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EOBI pension increased from Rs 6000 to Rs 12,000pm

Islamabad—Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Wednesday said a committee has been constituted to make Old Age Benefit Institute (EOBI) self sustainable and viable institute to enable it to pay pensions of registered employees in a smooth way. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

US commits Rs727m to up police

Islamabad—On October 13, 2014 the government of the United States, through the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Pakistan (INL-P), committed Rs. 727,000,000 to purchase equipment and provide training to Baluchistan police. The Director of INL-P, Alberto Rodriguez, signed a Project Implementation Letter (PIL) with the Inspector General of Police-Baluchistan, Muhammad Amlish, to formalize assistance to the police in the province. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

6169 Pak nationals repatriated from Libya: NA told

Islamabad—Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that 6169 Pakistani nationals have been repatriated from Libya in the wake of recent crisis there. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Nation backs terror-fighting forces

Peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan visited the Frontier Corps HQs at Fort Balahisar in Peshawar on Wednesday. On his arrival he was received by Maj. General Tayyab Azam and other senior officers of the Forces. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

German Consulate in forefront

SOCIAL activities have drastically been reduced or to be more precise and honest, have come down to almost zero because of reverence to Muharram ul Haram. The holy month signifies the advent of a new Islamic calendar year, but Karbala martyrdom too has be to be respected. That perhaps is the reason for the slow down or coming to near halt of social and cultural activities in Karachi, as elsewhere in the country. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

PAF highly professional: Sohail

Karachi—Passing out of Aero Apprentices was held at PAF Base, Korangi Creek. A PAF press release on Wednesday said that Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan Vice Chief of the Air Staff, was the chief guest of the ceremony. Addressing the aero apprentices and invitees, he said that Pakistan Air Force is a highly professional force that is committed to provide an invincible defense shield to the aerial frontiers of Pakistan. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

No discussion held on new provinces with MQM: PR

Slamabad—Minister for Informatiion and Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said that no discussion was held on the issue of creation of new provinces during the meeting of MQM delegation with Prime Minister, Muhammed Nawaz Sharif. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Abid visits medical, eye camps

Multan—Corps Commander Multan Lt. Gen. Abid Perveze on Tuesday visited medical and eye camps, especially set up in Shujaabad for flood-hit people of district Multan and Muzaffargarh. The five-day medical and eye camps were established under the auspices of Multan Corps in Shujabad and Alipur. Doctors of Pakistan army and Al-Shafa Eye Trust imparted services in the camps. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

18 peasants recovered from private jail

Mirprkhas—District and sessions court Sanghar, on Tuesday set free 18 peasants including 6 women after their recovery from a landowner’s private jail, where they had allegedly been held as bounded labour. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Malakand tunnel construction work to start by June 2015

Islamabad—The Malakand Tunnel project is in advanced stage of procurement for detailed design and work on the project is expected to commence in June 2015. An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) informed APP Tuesday as per the feasibility study the proposed south portal of the Malakand Tunnel is located near Jabban Hydropower, whereas the north portal is located in Pirano Kalay before Batkhela. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Shaji spends Rs.50m on solar pump projects

Landikotal—Member of National Assembly from NA-45 spent Rs.50 million of his discretionary funds on the solar pump project of drinking water in Landikotal. MNA Alhaj-Shaji Gul Afridi formally inaugurated the schemes the other day during his special visit to the area. Eight solar pump projects on tube wells of drinking wather in Alam Khano village of Sheikhmal Khel, Sadu Khel, Sheikhwal, Niki Khel and Wali Khel aaccomplished which will benefit and provide drinking water to thousands of population in the area. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Opposition protest minister’s remark

Islamabad—The opposition parties in Senate Tuesday strongly protested the derogatory remarks of Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid in National Assembly and Deputy Chairman sought transcript of the proceedings of Lower House to ascertain the veracity of the remarks made against the Senate. Speaking on a Point of Order, Senator Raza Rabbani of Pakistan Peoples Party said Zahid Hamid has insulted the Upper House in today’s proceedings. He urged the Chair to give ruling for ouster of the Minister from the House and bar him from taking part in the proceedings. He lamented that the Speaker had not taken notice of Zahid Hamid’s remarks. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

No request received for Thar help

Karachi—Federal government has not yet received any request for support in Thar area by the Sindh government, said Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan. Talking to journalists during Mango Star Performance Award ceremony organized by Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Food Security and Research on late Monday night, he in most categorical terms said no famine or drought situation has been reported to the federal government, from any part of the country. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

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