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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Monday announced that the board would distribute scholarships for the upcoming talent. Shahryar hoped to find young and fresh talent in Pakistan and vowed to search emerging cricketers from school, college and university level. He announced to hold ...

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  • SADIQABAD - March 23rd has great importance in the history of Pakistan when Muslims of the subcontinent unanimously passed a resolution for a separate homeland at a huge public gathering held at Minto Park in Lahore. Speakers stated at a ceremony organised in connection with Pakistan Resolution Day ...

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  • KASUR - The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) claimed to have held the former Water Treatment Plant project manager on corruption charges here the other day. According to official sources, the accused identified as Shabi Hassan had served as project manager of Water Treatment Plan in Kasur from ...

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  • LAHORE - Chairman Bhutto Legacy Foundation Bashir Riaz visited Munnoo Bhai at Punjab Institute of Cardiology to inquire about his health on behalf of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto.  Bashir Riaz also presented him a bouquet and a memorable picture showing Munnoo Bhai with the former Prime ...

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  • QUETTA - At least two tribesmen were killed and another seven were injured on Sunday in a clash between two tribes in district Loralai over land dispute.  The security forces intervened and deescalated the tense situation. The Levies sources said that armed skirmishes erupted between the two ...

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  • LAHORE - A private security guard was wounded critically when his gun went off accidentally in Sabzazar area, police said on Thursday. Police said that Muhammad Sadiq was cleaning his gun outside a market when it went off, all of a sudden. A spokesman for Edhi foundation said that the man sustained ...

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  • LAHORE - On behalf of President of Pakistan, Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana gave Pakistan Civil Awards to the personalities who performed excellently in various fields of life. An investiture ceremony was held at Governor House on Thursday which was attended by provincial ministers, prominent ...

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  • LAHORE -  Some police officers Thursday badly thrashed a man and his eight-year-old son at entrance of Minar-e-Pakistan ground. The victim family had visited the ground in connection with Pakistan Day celebrations. The man and his son were standing in the queue for entry when a police officer ...

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  • Changa Manga - Forests are essential to eliminate environmental pollution and tens of millions of saplings would be planted by the Forest Department. Provincial Forest Minister Yawar Zaman Khan, addressing growers, forest employees and students of a local school at Forest Rest House the other day, ...

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  • PESHAWAR - A policeman was injured when a census team came under attack in Mandni area of Charsadda on Thursday. The attacker also sustained injuries in retaliatory fire by security forces.  Mandni police said the incident took place in Harihchand Mandni area, when a security team accompanying ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed very close relations that are marked by commonalities on all issues of mutual interest at regional and international level. He said this at a meeting with outgoing Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Marzouk, ...

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  • OKARA - Pakistan is moving towards the destination envisioned by its founding fathers, MNA Ch Riazul Haq said. Talking to media, he said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the country has been got on a right track, leading towards prosperity. Ch Riazul Haq said the national ...

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  • KHANEWAL - A local court awarded capital punishment to four murder convicts while two of their co-accused were sentenced to life imprisonment here the other day. According to the prosecution, the accused – Gul Muhammad, Akram, Qalab Ali, Shehbaz shot dead four persons – Nawaz, Aslam, ...

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  • SADIQABAD - The Tehsil Bar Association observed strike against the government for not allotting place for lawyers’ chambers at here at judicial complex. Talking to media, TBA president Shabbir Ahmed Khaliti, vice president Talib Bhatti, general secretary Jam Fakhruddin and spokesman Abdul ...

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  • MANDI BAHAUDDIN - The police claimed to have held two drug-peddlers, said to be siblings, with a huge quantity of hashish here at Phalia the other day. According to the Qadirabad Police, the accused identified as Qaiser Mehmood and his sister Benish Tahira of village Dogul, were on the way to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, while chairing a meeting directed the PTV and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) to refresh the historic and epic struggle for freedom through a series of short snippets as part of a campaign starting on March 18, which will ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBF) in collaboration with Leisure City Bowling Club will conduct the Pakistan Day Tenpin Bowling Championship 2017 here at Leisure City Bowling Club Safa Gold Mall on March 23 to mark the Independence Day. PTBF secretary Ijaz Ur Rehman said the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD – Army made 60-3 against ZTBL on the inaugural day of the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II round two pool B match here at Army Ground on Thursday. Imran Khan Senior took 2-16. Earlier, ZTBL were all out for 218 in 72.2 overs with Haris Sohail scoring 101 and Gohar Ali 66. Shoaib Aamir ...

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  • ISLAMABAD – Wapda hammered Balochistan 3-0 on the inaugural day of the Jubilee Insurance - Roshan Khan National Team Squash Championship 2017, played at the RKJK Squash Complex, Fleet Club, Karachi on Thursday. SNGPL and Wapda registered thumping wins in female category against their ...

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  • LAHORE - The Sicas Junior National Tennis Championship will commence today (Friday) here at the Punjab Lawn Tennis Academy (PLTA) courts. Tournament Director Rashid Malik said the PLTA, in collaboration with Salamat School System, had been holding this event to promote junior tennis at grassroots ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Defending female champions Sindh and male champions Army retained their titles in the 16th National men’s and women’s Netball Championship 2017, after defeating their respective opponents in the finals played here at Hamidi Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex on Thursday. IPC ...

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  • LAHORE - University of the Punjab and Kinnaird College for Women qualified for the 12th All-Pakistan Intervarsity Women Cricket Championship final after beating their respective opponents in the semifinals played here at different venues on Thursday. In the first semifinal, Kinnaird College ...

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  • KARACHI - The Sindh government has decided to continue Pakistan Textile City Ltd (PTCL) in partnership with Port Qasim Authority. “The government is working hard to bring in investment and some quarters are trying to make PTCL a failed project but this will not be allowed,” Sindh Chief ...

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  • KARACHI - The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $22,274 million on March 10, 2017. The weekly break-up of the foreign reserves position released on Thursday showed that foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) stood at $17,238.3m, net foreign reserves held ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Action Chief Executive Officer IESCO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar has been suspended and removed from his post. The notification issued here on Wednesday said that Additional Chief Engineer, National Transmission Dispatch Company Ltd Dr Rana has been directed to report to PEPCO. It said that ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector has met with captain Sarfraz Ahmed and discussed the possible ODI and T20 squad. According to media reports, it is likely both the ODI and Twenty20 squads will be announced today (Wednesday). PSL top performer Kamran Akmal, opening batsman Ahmed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Head Office building of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has been switched over to solar power after the authority installed a 15 kilowatt solar panel. "On March 1, 2017, solar system was successfully commissioned which on average is replacing 60 kWh of ...

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  • LAHORE - Masses are again taking interest in the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) due to rising petroleum prices, which is good for consumers, environment and the people involved in gas business. As the prices of petrol continue to climb, the price of CNG will start falling soon, benefitting the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday held a meeting with British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and discussed matters related to ties between the two countries. The minister said steps were needed to further promote bilateral ties by taking advantage of best ...

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  • Islamabad - The government has yesterday sought another two days from the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to resolve the issue of overdue invoices. The government also asked the IPPs to stop the publication of advertisement against it on the overdue issue as it damaging its image, official ...

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