islamabad    -  Auto-theft gangs have pilfered a car and three motorcycles from different areas of twin cities, informed sources on Monday. Surprisingly, a motorcycle was taken away from outside office of ASP/SDPO Gujar Khan Cirlce, they ...

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    RAWALPINDI   -   A 10-bed free kidney dialysis unit has been made functional in IIMCT Railway General Hospital (RGH). “The unit has started working to improve health facilities for deserving patients of Pakistan Railways,” said Dr Arbaz Khan, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) while talking to a group of journalists on Monday. The free kidney dialysis unit was made ...

  • Police arrest smuggler, seize 36kg opium

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    RAWALPINDI   -  Taxila police foiled a bid of narcotics smuggling on Monday by arresting a notorious smuggler and seizing 36kg opium from his possession, according to a police spokesman. The accused has been identified as Hamza Rehman, the resident of Peshawar, against whom a case was also registered, they said. According to sources, a police team, led by SHO Police Station Taxila SI ...

  • 11 held in operation against profiteers

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    BAJAUR   -   The district administration arrested 11 traders over profiteering and overcharging during the ongoing crackdown against profiteers and hoarders in Bajaur district.  Talking to newsmen, Assistant Commissioner Fazal Raheem said that most of traders including wholesalers and distributors of essential commodities were arrested from Khar and Sadiqabad bazaars. He said that ...

  • Pak-China friendship higher than mountains: Chinese vice minister

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    ISLAMABAD   -   The 8th meeting of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Joint Working Group on Transport Infrastructure was held via video link at Ministry of Communications here on Monday.  The meeting was attended besides others by Federal Secretary Communications Zafar Hasan, Vice Minister of China on Transport DAI Dongchang, Deputy Director General for International ...

  • 5-year uplift plan for Kohat Div to cost Rs15b

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    Peshawar    -  In an effort to develop Kohat Division on sustainable grounds, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finalized all necessary arrangements for launching a comprehensive development project ‘Kohat Division Development Project.’   The five-year development project will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs.15 billion. Under the Kohat Division ...

  • Police decide security plan for Milad-un-Nabi procession

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    Islamabad    -  Police have decided to chalk out an elaborate security plan to guard the main procession of Eid Milad un Nabi on 12th Rabi ul Awal (October 30) and to ensure strict patrolling for religious gatherings in the city. The decision for comprehensive security arrangements was made in meeting presided over by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir ...

  • Man killed, woman injured in car attack 

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    Rawalpindi   -  A man was killed and another woman injured when some unidentified assailants opened fire on the car they were travelling in on Saidpur on Monday, police said. However, the other two persons including a three-year-old girl remained unhurt in the attack, police added. The incident took place in the limits of Police Station (PS) New Town while the attackers managed to ...

  • Four car lifters held in Peshawar 

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    Peshawar   -  Police on Monday busted a gang of four car-lifters.  Hassan Jehangir, Superintendent of Police (SP) for Peshawar Cantt, told a news conference that the anti-car lifting cell of the force had made the recent arrests. The arrestees included Abdullah, Naushad, Bashir, and Ishaq. “They used to change the engine and chassis numbers and also had relations with ...

  • Hungary envoy calls on Senate deputy chairman

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    ISLAMABAD   -  Ambassador of Hungary Béla Fazekas made a courtesy call on Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla here at Parliament House on Monday and exchanged views over trade, investment and other issues of mutual interest.     Deputy Chairman Senate, Saleem Mandviwalla while discussing trade and investment opportunities said improving inter-parliamentary ...

  • Parvaiz Elahi calls for complete boycott of France by Muslims

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    Lahore    -  Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi has urged all Islamic countries including Pakistan to announce diplomatic boycott of France for its move to support the profane caricatures of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him). “The Muslim can never tolerate blasphemy in respect of Khatam-un-Nabiyeen Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him ).  The French President ...

  • QAU depts closed after confirmation of 5 COVID-19 cases

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    ISLAMABAD    -  City health authorities on Monday recommended closure of multiple departments of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) after confirmation of five novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there. The District Health Office (DHO) has recommended closure of different departments of the university to the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration.   The letter ...

  • KP CS for ensuring redressal of grievances lodged on Citizen Portal  

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    Peshawar  - 0hief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz on Monday welcomed significant improvement in the performance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Pakistan Citizen Portal in resolving public grievances in the month of October and directed the administrative secretaries to expedite the process of resolving public grievances.   The performance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regarding redressal ...

  • Locals protest curb on NCP vehicles’ movement

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    Khyber   -   Residents of Tirah Valley, Khyber district, on Monday held a protest demonstration against restriction on Non-Custom Paid (NCP) vehicles’ movement.  Under the banner of Jirga Pakistan, a large number of people took part in the demonstration. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands. The participants of ...

  • Students, volunteers visit Army HQs at Malakand Fort

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    Swat   -  A group of 20 students and youth volunteers, including five girls, had the opportunity to take an educational trip to the Pak Army Headquarters at Malakand Fort, with the aim to provide an exposure and enhance awareness of the youth.  The students were warmly received by the Army officers upon their arrival at the Headquarters. General Officer Commander Malakand ...

