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  • ISLAMABAD - The 35th CAS Open Golf Championship 2016 started with leading golfers in action at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek, Karachi on Thursday. The championship will be played for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air vice Marshal Salman Ahsan ...

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  • PESHAWAR - The protesting doctors Thursday called off strike after successful talks with the government and got assurance that their long-awaited demands would be met.This decision to end boycotts of hospitals was taken at a meeting with the doctors community representatives held with Chief ...

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  • CHANGA MANGA - Tree plantation is a noble cause and everyone should protect trees, said Syed Ajmal Raheem, Conservator of Forests Lahore here yesterday.He was accompanied by Divisional Forest Officer Changa Manga Chaudhry Hayat Hassan.Syed Ajmal said that forests will be protected at all costs. The ...

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  • BUNER - A man lost his eye during a scuffle with his relative over a petty issue in district Buner yesterday. Police sources said that the incident occurred in Kalfani village when Akhtar Shah exchanged hot words with his relative over some petty issue. During the fight, accused Abdur Rahman gouged ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency yesterday said Higher Education Commission or any other relevant institution had not verified more than 300 universities that surfaced in the Axact scandal. The FIA also said it had found solid evidence in the Axact scandal which showed that innocent ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman yesterday said Pakistan was fighting one of the largest inland wars on terrorism alone.Speaking at a wide-ranging talk on building Pakistan’s peace and security at the School of Advanced International Studies, at ...

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  • KARACHI - Former military ruler and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML)General (r) Pervez Musharraf was discharged from PNS Shifa Hospital after being taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the medical facility over high blood pressure complaint. According to details, Pervez Musharraf was ...

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  • LAHORE - The intra-party polls will be held following the process of direct election from union council to centre, Imran Khan announced yesterday. “The party workers prepare for the intra-party polls to elect the leaders of their choice for various party offices,” said Mr Khan while ...

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  • LAHORE  : Nestlé Pakistan recently signed an agreement with Oxford University Press for curriculum development for Nestlé Healthy Kids (NHK) Programme.NHK Programme is a global initiative, the purpose of which is to develop knowledge of school children about nutrition and health ...

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  • ISLAMABAD : United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), organised an event on Thursday, titled ‘Celebrating Success’ in connection with the remarkable success of the Global Clean Tech ...

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  • LAHORE - The business community has suggested the government to run PIA and other failing state-owned enterprises on public-private partnership (PPP) model. They said that the privatization process of Pakistan International Airlines should be fully fair and transparent. Moreover, the government ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Central Development Working Party (CDWP) Thursday approved six development projects worth Rs27.741 billion including a key project to establish Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) University at the cost of Rs.9.780 billion. The Central Development Working Party also ...

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  • KARACHI - Bearish activities prevailed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange on third consecutive day on Thursday, with PSX benchmark 100-index shedding another 324.05 points to close at 31,820.54 points. The index has lost 885 points in three days.Traded volume decreased by 33% to 112 million shares as ...

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  • KARACHI:–  The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $20,195.8 million on February 5, 2016. Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan stood at $15,341.0 million while net foreign reserves held by banks are $4,854.8 million. During the week ending February ...

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  • Lahore  - The Benami Transaction Prohibition Law is being introduced before the upcoming federal budget to improve tax net in the country.This was stated by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan while addressing a seminar organized by Pakistan Tax Bar ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  - Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the government will enhance exports volume to $35 billion by 2018 from current $24 billion through three-year Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2015-18.Speaking at a meeting of National Assembly’s ...

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  • LAHORE  - A representative delegation of renowned industrialists and economists met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, here on Thursday, and discussed with him proposals for the promotion of economy and investment, increase in exports and creation of job opportunities. Speaking on the occasion, ...

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  • Islamabad - The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved 11 new companies for sale of generic version of a new miracle drug namely Sofosbuvir, which is the latest therapy available in the world for Hepatitis-C.Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and ...

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  • Rawalpindi - The regional police officer, Rawalpindi has directed the city police officer to remove Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Sadiqabad Malik Allah Yar from his office immediately for his alleged involvement in high-level corruption and harbouring criminals and gangsters, reliable ...

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  • Islamabad - The students of Roots Ivy International School/ DHA-1 Campus Islamabad celebrated the outstanding success of the Cambridge International Examinations’ 2015-16 results with jubilations, honor, pride and excitement yesterday according to a press release. CEO Roots Ivy International ...

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  • Islamabad - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works yesterday approved the Public Sector Development Projects (PSDP) of the Ministry of Housing and Works for financial year 2016-17. The projects amounting to Rs27,663.675 million would be spent on 123 schemes to be executed ...

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  • Islamabad - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad has directed all police officials to ensure elaborate security of media houses, educational institutions, shopping centres, markets and important buildings. In a special meeting held here at Central Police Office, the IGP directed for ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday dismissed petition of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani seeking deletion of his name from proceedings in a forest land illegal possession case.The court also summoned senior member of Board of Revenue by March 10 along with the record of the ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the work on land record computerisation has almost been completed and it will eliminate patwari culture.He was addressing a high level meeting regarding land record management & information system, here yesterday. The chief minister ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies Director Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz passed away last night at Shaikh Zayed Hospital after protracted illness. He was 56.He was suffering from diabetes. He left behind two sons and two daughters besides a widow. The funeral prayer of the former ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday directed the federal government to justify the recent cut in petroleum prices in line with the decline in oil prices in international market.Justice Mamoon Rashid heard the case and adjourned further hearing until February 24.The federal government, few days ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday said that the deal sealed with Qatar for import of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) at the price of 4.78 dollars per mmBtu was the cheapest of its kind in South Asia.Prime Minister’s spokesman Dr Mussaddiq Malik at a Press conference said that the landmark ...

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  • KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines yesterday sacked 11 employees and issues show-cause notices to more than 165 others on the charge of violating Essential Services Act, a day after the Joint Action Committee ended a weeklong protest against the government decision of privatisation. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Raheel Sharif yesterday confirmed death sentences to another 12 hardcore terrorists, an ISPR statement issued on Thursday said.These men were involved in different terrorist activities, including Bannu Jail break and attacks on Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies ...

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  • LAHORE –Pakistani entrepreneurs are invited to start joint ventures with their Portuguese counterparts in the sectors of textile, food, rice, information technology, sports goods and agriculture that would be equally beneficial for the both countries. The invitation was extended by the Charge ...

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