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  • ISLAMABAD - National Cricket Club stunned mighty Islamabad Hawks by 7 runs in the ICA/North Zone/Preston University T20 Championship match played here at National Ground on Thursday. Batting first, National Club posted 183-2 in 20 overs with Umair Abbasi smashing unbeaten 67 and Kamran Shah 63. In ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan cricket team may well be without injured star all-rounder M Hafeez when they visit England later this summer. The 35-year-old former T20 captain picked up a knee injury during the Asia Cup earlier this year and has been rated as extremely doubtful for the four-Test tour to ...

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  • PESHAWAR - The Finance Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muzaffar Said Advocate has said that rulers in Islamabad were intentionally trying to paralyze the province economically and push the people and government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the wall. “Our political elites and media will have to raise ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A seminar to celebrate the “World Blood Donor Day 2016” was held by the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) yesterday. The theme for World Blood Donors Day falling on June 14 this year is “Blood connects us all”.  The seminar was chaired by MNA Maiza ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - With low conviction rate of criminals and terrorists from the courts due to weaker prosecution and investigations, the interior minister yesterday gave approval for revamping of criminal justice system. In this regard Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan approved formation of ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly which completed its third Parliamentary year on Thursday achieved a landmark in its legislative history in February this year by enacting Protection of Women against Violence Bill raising much hue and cry in the religious circles. It passed 46 bills during the period, but ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), while keeping its previous practice intact, is set to present the federal shadow budget for the next financial year 2016-17 in coming days, proposing the PML-N government to increase salaries of civil servants upto 20 percent. "MQM would present federal ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chairman Muneer Kamal said that the international investors have started to take keen interest in Pakistan due to substantially improved economic profile of the country. As government emphasis shifts towards growth of the economy, capital market should also ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Secretary Ministry of Water and Power claimed on Thursday the government was taking concrete measures to end loadshedding by 2018. “Bringing loadshedding to zero level is no more a dream now, given so many power projects in the pipeline. It will become a reality by 2018," Muhammad ...

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  •   Lahore : The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for the grant of zero rated regime, as granted to other five export-oriented sectors. Abdur Raheem Janoo, Chief Patron of REAP, Ch Shafique, Chairman REAP ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), while concluding an enquiry, has issued a show-cause notice to Eden Builders (Pvt) Limited for prima facie deceptive marketing practices in promotion of its housing scheme - Eden Life Islamabad - violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, ...

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  • Rawalpindi - One labourer died and three others sustained sever injuries when a drunk driver rammed his car into a tractor trolley from behind on Airport at Shah Khalid Colony yesterday. Police apprehended the drunk driver identified as Syed Qasim Munir hails from Dheri Hassanabadal and registered ...

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  • Islamabad - The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has recovered a seven years old child kidnapped from an area of Shamas Colony on May 23, 2016, a police spokesman said yesterday. He said that Abu Bakar son of Muhammad Shafi was abducted from Shams Colony Main Street, Capital ...

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  • Islamabad - Even though half of the population menstruates, there are no policies supporting the creation and implementation of proper menstrual hygiene management conditions in Pakistan. More than 100 representatives from government, international and national development organisations, civil ...

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  • Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) has an important role in developing good citizenship and character among the boys and urged the Scouts to be useful and helpful in community development.  The President said this while chairing a ...

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  • Rawalpindi - Three students of different schools drowned while swimming in two different areas, sources said here yesterday. The victims have been identified as Ali Raza and Sartaj Malik, both were class fellows and studying in 8th grade and living at Liaquat Colony, and Umar Butt, a matric class ...

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  • Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court yesterday dismissed the petition of Molvi Iqbal Haider against the wife of incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan as additional judge of Sindh High Court by declaring the petition as non-maintainable. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted ...

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  • Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed his satisfaction at the existing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Maldives and assured of Pakistan’s continued support to Maldives in all fields. The President said this while talking to Defence and National Security Minister of ...

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  • LAHORE - A sessions court yesterday directed the Federal Investigation Agency to conduct inquiry against Lahore’s Sultanpura Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) Mian Zaka, lineman Muhammad Aslam and Meter Inspector Ihsan for their allegedly receiving Rs 60,000 from a consumer for a new power meter ...

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  • LAHORE - Rescuers yesterday discovered the body of a young man, two days after he jumped into the River Ravi to flee police torture. Rescue workers said they discovered the body from the river during a search operation yesterday morning. Later, the body was moved to the morgue for autopsy. The ...

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  • LAHORE - A sessions judge yesterday ordered to confiscate salary of Lahore CCPO  Capt (r) Amin Wains till further orders for defying court orders. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sarfraz Akhter passed the order. Arslan, a resident of Johar Town filed an application and alleged that the ...

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  • LAHORE - Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf yesterday said that the annual budget of each police station is being calculated and the estimates would be sent to the provincial government. Talking to reporters at his office, the DIG said that the budget proposals included renovation of police ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday sought reply from the federal government within two weeks in a petition seeking directions to make Urdu as official language in the country as laid down in the constitution. Justice Shahid Waheed passed the order on petition filed by Muhammad Aziz. The ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday sought a reply from Election Commission of Pakistan in a petition seeking disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in Panama leaks. Justice Shahid Waheed passed the order and deferred further proceedings until June 8. Jawad Ashraf, a ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that future of Pakistan is linked to promotion of technical education. He said that youth will have to be equipped with technical education for moving speedily towards destiny of progress and prosperity. He expressed these views while ...

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  • PESHAWAR - The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has said that Universities Amendment Bill 2016 was aimed to boost standard of education and research in the province by bringing it at par with latest trends in the field. He said this while presiding over a meeting of the Select ...

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  • LAHORE - Embarking on second leg of JI Train March against corruption, JI Chief Sirajul Haq said that the nation would not pardon the persons who had plundered billions of the public money and sent the same to offshore accounts. JI chief leading large number of party activists launched second round ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal yesterday said that within a short span of one year, $30 billion out of $46 billion in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have actualised after many projects are in implementation stage or in the advance stage of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Secretary Foreign Affairs Aizaz Chaudhry yesterday met ambassadors of friendly countries and took them into confidence over prevailed situation after the recent US drone attack. In separate meetings with ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey, Chaudhry presented Pakistan’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Confirming the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour Pakistan has said that the US drone strike and the resulting death of Afghan Taliban leader has ‘undermined’ peace process. All indicators confirm that the person killed in the drone strike was Mansour who was travelling on a ...

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