Umar Saleem

  • QUETTA - Director General (DG) Agriculture Balochistan Abdul Wahab Kakar on Tuesday said that devastating rains and floods had caused Rs98 billion losses to the agriculture sector of the province. “The loss incurred to the agriculture sector of Balochistan alone is estimated as Rs98 billion,” ...

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  • QUETTA - General Manager PTCL Shaukat Khaaja Khel on Tuesday said that the torrential rains and flash flood have damaged the fiber optic cable and internet services were suspended in 80 percent area of the province. Voice and data services have badly been affected after heavy downpour and ...

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  • HUB - Hub police claimed to have seized seven kilogrammes of hashish in an operation conducted in Jam Colony area of Hub in district Lasbela of Balochistan province on Tuesday. One alleged accused was also arrested during the operation. Following the directions of SSP Lasbela, Dostain Dashti, staff ...

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  • QUETTA - Harnai, the worst flood-hit district of Balochistan province has been cut off from the rest of the country for the last ten days, according to a report on Tuesday. Roads of Harnai and surrounding areas have been swept away in flash floods after heavy rain while two big bridges have also ...

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  • QUETTA - Commander 12 Corps Quetta Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor along with IGFC North Major General Aamir Ajmal and Commissioner Saeed Imrani on Tuesday visited the embedded flood relief camp in Qila Saifullah. On this occasion, the commander recited Fatiha for the seven people of Qila ...

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  • QUETTA - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Regional Centre, Quetta on Wednesday forecast that mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the province with chances of light rain/thunderstorms at isolated places in Bolan, Harnai, Ziarat, Kohlu, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Jaffarabad, ...

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  • QUETTA - Shehruz Khan, a resident of Dera Murad Jamali Nasirabad, has been appointed as a JV teacher in the light of the orders of Balochistan Provincial Ombudsman Nazar Muhammad Baloch Advocate.  According to the merit list of UC Municipal Committee, Dera Murad Jamali, Shehruz was selected for ...

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  • LAHORE - Bank of Punjab President Zafar Masood called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and presented a cheque of Rs 10 million to him for the chief minister’s flood relief fund. Speaking on this occasion, the CM said that country needed sacrifices to ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Housing Mian Aslam Iqbal presided over a meeting at the Civil Secretariat on Tuesday to review progress on the housing schemes for providing built houses or plots to retired government employees through the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (PGSHF). During ...

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  • LAHORE - Post-graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has said the young generation is the guarantor of bright future of the country. He was speaking at a speech competition, titled “Helping people in flood disasters & prevention of corona cases”, held ...

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  • LAHORE - A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday sought reply from the federal government and other respondents till Sept 14 on an an appeal, filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas, challenging summons, issued by the Federal Investigation ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Imran Sikanadar has said that 57 new dengue cases have been reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, he said that 34 dengue cases were reported in Rawalpindi, 10 in Lahore, ...

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  • LAHORE  - Under the leadership of Punjab Local Government Minister Mian Mehmood-ul-Rashid, a public protest was held in Dubai Chowk Allama Iqbal Town against the enhanced electricity bills on Thursday. A large number of people including PTI workers participated in the rally. While addressing the ...

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  • LAHORE - A delegation of Daska notables including Bao Muhammad Rizwan MPA, Sahibzada Usman Khalid, Kh. Atif Raza, Samiullah Malhi, Qari Zulfikar Sialvi, Wasim Ahmad, Kh. Salman, Mahmoodul Hasan, Rana Usman, Tahir Rauf and Muhammad Bilal called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his ...

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  • LAHORE  - Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has appointed MPA (PP-284) Rafaqat Ali Gilani as his special assistant. According to a notification, he has been assigned the functions of Auqaf and Religious Affairs department.    

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Faisal Farid said  on Tuesday that more than 802 families were residing at 167 relief camps set up by  the PDMA for flood victims. In a statement issued here, he said that on the instructions of the Punjab government, PDMA ...

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  • LAHORE - LAHORE, Aug 30 (APP):Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Vice Chairman Naeem-ul-Haq visited LDA City on Tuesday to review ongoing development work and land acquisition process. According to an LDA spokesperson here, LDA Chief Engineer Israr Saeed briefed the DG about development work. He ...

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  • LAHORE - Space Science Department, the Punjab University (PU), has launched its first-ever digital environmental atlas to understand current and future climate change scenarios besides a Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Laboratory (RSGCRL) to investigate climate change patterns in the ...

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  • LAHORE - An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday extended judicial remand of three accused, involved in Johar Town bomb blast case, till September 2. The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) did not produce accused, Sami-ul-Haq, Aziz Akbar and Naveed Akhtar, during the proceedings, but submitted ...

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  • LAHORE - A group of armed men took away a vehicle, loaded with adulterated milk, from a team of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), after torturing the team members, on Tuesday.  PFA Director General Shoaib Khan Jadoon said a team had impounded the vehicle loaded with adulterated milk. Some time ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday urged the international community to extend maximum support for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-stricken people of Pakistan, assuring that every penny would be spent transparently. The prime minister, in an interaction with the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The United Nations yesterday launched a flash appeal urging the world to come forward in support of Pakistan, which is experiencing devastating floods leaving over 1,100 dead and displacing over 33 million people. The “2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan (FRP)” was jointly launched ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that a legal action be initiated against those who permitted the construction of hotels on the riverside in Swat and adjoining areas at the same places where various hotels had washed away in the 2010 flash floods. Talking to journalists ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi and former federal minister Moonis Elahi had a meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan and discussed matters of mutual interest as well as the prevailing political situation. The meeting took place at the Bani gala residence of Imran Khan in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Pakistan’s inflation rate at around 20 percent during the current fiscal year The IMF has estimated that Pakistan’s GDP growth would decline to 3.5 percent during the ongoing financial year (FY23) from 6 percent of the previous ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In continuation of humanitarian air bridge established between Pakistan and UAE, second of the two relief flights scheduled for Tuesday were received at Nur Khan Air Base. In past two days, five relief flights from UAE have landed in Pakistan carrying food, medical supplies and tents. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that Pakistan requires over ten billion dollars for relief and rehabilitation of flood hit people. “We have started assessment program for helping flood victims,” he said while talking to a private television ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As the flash floods have badly affected a vast area of the country leaving over 1,100 people dead, the by-elections schedule in some of the directly affected constituencies may be revised. The re-emergence of another cycle of monsoon in the mid of September may increase the sufferings ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday chided the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by saying that the electoral body must have seen the truth about “foreign funding” during a telethon organized by his party for fundraising for flood victims in which Rs5 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has strongly condemned alleged torture on party’s Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh. In a tweet, he said, Pakistan is in the grip of a bunch of criminals. He said these mafias know they will meet their ...

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