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FESCO issues shutdown programme

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FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme, power supply from Usman Abad, Faisalabad Road, Muazzam Shah, Aasian, Kot Ahmad Yar, Hinduana, Lahore Road and Jhang Road feeders emanating from 132-KV Chiniot Industrial grid station will remain suspended from...


PEMRA Issues show cause notice for airing hate speech

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PEMRA Issues show cause notice for airing hate speech ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (PEMRA) summoned Section 27 of PEMRA Amendment Act 2007 and prohibited the Broadcast media from airing any speech that may bring harm to national interest, Aaj News reported. PEMRA issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for airing Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain’s speech, claiming that...


Army Chief congratulates newly crowned Saudi Prince

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Army Chief congratulates newly crowned Saudi Prince RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif called newly crowned Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and congratulated him, Aaj News reported. General Raheel Sharif congratulated Prince Muhammad Nayef on becoming the newly crowned Prince of Saudi Arab. Both dignitary’s exchanged their thoughts and discussed issues of mutual...


Pakistan shows major progress in stopping polio: Tarar

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Pakistan shows major progress in stopping polio: Tarar ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar leading Pakistan delegation to the Independent Monitoring Board convened in the Abu Dhabi has said that the country has made major progress in stopping poliovirus transmission. The delegation included Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, Provincial Secretaries Health and Coordinator of ...


NA Speaker pledges to protect worker’s right

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NA Speaker pledges to protect worker’s right ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar  Ayaz Sadiq and Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi Thursday that nation’s economic strength and vigor is determined by the status and standard of living of its labour class and protection of their rights. In their separate messages on May Day being commemorated world over Friday, the Speaker said that the...


World Press Freedom Day to be observed on Sunday

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World Press Freedom Day to be observed on Sunday ISLAMABAD: World Press Freedom Day will be observed on 3rd May to inform the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. This day reminds people that many journalists are brave death or face jail to bring daily news to the public. World Press Freedom Day gives people...


India warned against issuance of PRCS at schools in IOK

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India warned against issuance of PRCS at schools in IOK ISLAMABAD: Condemnations against issuance of Permanent Resident Certificates to non-Kashmiris at school level by PDP-BJP coalition continue to pour in from various quarters in the territory. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) in a statement in Srinagar warned the puppet administration of dire consequences against issuing PRCs and caste...


One more death row convict executed in Punjab

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One more death row convict executed in Punjab VEHARI: Authorities have executed one more death row convict here at the District Jail on Wednesday, Aaj News reported. Abdul Ghaffor was handed down death sentence after he was proven guilty of rape and murder of an eight years old girl in 1991. The president of Pakistan rejected his appeal of forbearance on April 6...


11 suspects held during search operation

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11 suspects held during search operation ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have arrested 11 suspects during a search operation in different areas of the city, a police spokesman said. He said that IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan directed all SDPOs and SHOs to enhance patrolling as well as checking in various areas of the city and conduct a search operation at slum areas,...


Two female smugglers held, narcotics recovered

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Two female smugglers held, narcotics recovered WAH CANTT: Police foiled two different bids to smuggle drugs and arrested two female drugs smugglers here on Monday. According to police sources, during snap checking of Rawalpindi bound passenger vehicles coming from Peshawar, Ayesha Bibi and Rommi Bibi were arrested and allegedly have recovered 1200 gram hashish (Marijuana), 750 gram heroin from their possession...


Dubai buildings strong enough to withstand quakes

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Dubai buildings strong enough to withstand quakes ISLAMABAD: UAE residents are safe as an earthquake is unlikely to strike these parts, and even if it does, buildings in Dubai are strong enough to withstand quakes of upto 5.9 magnitude. Officials said that even if quakes do happen here, chances are very, very low. “Sources in the Masafi region in the Northern parts...


Rivers, reservoirs report

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Rivers, reservoirs report LAHORE: The position of rivers inflow and outflow at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages on Monday was as follows: Rivers: Indus at Tarbela-Inflows 54100 cusecs and Outflows 45000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 62300 cusecs and Outflows 62300 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla-Inflows 73500 cusecs and Outflows 25000 cusecs,...


18 couples tie knot at mass marriage ceremony

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18 couples tie knot at mass marriage ceremony KHANPUR: As many as 18 couples were wedded in a mass marriage ceremony held at Liaqatpur on Saturday. The ceremony was held under the auspices of Ashyana Marriage Trust and philanthropists of the area at officers club Liaqatpur. Addressing on the occasion, president central anjuman-e-tajran Liaqatpur, Rashid Rafiq Chaudhry said that each girl had been...


