to-back and shot at and injured a girl along with her uncle here in Chanigoth the other night.According to details, seven armed dacoits barged into the house of a local trader namely Muhammad Ramzan Jani Cheema situated in Railway Colony ...

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  • Mandi reels from petrol paucity

    MANDI BAHAUDDIN- Petrol shortage continues in the district as some petrol stations remain closed while those functioning have long queues of vehicles including motorbikes. Limited quantity is supplied to each vehicle. When asked in-charge of a petrol pump told that they got 5,000 litres on a daily ...

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  • Lawyers up against police

    SARGODHALawyers observed strike against the police, took out a protest rally and staged a sit-in at DPO Chowk.They blocked vehicular movement on the road with tyres placed and burnt by the protesters. District Bar Association President Ch Arshad Hanjra, Secretary General Muzamil Bhatti, Arif Nazir, ...

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  • LHC seeks report from EDO

    SHEIKHUPURAThe Lahore High Court has sought a report from the head of the Education Department over the non-compliance of its orders issued on December 10, 2014. The court sought the report on the petition filed by Amanat Ali, a schoolteacher. The petitioner had pleaded that the honourable ...

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  • ‘Govt coming up to public hopes’

    SIALKOTStanding Committee for Interior Affairs Chairman Rana Shamim Ahmed has said that the government was coming up to the public expectations by fulfilling its commitments and political promises. Talking to media at Uggoki on Sunday, he said that the masses were the actual power of the PML-N ...

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  • Cement sector posts gain of 70pc at KSE

    LAHOREThe market remained volatile ahead of the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) during the week with investors’ favourite and actively-traded cement sector posting a substantial return in 2014. According to experts, cement sector market capitalization posted a gain of 70pc versus benchmark, ...

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  • Another crisis looming as furnace oil import nosedives

    LAHOREThere is another shortage waiting to happen, as the total import of furnace oil has fallen sharply. Since PSO has a share of 91pc in the import of furnace oil, its constrained ability to import has had a greater impact on the overall availability of furnace oil. Consequently, the likelihood ...

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  • Minor dies after falling from plaza

    Rawalpindi - A 16-month-old baby girl died after falling from fenceless fourth floor of a plaza within the limits of police station cantonment.Aayet Fatima, daughter of Atif, told to be the assistant revenue superintendent of Chaklala Cantonment Board, died soon after falling from the fenceless ...

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  • Two die in accidents; 9 outlaws, 18 suspects held

    Islamabad - Two persons died in separate road accidents here on Sunday. According to details, Sameen Khan, 80, resident of Swabi, was hit by a car bearing registration number UD-870 (ICT) at the Islamabad Expressway. He died on the spot. The Shehzad Town police have arrested the car driver Zahid. ...

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  • JUI-F wants to resolve reservations through talks: Talha

    Wah cantt - Senator Talha Mehmood, chairman senate standing committee on interior and JUI-F central leader, has said that his party wants to resolve reservations regarding the 21st Amendment through dialogue.Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, the JUI-F leader, whose party is a government ally, said ...

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  • DCM to be held today

    LAHORE - The district coordination meeting (DCM) of partnering schools attached with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) under its Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) will be held at the auditorium of children’s library complex here on Monday. The EVS partners in 23 districts, including Lahore, ...

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  • 5th, 8th grades exams next month

    LAHORE - The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) will be conducting annual exams for grades 5th and 8th in February. These exams will be taken by all registered students in the province and will be for the subjects of Mathematics, Science, Islamiyat / Ethics, English and Urdu. These exams will be ...

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  • 28m children to be vaccinated against measles

    LAHORE - A 12-day special anti-measles campaign is starting in the province from Monday (today). Over 28 million children from six months to 10 years of age will be vaccinated during the campaign that will continue until February 9. The Health Department has set up 16,000 teams for vaccinating ...

