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  • Cold spell to go on

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    LAHORE - Parts of the country remained in the grip of cold wave on Saturday with experts predicting harsh condition will persist for another couple of days. Rains, snowfall and winds helped maintain mercury to a low level, making weather chilly. Skardu remained coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 11 degree Celsius below freezing point. Minimum temperature in Bagrote, Gupis, Kalam, ...

  • Police fail to produce Sana in court for security reasons

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    LAHORE - A special court for control of narcotics substances on Saturday adjourned the narcotics case against PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah as the police informed the court about its failure to produce him due to law and order situation in the city. The special court on the police request extended until December 21 the judicial remand of Rana Sana who is also former Punjab law minister  and ...

  • How dare you attack a hospital, LHC judge asks lawyers’ representatives

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    LAHORE       -        A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday remarked that a violent attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by lawyers showed that law of the jungle was prevailing in the country. The bench criticized the lawyers involved in the violent attack on the biggest heart care health facility ...

  • Wet spell to continue intermittently today

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    LAHORE       -        Parts of the country, including Lahore, received rainfall of varying intensities on Friday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue intermittently on Saturday (today). Rain/thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir and at ...

  • FCCU hosts ‘Cities for People’ conference

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    LAHORE         -        The Centre for Public Policy and Governance at the FC College University (FCCU) hosted a “Cities for People” conference in collaboration with the UNDP and the PIDE. Speaking at the conference, Dr Nadeem ul Haque, vice-chancellor of the PIDE, criticised urban land-use practices of the Lahore Development Authority. He ...

  • Shaukat Khanum completes 25 years of service

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    LAHORE           -       The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) has completed 25 years of serving the humanity.  “We consider all our supporters a part of this accomplishment and they deserve to be congratulated on this achievement,” said Dr Faisal Sultan, CEO of SKMCH&RC, while addressing a press ...

  • PU students visit polio Emergency Operations Centre

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    LAHORE         -       Students of the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) on Friday paid a visit to the polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), vaccination teams in High Risk Union Council 109 and adjacent households ahead of the National Immunisation Campaign starting from December 16.  The visit was jointly ...

  • Govt mulls legislation to protect on-duty doctors, paramedics

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    LAHORE         -     A meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order on Friday decided to make legislation to protect on-duty doctors and paramedics. The meeting was held at CM Office with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in the chair. The meeting reviewed progress on the PIC vandalism case and measures taken for the ...

  • PIC reopens after two-day closure

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    LAHORE      -         The Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) reopened on Friday evening after closure for two days due to damages inflicted by lawyers during an attack on Wednesday. “The administration, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are determined to serve the ailing humanity with greater devotion and ...

  • PIC attackers being identified through videos: Basharat

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    LAHORE             -          Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat has said that in the wake of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology incident, administrative weaknesses are being identified along with other aspects to take action against those ...

  • 250 victims of housing scams get possession letters

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    LAHORE            -           More than 250 victims of Khayaban-i-Ameen Housing Society scam were given possession letters during a special ceremony at the regional headquarters of the National Accountability Bureau in Lahore on Friday.  Deputy Prosecutor General Accountability Chaudhary Khaleeq-uz-Zaman was the chief guest on this ...

  • Online uni admissions system by next year, says governor

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    LAHORE          -         Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said the Combined Online Admission System will be launched by next year for admission to all public sector universities.  He said this at a meeting with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice-chancellor Zia Ullah Qayyum and Government College University (GCU) Faisalabad Vice ...

  • Zaidi for reviving ship breaking industry

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    KARACHI      -          Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Friday said that Pakistan used to be No 1 in the global ranking of ship breaking industry in past but due to improper human resource management and collective failure had brought the country’s ranking to 4th position in the world. Addressing the ...

  • CM orders ministers, advisers to hold open courts on 21st

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    KARACHI    -         Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed all the provincial ministers, advisors and special assistants to hold open courts all over Sindh on December 21, (Saturday), 2019 and solve public problems in presence of concerned officers. The chief minister, through chief secretary has also invited representatives of some of the federal ...

  • Children carnival at Arts Council today

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    KARACHI       -         A carnival, dedicated to children from marginalized sections of the society, is being organized on Saturday at the premises of Karachi Arts Council. Hundreds of these kids currently enrolled in over 150 different schools, scattered across Sindh, mainly in its remote areas, under the management of The Green Crescent Trust (GCT), are ...

