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  • Pak Army’s courage praised

    ATTOCK- Praising the Pak Army for holding Independence Day parade, former district nazim of Attock Tahir Sadiq has said that Pakistan will remain on the world map till the doomsday.“Our forefathers had made numerous sacrifices and so are doing we now for its integrity,” he said while ...

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  • Beggars rally against killing

    SARGODHA -Scores of beggars staged a protest against police in front of the DPO office for not arresting the killers of 85-year-old beggar woman. The protest resulted in suspension of all kind of traffic at DPO Office Chowk, causing great inconvenience for the public. On the occasion, the ...

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  • Disabled worker puts kids up for sale

    GUJRANWALAPoverty and disability forced a man to put his children up for sale at Pindi Bypass.Muhammad Hanif, a resident of Lambanwali, reached Pindi Bypass along with his 14-year-old son Usman and 10-year=-old daughter Safina, holding a banner inscribed with “children for sale”. He ...

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  • Cops asked to remain servants, not rulers

    BAHAWALPURA police high-up has advised the cops to consider themselves as public servants and not rulers, saying that 73 police stations of Bahawalpur Division will be computerised within two weeks to improve police performance.Bahawalpur RPO Ehsan Sadiq added that FIR record of all police stations ...

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  • Leaders eye PTI in power after elections

    SIALKOTPTI central leaders Ch Sarwar and Ejaz Chaudhry said that their party would form the government after winning the upcoming polls in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, adding that there was no “no-go area” for his party for the purpose.The former governor was addressing a public ...

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  • Dasti’s cycle march leaves for Islamabad

    MULTANIndependent member of National Assembly from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Khan Dasti left Multan for Islamabad via Khanewal, Mian Channu, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Okara, Lahore, Gujrat, Jehlum and Rawalpindi along with his supporters on bicycles to table Ehtasab Bill in National Assembly. Dasti begun ...

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  • 5 passport office agents held

    SARGODHA  At least five illegal agents were nabbed and others managed to escape during an FIA raid at Regional Passport Office. An FIA team had been called by Regional Passport Officer Fawad Tariq Cheema to take action against agents involved in swindling and extortion of the applicants. It ...

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  • Int’l Health Moot begins today

    SIALKOTThe second annual International Health Conference will be held at Khawaja Safdar Medical College Sialkot from Friday (today) to Sunday with finalisation of arrangements in this regard. Principal Dr Zafar Ali Chaudhry said that KMSMC will hold the three-day conference to provide opportunities ...

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  • Punjab ups target by 0.53m to 4.32m bags

    SIALKOTThe Punjab government has fixed a wheat procurement target of 4,320,000 bags for Gujranwala Division, a hub of quality wheat, increasing the target by 530,000 bags as compared to that of the last year.According to the Food Department, the official wheat procurement of wheat is likely to be ...

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  • NAB in a countrywide op to eliminate corruption

    MULTANNational Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said on Thursday that corruption had turned into a cancer and the bureau had launched a country-wide accountability drive to clear the society of this menace.Addressing a gathering of people from different walks of life here ...

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  • Gas price hike to negate KP’s efforts for planned industrialisation

    PESHAWARPTI Senator Mohsin Aziz has strongly opposed the proposed increase in the gas prices for the industry, stating that it would be extremely detrimental for the industrial sector which is already uncompetitive in the region due to highest utility prices in the country.In a statement issued ...

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  • KSE tumbles by 407pts on foreign-led panic selling

    KARACHIThe shares market stood badly battered on Thursday with the KSE 100-index falling by a steep 407.54 points or 1.3 per cent to close at 30,678.97 points, a fresh three-month low.The market opened on a positive note on the back of the recent report of Moody’s expressing a positive ...

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  • FRA asks human rights activits to look into matter of workers suspension

    LAHORE - Federal Revenue Alliance (FRA) Lahore President Naeem Abbas Shah has urged all the organizations working for human rights and workers’ rights and the civil society to look into the matter of suspension and dismissals of FRA members from their services by the high-ups of the FBR just ...

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  • Credit flow to industry down sharply in last nine years

    LAHORE - The speakers on the second day of the Management conference organized by the Lahore School of Economics stressed the need for strengthening financial institutions to promote industrial growth in the country. The session was chaired by, Dr. Mathew MacCartney, Director of South Asian ...

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  • Farmers continue protest

    LAHORE - The farmers continued their protest under the banner of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Council against arrests of their fellow growers and for redressal of their demands at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore.They are demanding early payment of sugarcane supply to mills, besides reduction in power tariff ...

