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CM announces funds provision for construction of small hydel power stations PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced provision of sufficient funds for a number of small hydel power stations at various locations of Chitral district and other developmental schemes for the area. He said that KP government believed in uniform development of the province with judicious use of the developmental funds whereas no discrimination would be made with any part of the province. However, he said that remote and backward areas would be given preference on need basis wherein transparent use of funds would be ensured so that the public money could not go waste or transferred to the pockets of the individuals but purely spent on the welfare of the masses. He was talking to eight members delegation of PTI Chitral district led by Bibi Fozia MPA that called on him here on Tuesday. In response to the problems and demands of the delegation he approved giving status of ...

2.743mnchildren vaccinated on 1st day of anti-measles campaign LAHORE: As many as 2.743 million (2,743,000) children have been vaccinated on the first day of the anti-measles campaign. Out of them more than 243,000 children have been vaccinated in Lahore. This was stated by advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafiq while speaking at a follow-up meeting over the campaign at Civil Secretariat, here Tuesday. This campaign would continue till February 9 during which 28.5 million children will be vaccinated, he ...

LSE slightly downs by 1.87 points LAHORE: Lahore Stock Exchange here Tuesday witnessed mixed trend and lost 1.87 points, as the LSE Index-25 opened with 6358.97 points and closed at 6357.10 points. The market's overall situation, however, corresponded to an upward trend as it remained at 1.916 million shares to close against previous turnover of 1.387 million shares, showing an upward move of 529,100 shares. While, out of the total 95 active scrips 24 moved up, 12 shed values and 59 ...

Nine persons injured in cylinder blast MULTAN: Nine persons sustained burn injuries when a cylinder exploded at a shop in Cantt.According to rescue 1122, nine persons including Iqbal, Shafique, Salman, Ihsan, Altaf, Ishfaq, Naeem, Rashid and others sustained injuries when a cylinder exploded at a shop in Cantt area. Rescue 1122 shifted four injured to Nishtar hospital.The police was investigating the incident.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

LDA to launch action against illegal housing schemes LAHORE: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to initiate an action against various housing schemes being operated illegally within the jurisdiction of the LDA.Sources in LDA stated here on Tuesday that lists of illegal housing societies were prepared to evolve a strategy to launch crack down against the violators of civic laws. All such societies grabbing money from the people through fraudulent tactics and attractive advertisements would be taken to task, the sources maintained.Initially, notices ...

Police emergency service ‘921’ for Karachi approved KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the proposal for establishing police emergency service "921" in the metropolis.In this regard the chief minister has put the Muhafiz Force, Madagar 15, Madadgar 15 Call Centers, Central Command & Control Centre, complete premises of Hassan Square Police Headquarters and Chowkundi Police Headquarters on the disposal of AIG Security for this purpose.The decision was taken in the meeting chaired by the chief minister here on ...

Sindh CM orders disciplinary action against Secretariat officials KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered strict disciplinary action against officials found absent from their seats during his surprise visit to Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday.Expressing his strong resentment against the officials' indifference towards their professional obligation, Qaim Ali Shah said this attitude was the major factor responsible for delay in completion of work.He regretted that concerned officials seemed to have absolutely no consideration towards plight of citizens reaching the secretariat ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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