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    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said that Indian Air Force pilot Abhi­nandan was released as a peace gesture and there was no pressure to free him. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said that Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region and release of Indian pilot manifested this resolve. “Pakistan released Indian Air Force ...

  • City lit up ahead of Eid Milad-un-Nabi

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    KARACHI - It’s that time of the year again. Karachi has become even livelier than usual, preparing to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Rabiul Awwal 12, being observed today. Strings of fairy lights festoon buildings and houses, some even adorned with flags prepared in relevance to the occasion. Echoes of Naats resound in streets as mosques across the city ...

  • SHC converts death sentence into life term in murder case

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    KARACHI - Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday rejected an appeal against death sentence awarded by a model court in a murder case and converted it into life term. The court was hearing an appeal filed by convict Muhammad Jamal against death sentence awarded to him by a model court in 2019 in a murder case. However, the court upheld Rs 0.2 million fine imposed against the convict. According to the ...

  • Uncertainity prevails due to COVID 19, says Saeed Ghani

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    KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani said on Thursday that education not only in Pakistan but also in the world had been affected due to COVID-19 that caused educational institutions to be closed for more than six months. He expressed these views while addressing a function at Narain Jagnath Vaidya (NJV) Government Higher Secondary School here on Thursday. Expressing ...

  • Rangers foil smuggling bid of NCP items

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    KARACHI - The Pakistan Rangers Sindh foiled smuggling bid of various Non-Custom Paid (NCP) items during checking at different check posts. According to a news release on Thursday, the paramilitary force seized 9472 kg of betel nuts, 37.40 kg gutka, 42 kg Naswar, 174 rolls of cloth, 3060 packets of cigarettes, 3 kg opium, 32.800 kg Hashish, 75 kg crystal, 800 liters diesel, 2976 children suits and ...

  • PTI’s governance will bring good news to people soon

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    HYDERABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Hyderabad President Imran Qureshi on Thursday said the PTI government was taking keen interest in resolving problems of the people. “This is the reason the Federal minister and the Governor Sindh Imran Ismail were reaching out to the people to know about their problems and to address the same,” he said. He said the Federal Energy ...

  • SHC orders police to boost performance for recovery of missing persons

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    KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed the police to boost its efforts for the recovery of missing persons. The high court bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard a set of petitions filed by families of missing persons seeking recovery of their beloved ones. During the hearing, one of the petitioner’s counsel argued that Waqas Ahmed was taken away from the ...

  • Sindh govt enhances wheat support price to Rs2000 per 40 kg

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    KARACHI - Government of Sindh on Thursday increased the minimum wheat procurement price to 2,000 rupees per 40 kilogrammes. According to details, Sindh cabinet meeting has decided to increase the support price in order to avoid shortage of wheat next year. Ministers said the increase was necessary to avoid importing next year. On the other hand, Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) Monday set ...

  • Encroachments being removed from procession route

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    KARACHI - After a short interval of two days, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation once again started its operations against encroachments in Karachi on Thursday. The KMC anti-encroachment teams conducted operations in districts East, Central and Malir. In District Central, Buffer Zone Sector A-15 in North Karachi was targeted. Hotel chairs and tables, gas cylinders and cabins from footpaths and ...

  • PTI holds rally, calls for boycott of French products

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    KARACHI - A group of barefoot demonstrators led by MPA Raja Azhar from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday marched towards French Consulate here to register their protest against blasphemous caricatures of Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in France. PTI Korangi office-bearers along with other protesters chanted slogans against the French act of disrespect. Raja Azhar on the occasion said that ...

  • SHC seeks detail report from home dept over seizing container

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    KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday demanded a detailed reply from Sindh Home Department on a plea seeking restraining police from picking up containers of warehouses for road blockages. A SHC bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard the case and summoned the Additional Secretary home department along with detailed reply on the matter on November 24. The petitioner’s ...

  • ANF arrests drug peddler, seizes hashish, ice

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    KARACHI - The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Sindh seized huge quantity of Hashish and Ice and arrested an accused involved in inter-provincial drug peddling in two separate actions. The ANF Police Station Gulshan Iqbal acting on a tip off arrested a drug peddler Naimatullah s/o Haji Hayat and recovered 32.805 kg of hashish from near New Sabzi Mandi. The arrested accused was involved in ...

  • All set to observe Eid Miladun Nabi in Northern Sindh

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    MIRPURKHAS - Mosques, government and private buildings have been illuminated in the city to celebrate 12th of Rabiul Awal in a befitting manner. Apart from that the district administration and religious organisations have also arranged programmes for the occasion. As always is the case, rallies would be taken out by several religious organisations from various parts of the city while the poor and ...

  • US envoy visits Karachi to promote economic ties

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    KARACHI - US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler visited Karachi, where she met with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs to promote and strengthen the many ties between the United States and Pakistan. According to a press release issued on Thursday, in a meeting with Chief Minister Shah, Ms ...

  • Higher time scale granted to teaching faculty under FDE: Shafqat Mahmood

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    ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday said that under the Prime Minister directive, higher time scale was granted to the teaching faculty under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). In reply to a question raised by Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi at Senate, the minister said in a written reply that the service rules, nomenclature/tiers of ...

