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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP-P) wants debate in the upcoming National Assembly session on the government’s decision to increase regulatory duty on imported goods without taking the parliament on board. “[The] PPP has submitted an adjournment motion in the National ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Karandaaz Pakistan will provide a fixed grant of over Rs63 million to Bank Alfalah Limited for Supply Chain Financing Advisory Services. The Director General for Economic Development in the Department for International Development (DFID), Rachel Turner attended the signing of an ...

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  • SHIKARPUR - Rustam police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a miscreant belonging to Balochistan Liberation Army [BLA], a banned organization, and nine other outlaws and recovered automatic weapons from their possession, some 40 kilometers from here. According to Rustam Police Station SHO, Athar ...

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  • MIRPURKHAS - Additional Sessions Judge Mirpurkhas-II on Tuesday sentenced Naheed and her paramour Abdul Lateef to life imprisonment after the murder charge proved against them. Nizamuddin, the husband of Naheed, had been killed by Abdul Lateef in connivance with Naheed on July 26, 2012 in the ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that end to poverty is a big means to end terrorism in the country. In his message on the eve of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the CM said: “The religion of Islam encourages its followers to help and support the needy ...

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  • LAHORE - Iranian Counsel General Majid Sadeqhi Dowlatabadi called on Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq at Mansoora Monday and discussed with him ‘relations between the two countries as well as regional situation”. The JI chief stressed the need for forging unity among the Muslim ...

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  • LAHORE - Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Khawaja Adnan Zaheer on Monday said that the board has started an extensive drive to boost the filing of income tax returns by reaching out to large public and private sector organisations and companies, facilitating their employees with taxable income ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Two journalists, Shah Nawaz Tarakzai and Islam Gul Afridi, who had gone missing a day earlier, were freed by the unidentified kidnappers on Monday evening. Working as a correspondent for a Pashto language Radio “Mashaal”, Shah Nawaz Khan Tarakzai had been kidnapped from a ...

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  • The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Sunday arrested a passenger and recovered 1.5kg heroin from him at Allama Iqbal International Airport.  Also, ASF personnel seized 3kg heroin from another passenger who was going to board a plane.  As per reports, Latif Hussain, resident of Narowal, was ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP-P President Asif Ali Zardari had a meeting with his close aides at Bilawal House Lahore on Sunday. According to party sources, Haji Muhammad Nawaz Khokar and Faisal Saleh Hayat briefed their party chief about the latest political situation in Punjab arising out of the existing unrest ...

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  • Lahore - The Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) has awarded Rs 21.9 million research project to the Government College University (GCU) Lahore Department of Environmental Sciences for cost effective improvement in nutritive value of rice and wheat crops through nanoparticles dopted biochar in ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought reply from the Lahore Development (LDA) till November 20 in a petition challenging the extension and up-gradation of 120 KV Chah Meeran grid station in Scheme No 2 Wassanpura, Lahore. Justice Shahid Kareem of the LHC took up petition filed by a ...

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  • LAHORE - The Department of Surgery at the King Edward Medical University organised a walk for awareness about breast cancer. KEMU Registrar Prof Irshad Hussain Qureshi, Department of Surgery Chairman Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Ayesha Shaukat, Prof Zahra, Prof Iqbal Hussain Dogar, Prof Shandana ...

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  • LAHORE - Heads of mainstream religious parties are meeting in Islamabad today to discuss possibilities of election alliance. Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s JUI-F has invited the JI chief Sirajul Haq, JUI-S head Maulana Samiul Haq, JUP president Pir Ijaz Hashmi, Islami Tehreek head Allama Sajid Naqvi ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Privatisation has elected Syed Imran Ahmad Shah as its chairman. National Assembly Acting Secretary Qamar Sohail Lodhi congratulated the newly elected chairman on behalf of the National Assembly speaker and National Assembly Secretariat ...

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  • LAHORE - Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that Pakistan Railways' (PR) revenue has increased to Rs40 billion in June 2017 from Rs18 billion in 2013. Talking to journalists after inauguration of upgraded Awam Express in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, he said Pakistan Railways spent Rs100 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD – National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) need 174 runs to win with 4 wickets in hands against Peshawar in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017-18 round three Pool A match at Abbottabad Stadium on Wednesday. NBP finished the day three at 171-6 with Ali Asad scoring 44. Nasir bagged 3-47 and Taj ...

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  • KARACHI - Sindh Rangers Director General Major General Muhammad Saeed on Wednesday called on spiritual leader of the Bohra Community, Sayedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in Barhani Palace in Karachi. According to a statement issued by Rangers’ spokesperson, during a meeting with spiritual leader, the ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Deputy Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) was seriously injured when armed persons opened fire at him in Hayatabad area of Peshawar Tuesday. Police sources said the incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Tatara Police Station in Phase-V. They said the deputy director was identified ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday embarked on a three-day visit to the US where he will participate in annual meeting of the World Bank. A spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior said that Ahsan Iqbal, who also holds the charge of planning and development minister, would address ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court will resume hearing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi’s petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary-General Jehangir Tareen for failing to declare his assets before the election body and holding an offshore ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Islamabad were in hot water against champions Wapda in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017-18 round three Pool A match here at Diamond Ground on Monday. In all, 24 wickets fell on the first day. Islamabad, batting first, were all out for 81 in 32.1 overs with Fahad Iqbal scoring 27. Test ...

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  • LAHORE - The APTMA management has termed the revised export package by the government as a step in the right direction to overcome national trade deficit. The management has appreciated the initiative and concerted efforts of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and efforts of Federal Finance ...

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  • KAMALIA - PTI has nominated Maj (r) Ahmed Nawaz as district president Toba Tek Singh and Aoun Muhammad Khan Kharal as district vice president. According to a notification issued PTI (West Punjab) President Rai Hassan Nawaz, the party hopes both the newly-nominated officer-bearers will strengthen ...

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  • KASUR - It is good for the government that it has retreated from its alleged plan to amend the finality of Prophethood clause in the Election Bill, said Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ghulam Mustafa. Talking to media, he said that Khatme Nabuwat is the foundation of belief of every Muslim. No Pakistani ...

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  • OKARA - The district police have been implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit with a zero tolerance towards crime and criminals. On the directives of Okara DPO Hassan Asad Alvi, Renala Khurd DSP Inamul Haq Ch led a combing operation around Darbar Bala Pir in the limits of ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Four vehicles and five shops reduced to ashes as a fire broke out in Karkhano area in the jurisdiction of Hayatabad Police Station.  Rescue 1122 spokesman Bilal Faizi said that the fire erupted in Malak Taj Market. After getting information regarding the incident, five fire tenders, ...

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  • BADIN - The villagers, belonging to different UCs of district Badin, held a protest demonstration here on Saturday against an NGO and its supporters for allegedly registering false cases against them. A number of villagers, led by Yaqoob Halepoto, Abdur Rahim and Ghulam Rasul, accused the NGO of ...

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  • MIRPURKHAS - A delegation of MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P), consisting of MPA Dr Zafar Ahmed Kamali, members of district committee Afaq Ahmed Khan, Zeeshan Ali and Aslam Qureshi met with Director Schools Education Secondary Mirpurkhas Ghulam Rasool Keerio and District Officer Education Secondary Ibrahim ...

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  • KARACHI - Trade unionists took out a rally here on Saturday to mark International Decent Work Day. The rally was organised by National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation on the appeal of Industrial Global Union. Participants of the rally were holding placards in ...

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