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  • Police nailed 825 POs

    KHANEWAL- The district police have arrested 825 proclaimed offenders including 318 wanted outlaws during the outgoing month of February, said DPO Jahanzaib Nazir.He said that 190 court obsconders were also arrested and produced in the courts concerned. Moreover, the police recovered illegal weapons ...

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  • ASWJ Punjab chief sent to jail on remand

    SHEIKHUPURAAhle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Punjab President Maulana Ashraf Tahir was sent to district jail on judicial remand on Tuesday. The religious scholar was arrested by the Saddr Police from his native village Kelay. The police registered a case against him under Section 9/8 of Anti-terrorist ...

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  • Emergency response teams at UC level urged

    KHANEWAL- District Emergency Officer Dr Ejaz Anjum directed the Community Safety Wing Officers to establish UC-level rescue teams of volunteers and trained them for any emergency in the area. He was addressing monthly review meeting of rescue 1122 here the other day. Rescue Control Room 1122 ...

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  • Gepco staff up against proposed privatisation

    HAFIZABAD - Scores of Gepco workers observed a complete strike to voice their resentment against the proposed privatisation of power distribution companies.They also took out a rally which was led by WAPDA Hydro-Electric Workers Union Zonal Chairman Malik Shafqat Mehmood Awan and General Secretary ...

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  • N flayed for ‘reneging on’ B’pur restoration pledge

    BAHAWALPURPPP leader Syed Ahmad Mehmood said that his party had got a resolution passed from the Punjab Assembly for the restoration of Bahawalpur province but the PML-N government had reneged on its pre-elections pledge on the creation of new province despite being in majority.He was addressing ...

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  • Police unfold murder mystery of clerk; 3 held

    AHMEDPUR EASTThe City Police claimed to have resolved the murder mystery of Dewan Muhammad Hashim, a clerk the Education Department who went missing last month. According to details, two members investigation team of the City Police comprising Inspector Ghulam Mohiuddin Gujjar and SI Muhammad ...

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  • Woman burnt alive by in-laws for property

    MultanA mother of two was allegedly burnt alive by her sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws over a property dispute here in Shujabad area on Tuesday. The husband namely Naveed Bodla, a schoolteacher, also sustained serious burns while trying to save the life of his deceased wife, Shakila, 30, and was ...

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  • Baloch dubs horse-trading ‘political terrorism’

    MultanJamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has said that utilization of money in elections is political terrorism, asking the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure free, fair and transparent senate elections in the country.Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, ...

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  • Enmity, mishaps devour four lives

    KASURFour people including two women were killed in different incidents here on Tuesday.As per details, a man clubbed to death a woman over a property dispute at Tibbi Kambova in the limits of B-Division Police.Maqbool and Ghafoor had a dispute with Muhammad Ramzan over a patch of agricultural ...

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  • Govt schools run sans facilities, teachers

    TOBA TEK SINGH - A survey revealed that 60.7 percent of the money under the Faroogh-i-Taleem Fund was collected from students while the remaining 39.3 percent was provided by the government for public sector schools’ development and security measures.Addressing a press conference, project ...

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  • YDA observes strike for demands

    SARGODHAThe Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Tuesday observed a complete strike at District Headquarter Hospital and took out a rally to press the government accept their demand for implementation of service structure, pay raise and recruitment through Punjab Public Service Commission. On the ...

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  • PTI will have to re-arrange its ranks

    MULTANPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the time has come for the PTI to make a decision not take those on-board who are inviting and receiving offers from different sides.“If they are accepted, new Pakistan cannot be created. PTI will ...

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  • Woman’s hair cut off; dragged, thrashed

    SARGODHA  -A man with help of his father cut off hair of his wife besides thrashing and dragging her in the street here on Tuesday.  As per details, Ilyas, a resident of village 164/NB along with his father Sarfraz cut off hair of his wife Tahira and later dragged her out in the street, ...

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  • KSE sees another bearish session

    KARACHIThe equity market maintained its bearish momentum throughout the day on Tuesday with the exception of the last hour. The KSE-100 Index closed down 24.81 points at 33188.77 points level with respectable volumes of over 212m shares. As a whole the banking sector was the laggard, MCB down by ...

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  • Pakistan to get 1000MW under CASA-1000 in 2017

    RAWALPINDIThe ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali S Jononov said that Pakistan would get 1000 MegaWatt of energy under CASA-1000 Project from his country in 2017.Tajikistan has the potential to provide 1000MW extra to Pakistan on cheaper rates, he added. He said that his country was eager to enhance ...

