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Tuesday 30, June 2015
 
 
 
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Philippine opens quota of 50,000 metric tons rice from Pakistan

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Philippine opens quota of 50,000 metric tons rice from Pakistan KARACHI: Phillipine has given a share to Pakistan and offered to import 50,000 metric tons rice from the South Asian country. According to details, Philippines’ The National Food Authority (NFA) has invited its private sector to participate in import of an aggregate volume of 805,200 metric tons of rice under the minimum access volume (MAV)...


Partly cloudy, humid weather likely in Karachi on Tuesday

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Partly cloudy, humid weather likely in Karachi on Tuesday KARACHI: The Met Office on Monday forecast partly cloudy weather with humid conditions in the metropolis during the next 24 hours. It said the maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 35 to 37 degrees centigrade. The weather report said that mainly hot or very hot and dry weather is likely to...


Karachiites continue to witness new cases of heat stroke on Monday

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Karachiites continue to witness new cases of heat stroke on Monday KARACHI: Karachiites experiencing a hot and humid weather with temperature ranging between 36 degree to 38 degree celsius continued to witness new cases of heatstroke at different hospitals on Monday too. Despite the fact that severity of heat has significantly subsided during last two to three days, with weather often turning partly cloudy, yet people...


MQM’s Amir Khan bailed out

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MQM’s Amir Khan bailed out KARACHI: MQM Leader Amir Khan received bail against Rs1 million, Aaj News reported. In a judgment on Monday the Anti Terrorism Court released Khan. According to court orders Khan can not leave the country while investigation on his case is going on. While talking to the media, Khan said that the party was being targeted....


PM’s visit to Karachi postponed

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PM’s visit to Karachi postponed ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Karachi today has been postponed due to some official engagements, Aaj News reported. The visit will now take place on Wednesday. The reason as to why the visit was postponed remains unknown The PM was earlier set to visit Karachi on Monday and preside over a high-level meeting...


Tariq Mir, Anwar’s statments black stain on MQM: Pervaiz

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Tariq Mir, Anwar’s statments black stain on MQM: Pervaiz LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said that the statements of Tariq Mir and Muhammad Anwar were a black stain on the face of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Talking to a private TV channel, he said Tariq Mir had put the MQM in trouble. He added that...


Nepra gives K-Electric a clean chit?

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Nepra gives K-Electric a clean chit? ISLAMABAD:The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) investigation team probing the heatwave deaths in Karachi has cleared K-Electric of any liability, sources said on Sunday. Nepra in its report has said that the deaths have been caused by the intense weather and not load shedding. The regulatory authority went on to say that the victims...


Heatwave in Karachi claimed over 1,000 lives: PDMA Sindh

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Heatwave in Karachi claimed over 1,000 lives: PDMA Sindh KARACHi: The heatwave in Karachi claimed over 1,000 lives from June 20 to 26, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh. A total 801 people died in public sector hospitals from June 20 to 26, while 211 fatalities were reported from private health facilities from June 20 to June 25, said a PDMA...


Speaker Sindh Assembly calls on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

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Speaker Sindh Assembly calls on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani, called on Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here at Bilawal House on Saturday. Speaker Durrani briefed the Chairman PPP about the legislation done by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. The legislation done by Sindh Assembly was unprecedented in comparison to the legislative performance of other Provincial...


City administration sets up 62 heat stroke relief camps

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City administration sets up 62 heat stroke relief camps KARACHI: The city administration has set up heat stroke relief camps at 62 points of the metropolis to provide relief to the people. The Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui in a statement on Saturday said that the relief camps have been established for the effectees of sun-stroke on the directive of Sindh Chief Minister. These...


Police hospital providing medical care to heatwave affectees

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Police hospital providing medical care to heatwave affectees KARACHI: A medical camp established at the Sindh police’s hospital in Garden area here is providing medical facilities to the heatwave affectees. An official said here on Saturday that the camp was established on June 22 on the directives of Sindh Home Minister, Sohail Anwar Sial. He said that since then medical care has been...


CM launches Guzara Allowance ATM card for distribution of Zakat

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CM launches Guzara Allowance ATM card for distribution of Zakat KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that distribution of Zakat is a great religious responsibility, therefore we have to be careful and responsible while its distribution among the deserving people. This he said while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Rs 1 billion Guzara Allowance ATM cards scheme for Mustehkeen (needy people)...


Mass funeral for unclaimed victims of deadly Pakistan heatwave

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Mass funeral for unclaimed victims of deadly Pakistan heatwave KARACHI: Pakistani welfare volunteers on Friday held a mass funeral for 50 victims of Karachi’s worst heatwave in decades, whose bodies had gone unclaimed. More than 1,000 people have died as a result of days of scorching temperatures in southern Pakistan, with the sprawling metropolis Karachi the worst-affected city. After peaking at around 45 degrees...


