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Metro bus project facing slow pace of work due to sit-ins

Islamabad—The protests and sit-ins in the federal capital have turned life and business in the twin cities discomfortable where many mega projects, including the multi-billion Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project, have been effected badly. The construction work of mass transit project, which is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year, is also facing slow pace of work.

Bus stand project still lingers on

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The Islamabad Transporters Association has pointed out that non-shifting of bus terminals to the allocated space in I-11/4, has been causing problems. It said Capital Development Authority (CDA) had approved a project in 2011 for construction of bus stands in I-11/4 and auctioning them for shifting of bus terminals working in various localities of the capital, including Faiz Abad, G9 Markaz Karachi Company and Pir Wadhai.

Entrance test for admission to medical, dental colleges

City Reporter

Rawalpindi—University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday held here entrance test for admission to medical and dental colleges. Four centres for medical entry test were established in Govt. Post Graduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Govt. College for Boys Satellite Town, Siddique Public School, 6th Road and Ideal Cambridge School, 6th Road. Walk through gates were installed on the entry gates of each centre. Waiting halls were established in each center for the people to come with the candidates. Drinking water with proper sitting arrangements were available for the visitors.

Police attack food and media vehicles

Islamabad—Police force on duty in the Red Zone attacked the vehicles bringing in food items and water for the protestors of PTI and PAT activists on Sunday afternoon. As soon as the vehicles carrying food items reached the Red Zone, a contingent of police in full gear attacked them in order to prevent the supply to the hungry protestors who did not have breakfast and were without water.

Army cancels Defence Day ceremony due to political turmoil

Rawalpindi—In the wake of tense situation in Islamabad, Pakistan Army on Sunday cancelled its Defence Day ceremony scheduled to be held in GHQ Rawalpindi. Sources said federal ministers and all three services chiefs were due to attend the event that was scheduled for Sunday in Pakistan Army’s GHQ auditorium in connection with Defence Day (September 6).

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