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  • MANDI BAHAUDDIN- The Phalia Additional District and Sessions court handed down capital punishment to a triple murder accused on three counts and fined him Rs300,000, on Friday.Zaka Ullah, resident of Kala Shadian was charged with triple murder. The accused was also sentenced to 16 years ...

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  • BAHAWALNAGAR -: The strike of audit and treasury staff continued for the fifth consecutive on Friday.The audit and treasury staff has been protesting to press the government accept their demand for up-gradation of pay scale and grant of 20 percent allowance. They demanded Punjab Chief Minister ...

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  • BAHAWALPUR-As many as 4,058 students belonging to different colleges throughout the Bahawalpur Division were distributed laptops during a ceremony here on Friday.Honoured in the ceremony were Government SE College Bahawalpur’s 998 students, Government Post Graduate College’s 124 ...

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  • SADIQABAD- The PPP leadership is committed to make the party as popular as it was once in the reign of its founder, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.PPP MPA Sardar Raees Ibrahim Khalil stated during a meeting with the party’s local office-bearers here the other day.He said the local party workers have ...

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  • GUJRAT-Greenbelts have been ruined due to the lack of interest and negligence of the district government.The district government had launched a drive “Beautiful Gujrat Campaign” three years earlier and millions of rupees were collected from business community, social workers and ...

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  • SIALKOT- The dead body of an abducted girl was found from the local fields near village Langreywali-Kingra after the two days of her abduction.Kotli Loharaan-based trader Shahid Ali said that some unknown accused forcibly kidnapped his young daughter Kinza, a student of 9th class, while she was ...

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  • CHINIOT-During his surprising visit to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Chiniot following various complaints, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday expressed his strong resentment over the non-functioning of Cardiac Care Unit in the hospital y.The chief minister made the visit to ...

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  • GUJRANWALA-The Gujranwala Electric Supply Company (Gepco) has decided to close those feeders supplying electricity to textile and furnace units at night to ensure uninterrupted power supply to domestic consumers during Ramazan. According to a Gepco press release, all textile independent and furnace ...

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  • KASUR-Applicants are facing difficulty in getting their driving licences issued as post of DSP (traffic) has been lying vacant for the last three months.Talking to The Nation, a number of applicants said they are unable to get their driving licences as the staffers cannot issue licences until ...

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  • SIALKOT-A large number of the retired teachers staged a protest in front of the Sialkot Press Club against the five-month suspension of their pensions.The protesting pensioners also staged a sit-in. They were carrying banners and placards. They chanted anti-government slogans and demanded early ...

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  • VEHARI- Absence of facilities, rotten fruit and substandard goods were witnessed by the additional deputy commissioner at a Ramazan Bazaar here on Friday.ADC Revenue and focal person of Ramazan Bazaar Khizar Hayat took note of the missing facilities and ordered the chief officers concerned to ...

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  • LAHORE-With an aim to promote photography culture, Roshan Rahain in collaboration with Canon Pakistan and other festival partners, hosted the videography competition Youth Film Festival yesterday in Lahore. The Youth Film Festival was launched earlier in May through print, radio and popular social ...

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  • MULTAN-Secretary General Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Jahangir Khan Tareen rejected on Friday the federal budget, dubbing it anti-people and jugglery of words which will further increase taxes burden on the masses.Talking to the journalists here after inaugurating PTI South Punjab regional ...

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  • LAHORE - Chief traffic officer SSP Rai Ijaz Ahmad Friday said that at least 1,300 traffic wardens would be deployed across the metropolis to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the holy month of Ramazan. The officer also announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the best officers ...

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  • LAHORE - Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Kh Salman Rafiq has directed ensuring timely completion of development projects. Chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Health Reforms at Civil Secretariat on Friday, he directed regular monitoring of work on the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Friday accepted unconditional apology of a lawyer over manhandling an additional district & sessions judge.  A full bench headed by Justice Atir Mehmood took up the matter. The bench ordered Punjab Bar Council to restore his practicing licence. However, the ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan’s nuclear tests readjusted the regional balance of power and unified the nation. India felt down after Pakistan became nuclear power in 1998. These views were expressed by Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand in an interview with Nawa-i-Waqt Sunday Magazine on ...

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  • LAHORE - The Jamaat-e-Islami, PML-Q and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have termed the federal budget anti-poor and jugglery of words. The chiefs of the three parties said in separate statement that the begging bowl in hand of PML-N will turn into cauldron after implementation of the 2017-2018 budget. ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police Usman Khatak Friday said that the provincial police would provide security cover to at least 33839 mosques and 2296 Imambargahs in the holy month of Ramazan. The provincial police chief also directed the field officers to personally devise security plan ...

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  • PESHAWAR: The tribesman from various agencies on Friday rejected the government proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and warned a protest if the federal government failed to approve an early merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The tribal elders, led by ...

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  • LAHORE -  A meeting of energy experts to assess the load forecast, generation planning and to devise a plan for future needs of power sector was held under the chairmanship of NTDC Managing Director Dr Fiaz A Chaudhry, here at WAPDA House on Friday. Welcoming the energy experts, Dr Fiaz said, ...

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  • LAHORE - Overseas Pakistanis praised Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for fast completion of development projects in the province. A delegation of Pakistan-origin European national during a meeting with chief minister on Friday congratulated him on the completion of first unit of 1320 megawatt ...

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  • KARACHI -  The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GBCCI) for mutual cooperation and collaboration to facilitate access to equity financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). GBCCI ...

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  • KARACHI -  Stocks closed bearish amid institutional profit taking in oil, banking and auto stocks on pre-budget uncertainty and slump in global crude prices. Market started on a positive note, but very quickly stocks witnessed profit booking on account of which KSE 100-index closed at 52,637 ...

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  • Rawalpindi - A large number of residents of Union Council (UC) Dhamial on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the non-provision of water connections from the main supply line laid down by the government on the instructions of the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The ...

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  • Islamabad - The hydra-headed menace of load-shedding has reared its ugly head with residents of the twin cities experiencing power cuts of six to seven hours. This is despite the fact that the recovery of utility bills in the twin cities is 100 percent and 95 percent respectively, as officials in ...

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  • Islamabad - Though education was declared a provincial subject after 18th amendment but the budget for federal education has been increased almost six times as compared to previous fiscal year. However, the ministry included 70 per cent of the project from the previous fiscal year, which remained ...

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  • Islamabad -  Islamabad police resorted to baton charge before using tear gas shells and water cannon to disperse the representatives of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad who were protesting for acceptance of their demands at D-Chowk on the day the government was going to present budget for the next ...

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  • ISLAMABAD:- The proposed allocation for the Prime Minister’s Office budget is Rs916.72 million slightly less than the revised allocation for the last fiscal year which was Rs950.61 million. According to the budget document in the last fiscal year, the allocation for the Prime Minister’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The government has increased allocation for the BISP to Rs121 billion for fiscal year 2017-18.The allocation is around Rs6 billion higher than the current PSDP allocation of Rs115 billion. The proposed raise to Rs121 billion is three times higher than the allocation in the 2013 budget. ...

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