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    QUETTA    -   Balochistan National Accountability Bu­reau (NAB) Director General (DG) Zafar Iqbal on Wednesday deplored that due to a decline in social values, corruption has widely been accepted in the society. “In order to revive our golden values, we have to fight back and create abhorrence against the menace of corruption. He made these remarks while ...

  • 400 children including Afghan refugees enrolled in schools

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    QUETTA    -   As many as 400 out-of-school children, Afghan refugees and children of the host commu­nity among them have been enrolled in 15 government-run schools at Pak Afghan border town of Chaman. This was revealed during the provincial level advocacy and coordination meeting organised by the Tameer-e-Khalq Foundation (TKF) in collaboration with Save the Children, ...

  • Electric buses to ply on Punjab roads

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    LAHORE    -   Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi Wednes­day approved to operate 513 hybrid electric buses in Lahore while chairing the 19th meet­ing of the Punjab Masstransit Authority at his office. He ordered more buses for feeder routes in Lahore along with an expansion of the Speedo feeder bus service from Lahore to Sheikhupura and Muridke to accommodate ...

  • Punjab Police IT branch launches services for people, cops

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    LAHORE    -    The Punjab Police Info-Tech (IT) branch has start­ed providing services to people as well as employ­ees of the department. A spokesperson said on Wednesday that the test run of Human Resource Management Information System Mobile App (APP HRMIS), developed by the Punjab Police IT Branch, has started working in an efficient man­ner. More than ...

  • Punjab CM, Swiss ambassador agree to enhance cooperation in hydro-electricity

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    LAHORE   -   Punjab Chief Minister Pun­jab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi met with the Ambassador of Switzerland Mr. Georg Stein­er at his office on Wednes­day and discussed matters pertaining to mutual rela­tions and enhancement of bilateral trade. It was agreed to increase cooperation in hydro-electricity proj­ects, dairy farming, climatic changes and tourism ...

  • U.S Political, Economic Chief meets Minister

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    LAHORE    -    Political and Economic Chief (designated at US Consulate Lahore) Ms. Kathleen Gibilisco on Wednesday met with Minister for Agri­culture Punjab Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi at Civil Secretariat and discussed matters of mutual inter­est. It was agreed to promote partnership in agricul­ture sector. The Minister said that the US assistance in R&D ...

  • Cabinet committee extends licence of dispensers for three years

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    LAHORE    -   The cabinet standing com­mittee on legislative business has conditionally approved the extension of license of dispensers across Punjab for three years. Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protec­tion and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja chaired the meeting. He set a conditional exten­sion for three years and an upper ...

  • Air quality found unhealthy in Lahore, Pindi in survey

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    LAHORE    -   The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Wednesday noted that the average air qual­ity index (AQI) of Lahore and Rawalpindi remained unhealthy for sensitive groups of people in the last 24 hours. A spokes­man for the Department of En­vironmental Protection said that the air quality index at Town Hall, The Mall road Lahore was recorded 115 and ...

  • CM strongly condemns Quetta blast

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    LAHORE      -    Chief Minister Pun­jab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has strongly con­demned the Quetta blast and expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of lives. He extended heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved fami­lies and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. Our sympa­thies are with the be­reaved heirs and the ...

  • ‘Imran will announce final time to dissolve provincial assemblies’

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    LAHORE     -    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stands by its decision to dissolve the assem­blies as the entire party has given the mandate of the final time and an­nouncement to the party chairman Imran Khan. Punjab Government Spokesperson Musarat Jamshed Cheema said in a statement here. She said the PTI will form a govern­ment with a bigger majority ...

  • Doctors graduated from PGMI a source of pride, says Fareed Zafar

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    LAHORE     -    The convocations of Post Graduate Medical In­stitute and Ameeruddin Medical College were held simultaneously at Aiwan-e-Iqbal under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Fareed Zafar. Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yas­min Rashid was the chief guest of the event.  Prof. Al-Fareed Zafar while addressing the ceremony said that ...

  • CM announces phase 2 of LPC housing scheme

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    LAHORE    -    Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi Wednesday an­nounced the launch of the sec­ond phase of the Lahore Press Club housing scheme while chairing the 10th meeting of the Punjab Journalist Hous­ing Foundation’s board at his office here. The CM explained that land would be given in the tehsil Cantt where 500 kanals would be reserved to allot 5 ...

  • Urs of Hazrat Shah Ruknuddin Alam begins at Multan

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    MULTAN    -   Three-day Urs of great saint of sub-continent Hazrat Shah Ruknud­din Alam commenced on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements. Caretaker of the tomb Makhdoom Shah Mah­mood Hussain Qureshi gave traditional bath to the shrine and opened cer­emonies of the Urs. Later on, addressing the first session of the conference, Qureshi stressed upon ...

  • Legal fraternity welcomes CJCSC, COAS appointment 

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    OKARA    -    Legal frater­nity of Okara district has welcomed appointment of a Hafiz-e- Quran General as the Chief of Army Staff saying it is no less than a blessing for the country and the nation. Congratu­lating the government, op­position members and the nation on appointment of General Hafiz Asim Munir as Chief of Army Staff and General Sahir Shamshad as ...

  • Student death: BZU to hold internal inquiry into bus accident

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    MULTAN    -   Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) will conduct an internal inquiry into bus accident where­in the varsity student was killed near check post on Tuesday. BZU Chairman Transport Com­mittee, Dr Nazim Labar told on Wednesday that initially, it was reported that the accident oc­curred due to brake failure. “I have written a letter to VC, Dr ...

