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  • Fourteen outlaws including five POs held

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    islamabad - Islamabad police arrested 14 outlaws including 5 proclaimed offenders and recovered 1.32 kilograms of hashish, 12 bottles of wine and weapons from their possession, a spokesman said. The spokesman said that Tarnol police arrested Shahid Mehmud for having 1.20 kilograms of hashish while Secretariat police arrested Sajjad for having two wine bottles. The Shalimar police arrested Aabid ...

  • Workshop held to encourage financing for clean energy projects

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    islamabad - The US Agency for International Development and the USAID’s Development Credit Authority in Washington held a workshop with private energy developers to encourage financing for new private clean energy projects. At the workshop, USAID Pakistan Deputy Mission Director Karen Hunter said, “USAID will provide up to a 50 per cent guarantee for loans made by banks to qualified ...

  • Urdu university operating in rented building despite possessing land

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    islamabad - Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology failed in constructing its own building despite having 80 kanals of land for the purpose for the last 10 years, said a source on Thursday. The university presently holds its classes in a rented building in G-7 sector of the federal capital. The building is owned by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), which has sent ...

  • Japan Embassy organises calendars exhibition at RAC

    RAWALPINDI: The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council organized an annual Japanese Calendars Exhibition 2018 at the RAC Art Gallery on Thursday. HE Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, inaugurated the exhibition. He was by former director RAC Naheed Manzoor, Director RAC Waqar Ahmed and other distinguished guests. The exhibition will remain open for the general ...

  • Pharmacy robbed in broad daylight

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    rawalpindi - A gang of armed robbers stormed into a pharmacy in Ghausia Chowk, Tahli Mohri in broad daylight and robbed cartons of baby milk, cash and mobile phones, sources said on Thursday. The robbers also opened indiscriminate firing upon resistance by the pharmacy owners and staff. Reportedly, the waiter of a local restaurant sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to hospital. However, ...

  • Saira condemns attack on polio worker

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    islamabad - Federal Minister for National Health Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarrar said on Thursday that anti-state elements cannot deter our resolve to end polio from the country. The federal minister condemned the attack on polio worker in Balochistan in which two front line workers have been killed by the terrorists. Two unidentified men on motorbikes killed Sakeena Bibi and her ...

  • The plain truth about PIA

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    islamabad - At the risk of sounding pessimistic, I have to admit that flight PK 769 from Islamabad to Barcelona, Spain was half empty. “The seating capacity of this carrier is three hundred and thirty and we have a list of passengers close to two hundred” said the purser. The seating strength in business class was 35 in total and I stopped on number 12.  I was travelling during ...

  • NHLH to publish books about Ibn-e-Khaldun

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    islamabad - The National History and Literary Heritage Division will take measures for publishing the books of renowned historian and philosopher, Ibn-e-Khaldun for educating the students. The statement issued said that Advisor to Prime Minister on NHLH Irfan Siddiqui announced that a series of books on the works Ibn-e-Khaldun will be published for educating students of educational institutions ...