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  • ADB active public sector portfolio stands at $5.51b in Pakistan

    ISLAMABADAsian Development Bank (ADB)’s active public sector portfolio amounts stood at $5.51 billion as of 31st December 2014 in Pakistan, including 24 projects and one policy based lending.There are 21 active technical assistance projects amounting to $20.15 million, including 10 TAs ...

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  • Senate body okays bill to strengthen SECP

    ISLAMABADThe Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue on Tuesday approved the draft Securities Bill 2015, as the bill would strengthen the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan to take action against malpractices in the securities market.The Senate Standing Committee on Finance ...

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  • PM’s 3-day visit to KSA starts today

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from March 4 (today) to 6 on the invitation of Salman bin Abulaziz Al Saud, custodian of two holy mosques.This will be Nawaz’s first official visit to the Kingdom since assuming the office of Prime Minister ...

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  • PM briefed on N-power programme

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a briefing on Pakistan's Nuclear Power Programme by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission at the PM House here on Tuesday.Matters relating to K2 and K3 power projects as well as future projects which are being planned came under discussion on the ...

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  • PTI expels MPA Javed for indiscipline

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday took a disciplinary action and expelled its member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Javed Nasim from the party for violating party discipline.Central Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari in a statement said that disciplinary action had been ...

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  • Former UC councillor among 6 killed

    KARACHI - Six people including a former union council councillor were gunned down in separate incidents here on Tuesday.The former union councilor, belonging to Pakistan People’s Party, was shot dead along with his driver in Memon Goth area. Police said the victim was identified as ...

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  • Clerk killed while resisting dacoits

    ATTOCK  - A post office clerk was shot dead by unknown dacoits when he tried to resist them in the jurisdiction of Pindigheb Police Station on Tuesday. The employees of all the post offices across the district protested over the murder of their colleague and demanded arrest of the killers. As ...

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  • Gates phones Imran, assures all help to rid polio

    ISLAMABAD - Chairman Bill Gates Foundation Bill Gates Tuesday telephoned PTI Chairman Imran Khan and expressed sorrow over the Peshawar Army Public School terror attack.A statement issued by PTI says that Gates also congratulated Khan for successful launch of “Sehat ka Insaf” programme ...

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  • NWA IDPs concerned over cut in cash relief

    PESHAWAR - Elders of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) hailing from North Waziristan Agency have expressed concern over the deduction in their cash relief package of IDPs in head of tax by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and urged the government and authorities concerned to ensure full ...

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  • PIRS marks int’l ear care day

    Islamabad -  Perhaps for the first time in the country’s history, Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) marked International Ear Care Day here in the federal capital with the theme of the event — make listening safe. The speakers throw light on various sorts of ...

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  • Doctor, 3 others booked for injuring journalist

    Islamabad - Aabpara police have booked a senior doctor of Federal Government Services Hospital (Polyclinic) and three others for attempting to kidnap and later injuring a local journalist.According to details, Muhammad Iftikhar Khan reported to the police that Dr Fayyaz Sheikh, deputy medical ...

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  • Speakers highlight need for wildlife protection

    Islamabad - Wild animals are essential to the foundation human life and existence on the earth as they keep the world alive and their protection is our collective responsibility, said Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Prof. Dr. Ashra, has said.“A slight change creates large effect ...

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  • Christian couple lynching accused remanded further

    LAHORE - An Anti-terrorism court has granted the police five-day physical remand of six accused of lynching Christian couple for their alleged involvement in setting a copy of Holy Quran on fire last year in Kot Radha Kishan, District Kasur.The court has directed police to produce accused again ...

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  • PCB restructuring demanded

    LAHORE - A Treasury Member of the Punjab Assembly, Hina Pervez Butt, filed a resolution on Tuesday to revamp the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).In a resolution filed to the Assembly office, Hina said that the recent two defeats of National Cricket Team had upset the whole nation. She added that the ...

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  • PULC faculty raise their concerns

    LAHORE - Punjab University Law College Faculty members have called upon Chairman Syndicate/PU Vice Chancellor to address their victimisation by former In-charge Principal Samee Uzair Khan in the upcoming meeting of Syndicate.In their resolution dated 25-02-2015 vide diary number 335, PU Law College ...

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