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    DERA ISMAIL KHAN - Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Noor Alam Khan Mehsud here on Saturday paid rich tributes to the doctors, paramedical staff, police, officials of Rescue 1122 and the district administration for their role in the 100-day fight against coronavirus.He was addressing a press conference at Circuit House organised in connection with the completion of first 100 days of fight ...

  • ACS South Punjab assumes charge

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    BAHAWALPUR            -         Newly appointed Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) South Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman had arrived at Bahawalpur last evening and assumed charge of his office.  He visited offices of various departments on Friday.  He was accompanied by Commissioner Bahawalpur ...

  • 487 patients under treatment in Sargodha

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    SARGODHA - As many as 487 confirmed corona­virus patients are being currently treated in the district, out of whom eleven are in hospitals, while others are quarantined at their homes. This was disclosed at a review meeting chaired by Deputy Commis­sioner (DC) Abdullah Nayyar Sheikh here on Thursday. The meeting was informed that so far 5,751 corona tests were conducted in the district, ...

  • 50 brokers booked for detaining AC

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    MULTAN - Over 50 brokers were booked for allegedly detaining local Assis­tant Commissioner (AC) when he raided grain market of tehsil Shu­jabad to check implementation of coronavirus SOPs and control foods’ hoarding here Wednesday. Sources from City Police Sta­tion said, broker Khawaja Sha­keel along with his 50 fellows had detained AC Mubeen Ahsan after closing down grain ...

  • Girl commits suicide

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    FAISALABAD - A young girl committed suicide over some family dispute in Tandlianwala police limits. Police said that Pathan Bibi r/o Nawab chowk committed sui­cide over a family dis­pute by hanging herself with ceiling fan. Police had registered the case and handed over the body to the legal heirs.

  • Father, son killed in wall collapse

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    OKARA - A man and his three-year-old son were killed when the wall of their house collapsed in Sadr Bala Ha­thar village of Hujra Shah Muqeem on Wednesday. As a result of which, Nav­eed Dhol and his tod­dler son buried under the debris and died. In a road accident, Kalsoom Bibi was killed while her young son sustained inju­ries when a tractor trol­ley hit their motorcycle at ...

  • ‘People-enemy’ budget made by IMF: Sirajul Haq

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    MULTAN - Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan Siraj ul Haq dubbed the budget 2020-21 as a fraud, saying his­tory’s biggest deficit was shown in it. “Neither the National Assembly nor the PTI leadership has made this budget. Rather this people enemy bud­get is made by the IMF,” he declared while ad­dressing a news confer­ence on Saturday.

  • 8 vehicles impounded on overcharging and overloading

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    SARGODHA             -          Secretary District Road Transport Authority (DRTA) here Friday impounded eight vehicles in different police stations on overcharging and overloading.      Secretary DRTA Farooq Haider Aziz during ongoing drive against traffic violators ...

  • DC issues alert after polio virus detected in sewerage

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    MULTAN - Deputy Commissioner Aamer Khattak Wednesday issued an alert across the district af­ter polio virus was detected in sewerage in Ali Town area. He directed the Health De­partment to launch an emer­gency programme against polio virus. While presiding over a meeting of the health officials here at the Circuit House, he directed the authorities con­cerned to launch an ...

  • Four youth drowned while bathing in Indus River

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    MIANWALI - Four youth including two real brothers were killed in Indus Riv­er while bathing during the last 36 hours in Marri police limits. Rescue sources said Sunday that two brothers Nabeel Ahmad and Nadeem residents of Mar­ri Sher along with friends were celebrating picnic at river Indus near village Makhadd when they drowned into deep water while bathing. While another two youth ...

  • 10,600 bags of wheat seized

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    FAISALABAD - The Food Department teams has seized 10,600 bags of wheat and shifted to the procurement cen­ter. According to Deputy Director Food Sardar Saifullah Joyia, the teams set up pickets at different main roads on Wednes­day night and seized the wheat being transported illegally through trucks, tractor trollies and rick­shaws. He said that the campaign against illegal ...

  • All-out effortsto eradivate locusts, says VC

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    BAHAWALPUR - Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob , Vice Chancellor , Islamia Uni­versity of Bahawalpur has said while talking to The Nation that ag­ricultural experts espe­cially entomologists of the university will do all out efforts to create awareness on eradicat­ing locusts threatening our food security. He said IUB’s Faculty of Agriculture and Envi­ronmental Sciences has ...

  • 14 more die as death toll from Covid-19 in Punjab reaches 324

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    Lahore             -             Fourteen more succumbed to COVID-19 in Punjab on Saturday, taking the death toll to 324.  Similarly, as many as 275 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported in the province during the same period, taking the number of patients to ...

  • Locusts eliminated from Cholistan, other areas of Bahawalpur division: Commissioner

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    BAHAWALPUR - Commissioner Bahawal­pur Division Asif Iqbal Chaudhry here on Thurs­day said Cholistan and other areas of Bahawalpur division have been cleared from locusts and no traces of locust or its eggs were found in a recent survey. Talking to APP, he said that surveillance of locust would continue during Eid holidays since locust was still breeding in areas of Punjab, Sindh, ...

