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President emphasises for further efforts to boost Pak-Tunisia relations

Islamabad— President Mamnoon Hussain has underscored the need for greater efforts by Pakistan and Tunisia to strengthen economic interactions as the existing level of mutual trade was incommensurate with the equation being enjoyed by the two countries.

Govt committed to make SMEs more productive in country

Islamabad—Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) Dr Miftah Ismail said that under the vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to generate more employment opportunities and to encourage entrepreneurs, Board of Investment has established facilitation centers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.

Hajj training programme to begin on Saturday

Islamabad—The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will start extensive Hajj training programme for intending pilgrims on Saturday (August 2). “The training programme is aimed at making the intending pilgrims familiar with Hajj rituals,” said a ministry official while tlking to APP on Monday. He said the focus of the programme would be those who were going to perform Hajj rituals first time. The training had been extended from district to tehsil level and invitations had also been sent to the intending pilgrims, he added. He said informative booklets along with Cds would would be distributed among the pilgrims free of charge.

3500 policemen, commandos to guard city on Eid

Rawalpindi—The city police have finalized a security plan to guard the lives and property of public during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. Holidays of all policemen have been cancelled to augment Eid security in the city while additional forces have been deployed in sensitive areas, including busy roads, markets, shopping centers, graveyards, mosques, Eid Gahs, Imambargahs and picnic points as part of the security plan.

Rs 400,000 to be paid for completely damaged houses in NWA

Islamabad—Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has said the federal government will not rest till complete rehabilitation of internally displaced persons to their homes in North Waziristan. He was addressing the displaced people at Bakka Kheil relief camp in Bannu today [Monday], he said a survey of houses will be carried out in North Waziristan.

Stomach cancer has four subtypes, say scientists

SCIENTISTS belonging to a US research network have found there are four distinct molecular subtypes of stomach cancer, also referred to as gastric cancer or gastric adenocarcinoma. They believe the discovery will change how researchers and clinicians view stomach cancer, enabling treatments to be tailored to individual patients, according to the specific genetic features of their tumors.
Begum Mamnoon urges women to observe simplicity on Eid in solidarity with IDPs

Ayaz, Murtaza extend Eid greetings to MPs, countrymen

Islamabad—Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have extended their warm greetings to the Muslim Parliamentarians and fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his message, Speaker National Assembly said that he felicitates his elders, brothers, sisters and children on the joyous occasion of Eid. “We are thankful to Allah Almighty who gave us the opportunity to keep fasts, offer prayers and help our needy brothers and sisters during the month of Ramazan” the Speaker said.

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