  • IJT for arresting colleague’s killer

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    KARACHI         -       Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Friday held a protest demonstration outside Bait ul Mukarram Mosque to condemn the killing of its worker Syed Tufail Rehman inside the International Islamic University Islamabad by a student group. Addressing the protesters, the IJT Sindh Chief Asad Qureshi alleged that armed men belonging to an ethnic group ...

  • SHC grants bail to Durrani in assets case

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    KARACHI/SHIKARPUR       -         The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday granted bail to Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani and other accused named in assets beyond means reference case. Durrani has been directed to submit two surety bonds of Rs1 million each in the court. Agha Siraj Durani is facing corruption charges and ...

  • Khursheed Shah’s remand extended

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    SUKKUR    -      An accountability court of Sukkur has extended the judicial remand of PPP MNA Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah to five more days in a case of assets beyond known sources of income. Khursheed Shah was brought to the Accountability Court from the NICVD Hospital Sukkur on Friday. Counsel of Shah argued that despite passage of 87 days NAB haD failed ...

  • Zardari’s close aide awarded 34-year jail

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    KARACHI    -      An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday pronounced 34-year jail term to former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide and former advisor Sindh Sardar Ismail Dahri. The anti-terrorism court Judge Rasool Bakhsh Soomro convicted Dahri in three separate cases related to possession of illegal weapons, explosive material and hand ...

  • Zaman supports striking teachers

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    KARACHI    -      Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and PTI Karachi President Khurrum Sher Zaman re-affirms support for striking teachers seeking regularisation. Sher Zaman pointed out that 10,000 teachers around the province that passed the tests held by the University of Sindh, Iqra University and National Testing Service are waiting to be ...

  • Winter vocational camp to be held for school kids

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    KARACHI     -        In order to enhance skills, Aman Tech is organizing first of its kind Winter Vocational Camp for school going children from December 20 to January 3. This camp will target boys and girls above 10 years of age and a number of specially designed courses will be offered in the categories of Automobile, Cooling Technologies, Electrical and ...

  • Differently-abled persons be given due respect: Naveed

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    KARACHI      -       Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPD) Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar on Friday said that in all societies senior citizens were given due respect and rights. He stated this while addressing as a chief guest in a seminar on Policy Dialogue for the Immediate Implementation of Sindh ...

  • Strict security for Christmas ordered

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    KARACHI           -          Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani on Friday said that strict and effective security steps, besides best civic facilities would be ensured on the occasion of Christmas in the mega city. Addressing a meeting in this regard chaired by him at his office, the Commissioner said that foolproof security would be provided ...

  • Pakistan signs 2 loan agreements with World Bank, Germany

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    ISLAMABAD-Pakistan on Friday has signed two different loan agreements with World Bank and Germany for different projects. Pakistan and World Bank signed loan agreement worth $406.6 million for Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC) Project. Meanwhile, in other development, Pakistan and Germany signed financing agreement for Hydropower and Renewable Energy phase-II. Economic Affairs Division ...

  • Pakistan playing key role in development of South Asian region: Dawood

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    LAHORE-Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood Friday said Pakistan is playing a key role in the economic development of the South Asian region and to attain the dream of possible regional integration. In his congratulatory message to SAARC CCI Senior Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik for nominating his name for the slot of SAARC CCI President for term of two years, he said this ...

  • Pakistan can become mini factory for world: Dr Salman

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    LAHORE-Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Economic Affairs and Planning Dr Salman Shah has said that Pakistan has all resources to become hub of economic activities and mini factory for the world. Speaking at Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Friday, he said that role of Punjab was crucial in achieving the desired status for Pakistan. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice ...

  • Stock market jumps by 402 points

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     ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Friday noted bullish trend as KSE 100 Index closed at 40,916 points as compared to 40,514 points on previous day with positive change of 402 points (0.98%). A total of 140,344,890 shares were traded compared to the trade 154,104,000 shares during the previous day, whereas the value of shares traded during the day stood at Rs 9.7 billion compared to ...

  • SCCI chief wants hurdles in Pakistan-Afghan trade removed

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    PESHAWAR - The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz has stressed the need for removal of hurdles in trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. SCCI chief stressed upon Islamabad and Kabul to provide facilities to business community to further strengthen the mutual economic relations between the two countries. Engr Maqsood said this while talking to ...

  • Lakhra Coal Power project caused loss of around Rs100 billion: AGP

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    ISLAMABAD-Auditor General of Pakistan has noted losses of around Rs 100 billion caused by the Lakhra Coal Power project due to under utilisation, financial mismanagement and design fault of the project. From its inception till 2017, Lakhra Power Generation Company Limited (Genco-IV) has incurred losses of more than Rs 100 to the exchequer, observed Auditor General of Pakistan in its special audit ...