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KP to ensure transparency: Khattak

Islamabad—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pervaz Khattak here on Friday assured the international development partners and donors agencies for maintaining transparency and quality in execution of development projects to make the province a model of the country. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Kyrgyzstan wants four MBBS varsities for Pak students

Multan—Krygyzstan recommended four varsities for Pakistani students going for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan Mr Kubanychbek Toktorbaev and president of International University of Kyrgyzstan Professor Asylbek A Aidaraliev held a meeting with PMDC registrar Dr Amjad Mahmood on Friday regarding Pakistani students problems doing MBBS in their country. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Uncertainty, inferiority complex fatal diseases of society: Cheema

Lahore—Uncertainty, inferiority complex and dishonesty are fatal disease of our society and must be cured. The Sri Lanka is a small country as compared to Pakistan but they have overcome terrorism with courage and fortitude said Inspector General National Highways and Motorway Police, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema while addressing a large number of students at NUML University, Lahore Campus. DIG Bashir Ahmad Memon, Regional Director NUML Brig (R) Muhammed Akram Khan and SSP Muhammed Inksar Khan were also present on the occasion. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

3.5m kids suffering from acute malnutrition

Islamabad—Speakers on Friday said that more than 3.5 million under five year age children in Pakistan are currently suffering from acute malnutrition, making them susceptible to infectious diseases which may even lead to death. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Committee to conduct postal improvement services survey

Islamabad—Minister of State for Postal Services Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri Friday said a committee would be constituted to conduct survey for reviewing services of the Pakistan Post. “In view of the survey, new policies, standards and systems would be introduced to focus greater attention on improving customer satisfaction,” he stated this during his visit to General Post Office Islamabad. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Rangers to assist army, police during Muharram

Wah Cantt—District coordination officer (DCO) Rawalpindi Sajad Zafar has said that for the first time ranger would be deployed on the sensitive points to provide security cover during Muharram along with Police and army. He was talking to newsmen here on Friday after presiding over a meeting of tahsil peace committee at TMA comp-lex. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

LHC directs lower judiciary to dispense justice without fear

Lahore—Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan of Lahore High Court has called upon officers of district judiciary to dispense justice without fear or favour. Addressing a concluding ceremony of a Capacity Building Course for additional district & sessions judges and civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates at Punjab Judicial Academy here on Friday, he said “Adal” was an attribute of Allah and judges had been chosen to administer it. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Mamnoon: A sound of broadest opportunities await youth of Pak

Mamnoon: A sound of broadest opportunities await youth of Pak Bahawalpur—President Mamnoon Hussain Friday urged the youth to work hard for progress and prosperity of the country and value the freedom achieved after many sacrifices. Addressing the 7th Convocation of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur here the President said Pakistani youth were very talented and new opportunities were waiting for them in future. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

PM to perform earth-breaking ceremony next month

Peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said that development of Pak-China Economic Corridor will not only lead to revolutionize economy of the region but also open new vistas for progress and prosperity at the international level. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be performing the earth breaking ceremony of Burhan – Abbottabad – Mansehra via Havelian section; the Ist ever phase of the project by first week of the next month. He was presiding a high level meeting at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Thursday. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Nawaz greets Hindu community on Diwali

Islamabad—Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday extended his heartiest greetings to the country’s Hindu community, saying the community was an asset to Pakistan in whatever field of endeavour its members were engaged in. “I convey my very good wishes to the Hindu community on this felicitous occasion and hope that it will illuminate their lives as ever”, he said in his message on Diwali. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Govt striving for Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen: Shuja

Lahore—Punjab Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that government is striving for Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen and sectarian harmony in the society. He said that government has set up centers at all level for Muharram so that a watchful eye could be maintained on the activities of miscreants, however, no one would be allowed to take law and order in his hands in this sacred month. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Youth exuberance is Pakistan’s new phenomenon

CALL it by any name, but the youth swell or exuberance is now a new phenomenon in Pakistani politics, thanks mainly to the protest sit-ins by two of the country’s emerging politicians, Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. Their campaign, designed to force the 16-month old government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif to quit for being corrupt and dishonest, do seem to peter out, which may be a source of considerable discomfort to them, but both look determined to persevere with their plans. Their directions have changed from a permanent and prolonged protests to country-wide rallies for support to their causes, different in nature, but cohesive in intent and purposes. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Anti oil spill exercise conducted at sea

Karachi—Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) conducted exercise Barracuda-V in co-ordination with Pakistan Navy from October 21- 23. The exercise aimed at rehearsing the anti oil spill procedures and contingency mechanism, a press release of PMSA said here on Thursday. This exercise was conducted in two phases. Phase-I was held at Headquarters Pakistan Maritime Security Agency which included opening brief, discussion, preparation checks for practical exercise, whereas Phase-II was conducted at Arabian Sea and it included practical oil containment exercise. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Partial strike observed against MQM’s proposal to split Sindh

Nawabshah/Tando Mohammad Khan/Thatta—Strike was observed in different towns of Sindh on Thursday in response to a call given by Ayaz Latif Palejo Chief of Qaumi Awami Tehrik in protest against MQM’s demand for division of Sindh. In Nawabshah strike was partial as areas under influence of MQM remained open and business was as usual. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Consul General: US committed to advance education in Pak; opens Edu Faculty at SAL varsity

Khairpur—Reinforcing the United States’ long-term commitment to advancing education in Pakistan, U.S. Consul General in Karachi, Mr. Brian Heath, along with Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, VC SALU, Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary for Education & Literacy, Govt. of Sindh and Prof. Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Member, HR, HEC inaugurated the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded US$1.9 million Faculty of Education building at Shah Abdul Latif University. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

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