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  • LAHORE - Pakistan and China Yesterday signed seven agreements and 17 memoranda of understanding in Beijing, covering industrial and energy sectors. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif witnessed the signing ceremony. Addressing the ceremony, he said these agreements are related to the establishment ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Mian Raza Rabbani yesterday lamented the double standard adopted by the US and Western powers over the blatant violations of human rights in Palestine and Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In his opening remarks at the meeting of Standing Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development ...

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  • FAISALABAD-Agricultural contents need to be made an essential part of electronic media headlines to guide people, especially in rural area about the modern trends in agriculture as majority of the population is live in villages.This was stated by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ...

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  • SIALKOT-The government has prepared four different feasibility reports of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway project while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will approve one of the reports, an local MNA said.He added that the construction work will begin in August 2016 which would be completed in a stipulated ...

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  • KASUR-The ban on wheelies will be implemented strictly across the district and violators will be punished as per law, declared DPO Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi.Talking to media here the other day, the district police chief said that doing wheelies is a deadly and illegal sport and a vigorous crackdown will ...

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  • MULTAN-Four persons including three children and a woman were crushed to death by a truck near Chowk Nag Shah in a road accident here on Tuesday. The Rescue 1122 sources said that the ill-fated family was going on a motorbike when a speeding car hit their bike. Resultantly, they fell on the ground ...

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  • SIALKOT - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and a German organization GIZ jointly organised a seminar on the promotion of green banking in Pakistan. On the occasion, SBP Chief Manager Saeed Afzal said that SBP was evolving an effective and positive strategy to develop green banking in the ...

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  • MIRPUR (AJK)-About 21 candidates are in the run for election to the eight reserved seats of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly to be held on July 29, the AJK Election Commission sources informed on Tuesday.The reserved seats include five seats meant for the women and one each for ...

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  • SIALKOT-Portuguese Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Joao Paulo Sabido Costa said that his country was very much keen to develop strong trade ties with Pakistan. Talking to the Sialkot based leading industrialists and exporters in Sialkot, he said that there were bright opportunities for both Portugal and ...

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  • KAMALIA -Unhygienic milk is being sold at Kamalia city and its surrounding areas as milkmen in addition to water, also add some chemicals to milk so as to thicken it. The chemicals play havoc with the consumers' health. Children and the elderly are falling ill due to the adulterated milk. Patients ...

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  • SIALKOT-The intern nurses and lady health visitors (LHVs) staged a protest on the premises of Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital against the hospital management for its failure to provide electricity for their hostel.The protesting nurses and LHVs also staged a sit-in there in such hot and ...

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  • SIALKOT/SAHIWAL-A double murder convict was hanged to death in Sialkot district jail here on Tuesday.According to the jail officials, the convict Muhammad Shafiq had shot dead two women Bashiran Bibi and Sakeena Bibi on resistance during a dacoity incident at their house in village Shah Gharib, ...

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  • KASUR-Prolonged and unscheduled power outages in the prevailing muggy, have left the public with cursing Lesco authorities and taking to the street to get their voice heard.According to a survey conducted by this correspondent, people are suffering great ordeal due to unscheduled power outages as ...

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  • MULTAN-The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) caught on Tuesday the member of a banned terrorist outfit from Head Muhammadwala area and recovered from his possession explosives and maps, the CTD sources disclosed. The accused identified as Naeem is stated to be the member of banned ...

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  • Islamabad-Twenty-eight E-Teacher Programme alumni from across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad for focus group discussions on expanding the US embassy’s E-Teacher Programme for teachers of the English language, a statement said yesterday. They also received training to promote and use Massive ...

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  • Rawalpindi-A two-day USAID training workshop on talent grooming and career counselling for scholars under USAID-funded Merit & Needs-Based Scholarship Programme (phase-11) commenced at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), yesterday, with an aim to improve ...

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  • Rawalpindi-The Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) while taking serious cognisance of the deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir at the hands of Indian soldiers has urged the National Human Rights Commission of India and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Council to take ...

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  • Islamabad-Local police have arrested a person who allegedly shot dead his real younger brother over monetary dispute, a police spokesman said yesterday. He said that Jawad Ali opened fire at his younger brother Fawad Ali with a 30-bore pistol after a monetary dispute developed between them. Fawal ...

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  • Islamabad-The National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) would facilitate deaf and dumb people in issuance of driving licences. This was said by Deputy Inspector General NH&MP, N-5 North Zone, Ashraf Zubair Siddiqui while addressing a seminar, said a press release issued here ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP celebrated 61st birthday of former President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday in different cities across the country. In Lahore, party workers marked the day by distributing "Langar" (food) amongst the poor outside Data Darbar. They also released pigeons on the occasion. Special prayers ...

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  • Islamabad-The National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library expressed concern over delay in construction of family suites for parliamentarians and increasing incidents of theft in Parliament Lodges. The committee expressed its displeasure over the slow pace of work and directed CDA to ...

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  • GILGIT - Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan is in Gilgit-Baltistan on a private visit alongwith Jahangir Tareen and his two sons Sulaiman Khan and Qasim Khan. They would spend two days in G-B. Information Secretary Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) Gilgit-Baltistan Taqee told The Nation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that trade talks between Pakistan and India could not resume till improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Addressing a press conference here, the minister said that current trade between two countries has not ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has directed the authorities concerned to establish a quick response system to help farmers deal with the cotton crop-related diseases. “Drop in the per acre yield of cotton is a matter of serious concern as it is ...

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  • KARACHI - The stock market witnessed range-bound activity on Tuesday. The benchmark KSE 100-index rallied by 130 points (0.33%) and closed at 39147.33 points. The PSX index was led by the pharmaceutical sector that rallied as news circulated that notification for increase in prices of drugs was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued an order disposing off show cause notices issued to three undertakings for violation of Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010, after accepting their commitments to comply with the provisions of the Competition Act. CCP had ...

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  • LAHORE - As many as 12 globally-acclaimed companies having experience of implementing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects have pre-qualified to execute Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme in the first phase in rural areas of 35 tehsils of 10 districts of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz that United States is ready to improve and expand its multidimensional partnership with Pakistan.  Aziz and Kerry met on the sidelines the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting being held in Laos, ...

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  • LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami has announced holding Kashmir Freedom March from Lahore to Wahga Border on July 31 and a women rally to show solidarity with the people of India occupied valley on August 4 in Karachi. JI secretary general Liaqat Baloch with other party leaders made the announcement during ...

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  • LAHORE - Hundreds of office-bearers and workers of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust laid floral wreaths and offered fateha on the grave of former Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust chairman late Dr Majid Nizami on his second death anniversary. NPT Vice Chairman Dr Rafique ...

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