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Imran failed to present evidence before commission regarding rigging: Abid

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Imran failed to present evidence before commission regarding rigging: Abid ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan had failed to present any solid evidence before the inquiry commission regarding rigging in last general election. Talking to a private news channel, he said that the PTI chief was the master of taking U-turns. Imran...


Saad advises to avoid speculation on train accident

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Saad advises to avoid speculation on train accident LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Monday asked anchor-persons and politicians to avoid comment on Gujranwala train accident without proper information as it could affect the investigations. Addressing a press conference here at the Pakistan Railways headquarters, he said that a joint investigation team (JIT), comprising three Army and four PR officers, was probing...


PTI oblivious to masses needs in KPK: Zafar Ali Shah

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PTI oblivious to masses needs in KPK: Zafar Ali Shah ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator, Syed Zafar Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been busy in blame game during last two years and did not start any mega project in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. Talking to PTV, he said that PTI created lot of fuss in the name of rigging in last...


Sadqa-e-Fitr makes the needy share joys of Eid

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Sadqa-e-Fitr makes the needy share joys of Eid ISLAMABAD: Sadqa-e-Fitr (also known as fitrana) is an amount of charity-in the form of staple foodstuffs-that all Muslims with the means are required to pay at the end of holy month of Ramazan. Sadqa-e-Fitr is an act of thankfulness towards Allah Almighty for having enabled us to observe the fasts of Ramazan and also purifies...


LHW protest non payment of salaries

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LHW protest non payment of salaries LAHORE: Lady health workers staged a protest for non-payment of their salaries, Aaj News reported. After DG Health promised to clear their dues they dispersed, but threatened that they will block Mall Road on Eid if they do not receive their dues. The health workers have not been paid for two years. The lady health...


Why does the government want non-party local election: SC

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Why does the government want non-party local election: SC ISLAMABAD: Why does the government not want party based local bodies elections in the capital, the Supreme Court asked on Monday, Aaj News reported. A three member bench presided by Justice Jawad S Khwaja heard the case. The SC gave the government a day to come up with an answer. The Additional Attorney General told...


PM Nawaz on a three-day visit to Norway

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PM Nawaz on a three-day visit to Norway ISLAMABAD: PM Nawaz Sharif has reached Norweigh on a three-day visit, Aaj News reported. He left Islamabad for Oslo, on a conference on education and meet world leaders. He will visit the Norwegian  Prime Minister and crown prince. This is the first visit of a Prime Minister to Norway in a...


Nine injured in a blast in scrap kiln

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Nine injured in a blast in scrap kiln GUJRANWALA: A blast in a scrap kiln injured nine workers. The injured are referred to Civil Hospital Lahore in critical condition, Aaj News reported. The injured are identified as Waqas, Farooq, Ahmed, YarAli, Hamza, Shahid, Abdul Rehman, Asad and Irfan.  After the incident they were taken to the Civil Hospital but due to their critical...


Energy crisis to end by 2018: minister

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Energy crisis to end by 2018: minister LAHORE: Minister Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said load-shedding and energy crisis would completely be wiped out by 2018 and more foreign investment will come to the country. While talking to delegations at his office here on Sunday, he said the Punjab government was making efforts to more improve governance, establish rule of law,...


70 arrested for Ramzan Ordinance

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70 arrested for Ramzan Ordinance FAISALABAD: Ghulam Muhammadabad police claimed to have arrested 70 people for violating Ehtiram-e-Ramzan Ordinance from its jurisdiction. A police spokesman said here on Sunday that Assistant Commissioner (AC) City Shah Rukh Khan Niazi with a police team conducted a raid at a local hotel in Faizabad and nabbed 70 people while violating Ramzan Ordinance. Source:...


Rs 2294.909 mln allocated as revise cost for Attock, Mianwali bridge

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Rs 2294.909 mln allocated as revise cost for Attock, Mianwali bridge JAND: The government of Punjab has allocated Rs 2294.909 million as revised cost for the under construction road bridge between Attock and Mianwali. A spokesman of Finance Department Attock while talking to APP Sunday told that 50 percent construction of the bridge has been completed and remaining work will be completed by the end of...


103 motorcycles impounded

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103 motorcycles impounded MULTAN: Police on Sunday claimed to have impounded 103 motorcycles without registration in a special drive across the district. Police said they had been issued strict instructions from high ups to launch a crackdown against motorcycles without registration. Meanwhile, the excise department registered 362 motorcycles on Saturday and about 121 motorcycles were registered due to...


Faithful to start observing Aitekaf from Wednesday

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Faithful to start observing Aitekaf from Wednesday ISLAMABAD: Thousands of lucky faithful would start observing Aitekaf  across the country’s mosques from Wednesday afternoon (20th of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak) with the hope to seek blessings of Allah Almighty and fulfilling Sunnah of  the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallalah o Alaihalae Waalaihe Wasalam). On Wednsedy evening, the faithful are set to go into voluntary spiritual retreat (Aitekaf)...


