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Irrigation deptt for grand operation against water thieves MULTAN: The Irrigation department has decided to launch grand operation against the persons involved in water theft. According to Irrigation department sources, low fine on the pilferers was also a major cause behind the water pilferage. The sources informed that meagre fine did not help to stop the habitual thieves. The administration has decided to take strict action against thieves under canal act. The authorities has also decided to remove encroachments along banks of different canals as these encroachment serves as water theft also. The sources informed that even the minor theft would not be tolerated. The department also urged public to extend cooperation in the special drive against the water thieves. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Philosophy of Bacha Khan, key to achieve success: Babak SWABI: Spokesman ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter, Sardar Hussain Babak said that target of establishing peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan could be achieved by following the philosophy of non-violence preached by late, Khan Adbul Ghaffar Khan. He was addressing a public meeting here Sunday in connection with the anniversaries of Bacha Khan and Abdul Wali Khan. He said that struggle of our great leaders was aimed to secure the rights of Pakhtun and democracy in the ...

Partly cloudy weather forecast MULTAN: The local Met office has forecast party cloudy weather with chances of fog in the morning for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours.On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 16.3 degree celsius and 7.8 degrees celsius, respectively.The humidit. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Dry, cold weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry and cold weather for the provincial capital on Monday. The maximum highest temperature is likely between 8 to 12 Centigrade and the lowest minimum is expected between -02 to -01 Centigrade. On Sunday, the highest maximum temperature 25.5 Centigrade was recorded in Lasbela and the lowest minimum temperature -05 Centigrade was recorded in Kalat. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Two gangsters held KHANEWAL: Police claimed to have arrested two gansters of Jawada gang including ring leader and recovered looted items from their possession.According to DPO Jahanzaib Nazeer, Jawada gang was active in snatching cattle, motorcycles, and mobile phones at gun point in Kacha Khooh, Talamba and Mian Channu by-pass areas.A special police team was constituted which raided near overhead bridge Kacha Khooh by-pass and arrested the two criminals including ring leader identified as Muhammad Jawad alias Jawada ...

Plan to establish Blood Bank & Research Centre in Faisalabad FAISALABAD: The Punjab Government has decided to establish a state-of-the-art regional Blood Bank and Research Centre in the city.A spokesman of the government told here on Sunday that the centre will be established in collaboration with German government and for this purpose 3 Kanal land has been designated near Arshad Centre Plaza adjacent to Mian Muhammad Trust Hospital.He said the centre would store blood for months and it would be responsible to supply blood to ...

Two towers of high transmission line blown up QUETTA: Unknown men blew up two towers of high transmission line at night between Saturday and Sunday near Notal area of Nasirabad district, causing suspension of electricity supply to respective areas of Balochistan including Quetta.According to police, unidentified men had attached improvise explosive devices (IED) with electricity pylon No. 75 and pylon No. 76 of high transmission line coming from Guddo Barrage which went off.As a result, Quetta and other respecitive areas of Balochistan were ...


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