Quetta    -   Flood-hit Balochistan faces a viral disease epidemic as 3963 new cases of diarrhoea, skin infections, malaria has been re­ported in the last 24 hours. According to a report Baloshic­tan reported 3,963 new cases ...

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  • Flood-hit Balochistan faces viral disease epidemic

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    QUETTA    -   Flood-hit Balochistan faces a viral disease epidemic as 3963 new cases of Flood-hit Balo­chistan faces a viral disease epidemic diarrhoea, skin infec­tions, malaria has been reported in the last 24 hours, according to a report on Sunday. According to a report Balochistan reported 3,963 new cases of viral diseas­es in the last 24 hours. 947 ...

  • Pakistan facing an unprecedented natural disaster: Senator Samina

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    QUETTA    -   Focal Person, Relief to Flood Vic­tims, Balochistan, Senator, Sam­ina Mumtaz Zahri on Sunday said that Pakistan was facing the worst effects of climate change, which could be resulted in natu­ral calamities. She expressed these views while distribut­ing ration bags, mosquito nets, clean drinking water, clothes, milk, children’s food and ...

  • Awareness session on Global Undergraduate-Pakistan Program held at UoT

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    QUETTA   -   An awareness session on “The Global Under­graduate Pakistan Program” was organized by the Department of Natural and Basic Sciences at University of Turbat (UoT). Dietitian Parveen Noor was the guest speaker of the session, said press release issued here. Faculty members and students attended the session.  Speaking on the occasion, Dietitian ...

  • Multiple development projects underway for welfare of people: MPA Qadir

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    QUETTA   -   Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) Qadir Nahil on Sunday said that various devel­opment projects were underway to provide basic facilities to the people of the constituency including the Railway Hous­ing Society (RHS). “Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s Univer­sity is one of the best educational institutes in ...

  • Loralai University to help end illiteracy in less developed areas of Balochistan

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    QUETTA    -  The Uni­versity of Loralai will help end il­literacy and promote higher educa­tion in the less developed far-flung areas of Balochistan that has been completed at a cost of Rs 1493.751 million. The Higher Education Commission has provided funds for the university with the objec­tive of establishing the university to provide better opportunities of ...

  • Miftah quits, Dar to work as finance minister

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    Discusses strategy to handle PTI’s long march to Islamabad. ISLAMABAD    -   Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has resigned apparently to pave way for PML-N senior leader and finance expert Ishaq Dar is all set to take over the finance ministry. Miftah stepped down after Prime Minister Shehbaz Shar­if and PML-N Quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Shar­if ...

  • PM House security questioned after audio tapes leak

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    ISLAMABAD     -    A cou­ple of purported audio tapes of ruling coalition including Prime Min­ister Shehbaz Sharif, leaked to social media yesterday, have sent a shocking wave putting a question mark over the secrecy of phones data as well as conversations during important meet­ings in the PM House. An audio clip pur­portedly of a meeting at PM House featuring ...

  • Want only merit-based appointed army chief: Imran

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    KARAK    -   PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said he did not want an army chief of his choice but only concerned with merit-based appoint­ment of the COAS. Addressing a public gathering at Karak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the former premier re­sponded to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhu­tto-Zardari’s comment that Khan wanted to “appoint an army chief of ...

  • Imran Khan in pain as nothing illegal in leaked tapes, says Marriyum

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Minister for Informa­tion and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said that there was nothing il­legal in the (purport­ed) leaked audio from the Prime Minister’s Office which made Im­ran Khan angry and caused him pain. “Imran Khan has gone mad as he finds nothing illegal in the leaked audio,” she said, adding his ...

  • Bilawal, Blinken hold high-level talks today

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    WASHINGTON   -   Foreign Minister Bila­wal Bhutto Zardari ar­rived in the US capital Washington on Sunday evening on a three days official bilateral visit to the United States begin­ning September 26. Foreign Minister Bila­wal Bhutto would par­ticipate in high-level ministerial level talks between Pakistan and the United States which would be held on ...

  • UAE’s Sheikh Sultan lauds Pak army’s rescue, relief works

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    RAWALPINDI    -   Sheikh Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman Dubai Port World (one of the largest port operators globally), called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qa­mar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ here yesterday, the ISP Di­rectorate has said. Accord­ing to a statement issued by the ISPR, relief efforts in the wake of the devastat­ing floods and all that ...

  • PM prepares for all important China visit

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Prime Min­ister Sheh­baz Sharif is prepar­ing for an all important Chi­na visit after a seem­ingly successful visit to the United States where he participated in the United Nations Gener­al Assembly session and held important bilateral meetings including those with the US leaders. His meeting with US President Joe Biden was ...

  • ‘Lessons from COVID-19 should be replicated to recover from losses’

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Lessons on the recovery of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 should be replicated and modified to strengthen response and recovery from large-scale losses incurred during current floods.  This was stated by Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Joint Executive Director, Sustainable De­velopment Policy Institute ...

  • Dengue attacks continue in KP

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    PESHAWAR    -   Dengue fever claimed one more life in last 20 hours, the death toll reached 7, an official source of the Health Department told media men here on Sunday. The official said that 259 more cases of dengue have been re­ported in the last 24 hours and 175 cases were reported from Pe­shawar, 34 from Haripur, 21 from Khyber. The number of active cases has ...