Orange Line Train: Govt saves US$ 1 billion

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Orange Line Train: Govt saves US$ 1 billion LAHORE: The Punjab government has saved almost one billion US dollar from the project cost of Orange Line Metro Train as compared to the previous government’s underground Rapid Mass Transit System (RMTS) project prepared in 2005. Well-placed official sources told APP that 27 kilometres long underground train RMTS project had been prepared with an estimated...


Philanthropists offer free sherbat for Iftar

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Philanthropists offer free sherbat for Iftar ISLAMABAD: A number of philanthropists and mosque committee have arranged free ‘Iftar Sherbat’ in addition to Iftar dinners for poor people enabling them break their daily fast at various places in the twin cities. They have set up temporary roadside tables and mats to provide free sherbat and iftar meals for the poor, needy and...


Use of substandard sunglasses causing eye diseases

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Use of substandard sunglasses causing eye diseases ISLAMABAD:  The sale and purchase of low’price sunglasses has increased manifold in summer season but people are ignorant of their side effects. Many customers while choosing sunglasses, prefer style, colour which suits their facial structure and feature but compromise the quality of sunglasses. Besides, the low rate of these goggles is also a matter of...


PM directs early completion of 900MW solar power project

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PM directs early completion of 900MW solar power project LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed that Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Project (QASPP) should be completed by April 2016 to enable the country to meet energy shortage at the earliest. He issued the direction while chairing a meeting to review progress of the 900-MW solar power generation project, which is prioritized under China Pakistan...


SC approves Musharaf’s appeal

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SC approves Musharaf’s appeal ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharaf’s appeal for being declare ineligible to contest the general elections has been accepted by the Supreme Court. The case will be heard by three member bench presided by the Chief Justice Nasir ul Mulk. Former President and Army Chief Musharaf has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against his...


Renowned Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away in Lahore

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Renowned Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away in Lahore LAHORE: Renowned urdu novelist and script writer, Abdullah Hussain passed away in Lahore this morning, Aaj News reported. Abdullah Hussain was suffering from blood cancer for the last one year. The family has not decided the time and place of the funeral yet. Abdullah Hussain had been nominated for “Kamal-e-Fun” award for 2012. “Kamal-e-Fun” is the highest literary...


Centauras mall to charge Rs100 entry to all visitors– except some

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Centauras mall to charge Rs100 entry to all visitors– except some ISLAMABAD: The Centaurus Mall will charge Rs100 as entry fee to all visitors except people who fall in a list they have published in newspapers. According to their public notice, in order to ensure that shopping doesn’t become inconvenient to their customers due to overcrowding, they have introduced a Rs100 entry ticket to filter the...


Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed

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Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed ISLAMABAD: The 14th death anniversary of renowned folk singer Allan Fakir was observed today. Allan Fakir was celebrity in Sufi music in Pakistan. Fakir was particularly known for his ecstatic style of performance marked with Sufi dance. His peculiar body language and broad smile, were always amusing for his audience at live performances. Allan Fakir...


Operation Zarb-e-Azab will continue till last terrorist caught, COAS

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Operation Zarb-e-Azab will continue till last terrorist caught, COAS RAWALPINDI: The Army Chief has said that Operation Zarbe-Azab will continue till the country is purged of the last terrorist, Aaj News reported. General Raheel Sharif said this when he was meeting army officers in North Waziristan on Saturday. He boosted the morals of the officers and praised them for their gallantry. He said that...


Six out of 10 Murree development projects completed: PM briefed

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Six out of 10 Murree development projects completed: PM briefed MURREE: Six development projects of Murree have been completed and speedy work on the remaining four projects is going on for early completion in line with the development vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. This was informed at a high-level briefing chaired by the Prime Minister at here Thursday. Speaking on the occasion the...


IRSA releases 307,587 cusecs water from various rim stations

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IRSA releases 307,587 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Friday released 307,587 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 311,901 cusecs. According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1471.96 feet, which was 91.96 feet higher than its dead level 1380 feet. Water inflow in the...


Major Train Accidents in Pakistan

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Major Train Accidents in Pakistan WEB DESK: Train accidents are as old as the independence of Pakistan. Here is a list of major accidents that occurred in Pakistan; At least 500 people died when three trains collided with each other. The Quetta Express was hit by another train (Karachi Express), which had missed a signal. The collision had caused several...


PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column

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PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column WEB DESK: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a column highlighting the importance of school education in an Arab newspaper. The column which appeared in Arab News states that 6 million children in Pakistan remain out of school. Independent figures put the estimated figure at 25million out of school children. The PM in his...


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