  • ACE recovers Rs3.77 million from defaulters

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    SARGODHA    -   The Anti Corruption Estab­lishment (ACE) on Wednes­day recovered Rs3,779,244 from defaulters of the Munici­pal Corporation Bhakkar. The ACE sources said Re­gional Director ACE Asma Ejaz Cheema came to know that leases of the Municipal Corporation were not pay­ing rent of their shops to the department concerned. After investigation, ...

  • KP CM directs PKHA to expedite work on Swat Motorway phase-2

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    PESHAWAR            -        Chief Minister Khyber pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the pakhtunkhwa highways authority (pKha) to expedite the construction work on swat Motorway phase-2 in addition to meeting the timelines specified for various aspects of Dir Motorway, D I Khan Motorway, and other roads sector projects. The Chief Minister will ...

  • Nawa-i-Waqt, DHA, SSCMS hold diabetes awareness seminar, walk

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    KARACHI          -        Prominent doctors and experts attending a diabetes awareness seminar and walk organised by Nawai Waqt Group in collaboration with DHA and Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences said that diabetes is mother of many diseases and that can only be controlled through adopting healthy lifestyle and diet. The seminar, held at a local ...

  • ‘Balochistan ready to host 34th National Games’

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    QUETTA    -   Balochistan Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Mohammed Ishaq Jamali on Tuesday said that Balochistan was ready to host the 34th National Games, the dates of which will be an­nounced soon. Addressing the closing ceremony of the Men’s 3rd National Boxing Championship held in Quetta, he said that the work on the venues was in full swing.  The ...

  • Balochistan CM to brief PM about financial issues of province

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    QUETTA    -    Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo will meet Prime Minister (PM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and give a briefing on the financial issues facing the province.  “The chief minister will also draw the attention of the PM to­wards the slow progress in the implementation of federal proj­ects,” a handout issued by ...

  • Home minister felicitates Gen Asim on assuming command

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    QUETTA    -   Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove congratulated General Asim Munir on taking com­mand of the Pakistan Army. In a message issued here on Tuesday, the provincial minister extended best wishes to the new Chief of Army Staff. “The appointment of the new chief of the Pakistan Army is a matter of prestige and honour for ...

  • Eradication of polio administration’s top priority: DC

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    QUETTA    -   Zhob Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Ramzan Pa­lal said that the eradication of infectious diseases like polio and the protection of polio workers are among the top priorities of the district ad­ministration. He said during the launch of the anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children here at the office on Tuesday. ADC Zhob, District ...

  • President Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK visits RMU

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    RAWALPINDI    -   President Royal College of Emergency Med­icine-UK Dr Adrian Boyle visited Rawal­pindi Medical University (RMU) along with a delegation, informed a varsity spokesman on Tuesday. The delegation included Dr Ayaz Abbasi, Dr Asim Ijaz and Andrew. President Royal College of Emergency was chief guest in a ceremony of certifi­cate distribution for ...

  • Transit polio teams need to stay vigilant: EOC

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    LAHORE    -   Punjab Emergency Op­erations Centre Coordi­nator Mr Khizer Afzaal Chaudhary has instruct­ed district health au­thorities to ensure that polio teams deployed at transit sites are vigilant and fully engaged in cov­erage of children under five travelling with their parents.  He issued the instruc­tions during a visit to Dera Ghazi ...

  • Cases will be registered on one-way traffic violation

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    LAHORE   -   Cases will also be reg­istered for violation of one-way traffic in La­hore from Friday.  Cases will be regis­tered under the provi­sions of negligent and negligent driving. These views were ex­pressed by CTO Lahore Dr. Assad Malhi while talking to media rep­resentatives at LIberty Chowk. He said that more than 2 lakh and 25,000 ...

  • Credit for ending terrorism goes to Qamar Bajwa, says CM Parvez

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    LAHORE     -   Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has said that the era of former army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa will be remembered in his­tory and the hearts of people. In a video message, the CM said that the world recognises outgoing COAS’s role in Op­eration Radd-ul-Fasaad.  “The credit for ending ter­rorism in the country goes to ...

  • Police nab 3 members of bike-lifting gang

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    ISLAMABAD     -    Islamabad police have arrested three mem­bers of a former jailbird bike-lifting gang and re­covered three motorbikes and spare parts of two sto­len motorbikes from their possession, a police public relations officer said on Tuesday. He said that fol­lowing the special direc­tions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) ...

  • ACE recovers Rs1,061,061 from defaulters

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    SARGODHA   -    The Anti-Corruption Es­tablishment (ACE) recov­ered Rs1,061,061 from defaulters of the Munici­pal Corporation Mianwa­li. The ACE sources said on Tuesday that Regional Director ACE Asma Ejaz Cheema came to know that leases of the Munici­pal corporation Mianwali were not paying rent of their shops to the depart­ment concerned.Adnan Haider, the ...

  • Millions of poultry units on the verge of death, fears MCCI

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    MULTAN    -     Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) urged the in­cumbent government to ensure an early release of soybean seed stuck at Karachi port otherwise it could cause issues of food security and affect the production of chick­en and eggs. President MCCI Mian Rashid Iqbal during a meeting attend­ed by executive mem­bers (Solvent Extractor ...