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  • Police clamp down on PPP rally

    LAHORE - Police on Sunday arrested several persons from the Pakistan People's Party rally in Lahore for violating Loudspeakers Act.Scores of PPP workers were rallying in Bagarian, area of Lahore, against terrorism and using loudspeakers to deliver their speeches to condemn terrorism. However, ...

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  • Power restored partially

    LAHORE - Electricity could not be restored in different parts of the country after 18-hour of power failure, one of the worst the country had experienced, after a key transmission line broke down on Saturday midnight.It was the third worst countrywide shutdown in period of less than two months. The ...

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  • King Abdullah’s services lauded

    LAHORE - The death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz has deprived the world of a great statesman, and Pakistan of a sincere friend, says Darus Salam founding managing director Abdul Malik Mujahid.Darus Salam publishes Islamic books and is headquartered in Saudi Arabia.In a statement issued here on ...

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  • Protesters demand French blasphemers’ execution

    LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and other religio-political parties on Sunday separately held countrywide protests demonstration against the blasphemy of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) by the French magazine.In Lahore, a major protest march was held on the call of JI. Leaders of different ...

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  • Punjab schools to be converted to solar energy

    LAHORE  - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Sunday which gave approval to converting government schools to solar energy under off-grid solar solution programme. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that more than four thousand primary schools of rural ...

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  • No difference in open market, Sunday bazaar rates

    LAHORE - The rates of edibles, including vegetables and fruits, being sold in Sunday bazaars are almost the same as in the open market. A visit to the Sunday bazaar revealed that the prices of most fruits and vegetables were the same as in the open market and even if some items were cheaper, their ...

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  • Khurshid targets govt for repeated failures

    ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah has advised the government to mend its ways instead of hoodwinking the nation by presenting lame excuses on its administrative failures be it the petrol crisis or the electricity breakdown.In a statement issued here on ...

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  • Afghan military delegation arrives

    ISLAMABAD - An eight-member Afghan military delegation led by Commander Afghan Border Police, Lt. General Shafiq Fazli, arrived here on Sunday on a five-day visit.The delegation will hold meetings with senior army officials on border security related issues. The visit which comes a week after Lt ...

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  • GB council meets tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD - The Gilgit-Baltistan Council will hold its meeting here tomorrow under the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to mainly discuss the extension of National Action Plan against terrorism to the areas.Being the chairman of the council, Nawaz would take the members into confidence on the ...

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  • Lyari’s top thug encountered

    KARACHI - A top Lyari gangster and two of his accomplices were killed while two policemen were injured in a shootout here on Sunday. Maab Baloch, a notorious Lyari commander known as the right hand of Uzair Baloch was killed along with his two companions Abid Golden and Hassan during a shootout ...

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  • FCR no solution to Fata issues, says Siraj

    KHYBER AGENCY - Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq, has said that the Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR) is not the solution to the Federally Administer Tribal Areas (FATA) people's issues, which have been implemented in the areas during the British regime. He said that JI has rejected the ...

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  • Rally taken out against blasphemous sketches

    KHYBER AGENCY - The activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Fazl, (JUI-F), Landi Kotal, carried out a protest rally against the blasphemous cartoons, here at Bacha Chowk, Sunday.The protest rally led by JUI-F, ameer Khyber Agency, Mufti Ijaz, and Landi Kotal ameer Maaulana Atiqullah, marched from the ...

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  • MQM for more coordination to end terrorism

    PESHAWAR - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday stressed the need for improved coordination between provincial and federal governments for countering the menace of terrorism and suggested to announcement of military awards for the martyrs of Army Public School and College. The MQM leaders said ...

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  • Army fighting for soul, future of Pakistan: Mushahid

    Islamabad - Chairman of the Senate Defence Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, on Sunday lauded the valiant Pakistan Army for fighting the battle for the soul and future of Pakistan.He made these remarks in the course of a historic visit of the senate defence committee which was led by him ...

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