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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) new management Thursday announced to conduct training camp of junior players to prepare them for the 5th Sultan of Johor Junior Invitational Hockey Tournament to be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from October 11. The the camp will start today (Friday) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As many as 21 matches were decided in the main draws of Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) Open National Ranking Tennis Championship 2015 men's singles, ladies singles, men's doubles, boys’ U-18 singles and boys’ U-14 singles matches here at hard courts of PSB and clay courts of ...

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  • LAHORE - Nawa-i-Waqt team outplayed Bol TV in the pre-quarter match to breeze into the quarter-finals of the Ghouri Tyres Media Cup Tournament 2015 here at the Wahdat Eaglets cricket ground on Wednesday night. In the pre-quarter match, Nawa-i-Waqt opted to bat first and posted 50 runs on the baord ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Tajikistan will host a two-day important summit of Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CETO) to discuss host of security challenges, including threat from Islamic State (IS) also commonly known as Daesh to Central Asian republics. The summit slated for September 14-15 in Dushanbe ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  - The Canadian Red Cross would assist the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) in the installation of solar powered tube wells in the drought-hit Thar.“The Canadian Red Cross is always in the forefront to support the PRC in disasters and the 10-year partnership is a proof that both the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has directed seventy-seven (77) listed companies on the defaulter segments of the three stock exchanges to take immediate steps to rectify defaults relating to the listing regulations of the stock exchanges within 14 days. ...

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  • LAHORE - The Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) Lahore Centre on Thursday stressed that the government should announce proportionate cut in the power tariffs in order to give boost to business and industrial activities as electricity cost was the major factor for high production cost in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In order to make the ongoing Rangers operation in Sukhur area more meaningful, Ministry of Water and Power on Thursday appointed Muzafar Abbasi as CEO Sepco, while giving additional charge of Mepco.In June this year, Chief Executive Officer, Sukkar Electric Supply Company, Farman Ullah ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Price Monitoring Committee on Thursday noted that inflation had witnessed lowest rate in 12 years during July and August this year. The National Price Monitoring Committee, which held here with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in chair, observed that despite floods the perishable ...

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  • Over 100,000 livestock perished in 2010-11 floods: BosanISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter): Federal Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Thursday said in 2010-11 floods, over 100,000 livestock perished and many were sold at low prices, hitting the livestock sector with a massive ...

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  • LAHORE : The All Pakistan Anjuman-i-Tajiran has announced to observe a Bad-Dua Day (Day of Curse) on Friday against the government for imposing heavy taxation on traders and general public.APAT central general secretary Naeem Mir said that traders will organize a gathering after Juma prayers ...

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  • LAHORE - The flour millers have announced to increase ex-mill rate of 20kg flour bag by Rs10 to Rs715 from earlier rate of Rs705. Hence, the retail price of 20kg flour bag will now be Rs735 as against earlier price of Rs725.PFMA Punjab former chairman Mian Riaz said that wheat rate in open market ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government is charging massive taxes on petrol and diesel from the masses in order to run its own expenditures, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said this while talking to media at the Parliament House on Thursday. He said that the government should ...

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  • KARACHI : The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $18,497.0 million on 28 August 2015. The break-up of the foreign reserves position, the foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan stood at $13,460.5 million, net foreign reserves held by banks are $5,036.5 million, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday constituted a 5-member committee to look into the matters related to levy of 8 percent minimum tax on services. He made these remarks during a meeting on levy of 8 percent minimum tax on services. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, ...

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  • KARACHI - Stocks on Thursday showed recovery amid recovery in global stocks and commodities after US-Iran nuclear accord approval.Positivity prevailed in yesterday’s session as the index, which went up by 301 points during the day, finally closed at 34,397.33 points by gaining 87.5 points or ...

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  • BAHAWALPUR/KASUR - Threedeath murder convicts were hanged in central jail Bahawalpur and district jail Kasur on Thursday. Muhammad Khan andMuhammad Boota were hanged in the central prison Bahawalpur while in Kasur, death row prisoner Maqbool alias Qulli was hanged.

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof Dr M Ashraf has said that it’s the time for the scientists to work proactively and reach out to the national and international funding opportunities.“The scientists and faculty of the university have to explore new avenues for ...

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  • Vehari - District & Sessions Judge Ghaffar Jalil has issued death warrants for three convicts of two different murder cases. The Gaggo Mandi Police registered a case against two brothers - namely Muhammad Bashir and Mohabbat Ali. They will be hanged on September 9, 2015 in district jail Vehari. ...

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  • MULTAN - Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that political victimisation has gone beyond all limits in the era of government claiming to be democratic.Talking to senior journalists on phone here on Thursday, he said that 21 new cases had been registered against him but he was ...

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  • Multan - The district police yesterday arrested six youngsters on the charges of child abuse, sodomy and blackmailing the victims. The police also recovered from their possession a video containing ‘abuse scenes,’ sources disclosed.Sources said that the Bahauddin Zakiriya Police have ...

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  • RAWALPINDI - Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has lodged a complaint with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera, against police officers of Saddar Circle, including the superintendent of police (SP), for showing negligence in a child rape case, ...

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  • RAWALPINDI - Unknown assailants killed a three-member family at Changa Mera village of Gujar Khan yesterday, police said.Each family member sustained multiple bullet injuries, police said. A murder case was registered against the unknown murderers.The deceased were identified as Altaf Hussain, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Islamabad police foiled a dacoity attempt and arrested five dacoits red-handed, a police spokesman said yesterday. He said that special teams have been constituted to accelerate efforts against such criminals. A police party got information about presence of dacoits in green belt area ...

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  • RAWALPINDI - The anti-narcotics force conducted various operations against drug mafia across the country and recovered 1.7 tons narcotics, informed ANF spokesman Sami Ullah Khan yesterday.He added the ANF also arrested 9 smugglers including two ladies on charges of carrying or supplying narcotics ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The management of Capital Development Authority (CDA) has directed all the formations to improve and strengthen the public complaint redressal mechanism so that genuine problems of the citizens could be addressed in an effective and prompt manner.The heads of concerned directorates have ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court yesterday sought proposals for providing shelter to the homeless people in view of articles 9, 14 and 25 read with article 38-D of the constitution.A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, hearing a constitutional petition filed by activists of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - An architecture exhibition by GN Kazi went on display here at Nomad Art Gallery, Saidpur, yesterday.The exhibition titled ‘A Heritage Preserved’ — a collection of exquisite architectural paintings — is focussing on over 25 paintings that are serene and ...

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  • LAHORE - The elimination of spurious and substandard drugs is priority of the government, CM’s Adviser on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique said on Thursday.However, the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association will have to cooperate with the government in this regard, he said. During a ...

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  • LAHORE - A mother of two ended her life by swallowing poisonous pills in Raiwind City police precincts on Thursday. The family told the police that Sajida Bibi took the extreme step after her husband exchanged harsh words with her over a domestic dispute. The relations between the couple were not ...

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