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Crumbling Facilities: School building collapses

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Crumbling Facilities: School building collapses MULTAN: A ceiling of a private school collapsed, leaving 30 children buried under the debris, Aaj News reported. The trapped were helped out by rescuers. Nine of the severely injured children were rushed to Nishtar hospital. Routine classes were on their way in the school at Basti Ali Wala when the roof of the classroom...


Progress in Axact fake degree scam

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Progress in Axact fake degree scam ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency gathered initial reports for the fake degree scam, which will be revealed on Tuesday, Aaj News reported. Chaudhry Nisar, Interior Minister will hold a press conference today on Axact. Before the conference a meeting will be held to overlook the ongoing investigation. FIA has constructed initial reports for the fake degree...


Two more convicts executed in Punjab jails

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Two more convicts executed in Punjab jails LAHORE: Two more death row prisoners were hanged in Lahore and Sahiwal jails early morning on Saturday, while the execution of one convict in Faisalabad was postponed, Aaj News reported. According to sources, convict Arshad was hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail. He committed a murder of two people in 1991. Death row prisoner Mohammad Wazir...


Resignation of Speaker Balochistan Assembly accepted

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Resignation of Speaker Balochistan Assembly accepted QUETTA: Acting Governor Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddoos Bezinjo has approved the resignation of Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali from the office of the Speaker. Official sources at the Governor House confirmed here on Friday night that the resignation of Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali has been accepted. “Acting Governor Mir Abdul Quddoos...


Axact has 34 fake bank accounts: FIA

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Axact has 34 fake bank accounts: FIA ISLAMABAD: At least 34 bank accounts of Axact have been opened on fake identity cards, Aaj News reported. This was stated at a briefing held by the Federal Investigation Agency in Islamabad. Officials from FIA briefed the director. It was stated that the agency will investigate all of these bank accounts. It was also said...


1500 kg meat of dead animals recovered

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1500 kg meat of dead animals recovered FAISALABAD: A team of the district live stock recovered 1500 kg meat of dead animals from a van from Samanabad area here on Thursday. On a tip-off, a team of live stock officers led by DO (livestock) Dr Hayder Ali stopped a carry-van (FSK- 144  ) near Jawalanager railway crossing in Samanabad and recovered meat...


PML-N wins PP-196 by poll

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PML-N wins PP-196 by poll MULTAN: After receiving 30278 votes, Pakistan Mulsim League-N candidate Rana Mahoodul Hassan won by-election at Multan’s PP-196 constituency here on Thursday. According to unofficial results of 133 polling station announced by the returning officer Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf candidate Rana Abdul Jabbar remained the runner up with 19321 votes. Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate, Mohammad Hussain Araein...


Opposition rejects Model Town JIT report

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Opposition rejects Model Town JIT report LAHORE: The opposition in the Punjab Assembly, rejected the joint investigation report on Model Town tragedy and demanded that the Judicial Commission report be disclosed, Aaj News reported. Mehmood Ul Rasheed, opposition leader called the JIT report unjust as the ruling party was not held responsible for the event. However, in the judicial commission report...


Four more convicts hanged

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Four more convicts hanged Gujranwala/FAISALABAD: Four convicts on death row were hanged early morning on Thursday in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Central jails, Aaj News reported. The offender, Aijaz, in Central Jail Gujranwala, had committed a murder in 1998, while another offender, Amjad, had been convicted of killing a man in 1999. Convict Shaukat Masih committed a murder in the...


Why did Walsh investigate Axact? Exclusive interview on Aaj today

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Why did Walsh investigate Axact? Exclusive interview on Aaj today WEB DESK: In an exclusive interview with BBC Urdu, Declan Walsh, the journalist who covered the million dollar fake degree scam, will reveal why he chose to investigate the issue. His interview will be aired on Aaj Tv at 7:00pm today. A story published in the New York Times by Walsh has taken over the...


PTI submits resolution against Axact

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PTI submits resolution against Axact WEB DESK: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf submited a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against Axact, Aaj News reported. In Lahore, Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly today. Rasheed said that the scandal of bogus degrees affected the image of Pakistan worldwide. He also raised a question on the credibility of...


FIA to interrogate chairman Axact

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FIA to interrogate chairman Axact ISLAMABAD: Federal investigation agency’s ‘Corporate Crime Circle’ wing asked Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh, chairman of aXact  to  show up at 11 am to probe him, Aaj News reported Special unit of FIA, CCC will interrogate the chairman of aXact today. FIA has decided to add Shaikh’s name in exit control list. According to source from FIA,...


