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  • KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that there is a legal and political impact of census, because on its basis people belonging to various ethnic groups are represented in the assemblies. Presiding over a cabinet meeting at New Sindh Secretariat here on Monday, the CM ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the traffic authorities to ensure smooth and uninterrupted traffic flow on The Mall. The chief minister was presiding over a meeting of the Steering Committee constituted to review recommendations and suggestions to improve traffic system ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and owned peace and reconciliation process. General Bajwa made the remarks during a meeting with US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel on Monday at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, ...

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  • Karachi-Following the tradition of comic cons around the globe, Team Dawat hosted the Ultimate Comic Con Fashion show at the Emerald Marquee.  UCC provided comics fans with an opportunity to celebrate their favourite comic heroes and brought together related fields such as merchandise, toys, ...

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  • WAZIRABAD-The Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab retrieved from illegal occupation, a piece of land owned by the widow of a deceased expat and her minor daughter here the other day.The land measuring 6.5 Kanal was illegally occupied by grandmother and two uncles of the orphan minor girl. ...

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  • MANDI BAHAUDDIN-Cattle rustling incidents have been on the rise in different areas if the district while the police have ‘apparently’ failed to trace the culprits. According to residents of different areas of Phalia, last four cattle rustling incidents took place in the tehsil. ...

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  • WARBURTON-At a seminar titled “National Heroes”, the students of two schools paid rich tributes to the great personalities of the country for their services for the nation.The students selected national heroes from various fields of life including Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, ...

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  • SARGODHA- A young couple committed suicide following their failure to contract love marriage here in village Jewan Gondal on Monday. The police said that Farhat Bibi and Liaquat Ali, both resident of village Jewan Gondal had been in love since past some time. They wanted to contract a free will ...

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  • OKARA: An unidentified elderly man was crushed to death by a speeding train while crossing railway track here on Monday. According to railways police, identity of the man, appeared to 70-year-old, could not be ascertained. He was crossing railway tract near Basirpur when Fareed Express train hit ...

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  • AHMEDPUR EAST-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that victory of PML-N candidates in local bodies elections have proved the truth that the masses have full confidence in party leadership.In a felicitation letter addressed to newly-elected Chairman Malik Usman Rasheed Bobak on his success in ...

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  • NOORPUR THAL- Malik Tahir Mehmood Ghanjera and Sheikh Feroze Hussain were elected unopposed as president and general secretary of Tehsil Bar Association respectively for 2017.The other office-bearers elected unopposed are: vice president Malik Wajid Hussain Saggu and joint secretary Abdul Samad ...

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  • SADIQABAD-The reason behind the PML-N success in the third phase of local bodies election is horse-trading and unprecedented use of state resources, a PPP leader alleged.Addressing the participants of a dinner arranged in his honour, PPP district president Javed Akbar Dhillon alleged that the PML-N ...

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  • Islamabad-In order to bridge the gap between academia and policy makers, the experts on Monday held a discussion to address the challenges in foresight lab - a platform to highlight social and political issues of the country. Foresight Lab in country will address challenges and chalk multiple ...

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  • VEHARI-Agricultural experts expressed concerns over the deteriorating condition of the agri sector and called for making the sector competitive, profitable and sustainable through efficiency and value addition.At the farmers convention arranged at University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF)’s ...

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  • Islamabad-The National Highway Authority (NHA) executive board on Monday gave formal approval for hiring consultants for the design of necessary infrastructure for Islamabad Metro Bus Project. The decision came at a meeting held under the chair of NHA Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar. The NHA chairman ...

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  • MULTAN-Chief of Awam Raaj Party Jamshed Dasti yesterday warned that he will not let Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deliver speech to the parliament and stage protest against government’s injustice with South Punjab and its growers.Addressing a news conference here after staging a sit-in at Nawan ...

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  • Rawalpindi-A couple was injured on Monday in a house fire in Muhala Hukamdad, sources said. The incident took place within limits of Police Station (PS) Waris Khan while the injured couple was rushed to Holy Family Hospital Burn Unit for medical treatment. According to sources, Aslam and his wife ...

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  • Islamabad-As part of the ongoing campaign against encroachments in the city, the officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Monday demolished several kiosks. The officials of Enforcement Directorate along with officials of local administration and police personnel came into action to ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday announced the names of 30 players to attend a four-week NCA’s U-16 Advanced Coaching & Training Camp here from January 18 at National Cricket Academy under the elite panel of Coaches. The selection of players for this programme is based on ...

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  • Rawalpindi - Regional Police Officer Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja Monday said that strict departmental action would be taken against area deputy superintendents of police (DSP) and station house officers (SHO) if they fail to curb rising incidents of street crimes in the city. In a meeting held at RPO ...

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  • LAHORE - The officials of the visiting Malaysian cricket team have termed Pakistan a safe country for holding international cricket events and said they would again be visiting Pakistan in April on a preparatory tour. “Pakistan is an ideal country for staging top cricket events and as far as ...

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  • KARACHI - A major traffic jam was witnessed in main arteries of the city on Monday. Roads like Shahrah-e-Faisal, MA Jinnah Road, Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Shahrah-e- Pakistan, Sir Shah Suleman Road, Saddar, Nazimabad and North Nazimabad witnessed bumper to bumper traffic jam. Traffic police ...

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  • KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Asadullah Bhutto on Monday condemned recent increase in the prices of petroleum products, and said that it was equivalent to dropping a bombshell on people. He said on one hand the government claimed to provide relief to poor people, while on the other it was ...

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  • KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies on Monday released a key leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) and an assistant registrar of the University of Karachi, party sources said. MQM-L leader Sathi Ishaq, party’s acting deputy convener in Pakistan and former member of the MQM ...

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  • MIRPURKHAS - Representatives of scheduled castes in the Hindu community, Ramesh Malhi, Sarwan Bheel Advocate and Satram Sonani Advocate have alleged that the upper class Hindus are not open to their inclusion in the affairs of panchayat. Speaking at a press conference here at a local press club on ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Qaumi Movement (PQM) Chairman Iqbal Kazmi on Monday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC), seeking permission to take out rally on January 21, 2017, which Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) chief Altaf Hussain is likely to address. It is mentioned here for record that PQM ...

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  • PESHAWAR - A three-day training session was held for local community of Swat region on the subject of fruit processing and preservation by PCSIR Laboratories, Peshawar, a statement issued here on Monday stated. Pakistan Army collaborated in holding the training session, while technical expertise, ...

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  • KARACHI - Perception Survey conducted by American Business Council (ABC) showed that there was a significant improvement of over 30 percent in the law and order situation of Pakistan as compared to last year. Over 78 percent of respondents have indicated that they plan to invest in Pakistan over ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has raided several housing societies and sealed them for tax evasion in Sialkot. According to the details, officials of Punjab Revenue Autharity (PRA) took action against housing societies which are already involved in tax evasion. The PRA team sealed 12 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has increased the water releases for Balochistan by 1,500 cusecs while Punjab has extended its annual canal closure by 10 days. According the IRSA spokesman, Punjab has extended its canal closure for 10 days and now it will open on January 30 instead ...

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