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Faryal felicitates PPP, MQM for victory in Senate polls in Sindh KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Women Wing President Faryal Talpur, MNA, has felicitated former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain over victory in Senate election in Sindh.In a statement issued here on Thursday, she said the lawmakers belonging to PPP and MQM had showed their political spirit and honesty by adhering to the party decisions and voted freely for their candidates.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

City administration to provide facilities to disabled for better mobility: Commissioner KARACHI: The city administration would make all out efforts to provide facilities to the disabled people for better mobility.This was stated by the Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui while talking to the representatives of Disabled Welfare Association (DWA) during his visit to "Mobility Workshop", established by the Association here on Thursday.He said it is the collective responsibility of the government as well as the society to provide opportunities to disabled persons for their better life."I ...

Bokhari congratulates winners of Senate elections ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has congratulated the winners of the Senate election and expressed hope that they will play a positive role in the Upper House of the Parliament.In a press statement, Chairman Bokhari said the Senate is a symbol of federating units and it has played an important role in ensuring the continuation of democracy and supremacy of the Constitution.He expressed gratitude for the contribution of senior politicians, constitutional experts and ...

SBP guidelines for export of wheat, wheat flour KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised the authorised dealers (ADs) to abide by Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) rules notified for the export of wheat and wheat flour and payment of subsidy on this account.The ADs' attention has been drawn to the notification No.F. 1-9/2013-DFSC-II/wheat procurement dated February 13, 2015 and Finance Division (FD)'s notification No.1(4) CF-C/2014-112 dated February 16, 2015 regarding this subject. According to these notifications, Government of ...

Governor felicitates new Senators KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, while felicitating newly elected Senators on Thursday, urged them to play their dynamic role in legislation and for strengthening of democratic institutions of the country.According to an official statement, the Governor said that "we can improve our economic, social and political identity by empowering the democratic institutions." Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM congratulates newly elected PML-N senators LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated newly elected senators of Pakistan Muslim League-N. He said the election process for senate had completed in a democratic manner, adding that it was a matter of satisfaction that assembly members took an active part in the senate election.He said the PML-N government believed in democracy and was custodian of democratic traditions in the country.Shahbaz Sharif said the success of PML-N candidates in the senate election ...

Pak-Saudi relations to further strengthen with PM's visit: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that there are strong historical, cultural and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, saying it will further strengthen after the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Speaking at the Lahore Airport after his return from Saudi Arabia's visit on Thursday, he said that the historic welcome extended to Pakistani delegation by Khadim-e-Haramain Sharifain Shah Salman-bin-Abdulaziz will always be remembered. He said that people of ...


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