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Pervaiz Rashid condoles over demise of comedian Fareed Khan

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Pervaiz Rashid condoles over demise of comedian Fareed Khan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday expressed his heartfelt condolence over the demise of a renowned comedian Fareed Khan. The minister said that the viewers will remember Fareed Khan for his comedy for long time. The minister prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal...


Pakistan becomes first associate member of CERN in Asia

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Pakistan becomes first associate member of CERN in Asia ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become the first Associate Member of European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN among the Asian countries. CERN Director General Dr Rolf Heuer on behalf of CERN and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Dr Ansar Parvez here on Friday signed the agreement for Associate Membership. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the...


Flood victims: CoAS announces one day’s Army ration

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Flood victims: CoAS announces one day’s Army ration WEB DESK: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday reviewed Pakistan Army’s ongoing flood relief efforts and directed all concerned to continue rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas leaving no stone unturned. According to ISPR, General Raheel Sharif directed all to act first and report later as he also announced...


There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team

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There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team ISLAMABAD: The President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Idrees accompanied by former President, FPCCI, Zubair Tufail called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Friday. They discussed the issue of withholding tax on banking transactions with the Minister in detail. They informed the Minister...


Ishaq urges PTI to play positive role in politics

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Ishaq urges PTI to play positive role in politics ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to opt for positive politics as it spoiled five months during sit-in at D-Chowk. “PTI should play its due role for the development and prosperity of the country and masses instead of doing politics on non-issues like appreciating traders strike,” he said while...


SECP caps sales load on mutual funds at three percent

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SECP caps sales load on mutual funds at three percent ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), has reduced existing maximum level of sales load, from 5% to up to 3%, that asset management companies (AMCs) are authorized to charge on sales of mutual fund units. The circular requires that no sales load shall be charged if an investor approaches the AMC directly...


Sialkot exporters need special attention: TDAP

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Sialkot exporters need special attention: TDAP ISLAMABAD: Sialkot being the backbone of Pakistan Exports Industry, needs special attention of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to address various issues of the city based exporters, said S.M. Muneer, Chief Executive of the authority. He stated this during his visit of TDAP to Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with senior officials....


Irfan urges Imran to forget past, look towards future

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Irfan urges Imran to forget past, look towards future ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Friday said that after report of the Judicial Commission, it is now established that general elections 2013 were not rigged. “It is not a time to ditch one another. So we should forget conflicts of the past,” he said talking to a...


Saad advises Imran to stop criticising courts, opponents

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Saad advises Imran to stop criticising courts, opponents LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has advised Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan to refrain from criticising courts and his opponents for his own failures. In a statement issued here on Friday, he said irresponsible, envious and arrogatory attitude of Imran Khan was not bearable. He added the PTI was targeting the PML-N time and...


Mushahid Syed criticizes Modi for his negative approach

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Mushahid Syed criticizes Modi for his negative approach ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi is involved in terrorist activities and has always adopted negative approach against Pakistan. Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, he said the aim of Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi to meet Muhammad Nawaz Sharif...


COAS announces one day’s Army ration for flood affectees

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COAS announces one day’s Army ration for flood affectees RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday reviewed Pakistan Army’s ongoing flood relief efforts and directed all concerned to continue rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas leaving no stone unturned. According to ISPR, General Raheel Sharif directed all to act first and report lateras he also announced one day’s...


Indian Muslims feeling alienated, dejected: Indian agencies

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Indian Muslims feeling alienated, dejected: Indian agencies ISLAMABAD: Indian security and intelligence agencies have said that Indian Muslims feel growing alienation because they think that they were being discriminated in various stages of life, especially by Indian police and judiciary. A senior official citing the example of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir said that the hanging of Afzal Guru had impacted many...


Kuwait not stopped renewal of visas to Pakistanis: NA told

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Kuwait not stopped renewal of visas to Pakistanis: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Inter Provincial Coordination Muhammad Shafqat Hayat Khan on Friday informed the National Assembly that Kuwait has not stopped the renewal of visas to Pakistanis who are residing and working in the state. In a reply during question hour in the House, he said it is a fact that Pakistanis, residing in...


