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President saddened over Majid Nizami's demise ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned senior journalist and publisher Majid Nizami who passed away in Lahore after a prolonged illness.The President lauded his long meritorious services for journalism spanning over almost half a century.He prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and for courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.Senior Journalist, Chief-Editor and publisher of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, Majid Nizami breathed his last early Saturday. He was 86.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Information Minister condoles over demise of Majeed Nizami ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, senator Pervaiz Rasheed on Saturday expressed his heartfelt condolence over the sad demise of veteran journalist Majid Nizami who breathed his last in Lahore.In a condolence message, the minister said that he was an institution in himself and the services of the deceased in the field of journalism would be remembered for a long time.He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace ...

Govt spending huge amount on health services for masses: Opp leader SUKKUR: The Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that the government is utilising millions of rupees for the provision of modern and quality health services to the masses.He said that philanthropists serving the ailing humanity are selflessly engaged in providing treatment facilities to the deprived segments of the society and they are held in great respect and esteem.He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of emergency ward and up- gradation ...

Governor distributes cheques among deserving people KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan distributed cheques of monetary assistance here to widows, parents of children affected by deadly disease and financially distressed persons.Speaking on the occasion, on Friday the Governor said the government was fully assisting the deserving segment of society despite limited resources and efforts were underway for provision of permanent financial aid and livelihood sources to them.Financially constrained talented people could not utilize their potential and they were under ...

Re-election ordered in PS-114 Karachi KARACHI: Election Tribunal declaring the result of provincial assembly Sindh constituency PS-114 Karachi null and void ordered here Friday re-election on this seat. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Irfanullah Khan Marwat had been declared successful from this seat and he was also parliamentary leader of his party in Sindh assembly. His success was challenged by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Abdul Rauf Siddiqui. However, the tribunal declaring the result of PS-114 null and void ordered ...

Hyderabad receives first monsoon showers coupled with power breakdown HYDERABAD: First downpour of monsoon over Hyderabad and suburb areas leaves water stranding on roads and streets while residents of southern Sindh had to experience nine hour long major power breakdown since restoration of electric supply to Karachi and HESCO region. As a result of downpour, the 450 MVA Power Transformer of 500 KV Grid Station of National Transmission and Dispatch Company Jamshoro caught fire resulting stoppage of power supply to Karachi and 12 districts ...

Weekly Inflation up 0.19pc ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on July 24 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered increase of 0.19 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 207.07 points against 206.68 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering ...


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