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Steps underway to end loadsheding: Abid

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Steps underway to end loadsheding: Abid MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday said the PML-N government would make the country a loadsheding free zone for which various practical steps were underway. Addressing at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he said the incumbent government had inked an MoU with China worth 30 billion...


UN peacekeeping forces should prevent vacuum in Afghanistan post-US exit: Mushahid

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UN peacekeeping forces should prevent vacuum in Afghanistan post-US exit: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Defence Committee and Pakistan China Institute, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Wednesday said that Pakistan has a pivotal role in ensuring smooth exit of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Pakistan has convergent interests with neighbouring countries like Iran and Afghanistan, which is why it is necessary to work...


PM, Zardari resolve to work for country’s prosperity

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PM, Zardari resolve to work for country’s prosperity ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, former president Wednesday expressed their strong resolve to work for the prosperity and economic development of the country. They also expressed the commitment to respect and strengthen all institutions in order to address the challenges, faced by the country including security, health, education and poverty...


Sargodha: Two shot dead over petty issue

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Sargodha: Two shot dead over petty issue SARGODHA: Two men were shot dead over petty issue in Bhalwal police limits on Wednesday. Police sources said that Muhammad Gulzar and Murtaza,residents of Chak 9 NB Bhalwal tehsil had quarrelled with their friends over some trivial matter. On the day of incidence for taking revenge accused Nisar and Waqas along with two accomplices sprayed...


PM to visit UK for summit level meeting: Sartaj

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PM to visit UK for summit level meeting: Sartaj ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be visiting the United Kingdom for a summit level meeting later this month and would hold discussion with his British counterpart on the ways and means to boost trade between the two countries. This was stated by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz while speaking...


Sahiwal rape case: CM Punjab visits the victim’s house

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Sahiwal rape case: CM Punjab visits the victim’s house Sahiwal: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has reached the rape victim’s house in Sahiwal and suspended the police officers for mishandling and delaying the case, Aaj News reported on Tuesday. CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif visited the victim’s house early today morning and assured of providing justice to the aggrieved family. District Police Officer (DPO)...


Khursheed calls for looking into closure of PIA offices

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Khursheed calls for looking into closure of PIA offices ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Sunday called for looking into closure of five Pakistan International Airline (PIA) offices in Sindh and Balochistan. Khursheed Shah, in a letter to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, said the PIA should not close its offices in Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Nawabshah and...


NAB arrests ex-DG PHA in Rs400mn corruption case

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NAB arrests ex-DG PHA in Rs400mn corruption case ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested Javed Ahmad, ex-DG Provincial Housing Authority (PHA), Naveed Qadir, ex-Land Acquisition Collector and Muhammad Asif Frontman for their involvement in embezzlement of more than Rs 400 million. The accused persons managed to pocket more than Rs. 400 million on the pretext of land acquisition for...


Sheikhupura: 6 killed, 20 injured in accident

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Sheikhupura: 6 killed, 20 injured in accident SHEIKHUPURA: Six persons were killed and 20 others sustained injuries in an accident near Farooqabad on Saturday. According to Assistant Commissioner Rashid Irshad, a wagon was on its way to Lahore from Khanqan Dogran when it overturned due to high speed near Farooqabad. As a result six persons were killed on spot while 20 others...


Faisalabad: Rickshaw driver killed in robbery incident

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Faisalabad: Rickshaw driver killed in robbery incident FAISALABAD: A rickshaw driver was killed during robbery in the area of Batala Colony police on Saturday. According to police, rickshaw driver Akram of Factory Area was coming back after dropping a traveller when two bandits intercepted him near Fowara Chowk. They looted cash from him and opened fire when he resisted during robbery. As...


Lahore: A 9-month-old baby liberated from murder charges

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Lahore: A 9-month-old baby liberated from murder charges LAHORE: President of Punjab, liberated a 9-month-old child from murder charges, whereas the session judge claimed these charges to be deceitful. Earlier, a nine-month-old child, Sher Khuwar Moosa, resident of Muslim Town, Lahore, along with 30 others was charged against murder by the police officials. In regard to this, the child was presented in the...


IHC CJ constitutes six benches to hear over 250 cases in next week

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IHC CJ constitutes six benches to hear over 250 cases in next week ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi has constituted four single and two division benches to hear over 250 cases during the next week starting from Monday (April 14). Four single benches include, the Chief Justice, Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. The...


