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Qamar Zaman assumes charge of Chairman NAB ISLAMABAD: Major Qamar Zaman Chaudhry (Retd), on Friday assumed the charge as Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB).Senior NAB Officers of the NAB Headquarters were introduced to the Chairman and, very briefly, outlined their respective duties, said a spokesman of the Bureau.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013

Ahsan Iqbal urges developing partners carry forward regional connectivity ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Prof Ahsan Iqbal has urged upon the developing partners from World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID and DFID to join hands in carrying forward the agenda of regional connectivity for improving trade and economic growth.He stated this while presiding over a meeting of the development partners --World Bank. ADB, USAID and NFID -- over Regional Integration here.Speaking on the occasion, the minister appreciated the role and contribution of ...

Eid-ul-Azha: Seasonal butchers jump into cashing opportunity ISLAMABAD: After seeing the lucrative charges of slaughtering the sacrificial animals, a number of seasonal butchers have started to set up their booking stalls in various parts of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.Many labourers, who did not find job due to eid activities in these days, also adopt this profession for the time being to earn livelihood.Soon after the Eid prayers, they will leave towards the marked areas for slaughtering the animals."Even, labourers ...

Relief activity smoothly going in quake-hit areas of Balochistan: DG PDMA ISLAMABAD: Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Hafiz Abdul Basit has said that relief activities are going in smooth way in the area and the efforts are underway to speed up the rescue operation.Talking to a private news channel, Basit said that tents and food have been supplied to the quake victims while situation in the area is under control.Analyst Rao Javeed Akhtar also said that the Federal Government has taken steps to provide ...

US CG advises for introspecting cause of low investment, taking correctives KARACHI: Pakistan needs to look into the reasons for low foreign investment here and should take corrective measures to attract maximum foreign investment especially for Karachi, said United States Consul General in Karachi, Michael J. Dodman here Thursday.When his opinion was sought by Karachi Chamber's leadership that why US companies were investing more in other countries of the region including Bangladesh, he said it was a purely commercial decision by the US investors and his ...

Ebad inaugurates track of Water Pump & Aisha Manzil flyovers KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, here on Thursday formally inaugurated the track of Water Pump and Aisha Manzil flyovers.Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Saqib Soomro Metropolitan Commissioner, Samiuddin Siddiqui, Deputy Commissioner Karachi Central, Saif-ur-Rehman, and Director General Engineering Department KMC, Niaz Ahmed Soomro, were also present.The Governor cut the ribbon to inaugurate the track of the flyovers, leading from Sohrab Goth to Tin Hatti.He said that the work be speeded up and that the ...

Collection of trade tax from shopkeepers illegal, unlawful: CM PESHAWAR : Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has declared the collection of trade tax from the shopkeepers of Peshawar as illegal and unlawful and made it clear that it is applicable only on bargain centers, rent a cars, Car Parkings and show rooms adding that action would be taken against those involved in such practices. He clarified while talking to a delegation of Markazi Tanzeem-e-Tajiran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who made a call on meeting with ...


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