  • KP Assembly condemns blasphemous caricatures in France

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    Peshawar    -  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly condemned blasphemous caricatures in France by passing a unanimous resolution here on Monday. The resolution was moved by Sumera Shams of PTI while members of both the treasury and opposition signed it asking the federal government to take up the issue at the level of the United Nations. It urged the UN to enact laws with the aim of ...

  • Opposition out only to protect plundered money: KP CM

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    Peshawar    -  Bashing the alliance of opposition parties, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), for its move against the government, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said yesterday that PDM is a group of jobless people who together have plundered this country and they have joined their hands just to defend their mega corruption after Prime Minister Imran Khan has straight ...

  • Federal govt behind Karachi incident,  claims Haideri

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    ISLAMABAD    -   JUI-F Secretary General Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has said that PTI government was in huge desperation after the two rallies of PDM. While addressing a Press conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said that all the Cabinet was nervous and doing resentful politics. He maintained that they were in the Parliament but President House had become ...

  • LRH holds seminar on breast cancer

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    PESHAWAR   -   Management of the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) yesterday organised a free medical camp and a seminar on breast cancer awareness and treatment at Saidu Sharif in Swat district. According to LRH spokesman Muhammad Asim, the aim of the activity was to raise awareness about how to prevent and treat breast cancer, which he said is spreading rapidly. The camp, led by LRH Dean ...

  • ‘Corruption-free political system to resolve issues’

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    Peshawar   -   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour Shaukat Yousafzai has said that corruption-free political system is the only solution for the longstanding issues of the country. While addressing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Assembly held here yesterday, he said that the government has taken tough decisions in difficult circumstances. “Inflation has certainly ...

  • Police claim arrest of 2 brothers in over 36 cases

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    Peshawar   -   Police on Friday said they have arrested two brothers allegedly involved in more than 36 criminal cases. Speaking to journalists, SP Rural Peshawar Sajjad Khan, flanked by other officers, told media that Hazrat Hussain and Sharif Hussain, belonging to Qarian Group, were involved in kidnapping, sabotage and other cases. The arrests were made by Shahpur Police ...

  • PML-N leaders say fresh elections to resolve all issues

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    Swabi  -   Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former prime minister has said that the solution of all confronting problems of the country is fresh elections and that would be the beginning to take the country out of the crisis, because in the last two years every institution of the country had been weakened. He said this during his address to PML-N workers’ convention held here at the ...

  • Pakistanis laud posting of new Chinese envoy

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    ISLAMABAD   -  The academic and business community of Pakistan has widely welcomed the appointment of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, Gwadar Pro reported on Thursday.    People in Pakistan believe that Mr. Nong, with strong credentials, will play a pivotal role in facilitating the CPEC project as it enters the second phase with a particular focus on agriculture, ...

  • Pak civil awards conferred on Chinese dignitaries

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    ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Moin-ul-Haq, has presented “Pakistan Civil Awards” on behalf of the President of Pakistan to two leading Chinese personalities at an investiture ceremony held at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing. The President had conferred the prestigious “Hilal-I-Imtiaz” upon Dr. Zhao Baige and “Sitara-I-Pakistan ...

  • 2 facilitators of militants arrested

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    Timergara    -   Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Malakand Circle, police and secret agencies on Friday produced two facilitators of terrorists before media.  They were arrested Thursday night during a joint raid on a house at Ghwargay village in Lajboke union council here at Police Lines Balambat.  CTD Malakand Region SP Izhar Shah and DPO Dir Lower ...

  • Crackdown on hoarders, profiteers starts in Lakki, Bannu

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    Lakki marwat    -  The administrations in Lakki Marwat and Bannu yesterday launched a crackdown on hoarders and profiteers to ensure provision of essential commodities to people on control rates. Talking to this correspondent here on Friday, Bannu Commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that the actions were initiated on the directions of the provincial government following ...

  • Concern showed over PSRA fines on private schools

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    Peshawar   -  Representatives and owners of private educational institutions have expressed grave concern over the allegedly illegal and unnecessary actions, imposition of fines and inquiries by Private Schools’ Regulatory Authority (PSRA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, asking the provincial government to give relief to Covid-19 affected private education sector. The reservations ...

  • Pak expats accuse PIA Copenhagen branch of not refunding full amount

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    ISLAMABAD    -  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) main ticketing branch outsourced in Copenhagen, Denmark, is accused of deducting thousands of Danish Krone (local currency- DKs) from overseas Pakistanis residing there, despite the national aircraft carrier had announced full refund of tickets for them, The Nation learnt on Thursday.  The European Union Air Safety ...

  • BRT resumes today after month-long suspension

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    PESHAWAR   -   Following a month-long suspension due to certain technical faults, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is restarting its service today. A spokesman for TransPeshawar, the company managing the BRT, said that the service is being resumed on October 24, one day prior to the scheduled date of October 25. “Staff from the bus manufacturing company and TransPeshawar worked to ...

  • Countrywide polio drive starts from 26th

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan Polio Eradication Program (PPEP) will immunize over 30 million children in 128 districts of the country in the anti-polio drive set to commence from 26th of this month. A statement released by PPEP here yesterday said that it will launch a sub-national polio eradication campaign from October 26 to 1st November to vaccinate more than 30 million ...