3 drug pushers convicted from Faisalabad

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3 drug pushers convicted from Faisalabad FAISALABAD: The local session courts Friday convicted three drug pushers involved in different narcotics cases. Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahid Bashir awarded two years imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10000 to a drug pusher Hussain resident of Chak No.123 j.b. because Ghulam Muhammad Abad police had recovered 1.25 kg ‘Chars’ from his possession some...


Senate Chairman lauds democratic transitiona in country

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Senate Chairman lauds democratic transitiona in country ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that the previous parliamentary year (2013-14) made a unique importance for being immensely eventful and productive in the parliamentary history of Senate. He said that the general elections has brought about the historic first-ever transition from one democratically elected government to another with the continuity of...


Govt arrested power theft across country: Abid

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Govt arrested power theft across country: Abid ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Friday said that the government has started operation against power theft across the country. Talking to a private TV channel, he said several industrialist were arrested and fined for not paying electricity bills. He said the government would disconnect LESCO power supply, if they did...


All state institutions performing duties within Constitutional parameters: Pervaiz

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All state institutions performing duties within Constitutional parameters: Pervaiz ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said that all state institutions were performing their duties within constitutional parameters. Talking to media after attending the function, he said, “All the institutions including the Pakistan Armed Forces are playing their role as written in the Constitution of the country. Every institution...


LHC takes notice of citizen’s disappearance from police custody

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LHC takes notice of citizen’s disappearance from police custody LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell Friday took notice of a press report on administrative side regarding disappearance of a citizen from police custody. The cell has directed the District & Sessions Judge, Bahawalpur to look into the matter and submit a detailed report regarding steps taken by police along with his own comments...


JUI(F) part ways with the Government

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JUI(F) part ways with the Government ISLAMABAD: JUI (F) has announced its detachment from the Federal Government, stating they were not taken into confidence regarding the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) whereas Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has formally notified the Government about its decision, Aaj News reported In a statement released from Islamabad, JUI(F) spokesperson informed that his party had decided to part ways...


Govt. taking steps to improve efficiency of public sector organizations

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Govt. taking steps to improve efficiency of public sector organizations ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid Friday reiterated the government’s commitment of good governance and said that various steps should be taken to improve the efficiency and working of the public sector organizations. He said this while chairing a meeting regarding the restructuring of various organizations working under the ministry of Science...


Six IHC benches to hear over 250 cases in next week

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Six IHC benches to hear over 250 cases in next week ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi has constituted four single and two division benches to hear over 250 cases during the next week starting from Monday (April 14). Four single benches include, the Chief Justice, Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. The...


Twin blasts near Pakistan Chawk in Lahore

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Twin blasts near Pakistan Chawk in Lahore LAHORE: At least seven persons were reported injured in two powerful cracker blasts which took place at shop located near Pakistan Chawk in Ichra area of Lahore on Friday morning, Aaj News reports. According to the sources, the blasts were said to be very intensive and caused damages to nearby houses and shops. Police and...


CM lauds efforts of China in developing Pakistan

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CM lauds efforts of China in developing Pakistan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought help from friendly countries to overcome energy crisis and develop infrastructure, transport and education sectors. He was talking to representatives of media in Bao on the second day of his visit to China on Thursday. The chief minister said historic agreements of mutual cooperation had been inked...


All options being explored to achieve lasting peace: Hamza

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All options being explored to achieve lasting peace: Hamza RAWALPINDI: Member National Assembly (MNA), Hamza Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said the federal government was making unrelenting efforts and exploring all workable options to achieve lasting peace in the country amicably. Presently, he said, the government’s negotiating team was holding dialogue with around 50 to 60 groups of Taliban for peace and tranquility in the country....


Govt takes steps to fulfil gas demand of industrial sector: Abbasi

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Govt takes steps to fulfil gas demand of industrial sector: Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that the government realizes the importance of industrial sector and would take possible steps to accomplish gas demands of the sector. Addressing the participants of the function arranged by the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), the minister said “We...


Durable peace in region linked to resolve all issues between Pakistan and India: FO

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Durable peace in region linked to resolve all issues between Pakistan and India: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday reiterated that durable peace in the region is linked to resolution of all issues and disputes between Pakistan and India including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing here Thursday said that the two countries have a framework to discuss the issues...


PTI condemn Islamabad attack

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PTI condemn Islamabad attack LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab president Ejaz Ahmed Ch on Thursday strongly condemned Islamabad terrorist attack while demanding that the government should punish the culprits. In a press statement issued here,he regretted that more than 20 people lost their lives in the attack in the marketplace while many  suffered injuries. He said PTI offers supports...


 
 
 



 
 



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