  • DC urges ulema to implement 20 unanimous points

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    MIANWALI - Mianwali Deputy Commissioner Omar Sher Chat­tah said that members of peace committee were playing role of a bridge for the administration, the police and the people for creating a peaceful at­mosphere. Addressing a meeting of District Peace Com­mittee here regarding the implementation on 20 unanimous points on the eve of Shab Qadar, Jumma Tulwida Eid-ul-Fitr in Mosques and ...

  • FDA demolishes illegal structures in three housing schemes

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    FAISALABAD - Under the directives of Faisalabad Development Authority Director General Muhammad Suhail Kha­waja, the FDA enforcement team demolished illegal structures of three unap­proved housing schemes at Millat road. Accord­ing to the details, the FDA enforcement team led by Estate Officer Imtiaz Go­raya inspected the affaires and legal status of housing schemes being ...

  • Secretary briefed on wheat procurement situation

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    MIANWALI - Sec­retary Regulation Pun­jab, Ahmad Ali Kam­boh, along with Deputy Commissioner Omar Sher Chatah visited the Ehsaas Kifalat Centre and wheat procure­ment centres in Mian­wali, Wan Bhachran and Piplan. On this occasion, the deputy commissioner briefed the Secretary Regulation Ahmad Ali Kamboh regarding the anti-coronavirus steps, wheat procurement drive, anti-locust ...

  • FDA DG reviews development projects

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    FAISALABAD - Faisalabad Development Authority Director General Muhammad Suhail Khawaja has directed the FDA officers for making the City development mega projects technically feasible for presenting them to the Punjab govt to step forward regarding the approval process. He was chairing a meeting to review the progress of development programmes and performance of different sections of FDA. Chief ...

  • 2,390 coronavirus tests conducted in Bahawalpur Civil Hospital

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    BAHAWALPUR - Commissioner Bahawalpur Asif Iqbal Chaudhry said that a total of 2,390 corona tests were conducted at the Civil Hospital Quarantine Center in Bahawalpur district out of which 2033 tests were negative,138 positive, results of 219 are awaited and 23 infected with corona are under treatment in witch 18 at the Civil Hospital Corona Quarantine Center, five are at home in quarantine and ...

  • 421,556 deserving families received Ehsaas aid across division

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    FAISALABAD - An amount of Rs 5.05 bil­lion had been distribut­ed among 421,556 de­serving families across the division under the Ehsaas programme. This was told in a re­view meeting held with the Commissioner in the chair here on Wednes­day. As many as 228,898 families had received financial aid in district Faisalabad; 50,963 in Chiniot; 86,119 in Jhang and 55, 576 in Toba Tek ...

  • PTI leader lauds SC verdict

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    SUKKUR       -          Paki­stan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) Sukkur Ladies Wing President Safia Baloch on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict, allowing markets and shopping malls in the country to reopen. In her statement is­sued here, she said that her party was support­ing the traders’ ...

  • SSP Motorways for safety measures against COVID-19

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    SUKKUR:        -         SSP National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) Sukkur Zone Ghulam Sarwar Bhayo on Tuesday said the on­line classes for officers of the NHMP Probation Course had started. He said the training sessions for the Motor­way Police were also suspended amid spread of COVID-19. The SSP directed ...

  • AJK govt reverts to complete lockdown

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    MIRPUR                  -             Azad Jammu Kashmir government on Sunday announced to withdraw relaxation in the lockdown by again reverting to complete lockdown from Monday midnight – May 18, it was officially announced. The state-government ...

  • Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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    SWABI                  -               The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper ...

  • War of words mars special NA session

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    ISLAMABAD                 -             Taunts, sloganeering and exchange of heated remarks between government and opposition on matters other than COVID-19 dominated in Friday’s national assembly session, which was specially called to debate negative ...

  • DC urges Ulema cooperation for coronavirus control

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    FAISALABAD - The deputy commissioner (DC) has urged religious schol­ars and ulema to cooperate with the district adminis­tration to deal with coro­navirus pandemic during holy month of Ramazan. Addressing a meeting of District Peace Committee (DPC) at DC Office here on Wednesday, he told the participants about overall situation of coronavirus in the district and said that the ...

  • Kh Asif suggests panel to examine quarantine center facilities

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    ISLAMABAD                    -                Pakistan Muslim League (N) parliamentary leader Khawaja Asif on Monday suggested formation of a parliamentary committee to examine facilities in the quarantine centers established in the country. Speaking in the National Assembly on a motion moved by Adviser to ...

  • Five of a family, relatives test positive in AJK

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    MUZAFFARABAD         -            Nine new cases of the novel coronavirus have emerged in Azad Kashmir,taking the number of cases in the region to 68, according to Health Minister Dr MuhammadNajeeb. He said five members of a family,hailing from Kotli, and their three relativesfrom Sargodha are among ...

  • Rs4b spent on 212 schemes of various departments: DC

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    SARGODHA             -          Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Nair Sheikh has said that work on various development projects across the district has been resumed after the government lifted the ban on construction activitiesin Lockdown. Work on 212 schemes worth of Rs 27.7 billion of various ...