ERC formation, implementation on NAP great achievements of govt: Anusha

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ERC formation, implementation on NAP great achievements of govt: Anusha ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has said that the formation of Electoral Reforms Committee (ERC) and implementation on National Action Plan (NAP) were great achievements of PML-N government. The electoral reforms committee was constituted on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to bring more transparency in the elections,...


Homage paid to Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah

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Homage paid to Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah LAHORE: Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Muhammad Rafiq Tarar has urged women to adopt in true letter and spirit the guidelines of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (Madar-e-Millat) for the progress and prosperity of the country. Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the 122nd birth anniversary of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah organized by NPT in collaboration with Tehreek-e-Pakistan...


Shutter-down strike by traders community against with-holding tax

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Shutter-down strike by traders community against with-holding tax WEB DESK: All Pakistan Traders’ Association announced a shutter down strike tomorrow to protest the 0.3 with-holding taxes on bank transactions. Lahore, Karachi, Interior Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir will observe a strike against taxation policy. This policy was recently announced in the parliament and it was criticized by the business community. PTI...


We took no money from establishment, insists Imran

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We took no money from establishment, insists Imran by Hassan Abbas ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman has brushed aside a string of claims that his party has taken money from the establishment to topple the government, saying if it is proved that he has taken money from the establishment, he will say good bye to politics for good. Imran Khan, in a speech...


66 people arrested from Islamabad’s Aghan settlement

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66 people arrested from Islamabad’s Aghan settlement ISLAMABAD: At least 66 people were arrested as the Capital Development Authority continued with its operation is an Afghan refugee settlement in Islamabad, Aaj News reported. The arrested have been handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Court on physical remand. The Capital Development Authorities is conducting an operation in I-11, the largest slum settlement in the...


5 death row convicts hanged

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5 death row convicts hanged LAHORE: Five more death row convicts were hanged in Lahore and Islamabad, Aaj News reported. In Lahore three hangings took place in Kot Lakpat jail. In Islamabad two convicts were hanged at the Adiala Jail. Convicts Samar Jan and Nadeem Khan had kidnapped and killed children. Convict Riyaz Yousuf had killed two people in Shalimar....


Govt plans to set up one university or sub-campus in every district: Ahsan

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Govt plans to set up one university or sub-campus in every district: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday informed National Assembly that the government is planning to establish one university or its sub- campus in every district within next three years to promote higher education. During question hour in the House, the minister said the government is taking numerous steps to promote higher...


New policy to be introduced for country’s security: NA told

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New policy to be introduced for country’s security: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday informed the National Assembly that government would soon introduce a new policy on registration of private security companies, visa policy, Exit Control List (ECL) and arm licenses. During question hour in the House, the minister said the government has taken a number of...


PTI should apologize for disappointing voters: Mushahidullah

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PTI should apologize for disappointing voters: Mushahidullah ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan said on Thursday that PTI should apologize to its voters for disappointing them by holding a useless sit-in last year. Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, he said the government would come up the expectations of those voters who have elected it into power...


Repair work on Chakdara-Mingora road to start soon: NA told

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Repair work on Chakdara-Mingora road to start soon: NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Thursday informed the National Assembly that tender for repair of Chakdara to Mingora road was awarded in December 2014 and 90 per cent work on 26 Km portion has already been completed. Replying to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Mussarat Ahamd Zeb regarding dilapidated...


President approves appointment of Dr. Begum Jan as member NCHR from FATA

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President approves appointment of Dr. Begum Jan as member NCHR from FATA ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved the Prime Minister’s Advice for appointment of Dr. Begum Jan, as Member of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas...


Re-polling for 360 polling stations gets underway in 14 KP district as big queues of voters being seen

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Re-polling for 360 polling stations gets underway in 14 KP district as big queues of voters being seen PESHAWAR: Re-polling for about 360 polling stations for local government elections get underway in 14 districts of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa province amid tight security arrangements on Thursday. The polling was started at 8am and will continue in 14 districts including Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, DI Khan, Abbottabad, Manshera, and...


LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq laid to rest

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LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq laid to rest WEB DESK: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Chief, Malik Ishaq has been laid to rest, Aaj News reported. Bodies of Malik, along with his two sons were tranferred to Rahim Yar Khan, their home town after a post mortem was conducted on their bodies. Bodies of 11 other accomplices were also transported to their hometowns. Dreaded sectarian group leader...


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