ASIM QADEER RANA

  • TISLAMABAD - Haj expenditures are likely to increase this year due to inflation, well-placed sources told The Nation on Friday.The Haj policy draft would be presented in the next meeting of the federal cabinet for approval. For the first time in history of Pakistan, all the intending pilgrims under ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The project “Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service (Islamabad Portion, length 13.656 km) costing Rs. 23.6 billion was approved on Thursday in principle subject to rationalization of cost and scope by a Committee headed by Secretary Cabinet Division.The committee will comprise ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Already facing a severe criticism for issuing a decree to allow second marriage to a Muslim male without his wife’s consent, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has now decreed to permit the marriage of young children.The apparently strange decree cites religious provisions to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a bid to facilitate the Chinese investors in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a special cell in Prime Minister Secretariat tasking it to ensure that bureaucracy may not create hurdles in various projects, which are likely to be kicked off in Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two terror suspects belonging to a militant outfit involved in the deadly attack at Islamabad district courts on Monday that left at least 11 people dead.The reported arrests were made following a police encounter ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - An in-house change in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly may be on the cards as the PML-N led federal government is coming under severe pressure these days from its AJK chapter as well as PPP splinter group to have the incumbent Premier Ch Abdul Majeeed replaced with ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - In a move, which could irk the business community of capital city, the CDA is mulling to shift the industrial zone outside the capital city.The purpose behind this move is said to provide the residents of capital city with clean atmosphere. Minister of State for Parliamentary ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Reluctance of Afghan National Army to act against the fleeing TTP elements crossing over to Afghanistan has irked the Pakistan military establishment, but it wants the US military and CIA to destroy sanctuaries of TTP in areas bordering Pakistan with a meaningful cooperation from ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday detained a dozen women belonging to Central Asian countries in a bid to trace and arrest two Uzbek women who had fled the Islamabad Airport without passing through immigration counter, a few days ago.The FIA raided three addresses in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - The federal minister for railways locked horns with a sitting MNA Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Thursday over an issue of black listing a Chinese company, which is accused of providing feeble locomotive to the Pakistan Railway. Scuffle erupted between incumbent Federal Minister for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - A paleontology team of the Department of Zoology of the Punjab University discovered nine million years old hominid fossils from Nagri Village, in the district of Chakwal. The research team headed by Prof Dr Akhtar along with faculty members including Dr Akbar Khan, Dr Abdul Majid ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former President General (Retd) Pervez Muaharraf’s appearance before the special court on Friday (today) is only possible if doctors allow him to leave the hospital, but a surprise appearance at the last moment cannot be ruled out, sources close to the former President ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Nine persons facing corruption references for their alleged involvement in a massive Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) scam have been barred from travelling out of the country.According to Ministry of Interior, those whose names have been put on the Exit Control List (ECL) include ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Director Health Services (DHS) Friday briefed about the operational strategy for the upcoming polio campaign in the capital city. As many as 1,31,500 children under the age of five of Islamabad city and its suburbs would be administered polio drops during this campaign. Dr. Hassan Urooj ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Taking notice of dirty parks and ill-maintained walking tracks, Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal approved an amount of Rs 15 million for repair, maintenance and up-gradation of 46 parks.As Islamabad continues to spread beyond boundaries and volume of population ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Grilling Chairman CDA and his team for slow pace of work, Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat and Capital Administration Development Division Tuesday expressed concerns over the delay in the development work in Park Enclave and Kurri Model Village.Besides, the committee ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a bid to show solidarity with Christian community, Capital Development Authority (CDA) organised Second Christmas Festival at Open Air Theatre Shakarparian on Thursday.As usual, a large number of Christian workers of CDA participated in the function that was especially organised to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Establishment Division on Thursday issued a notification of promotion of 22 officers into grade 22 that were promoted by Special Selection Board. Interestingly, this notification has been issued around 22 days after the board meeting conducted to promote these officers, officials ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Though the federal interior ministry is pondering to initiate an action against ‘defiant’ Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik for establishing an offshore company Nadra Technologies Ltd (NTL), yet it is denying the fact that the company was established in 2004 with the approval of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has threatened to attack Bangladesh Embassy in Islamabad in the wake of the killing of Abdul Qadir Mulla, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader in Bangladesh, it was reliably learnt on Wednesday.Although security around Bangladesh foreign mission in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority has decided to screw up all those violating the law by constructing houses and shops in Tarnol and Golra areas of Islamabad where CDA has completed award process by imposing Section 144.The CDA has sought help from Rawalpindi and ICT police to keep the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a bid to enhance Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations, a group of parliamentarians of Pakistan left for Afghanistan on Monday.The group comprises members of Upper and Lower House of Parliament and is led by MNA Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Senator Afrasiab. The group will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Rejecting the apprehension about misuse of funds and nepotism in newly launched Prime Minister's Youth Business Loan Programme, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday made it loud and clear that that there was no chance of corruption in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Abdur Rauf Chaudhry, Chairman of the commission formed to appoint heads of public sector organisations, has recommended to higher authorities to look for his replacement, arguing he was not in a position to chair proceedings of the body on regular basis.The whole issue took new turn ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a bid to provide shelters to middle and lower middle class, the Ministry of Housing and Works has finally given final touches to a report to build five lakh residential units across Pakistan. State Minister for Housing and Works Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Thursday informed the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Legislators on Wednesday were shocked to know that various departments and sovereign bodies attached to the Ministry of Hosing and WORKS were working without key positions lying vacant there. Questioning the performance of the ministry and departments attached to it, National Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The incumbent PML-N government has planned to build half million residential units within next four years in a bid to facilitate the low-income group. Tasked by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a team of professionals under supervision of federal Minister for Minister of Housing and Works ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan has termed the killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud a US attempt to sabotage Islamabad’s plan to hold talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), saying "this is a drone (attack) on peace efforts in Pakistan".At a press conference on Saturday, Interior ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - After the killing of Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud along with some of his companions in a US drone strike on Friday, the banned militant organisation is in the process of choosing his successor.Sources claimed that Qari Walayat Mehsud, a first cousin of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Pakistani security establishment is contemplating three options regarding the safe repatriation of Afghan Taliban second in command Mullah Abdul Ghani Bradar who was released from detention in Pakistan in September last, but is languishing in some safe house at some undisclosed ...

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