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Women should turn out in large number for NA-246 poll: JI chief KARACHI: Chief of Jamaat- e- Islami (JI), Pakistan, Siraj ul Haq has urged women belonging to NA- 246 constituency to come out in large numbers and exercise their right of vote during forthcoming by-elections to NA 246 on April 23.Addressing an electioneering meeting on Shahrah- e- Pakistan for women workers of JI here on Friday he said Karachiites were being provided an opportunity to restore the lost glory of the metropolis known for its enlightenment and hence all must play their due role for the cause.He maintained that JI strongly believed in women empowerment in its truest sense and also supported their right to play an active role in socio-economic and political development of the country."In-fact we not only want their active participation in politics but to facilitate them in their endeavour also support their right to flexible working hours besides adequate transportation facilities and associated concessions," said JI - ...

JI workers confident of victory in NA-246 Karachi KARACHI: Women workers of Jamaat-i- Islami (JI) are confident of their party's victory in the NA-246 Karachi by-polls, scheduled to be held on April 23. Given the confidence level, they seem to be little convinced that their leaders may make compromise with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), their main ally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The constituency prior to arrival of Muhajir Qaumi Movement on the scene in late 1980s, had been a JI's stronghold and the part was again ...

SBP injects Rs897.1bn into market KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday injected into market Rs 897.1 billion for seven days during its open market operation.SBP statement said the rate of return is 7.51 percent. The bids offered were of Rs904.1bn. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM condoles demise of Senator Azam Hoti PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Friday visited Mardan and condoled with ANP leader Amir Haider Khan Hoti MNA over the death of his father Senator Azam Khan Hoti who had died on Wednesday last. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak remained with the former CM Amir Haider Hoti for some time and offered Fateha for late Azam Hoti. He also expressed his sympathies with the former Chief Minister and other members of the grieved family on demise ...

Firing in marriage ceremonies will not be tolerated: CM KASUR: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Friday visited the home of two children who died in aerial firing during a marriage ceremony a few days back nearby village Gutti Kalanjar, Ganda Singhwala.He remained sometime with the family of deceased boys Waseem and Shamshad and expressed his condolence with the family. He also offered fateha for the departed souls.On this occasion, the chief minister said firing in marriage ceremonies would not be tolerated and stern ...

LCCI urges govt to consult business community on market closure LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has urged the government to resolve the issue of early market closure in consultation with the business community.LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir in a statement here on Friday said decision of early market closure should not be implemented without due consultation with traders.He said the government should take the business community on board while having such trade related decision and also launch awareness campaign through ...

6737 students send abroad for higher education: Senate informed ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman informed the Senate on Friday that around 6737 students sent abroad for higher education from 2008 to 2014.In question hour, he said a uniform procedure has been laid down for selecting students from various provinces to award scholarships for study abroad.Responding to another question, he said, a total 698 students belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been sent abroad on scholarships for higher studies during ...


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