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  • Heer, Ranjha shown on stage

    SIALKOT-Students fabulously performed in “Heer Ranjha”, a stage show, held in the auditorium of University of Gujrat’s Sialkot Campus on Friday. A large number of participants including the UoG students, teachers and educationists took keen interest and hailed the their ...

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  • Rs50b being spent on uplift in Dera Ghazi Khan division

    DERA GHAZI KHANThe government will spend Rs50 billion on the development of Dera Ghazi Khan Division, said Commissioner Muhammad Saqib Aziz while chairing a meeting here the other day.The meeting was informed that construction of 5.5-km-long Kot Chutta Bypass Road would be started in the next ...

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  • Work on Metro Bus project soon as Chinese contractors arrive

    MULTAN- The Chinese contractors for the Multan Metro Bus Project have reached Multan and work on the project is likely to begin within next few days, disclosed Sabir Khan Saddozai, Chief Engineer of the project. Talking to a delegation of citizens here on Friday, he added that the contractors had ...

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  • 500 army troops to guard Cantt polls

    MultanThe local government election in eight out of 10 wards of Multan Cantonment will take place today (Saturday) as army troops have been deployed here on Friday. The polling will begin at 8:00am and continue till 5:00pm.The candidates in two wards had won unopposed while 26 others are in the run ...

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  • Abid Sher roars at apathetic officials

    BAHAWALPURState Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said that on the directives of the prime minister of Pakistan, open courts are being held to hear public complaints against Mepco officials.He was talking to the media during an open court held at Dring Stadium Bahawalpur. “The ...

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  • Nominations invited for Sadiq Press Freedom Award-2015

    AHMEDPUR EAST - The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) has invited nominations for its annual Sadiq Press Freedom Award 2015.This year award, instituted by RMNP with support of veteran journalist, media consultant and former Director International Press Institute (IPI) Alison Bethel McKenzie ...

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  • Govt pledges to facilitate farmers

    BAHAWALPUR/AHMEDPUR EASTPunjab Minister Bilal Yaseen said that the government has finalised all the arrangements regarding the provision of facilities to farmers during wheat purchasing campaign.He added that provision of gunny bags will start in 2 days. He asked the farmers to sell wheat at ...

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  • PCGA wants swoop on sellers

    MultanChairman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) Haji Hafeez Anwar demanded the government on Friday to launch crackdown on mafia involved in production and sale of counterfeit and sub-standard seeds. Talking to the journalists here, he further asked the government to ensure the supply ...

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  • Dollar gains continue

    KARACHI - Dollar takes strength against rupee in inter bank on Friday, and traded at highest rate of Rs 101.68. According to the details provided by the Forex Association dollar traded at minimum rate of Rs 101.63 and maximum rate of Rs 101.68 in inter bank while it was traded at lowest rate of ...

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  • KSE witnesses sharp ascent on strong results

    KARACHI Stocks on Friday closed bullish led by selected scrips across the board on strong corporate results in banking, cement and insurance sectors. Market opened on a bullish note and closed at 33,775 points levels, up 1pc or up by 318 points.  The Auto sector rallied today after PSMC gains ...

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  • Foreign exhibitors offer energy solutions at Pogee

    karachiForeign exhibitors have offered many solutions for the energy problems in Pakistan here at the 13th Pakistan Oil, Gas and Energy Exhibition 2015 POGEE, at Karachi Expo Centre. Many trade visitors have shown their interest to acquire ready solution for alternate energy system mostly solar ...

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  • Contract for transmission line at Dasu signed

    LAHOREThe Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Friday signed an agreement with Power Construction Corporation of China for construction of 132 kilo volt (KV) transmission line from Duber Khwar Hydel Power Station to Dasu for providing uninterrupted power supply to facilitate the ...

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  • Slow release of PSDP funds worries businessmen

    ISLAMABAD Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shown great concerns over slow release of funds for public sector development programme due to which pace of work on many developmental projects has badly suffered and cost of projects has escalated manifold. Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, ...

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  • Book festival continues pulling crowd

    Islamabad - The people are taking interest in book purchasing from different stalls, NBF lucky book draw, book reading session in Urdu and English, NBF reader club scheme, motorway police desk, stamps exhibition, model library and much more in 6th National Book Day Festival.Uncle Sargam Show and ...

