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PM directs NHA to upgrade DI Khan-Zhob section of N-50 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed the National Highway Authority to upgrade the D.I. Khan-Mughal Kot-Zhob section of N-50 to four lane dual carriageway after negotiating funding from the Asian Development Bank within a month.The Prime Minister said if the required funding from the Asian Development Bank is unavailable, additional funding from Public Sector Development Program shall be provided as per requirement, said a press release issued here.The Prime Minister has also directed for acquisition of land for the entire Western alignment of CPEC for a six lane, limited access motorway at this stage to ensure against any complications at a later stage.The Prime Minister also constituted a committee to identify the potential sites for future industrial zones along the western route.The committee shall comprise Chairman Board of Investment, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Chairman National Highway Authority, BS-21 officer each to represent Finance Division, Ministry ...

World community play role for establishing peace in region: Asfandyar PESHAWAR: Chief of ANP, Asfandyar Wali Khan Friday said that we cannot keep ourselves aloof both politically and naturally from the ongoing political affairs of neighboring Afghanistan as peace and tranquility in both the countries were interlinked with each other. It's have been our endeavors to see a stable and prosper Afghanistan and to achieve the desired goal both neighbors and international community should play a positive role, Asfandyar said, according to a release issued ...

Very cold weather forecast QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast dry and very cold weather for the provincial capital during next 24 hours. On Friday, the highest maximum temperature 12 centigrade and the lowest minimum -02 centigrade were recorded. The dry and cold weather has been forecast for rest of the region too. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

HEC, USAID hold employment skills workshop ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Friday arranged a two-day employment skills workshop at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi under the USAID-funded Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Programme (MNBSP).The moot helped approximately 70 scholarship recipients prepare for job interviews and develop their resumes.Dr. Mahmood ul-Hassan Butt, Consultant HEC, sharing his remarks on the occasion said the Higher Education Commission has played a pivotal role in supporting the national goal of human development through its research and ...

FC Balochistan arrests 3 suspects, one injured QUETTA: Frontier Corps Balochistan has arrested three suspects from Pat Feeder Canal area during a search operation on Friday while one suspect was arrested in injured condition who sustained bullet injuries during exchange of fire with FC personnel. A spokesman for FC said here that FC teams launched search operation in Pat Feeder Canal area in Nasirabad division and arrested three suspected militants. One alleged militant was injured in exchange of fire with FC personnel, ...

Ashrafi for spreading real message of Islam in world LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Coucil (PUC) Central Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi Friday said that it was responsibility of ulema and students to spread the real message of Islam in the world. He said this while addressing a training session held under the aegis of PUC at Sahiwal, says a press release issued here. "Islam teaches a message of love and peace," he added. He said that no group, party or individual could be ...

CM approves Rs12bn Sukkur Barrage rehabilitation project KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved a Rs. 12.6 billion Sukkur Barrage Rehabilitation project under which flood discharge capacity would be increased by 150,000 cusecs and entire barrage system that would be controlled from a control room.The Chief Minister took this decision while presiding over a high level meeting here at the CM House on Friday, said a statement.The meeting was attended by Senior Minister for Finance & Irrigation Syed Murad ...


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