OIC chief calls for all-out fight against malaria

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OIC chief calls for all-out fight against malaria ISLAMABAD, Apr 25 (APP): Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Madani has called upon the member states to continue to accord due attention to malaria control and elimination. He was speaking at a conference and photo exhibition organized on the eve of World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25. Leaders from the...


E-toll collection system to be introduced on federalized road network

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E-toll collection system to be introduced on federalized road network ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority would introduce e-toll system on its toll plazas to streamline toll collection system on federalized road network. An official source informed APP Friday so far, e-toll system has been installed on seven toll plazas, which are linked with the Operations Centre established at NHA Headquarters to monitor traffic and toll revenue...


Pakistan in contact with Muslim countries to find solution of Yemen crisis

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Pakistan in contact with Muslim countries to find solution of Yemen crisis ISLAMABAD: Emphasizing the need for peaceful and political solution, Pakistan on Thursday said it had been in contact with Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia, for the early solution of Yemen crisis. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited Saudi Arabia today to consult with the Saudi...


NLC committed to completing Murree Road reconstruction work on time

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NLC committed to completing Murree Road reconstruction work on time ISLAMABAD: the National Logistics Cell (NLC), the contractor of Metro Bus Service (MBS) Package-II is committed to completing elevated track and reconstruction of the Murree road from Sixth road to Committee Chowk on time, said Package-II Site Chief Malik Muhammad Arif. “The construction work on the western side of Metro Bus Service (MBS), package-II project...


Jhang: Truck rams into a house, kills seven minors

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Jhang: Truck rams into a house, kills seven minors JHANG: As many as seven minors died and their parents and two siblings injured when a truck rammed into their one-room house of a labourer at Ring Road. According to the Rescue sources, a truck loaded with vegetables went out of control and rammed into the house of Rizwan, where his family was sleeping. As...


Mechanism to be made for monitoring Chinese’s investment: Shahbaz

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Mechanism to be made for monitoring Chinese’s investment: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that a mechanism would be made for monitoring of the projects to be launched under the Chinese investment. Addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister’s House here, he said a high level meeting presided over by the prime minister for the formation of a...


Govt taking steps to end power crisis: Abid Sher

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Govt taking steps to end power crisis: Abid Sher LAYYAH: State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali has said the PML-N government was taking solid steps to end energy crisis. Addressing the participants after inaugurating a project of Fatehpur sub-division upgradation on Wednesday, he said the government was working on various projects with the cooperation of China. He said the government had...


MQM, JUI-F seek de-seating of PTI MNAs

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MQM, JUI-F seek de-seating of PTI MNAs ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Wednesday moved two separate motions seeking de-seating of 28 members of the National Assembly (MNAs) of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) for their persistent absence from the Lower House proceedings. These motions were moved under rule 44 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the...


Sino-Pak economic relations enter in new phase due to Chinese Presidents’s visit: BOI Chairman

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Sino-Pak economic relations enter in new phase due to Chinese Presidents’s visit: BOI Chairman ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Board of Investment (BOI) Dr. Miftah Ismail Wednesday said after visit of Chinese President, bilateral economic relations have entered in new geo-economic phase which would also attract other countries to invest in Pakistan. “The two countries have signed 51 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding, which would help boost economic activities in the country,”...


PM to visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow

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PM to visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit on Thursday, the PM’s Office said Wednesday. During the visit, the Prime Minister will discuss the evolving situation in Yemen and express solidarity with the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia. Defence minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief of the Army...


NA speaker refers three bills to standing committees

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NA speaker refers three bills to standing committees ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Wednesday referred three bills to relevant standing committees for further perusal and consideration. NA speaker referred the bill to amend the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business. Two bills to amend the rules were moved by Sher Akbar Khan of Jamat e Islami. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq referred...


World Book and Copyright Day’ on April 23

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World Book and Copyright Day’ on April 23 ISLAMABAD: `World Book and Copyright Day’ will be marked on April 23 across the world including Pakistan to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors for their contributions toward promotion of literature. Different organizations will mark the day with literary activities to promote book reading culture and remember those who have made outstanding contributions...


Six people pass away in Gujranwala catastrophic rain

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Six people pass away in Gujranwala catastrophic rain GUJRANWALA: As many as six people lost their lives and thirteen were injured on Sunday night in Gujranwala, Aaj News reported According to the sources, a labourer Nadeem, his wife Safia and three daughters Ayesha, Kanwal and Seerat lost their lives when their house collapsed in Nat Kaliyan of Gaghar area. On related news two...


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