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  • Beaconhouse awards high achievers

    Islamabad - The Beaconhouse School System, northern region, hosted a high achievers ceremony here at the Convention Centre on Friday.More than 700 students received awards for academic brilliance in their Matriculation and O and A Level Cambridge International examinations. The ceremony was ...

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  • PR officer arrested while receiving bribe

    LAHORE  - FIA arrested a Pakistan Railways officer red-handed while getting illegal gratification from a citizen on Friday. Muhammad Akram Head Ticket Collector complained to Director FIA that Rana Naveed Iqbal, Assistant Accounts Officer of Pakistan Railways, was demanding Rs35,000 for ...

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  • Cop killed, complainants wounded in ‘joint raid’

    LAHORE  - A police constable was killed while two complainants were wounded seriously when unidentified men opened straight fire on them as the police party raided a hideout in Green Town, police claimed on Friday. Investigators say the police team raided a house near Baghrian Chowk to arrest ...

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  • Girl takes own life

    LAHORE  - A poverty-stricken girl ended her life by swallowing poisonous pills in Shafiqabad, police said on Friday. Brother of the 19-year-old told the police that Maria Bibi “took her own life” by taking poisonous pills at their one-room house in Shafiqabad. The resident of ...

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  • Driver moves court for salary

    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Punjab Health Department Director General to submit reply in a petition moved by a department’s driver challenging stoppage of his pay. A driver had filed the petition saying that he contracted cardiac disease and got treatment at Punjab ...

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  • All set for Cantt polls today

    LAHORE  - All the mainstream political parties will test their political fate today (Saturday) while fighting the battle for 20 seats of two zones of provincial capital’s Cantonment Boards. The so far assessments hints at the strong possibilities of a real competition between the PML-N ...

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  • Saad lauds PU VC for anti-terror op

    LAHORE - Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has lauded Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for making campus a university in true meaning. He was addressing laptop distribution ceremony under Prime Minister’s scheme at Faisal Auditorium on Friday. Chairman ...

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  • Roads’ repair to be completed by 2018: CM

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Rs150 billion will be spent on the Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of rural roads.He was addressing a high level meeting through video link at ...

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  • Girls outclass boys at GCU convocation

    LAHORE - Girls this year again outshined boys in academics at the 13th convocation of the Government College University (GCU) on Friday.Girls clinched prestigious academic medals for top positions in 18 of 30 disciplines at the BA/BSc (Honors) and MA/MSc level, while boys grabbed majority of medals ...

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  • Imam-e-Kaaba graces Bahria Town mosque

    LAHORE - Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Khalid al-Ghamidi has said Islam doesn’t permit terrorism and extremism. “Islam guarantees rights to minorities and Muslim states must treat non-Muslims affectionately,” he said whiling delivering Juma sermon at the Grand Masjid in Bahria Town Friday. ...

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  • Govt asked to adopt consensus act to ensure energy projects completion

    Faisalabad - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Faisalabad or invite business community of Faisalabad to Islamabad to personally hear and redress their genuine reservations and practical bottlenecks hampering the implementation on Vision 2025, said Prof Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for ...

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  • ‘Local cigarette manufacturing firms violating tax laws’

    PESHAWAR - A market survey has revealed that the local cigarette manufacturing companies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK are openly violating the tax laws of government of Pakistan.Several local brands are growing at a fast pace in different parts of Pakistan. These brands are sold at a retail price ...

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  • NBP’s remittance portfolio crosses Rs160b per annum

    Lahore - The National Bank of Pakistan’s remittance portfolio currently stands at over Rs 160 billion per annum. Besides working closely with various multilateral agencies for countrywide cash transfer initiatives that support low income individuals, disaster affected families and other ...

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  • New modarba regulations

    Islamabad - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the draft of Modaraba Regulations, 2015, through SR0 334(1)/2015, to obtain feedback of the general public and stakeholders. They are aimed at providing a level-playing field to modarabas with all other participants ...

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  • 8 die in Shangla car accident

    SHANGLA - At least eight people including two real brothers died and another person sustained injuries when a car plunged into Indus River on Friday in district Shangla.According to details, a car (PSD-627) left for Ranolia from a nearby vehicle-stand in Besham area while carrying passengers. When ...

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  • PTI returns to electoral reforms body meeting

    ISLAMABAD - The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms (PCER) on Friday welcomed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators for their participation in the committee meeting after a long time, besides updating them about the proceedings of the previous meetings of the committee and the work ...

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