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Dry weather to prevail during current week  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday forecast dry weather for most parts of the country during the current week. According to met office, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. The weather will remain dry in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

Gas suspension schedule for Sunday FAISALABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has issued schedule for suspension of gas supply to various localities here on Sunday.   Due to work at high pressure gas pipeline in front of Crescent Model School here gas supply to Gulistan Colony No.1 and 2, Haji Abad, Nishatabad, Mughal Pura, Ahmad Abad, Millat Road and adjacent localities of Sheikhupura Road will remain suspended from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, SNGPL spokesman stated here on Friday.   Copyright ...

PM arrives in Hunza to launch US 282mn project ATTABAD, (HUNZA): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived here Friday to perform the ground-breaking of the 282 million dollar project for the re-alignment of 25km long section of Karakoram Highway.   The Prime Minister took an aerial view of the blockade of water in form of an artificial lake created by a massive landslide in the Hunza river, at Attabad in 2010.   The Prime Minister will later fly to Gilgit where he will address the joint session of ...

Study reveals low literacy level of children in slums ISLAMABAD: Literacy level of children of "Katchi Abadis" in federal capital is very low and only 14.92 percent are enrolled in schools.   According to study launched by Children Complaint Office (CCO), 33.24 percent of total population in slums of Islamabad is illiterate, 37.39 percent had attended primary schools and 7.27percent secondary.   The report revealed that the child population living here is 39,338, out of which 10,739 (27.30) are involved in child labour.   Talking to APP, an official in ...

Inspector of Bomb disposal squad martyred PESHAWAR: In-charge of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Inspector Hukam Khan embraced Shahadat while defusing an explosive device planted by unknown miscreants on main frontier road, in the Badabar Police jurisdiction here on Friday.   According to police control the in-charge of Bomb Disposal Squad Hukam Khan reached to the spot after receiving a telephonic message of IED planted near the house of one Haji Nargis, resident of Sheikhan village, situated in the Badabar Police ...

Governor takes notice of water supply disruption  KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has taken serious notice of the non-supply of potable water to some areas of the metropolis. He has directed the authorities concerned, including the Managing Director Water Board to immediately pay attention towards this matter, said a handout issued here on Thursday. Dr Ishratul Ebad urged the MD Water Board to ensure supply of water to the affected areas on a priority basis. He also sought a report from the ...

CM Sindh attends China KARACHI: The Consul General of China in Karachi, Zhang Jianxin, hosted a reception on Thursday evening in connection with the 63rd Independence Day of the Peoples Republic of China. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah was the chief guest at the ceremony. The national anthems of China and Pakistan were played on the occasion and a cake-cutting ceremony was also held. In his remarks, Syed Qaim Ali Shah spoke of the deep friendly ties between Pakistan and ...


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