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  • SIALKOT At least five youth have drowned while bathing in the rivers and canals in Sialkot district during the last two days here as another youth drowned in Bambaanwala-Ravi-Baidian (BRB) Canal Daska near Bharokey-Daska on Sunday. The rescuers fished out the dead body. Zeeshan, 22, was student of ...

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  • SIALKOTThree members of a family were killed in a road accident near Mela More on Zafarwal-Shakargarh Road here on Sunday. Village Sikandapur based farmer Irshad Ahmed (70), his wife Hameeda Bibi (65) and son Basharat Ali (18) were going back to their home on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, an over loaded ...

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  • SIALKOT An orphan girl was gang raped in village Shadiwal-Kotli Loharaan here by three accused who administered intoxicating beverages to the whole family and took the victim to an outhouse for the heinous crime.Rubina Bibi, her mother, said that three accused including Usman and Mudassar of ...

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  • LAHORE - Field teams of Punjab Food Authority during raids sealed four hotels, two sweet shops, two nimko factories and one oil company and took into custody eight thousand liter loose substandard oil, one hundred kilogram harmful slanty and 300 kilogram harmful slanty material. Shalimar Town Food ...

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  • Lahore - The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has said that sharp decline in cement exports from North should be an eye opener for the policy makers. The APCMA spokesperson said Pakistan’s export to both Afghanistan and by-sea routes suffered. The decline in exports to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan hockey team head coach Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh denied reports about tendering his resignation as head coach.While talking exclusively with The Nation from Belgium on Sunday, Shahnaz said: “I will announce my future course of action upon my arrival on Wednesday. I will ...

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  • RAWALPINDI - All-round performance by Afzal Javed and brilliant batting by opener Mohsin Ali helped National Press Club (NPC) XI thrashed District Coordination Officer (DSO) XI by 10 wickets in an exhibition T20 floodlight match played at newly-constructed Muslim High School ground on late Saturday ...

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  • LAHORE - The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) continues to trend upwards, as the benchmark KSE-100 closed 4.6 per cent WoW higher at its record-high of 35,456. Investors’ optimism during the week was driven on (1) IMF clearing US$506mn tranche for Pakistan, (2) CPI inflation clocking in much ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Awami National Party Parliamentary leader Sardar Hussain Babak discarded the proposed plan of the provincial government regarding privatisation Khyber Bank and said that the bank has contributed significantly for promoting business activities in war-torn Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that ...

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  • SIALKOT - Fifteen members of two local Hindu families have embraced Islam during a special ceremony held in village Darmaan, Shakargarh tehsil here on Saturday.Pooran Chand has been renamed as Muhammad Aslam, Aznan as Adnan Ali, Shanti Devi as Farzana, Chanda Devi as Fouzia, Antaasha Devi as ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Around 104 orphans at Pakistan Sweet Home Islamabad were rushed to the twin cities’ hospitals when they fell ill after consuming substandard food on Sunday morning. The children started excessive vomiting and went into partial unconsciousness soon after they took breakfast. The ...

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  • KARACHI - Responding strongly to Rangers spokesman statements, Mutthaida Quami Movement (MQM) appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to take immediate notice on the statement issued by the Rangers.In a statement here on Sunday, MQM coordination committee (CC) members pointed out that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Transparency International Pakistan [TIP] on Sunday asked the National Accountability Bureau [NAB] to look into a complaint it had received alleging that the K-Electric had evaded income tax and that it had not deposited GST collected from the consumers. The TIP received the complaint ...

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  • SIALKOT - The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel resorted to unprovoked heavy shelling on Pakistani border villages in Charwah Sector along Sialkot Working Boundary, causing damage to several houses of local villagers on Sunday.According to Sialkot-based senior officials of the Chenab ...

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  • LAHORE - Former president Pervez Musharraf made a telephonic contact with PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Sunday.Talking to The Nation, PAT spokesperson Noorullah Siddiqui said that Musharraf inquired after Dr Qadri’s health, and both the leaders discussed the country’s political ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to issue statement against the Pakistan Army, while Nawaz’s retreat forced Zardari to leave the country.PTI leader ...

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  • LAHORE: Speakers at a function held under the aegis of Pakistan Orphan Care Forum urged philanthropists to donate generously for the welfare of orphan children who need their help to compete with other children. Political and social figures including Dr Arifa Subha Khan, Samia Raheel Qazi, former ...

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  •   LAHORE: Under Chief Minister’s programme, the delegation of position holder students from all over the country, after completing their visit to prominent universities of Sweden, has left for Germany. Students will conduct a study tour to prestigious universities in Berlin. The ...

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  • LAHORE - The PPP observed 5th of July as black day to mark the military coup of 1977 against the elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who was later hanged to death in 1979. In this connection, the PPP held seminars and meetings across the country to condemn the unconstitutional acts of ...

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  • LAHORE - CIA SP Umar Virk has said that CIA’s crackdown on terrorists, anti-state elements, and implementation on National Action Program is in full swing in the provincial metropolis. CIA police had killed at least five terrorists during the last three months and had further arrested three ...

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  • LAHORE: Three young men, in early 20s, lost their lives while their fourth friend received serious injuries during stunt playing on motorbikes here on Sunday morning.The tragic incident happened in the limits of North Cantt police station when the friends, residents of Harbanspura and Defense, ...

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  • LAHORE: Loadshedding duration is touching 12 to 14 hours in urban and rural areas including Lahore.The Lesco and other power distribution companies were compelled to conduct hours-long power cuts in its limits on Sunday, after sudden increase in electricity demand due to scorching heat and humid ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over meeting of Board of Governors of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute & Research Centre, on Sunday. President Board of Governors Prof Dr Saeed Akhtar gave a briefing regarding various affairs of the project. The meeting of ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Punjab organiser Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar has formed a provincial executive council to assist him in the task of reorganising the party in the province.According to a notification of the party’s provincial chapter, Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed, Saloni Bukhari, Gulam Sarwar Khan, ...

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  • Islamabad - Zainul Abideen, 35, is leaving no stone unturned in boosting election campaign for himself ahead of local government (LG) elections in Islamabad scheduled for July 25. But he is not sure whether the polls will be held on the fixed date or will be delayed due to legal complications.Zain ...

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  • LAYYAH The Punjab government has failed to take steps to establish Thal Division despite the promise made 18 month ago by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, said the office-bearers of an organisation. Chief Minster had announced to establish the new division including districts Layyah, Bhakar ...

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  • MINCHINABAD The Mandi Sadiq Ganj Police have failed to recover the motorcycle of an employee of RHC Mandi Sadiq Ganj. The vaccinator Asad Mehmood said that his motorcycle was lifted from the parking of RHC Mandi Sadiq Ganj on June 29. Accordingly, he immediately called at emergency number 15 and ...

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  • SIALKOT The Customs Intelligence and Anti Smuggling Squad seized a huge number of mobile phones, costly clothes and other valuables from a vehicle during checking at River Chenab Bridge.According to senior officials, these valuables were worth Rs10 million which were being smuggled from ...

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  • SIALKOT The Sialkot exporters and University of Gujrat (UoG) jointly honoured 28 brilliant students by giving them cash awards during a ceremony held at the auditorium of UoG Sialkot campus.The Sialkot business community pledged to donate generously for the promotion of quality education and ...

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  • BAHAWALPUR Increase in prices of daily-use products should not be made not only in Ramazan bazaars but also in the markets, said a Punjab minister during his visit to a Ramazan bazaar here on Saturday.Raids and checking will continue even after the month of Ramazan to ensure provision of products ...

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