  • DISCOs need independent boards with zero influence from bureaucracy: PIDE

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan Institute of Develop­ment Economics (PIDE) has said that power distribution compa­nies (DISCOs) are corporatized but only on paper and remarked that over the years, the govern­ment’s footprint on the sector has become more significant instead of decentralizing power. To bring efficiency in the per­formance of DISCOs, these ...

  • Climate change-induced floods inflict huge losses to KP wildlife

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    PESHAWAR    -   Notwithstanding the climate change-induced floods, the wild­life was one of the most affected sectors following destruction of its habitats, sanctuaries and protect­ed areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where an estimated Rs97.64 mil­lion losses were reported. Breaking the 30-year record, the August 27 devastating floods, which started from Mataltan, ...

  • Public health top priority of govt: Mayor Peshawar

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    PESHAWAR    -   Mayor Peshawar Haji Zubair Ali on Sunday said that dengue spray was being done in high risk areas and taking care of people’s health was the top most priority of the lo­cal government.  Mayor Peshawar Haji Zubair Ali told media men during his vis­it to the city area said that there would be no compromise on it that was why steps have ...

  • Newspapers most authentic source of information: CM

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    LAHORE    -   Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Sunday said that newspapers were an important part of lives and would remain so. In his message on the ‘National Newspaper Readership Day’, he said that newspapers were the most authentic source to derive information, adding that with the newspaper reading the reader not only acquaints himself with ...

  • Ombudsman’s order helps 21 jobless get jobs

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    LAHORE   -   At least 21 applicants from differ­ent districts have been provided with regular jobs in government departments under Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appoint­ment and Conditions of Employ­ment) Rules, 1974.  In a statement issued here on Sun­day, the spokesman explained that Shan Haq of Lahore, M Talha Sadiq of Sahiwal, M Saad Usman of ...

  • Two cops arrested for attempted rape on girl

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    LAHORE    -   Two policemen were arrested for alleg­edly attempting to rape a girl here on Sunday. According to victim girl Nazia Manzoor, two police constables namely Irfan and Amir tried to molest her while she was on her way to home after per­forming her duty. A case has been regis­tered against the two cops at the Defence police station. As per First ...

  • Efforts on to make ‘Shining & Green Lahore’ campaign a success: CEO LWMC

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    LAHORE    -   The operation teams of Lahore Waste Manage­ment Company (LWMC) are working day and night to make ‘Shining and Green Lahore’ cam­paign of the commissioner a success. According to LWMC sources here on Sunday, phase-wise zero waste operation was going on under the supervi­sion of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rafia Haider.  Since ...

  • PFA carries out grant op against fake juice mafia

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    LAHORE    -   Punjab Food Authority carried out a grand operation against fake juice mafia here on Sunday. The newly-appointed Direc­tor General Punjab Food Au­thority chairman Mudassir Riaz Malik seems determined to take action against the adul­teration mafia. Soon after as­suming charge as the new DG, he made a surprise raid to a fake juice factory ...

  • German company shows intent to install eco-friendly power plant

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    LAHORE     -   Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has met with a German company delegation in which the delegation expressed their interest to install environment-friendly waste-to-energy power plant projects in Punjab.  The CM directed for early set­tlement of the matters to install waste-to-energy power plant projects. He added that Punjab will get ...

  • Minister suspends MVE during Sheikhupura visit

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    LAHORE   -   Punjab Transport Minister Muneeb Sultan Cheema visited Sheikhupura on Sunday and sus­pended Motor Vehicle Examiner (MVE) Ahmad Saeed over poor performance.  The minister suspended MVE over the com­plaint of Secretary Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Sheikhupura for not performing his duties and negligence, said a handout issued here. Cheema warned ...

  • KSA sends more aid for flood affectees

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    ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan yesterday received another package of relief goods from Saudi Arabia for the flood affect­ees. Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian organization KSA ­Relief sent its fourth and fifth aid plane to Pakistan for victims of the deadly floods. The humanitarian assistance was sent under the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown ...

  • 23 dead after boat sinks in Bangladesh

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    DHAKA    -   At least 23 people were killed and several dozen more were missing on Sunday after a boat cap­sized in a river in Bangladesh, police said. “We have recovered 23 bodies. Firefighters and divers are searching for more bodies,” local police official Shafiqul Islam told a news agency. The boat was packed with up to 50 Hindu pilgrims, police said. ...

  • Fazl accuses Imran Khan of bringing about economic crisis in country

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    MULTAN    -   Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) President Mau­lana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said the incumbent government was waging struggle to rid country of economic crisis actually brought about by Imran Khan. He, while talking to media persons here, said political instability started with the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama ...

  • ‘Not an honest broker’: Rabbani says Alvi unacceptable for political dialogue

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    Says if PDM had the required members in the National Assembly it should have impeached Alvi. ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sen­ator Raza Rabbani said on Sunday that President Arif Alvi should stop trying to create political space for himself as this is in violation of the 1973 Constitution. The former chairman Senate main­tained that the ...

  • Daily coronavirus cases fall below 50 in Pakistan

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    ISLAMABAD   -    The everyday number of coro­navirus infections in Paki­stan has dropped to below 50 as the country reported 47 more coronavirus infec­tions and no fatality during the last 24 hours with infec­tivity ratio dropping to 0.38 percent, showed the statis­tics released by the Nation­al Institute of Health (NIH) on Sunday morning. According to NIH ...