  • Police arrest 6 criminals during crackdown

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    Rawalpindi - Police have arrested as many as six criminals including a woman on charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and car tempering during a special drive against anti-social elements, informed a police spokesman on Thursday. He added police had recovered an infant and two tempered cars from the possession of alleged kidnappers and car lifters. Separate cases have been registered ...

  • Pillion riding banned in Islamabad today

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    ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has banned pillion riding for one day in the limits of the capital city on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi falling today (Friday). The decision has been taken to ensure security of the residents and avert any untoward incident. The country has recently witnessed some terrorism incidents which has alerted the authorities to take ...

  • Security plan devised on Eid Milad ul Nabi

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    Islamabad - Police have chalked out an elaborate security plan to shield the main procession of Eid Milad un Nabi on 12th Rabi ul Awal (October 30) and strict patrolling will be ensured during procession and other religious gatherings in the city. The security plan was formally reviewed in a meeting here on Thursday which was presided over by IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan. DIG ...

  • Petition urging govt not to dispose of Roosevelt Hotel filed before IHC

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    ISLAMABAD - A writ petition was Thursday filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to direct the government not to dispose of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York and to continue its hotel business. An architect Muhammad Tahir moved the petition through his counsel Tariq Asad Advocate and cited federation of Pakistan through Federal Secretary for the Aviation Division, Prime Minister of Pakistan through ...

  • Information ministry, RSIL sign MoU

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    ISLAMABAD - In order to promote the awareness and understanding of laws and legal obligations for the public, businesses, professionals, and other concerned persons and entities and collaboration in research and sharing of expertise, an MoU was signed between the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Research Society of International Law on Thursday. MoU was signed by Qamar Bashir, Joint ...

  • Man awarded death penalty for murdering mother

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    ATTOCK - A court  in Attock awarded death sentence to a man for his involvement in a murder case in Rangoo Police station of Attock on Thursday besides imposing fine worth Rs0.620 million. The judgment was announced by District and Sessions Judge Javaid Bosal. The prosecution told the court that accused Imran Khan, resident of Rangoo village in tehsil Hazro had murdered his mother and ...

  • ‘Purpose of open courts to solve public problems’

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    ATTOCK - The purpose of holding open courts is to have close contact with the people and solve their problems. Chairman Public Accounts Committee Punjab Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari said this while addressing an open court in Attock. DC Attock Ali Anan Qamar, AC Zarmina Wazir, CEO Education Dr Javed Iqbal Awan, Former City Nazim Attock Rana Shoukat, Engineer Asif Khattak and other officers were ...

  • FAFEN urges ECGB to take measures for voters’ access to polling stations

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    Islamabad - The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday urged the Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan (ECGB) to take appropriate measures to further improve voters’ access to polling stations, particularly of women and seasonal migrants, for the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election scheduled for November 15, 2020. A FAFEN statement issued said that such measures will complement ...

  • Unsustainable tourism practices badly harmed local fragile ecosystems: SAPM Amin Aslam

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    ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Thursday said that unsustainable and exploitative tourism practices in various parts of the country have badly harmed local fragile ecosystems that house wildlife species and their habitats of global importance. Malik Amin Aslam expressed these views on Thursday while addressing as a chief guest at an ...

  • MDCAT to be mandatory for admission in medical colleges

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    ISLAMABAD - Passing Medical & Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) announced by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) will be mandatory for all students seeking admission in medical colleges, said PMC officials on Thursday. In a press briefing held here, the Vice President PMC Ali Raza said that aspiring medical education students who will not appear in the MDCAT announced by PMC will be not ...

  • Officer Commanding Central Air Command Pakistan Air Force calls on IGP

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    LAHORE   -  Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab Inam Ghani said that Punjab Police has improved public service delivery for the convenience of citizens as per the requirements of modern policing as well as effective use of modern technology and effective crackdown on criminal elements through intelligence based operations for speeding up the eradication of anti-social ...

  • Shaheena Chanda Mehtab passes away

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    LAHORE   -  Shaheena Chanda Mehtab, a renowned literary figure and author of best-selling novel ‘JAAN’, died of a heart failure here on Thursday. She was 58. Deceased was the sister-in-law of Nawai Waqt Chief News Editor Dilawar Chaudhry and sister of journalist Bushra Dilawar. She was buried at a graveyard in Icchra. Chanda began her literary career in 1980s which ...

  • 350 Sahulat Bazars set up

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    LAHORE   -  On the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, 350 subsidized Sahulat Bazaars have been established in the province to provide essential items at subsidized rates including the provision of 20kg flour bag at Rs 840 and Rs 420 for 10kg bag. Similarly, sugar is available at Rs 85 per kg.  The 20kg flour bag is available in the open market at Rs 860 at ...

  • Agreement on standardised number plates signed

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    LAHORE   -  Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Thursday chaired an agreement signing ceremony to provide standardised vehicular number plates to the customers at their doorsteps. Additional DG Excise & Taxation Department Rao Shakeel-ur-Rehman and GM (Marketing) National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation Syed Amir signed the agreement at CM Office here. Provincial ...