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  • Sugar millers seek Punjab govt’s support for payments to growers

    LAHORE - The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association Punjab chairman Javed Kayani has urged the provincial government to intervene and support the mills for payment to cane growers, as the industry cannot make full payment due to liquidity crunch.Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, PSMA Punjab ...

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  • Patron's Trophy Grade-II

    ISLAMABAD - Nadra team was trying to save its blushes against Omar Associates as they finished the day at 70-2 in their second innings of the Patron's Trophy Grade-II 2014-15, round five Group-B match here at Diamond cricket ground on Thursday. Earlier, Nadra team resumed their first innings at the ...

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  • Low cost private schools in deplorable condition

    Islamabad -  The School Assessment for School Improvement (SASI) programme, an initiative of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, launched its report of assessment findings of about 130 schools in the country. The report reveals various things that hampered the growth and development of the non-elitist ...

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  • Army Colts beat Fear Less in Polo Tournament

    ISLAMABAD - Army Colts beat Fear Less 9-7 to storm into the final of the Serena Hotels four-day polo tournament here at Islamabad Polo Ground on Thursday. Despite hammering fabulous five goals, Matias Olomas failed to help STK, which went down fighting against Fantastic Four 9-8. Today last match ...

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  • 4-week refresher course to train midwives developed

    Islamabad - Provision of quality training to the midwives is mandatory for curtailing the growing maternal and infant mortality rates and bringing awareness regarding safe motherhood in Pakistan.Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios among the other South Asian countries. Most of ...

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  • Wapda, Army, PAF score wins in National Basketball

    ISLAMABAD - Wapda, Army and PAF registered victories on the second day of the National Basketball Championship 2015 for Chairman POF Gold Cup being played at POF Sports Complex. In the first match of the day, Wapda thrashed AJK by 72-32. Wapda continued their dominance in all the four quarters. ...

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  • Army chief lauds AMC services

    Rawalpindi - General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Thursday attended the inaugural session of the scientific symposium held at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi. Addressing on the occasion, the COAS appreciated the services rendered by doctors and paramedics of Army Medical Corps ...

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  • Call for boosting role of business to support peace

    Islamabad - Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday underlined the importance of strengthening the role of business in supporting peace through social harmony in Pakistan.The event titled `Strengthening the role of business in supporting peace through social harmony in Pakistan’ was organised by ...

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  • 115th annual sports of GCU commence

    LAHORE - The 115th annual sports of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore Thursday strolled in action at a grand inaugural ceremony at the university’s cricket ground. About 3,000 students from 26 departments of the university took part in the ceremony marked by a grand march past, ...

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  • Customs officials visit Bahria town to verify model’s details

    Rawalpindi - A team of Customs Department investigators visited Bahria Town to verify the authenticity of the property details submitted by the lawyer of famous model, singer and actress Ayyan Ali with a court, a Customs official disclosed to The Nation on Thursday.The official, seeking anonymity, ...

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  • Govt to patronise art of calligraphy: Siddiqui

    Islamabad -  Advisor to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui here on Thursday said the government will patronise the art of calligraphy and will support work of artists at the international stage.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of an exhibition of calligraphy at Aks Art ...

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  • Thanks-giving prayers for Sultan Qaboos

    Islamabad - The people of twin-cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi will be offering thanks-giving prayers soon after the Juma prayers at the Faisal Mosque today (Friday) on recovery and return of Sultan Qaboos bin Said to his homeland after a long illness in Germany. The congregation has been ...

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  • Petrol prices cut: cab drivers still charge at will

    Islamabad -  I don’t see any change in taxi fare with the reduction in petroleum products. I pay Rs120 to hire a taxi from F-10 Markaz to Peshawar Morr and the charges are unchanged, said Amjad Khan who commutes between his office and home via taxi.  “Petrol price has reduced ...

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  • Anti-dengue larvae drive

    Rawalpindi - Dengue larvae detection campaign has been launched in Rawalpindi with joint efforts of district government and health department.  Special responsibilities have been entrusted to all line government departments and organisations for door-and-outdoor dengue larvae surveillance so ...

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  • 10th FIP World Polo Championship begins

    LAHORE - Argentina will take on Brazil in the opener of the 10th FIP World Polo Championship which rolls into action today (Friday) in Santiago, Chile. Earlier, due to a deluge rainstorm, the world championships have been delayed. Though according to forecast, good weather is expected from Friday ...

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