Most heatstroke patients at AKUH lack salts

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Most heatstroke patients at AKUH lack salts KARACHI: Most heatstroke patients admitted at Aga Khan University Hospital died due to lack of potassium and sodium. Of the 353 heatstroke patients received at the Aga Khan University Hospital during the last five days – 31 of them died – indicates that most of them had low levels of sodium and potassium from excessive...


Court reserves verdict on Amir Khan’s bail plea

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Court reserves verdict on Amir Khan’s bail plea KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday reserved verdict on a bail plea submitted by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan till June 29. Counsel for the MQM leader, who has been charged with protecting and harbouring terrorists, argued during the court proceedings that neither any evidence nor a witness has been presented against...


Aitzaz terms Zardari family’s absence ‘improper’

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Aitzaz terms Zardari family’s absence ‘improper’ ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party leader Aitzaz Ahsan has termed the Zardari family’s decision to leave the country under present circumstances improper. Speaking to a private TV news channel on Friday, he said that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had told him that he would spend Ramazan in Punjab. “I am not happy with the decision of the...


Ministers enquire health of heatstroke victims

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Ministers enquire health of heatstroke victims KARACHI: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch and State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, on the directives of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, visited different hospitals in the metropolis to enquire the health of heatstroke patients, here on Friday. During their...


Committee formed to review cases of students used unfair means in exams

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Committee formed to review cases of students used unfair means in exams HYDERABAD: The management of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Hyderabad Friday announced the formation of Disciplinary Action Sub-committee to review the cases of those candidates who were found guilty of using unfair means and copying during Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II Annual Examinations 2015. According to announcement, the members of the sub-committee will review cases...


KMC cancel Saturday, Sunday leaves

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KMC cancel Saturday, Sunday leaves KARACHI: Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui has cancelled Saturday and Sunday weekly offs of KMC’s staff of six departments, in view of rain-emergency and city’s prevailing situation. The Municipal Services, Engineering Department, Medical & Health Services Department, Advertisement (Local Taxes Department), Media Management Department and Directorate of City Warden shall remain open on Saturday (June 27)...


Karachiites get acclimatized to weather conditions

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Karachiites get acclimatized to weather conditions KARACHI: Karachiites, experiencing a humid and a partly cloudy Friday with temperature around 35 degree celsius, appeared to have some what acclimatized to the situation. Meteorological Department officials, were hopeful that there may be drizzle and the cool sea breeze, with 40% to 50% moist content would continue to provide the needed relief to the...


Heatwave kills 9 more

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Heatwave kills 9 more KARACHI: Death toll from the killer heatwave increased as nine more people died in Karachi, Aaj News reported. The deceased breathed their last at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, pushing the death toll to over 1000. Another death due to heat was reported from Thatta. The heat wave that began on Friday affected the elderly...


Fake Degree Case:Shoaib Sheikh shifted to Islamabad

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Fake Degree Case:Shoaib Sheikh shifted to Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Axact’s CEO, Shoaib Sheikh along with 5 of his accomplices in the fake degree case, have been shifted to Islamabad. The accused were shifted from Benazir Bhutto International Airport to FIA Iqbal Town Jail amid tight security. They were cheered by huge crowds of BOL TV workers on the way. They will be produced...


Passenger bus accident due to high speed

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Passenger bus accident due to high speed KHAIRPUR: A passenger coach flipped over due to high speed injuring 30 people at Indus Highway near Khairpur. According to Civil Hospital Khairpur, some people are in critical condition. The coach was traveling from Lahore to Karachi. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistic report on traffic accidents in Punjab, each month approximately 200 people die...


Heatstroke Emergercy at Patel Hospital

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Heatstroke Emergercy at Patel Hospital KARACHI: About 1,012 heatstroke patients were brought to Patel Hospital from June 21 to June 24 and hospital has still been receiving patients. A statement of Patel Hospital said on Thursday that the management has imposed an emergency at the hospital and has created extra 21 bed especially for the heatstroke patients. The hospital has...


CNG stations in Sindh would remain close on Friday

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CNG stations in Sindh would remain close on Friday KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced has that all CNG stations in entire Sindh would remain close on Friday from 8 am for next 24 hours and would open on Saturday. The decision was taken due to sudden short supply of gas in the system, a press release of SSGC said here on Thursday....


Health Dept sets up Relief, Rehab Centres for heatstroke victims

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Health Dept sets up Relief, Rehab Centres for heatstroke victims KARACHI: The provincial health department has set up a network of 62 Heat Stroke Relief Centres across Karachi on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister. Secretary for Health, Saeed Mangnejo talking to APP Thursday said relevance of these well equipped relief centres is extremely crucial due to cases of casualty. He said the heat is...


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