Interior Minister to visit Karachi today

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Interior Minister to visit Karachi today ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar, Interior Minister will visit Karachi today, Aaj News reported. On his visit DG Rangers will brief him about the progress in investigation of Safoora tragedy. Interior Minister will also meet Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan, Governor Sindh and Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh. According to the Interior Ministry, Nisar will address the President of...


CM Balochistan urges for political solution to issues between provinces

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CM Balochistan urges for political solution to issues between provinces LAHORE: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Sunday that conflicts between the province as well as issues pertaining to Pak China Economic Corridor Project (PCEC) could be resolved in an amicable manner through political dialogue. Briefing the media here, the chief minister said that PCEC was not merely a route but a...


Another convict executed at Kot Lakhpat jail

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Another convict executed at Kot Lakhpat jail LAHORE: Another convict has been executed early morning today (Saturday) in Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore. He had been issued a death warrant for May 16 by a special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore. Ahmad Khan had murdered a man Sufi Abdul Majeed after kidnapping him for ransom in 2002. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the...


Interior Minister lifts condition of wearing safety kits for police

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Interior Minister lifts condition of wearing safety kits for police ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has lifted and relaxed the condition of wearing safety kits for federal police while considering their problems facing due to hot weather. In this regard, the directions have been issued to the Inspector General (IG) Police Islamabad. The orders will be implemented instantly, said a press...


RAW causing unrest in Pakistan: Foreign Secretary

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RAW causing unrest in Pakistan: Foreign Secretary ISLAMABAD: Aizaz Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan said that India has been informed about RAW’s involvement in Pakistan, Aaj News reported. Chaudhry while addressing a seminar in the capital city, said that RAW is causing insecurity in Pakistan, proofs of involvement have been sent to India. He also added that for the past 15 years...


Negotiations between Federal and KPK government met with success

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Negotiations between Federal and KPK government met with success ISLAMABAD: Negotiations between Federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government were successful and a time limit of one week was assigned to solve problems between them, Aaj News reported. Khawaja Asif, power and water minister chaired the negotiations. Besides Pervez Khattak, Chief Minister KPK parliamentary leaders from every other political party including the current leader of Jamat-e-Islami...


IMA appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate polio: Senate told

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IMA appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate polio: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Tuesday informed the Senate that International Monitoring Agencies (IMA) appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate polio in the country. In the question hour, she said, after launching of operation Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operation, the ministry has gained accessibility in areas like North...


Govt main focus on improving governance: Khawaja Aasif

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Govt main focus on improving governance: Khawaja Aasif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif Monday said the main focus of present government was on improving governance and not to just run the affairs of departments. Had the previous regimes focused on good governance, the country’s economy and law and order situation would have improved, he said responding to a motion moved by Saeed...


National economy growing due to PML-N policies: CM

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National economy growing due to PML-N policies: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that national economy was improving due to economic policies of the PML-N government. Talking to members of Parliament from Bhakkar including Senator Zaffarullah Khan Dhandla, MNA Dr Afzal Dhandla, MPAs Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena, Amir Anayat Shahani and Inamullah Khan Niazi here on Monday, he said that true...


PM, Army Chief to visit Afghanistan

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PM, Army Chief to visit Afghanistan ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sahrif along with other dignitaries will visit Afghanistan tomorrow, Aaj News reported. The delegation will negotiate bilateral relations between the two countries. According to the PM’s spokesman, earlier in a meeting the PM decided that he will lead a deputation to Kabul consisting of Army...


SC suspends re-election for NA-125 and PP-155

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SC suspends re-election for NA-125 and PP-155 ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan censured election tribunal decision for re-election in NA-125 and PP-155, Aaj News reported. Khawaja Saad Rafique and Mian Naseer were reinstated following the decision of Supreme Court. The decision was led by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali along with SC three bench members. Rafique submitted an application to counter the decision...


Imran Khan must wait for court decisions

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Imran Khan must wait for court decisions LAHORE: PML-N leader, Khawaja Saad Rafique Sunday said that Imran Khan should wait for the court decisions instead of giving threats of container politics. Commenting on Imran Khan’s recent statement, he said that threat of container politics was continuation of the conspiracy to destabilize the country. He further said that Imran Khan could not prove...


Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana swears in

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Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana swears in LAHORE: Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana Sunday sworn in as Punjab Governor in a ceremony held at Governor’s House here. Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik administered oath to Rajwana. Punjab chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, federal and provincial ministers and government officers attended the oath-taking ceremony. Speaking to media representatives...


Naltar incident being probed by all possible aspects: Baloch

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Naltar incident being probed by all possible aspects: Baloch ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch Sunday said the chopper crash incident in Naltar was being probed by all possible aspects. “Although, 99.9 per cent it was an accident but it is being probed thoroughly, keeping in view all aspects,” he said. The minister was talking to PTV during...


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