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  • KARACHI - The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $20,361.0 million on June 16. Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan stood at $15,420.8 million, and net foreign reserves held by commercial banks are $4,940.2 million. During the week ending 16th June, ...

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  • PAKPATTAN - As many as 20 persons allegedly kidnapped a love-marriage woman and tortured her severely for free will marriage here the other day. According to the FIR, Shamim Bibi, resident of Waran Piran area tied the knot with Muhammad Dilawar against the will of her family. Angry with the woman, ...

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  • TOBA TEK SINGH - Lahore police raided and arrested from district courts complex a lawyer Zahid Farooq who had got Punjab Bar Council practicing licence in 2012 on fake documents. Lahore police party officials said that Lahore High Court Bar Association member Tariq Nadim had complained against him. ...

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  • KARACHI - Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Chairperson Sadia Rashid, in a statement issued here on Thursday, has said that Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said was the torch-bearer of Pakistan movement, and he started this movement in order to re-create the passion, enthusiasm and sincerity of Pakistan Movement ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Thursday notified the forms for reporting beneficial ownership information as required under section 452 of the Companies Act, 2017. Annexure I to the relevant notification specifies the form for reporting to the company by ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Pakistan on June 24 and then depart for Kabul as part of Beijing’s efforts to ease relations between Islamabad and Kabul. Wang Yi will hold talks with Army Chief Qamar Bajwa and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj ...

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  • KARACHI - A cheque distribution ceremony was held on Wednesday at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi office. Mohammad Altaf Bawany, Director General NAB Karachi distributed cheques amongst the legal heirs of deceased NAB employees. A cheque amounting to Rs6,500,000 was given to the son of ...

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  • Kandhkot - People are thronging to markets these days to buy items such as readymade and raw clothes, shoes ahead of Eid ul Fitar. Just few days to go to Eid ul Fitar, preparation for celebrating the occasion are in full swing across Kashmore district. Heavy rush of people can be witnessed in ...

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  • LAHORE - The Board of Directors of Bank Alfalah Limited announced the resignation of Atif Bajwa from the office of president and CEO of the bank, said an internal communication. Nauman Ansari, former CEO of Faysal Bank, has been appointed as his successor. The communication said that Atif, who held ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The British High Commissioner Thomas Drew CMG on Wednesday presented honorary British awards to Nishat Riaz and Shazia Khawar in recognition of their services for the British Council in Pakistan. The awards were presented on behalf of the Queen, said a statement released by the British ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that it did not have any Facebook account. A press release issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) said that neither it was using any Facebook account or page nor had any other ID on any other social networking websites. The court has asked ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Panjgur sector on the Pak-Iran border, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3-4 kilometres inside Pakistani territory, said a foreign ...

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  • PESHAWAR - At least five persons including the driver were killed and 15 others sustained injuries when a speedy van hit a parked trailer-truck in the limits of Takht Bhai Police Station on Wednesday. According to details, a van carrying passengers and students of a religious seminary was on its ...

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  • LAHORE - On completion of the Holy Quran recitation in Taraveeh, a congregation was held at Nawa-i-Waqt Masjid Tuesday night. Sahibzada Zakir Shah presented recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran and Naat reciters presented Naats. Moreover, Mufti Qamaruz Zaman delivered a sermon and offered ...

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  • Karachi - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) former chief Syed Munawar Hassan has said that fasting demands a person to shun dual standards and adopt a lifestyle in accordance with the teachings of Islam. Addressing an Iftar party here on Tuesday, he said that the last 10 days of the holy month were passing, and ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan has announced to award a bonus of Rs one million for each of the winning team player over and above the Rs 29 million in bonuses and personal incentives, they will receive as per the player central contracts. The PCB chief also ...

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  • LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran has said that flourmills have been allowed to send flour in white bags to other provinces, but the ban on sale of unsubsidised flour will remain intact in all districts of Punjab.   Only subsidised flour will be sold ...

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  • LAHORE: Police are still unable to locate the whereabouts of a woman and her child and the victim’s family alleges an influential lawyer might be behind the ‘mysterious disappearance’ of the two. The case was heard in the Lahore High Court today. Justice Abdul Sammi Khan has ...

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  • LAHORE - The tractors sales witnessed an upsurge of 41 percent to 5,663 units in May 2017, resulting in 65 percent growth during 11 months of FY17 to 50,546 tractors due to the reduction of GST to 5 percent from 16 percent on tractors. During the month, MTL witnessed an astronomical growth of 53 ...

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  • MIRPURKHAS - Aware of growing pollution, the civil society launched a tree plantation campaign here on Saturday on self-help basis, and on the first day saplings were planted from railway station chowk to post office chowk. Members of civil society, Shehzado Malik, MB Kapri, Sarfaraz, Arshad Pathan ...

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  • SHIKARPUR - Senior journalist Agha Israr Pathan’s mother passed away after prolonged illness, in Shikarpur. She was 80. The funeral prayer was offered at Mohalla Kiri Atta Muhammad Khan and she was laid to rest in her ancestral graveyard. People from all walks of life including city notables, ...

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  • KARACHI - The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja has called for foolproof security on the occasion of Youm-e-Ali being observed on Saturday. He directed here on Friday that the adequate security as well as deployment of police personnel at Imambargahs be ensured. There should be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Saeed Ghani on Friday expressed grave concerns over threats to Aitzaz Hasan's family by the Taliban. In a statement, Senator Ghani said that it was very unfortunate that a young boy's family who sacrificed his life to save his school mates had ...

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  • QUETTA - Adviser to Chief Minister on Finance Sardar Aslam Bizenjo yesterday said it was their mission to see Balochistan an economically self-sufficient, developed and prosperous unit of the country. Discussing the government priorities for 2017-18 budget, the finance adviser said education, ...

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  • TOBA TEK SINGH - The brick-kiln workers including women and children staged a protest outside the office of district labour officer, demanding implementation of the government fixed rates and other privileges. Addressing the participants, Pakistan Bhatta Mazdoor Union (PBMU) leaders - Muhammad ...

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  • MULTAN - Unidentified persons slit the throat of a six years old child in the precincts of New Multan Police on Thursday. Police recovered the dead body of Sana Ullah from a vacant plot near Qasoori Chowk and shifted it to city morgue for autopsy and medico-legal formalities. The police homicide ...

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  • KASUR - The District and Sessions court ordered registration of a case against Lesco officials who allegedly stole valuables from a house under the guise of operation against power pilferers here the other day. According to the petition, filed by house owner Sardar Fateh Baz Khan, Lesco officials ...

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  • NOORPUR THAL - The administration is taking all necessary steps to keep the prices of essential commodities within the reach of the common man. Assistant Commissioner Umar Farooq stated while talking to media here the other day. He claimed due to effective measures taken by the Tehsil Municipal ...

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  • KARACHI - The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $20,157.8 million on June 9, 2017. According to 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 $15,296.3 million, net ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party Tuesday approved four development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs. 3338.841 million. These schemes were approved in the 75th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2016-17, ...

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