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PMDC penalizes doctors for negligence

Islamabad—The Disciplinary Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has announced different punishments from suspension to warning to 50 doctors. According to PMDC, a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee was held to address complaints of people and patients against negligence and misconduct of doctors. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Hazara Motorway to be completed within stipulated time

Havelian—President Pakistan Muslim League-N Youth Wing Capt. (R) Muhammad Safdar on Thursday said that Hazara Motorway, Havelian-Burhan Section, would be completed within the stipulated time. He was talking to media after visiting the Hazara Motorway project here. He said the project would not only improve the communication link of Hazara Division with Northern Areas but also open new venues for economic activities. It will also change the fate of the people of the area, he added. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Narcotics worth billions of rupees put on fire

Peshawar/Attock—The Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman in simple but impressive Ceremony held in Khyber Agency on Thursday torched a huge quantity of drugs and other contraband items worth billions of rupees, seized during the last 9 months. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Land being acquired for Multan Metro Bus Project

Multan—Commissioner Multan Division Capt (Retd) Asadullah Khan constituted five committees to acquire land and offer payments to the people whose land would be acquired for Metro Bus Project in the city. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Rs 91m mobile company equipments seized

Karachi—Directorate of Customs Intelligence Karachi on an information seized telecommunication equipment and accessories including energy storage units and accessories etc. imported by a mobile company. Details revealed that the seized goods were being cleared mis-declaring the PCT and concealing the actual value from Appraisement (West) Collectorate Karachi port. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Low cost private schools promote education

Lahore—The low cost private schools (LCPS) are proving a viable alternate solution for the promotion of education in Pakistan, as evident from their partnership with Education Fund for Sindh –EFS for Taleem Aam Programme, which has so far brought more than 86,000 Out of School Children (OOSC) to schools. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Khattak demands inclusion of DIK in Gwadar-Kashgar route

Peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Wednesday urged the federal government to revive the previous Gawadar-Kashgar route and not exclude district DI Khan of KP from it. Addressing a press conference here at CM house, he said that the previous route was 635 kilometers short from the new route that would pass through Haripur, Mianwali, Bakhar, DG Khan, Multan, Karachi and onward to Gawadar. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Pakistan reaching out to the Black Sea, Bulgaria and Beyond

ONE of the important concerns, of our embassies, specially in Europe, is the adverse image of Pakistan stereotyped by mainstream news-media globally. This ‘bad image’ seriously hurts national interest by creating a negative perception and fortifying the wrong-narrative spread by the country’s detractors within and without. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Pakistan negotiating Prisoners Exchange Agreement with China

Islamabad—The National Assembly was informed today that the government is negotiating a prisoner exchange agreement with China which would allow the convicts to serve their sentences in Pakistan. Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch told the House during question hour that a total of 260 Pakistanis are currently imprisoned in China. These include 193 who have been sentenced after conviction and 67 who are in detention centres, awaiting trial. He said majority of the Pakistanis under arrest in China are charged with drug trafficking and other serious crimes. He said Pakistan Embassy in China seeks consular access from the Chinese authorities and oversees that the legal rights of the accused are granted. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Denmark acknowledges Pak role in counter-terrorism

Risalpur—Denmark ambassador to Islamabad Jesper Moller Sorensen on Wednesday said Pakistan was playing a key role in countering terrorism and his country would never forget its great sacrifices in fight against the scourge. “Pakistan is a key player in this region and in the global fight against terrorism. We will never forget the terrible losses, terrorism has inflicted on Pakistan. Denmark supports the people of Pakistan in our common fight against terrorism,” he said during his visit to the Military College of Engineering in Risalpur. Currently, a training session was being held at Military College of Engineering for Army and Civilian Law Enforcement Agency personnel on countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), said a news release of the embassy here Wednesday. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Chinese delegation visits CRI- Roots Millennium Schools

Islamabad—A high profile Chinese Delegation from China Radio International-CRI visited Roots Millennium Schools One World Campus E-11/4, Islamabad to see CRI-Roots Confucius Classroom Initiative. The delegation consisted of the Vice Director General from China Radio International Mr. Xia Jixuan, Vice Secretary Chief Editor of BRILLIANCE weekly Mr. Zhang Wei, Director of Urdu Service Deputy director of South Asia Division of CRI Ms. Zhao Qiao Pakistani name Ms. Mahwish, Bureau Chief of Islamabad Bureau of CRI Mr. Wang Qi and Correspondent of Islamabad bureau of CRI Mr. Qin Shengrui. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

Poor, deserving women focus of BISP: Marvi

Hyderabad—The Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Ms Marvi Memon MNA has said that poor, needy and deserving women are th focus of the programme and all out efforts are being made to improve their socio economic condition at the earliest. Addressing a ceremony organised in connection with 334th birth anniversary of great Sufi Saint and Poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai on Monday evening, Marvi Memon informed that she is fully committed to promote the philosophy of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai by serving the deserving and needy women. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

Pak-Saudi relations: An alliance needed, not a test

PAKISTAN is standing at a critical-phase of its history when on one-side is Pakistan’s benefactor and time-tested friend while on the other side is infused with baseless propaganda and implications of some past mistakes. Amidst this scenario, the government of Pakistan sought guidance from parliament but sorry to say that joint session of the parliament contrary to ground realities focused on delivering biased speeches against that benefactor and time-tested friend of Pakistan. Resultantly, the joint session of the parliament negating detailed discussion approved a confusing resolution with sole objective to please every segment of the society and that’s the reason queries are being raised against this resolution of the parliament. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

Pak-Saudi relations: An alliance needed, not a test

PAKISTAN is standing at a critical-phase of its history when on one-side is Pakistan’s benefactor and time-tested friend while on the other side is infused with baseless propaganda and implications of some past mistakes. Amidst this scenario, the government of Pakistan sought guidance from parliament but sorry to say that joint session of the parliament contrary to ground realities focused on delivering biased speeches against that benefactor and time-tested friend of Pakistan. Resultantly, the joint session of the parliament negating detailed discussion approved a confusing resolution with sole objective to please every segment of the society and that’s the reason queries are being raised against this resolution of the parliament. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

Italian guitarist enthralls audience

EMINENT hotelier and connoisseur of art, Byram Avari and his lovely wife Goshpi arranged an evening in which a world famous guitarist, lutanist and composer, Carlo Ambrosio enthralled a packed house of audience at the hotel Avari Saturday evening. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details