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10 injured in Sibi bomb blast QUETTA: At least 10 people were injured in an explosion took place on Chakir Khan road in Sibi town, on Saturday.According to Police, unknown men planted explosive in a motorcycle and parked it on Chakir Khan road in vegetable market area and detonated it."At least 10 persons including labourers sustained injuries in the motorcycle blast who were rushed to hospital," police added.The injured have been taken to District Headquarters Hospital and some of them were taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) due to their serious condition.The law enforcement agencies personnel have cordoned off the entire area to trace out the suspects. Further probe was underway.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Campaign to vaccinate 800,000 children against polio kicked off PESHAWAR: Anti-polio immunization campaign kicked off in Peshawar on Saturday amid tight security arrangements as ban on motorcycle riding was imposed by the provincial government.The polio drive was aimed to inoculate 800,000 children, aged below five years, in Peshawar and its adjoining areas and the drive would continue from 8am to 5pm where some 4,200 teams of health workers and volunteers would administer anti-polio drops to children.The government has set a target to vaccinate 754,000 ...

LPG Association lauds OGRA for taking action against black marketing ISLAMABAD: The Chairman, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distributors Association, Irfan Khokhar Friday lauded the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for taking action against the black marketing of LPG companies.Addressing an emergency convention organized by OGRA against the black marketing of LPG companies, he said on the request of the LPG Distributors Association, the government has taken notice of the illegal profiteering and black marketing of LPG marketing companies, said a press release issued here.He ...

Hashmi vows to protect system MULTAN: Makhdoom Javed Hashmi vowed Friday to protect the system after getting re-elected in the by-election.Speaking at a press conference at his residence, he pointed out why Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) was supporting a candidate after announcing boycott of the election."It's funny that Imran Khan wants to dissolve the natioal assembly while, on the other hand, he is arriving here to campaign for the candidate," he said.He said Imran Khan's arrival in the city ...

Employment to people is first priority: Bilawal KARACHI: Chairman, PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that PPP's first priority is to provide employment to the people and today Shaheed Benazir Bhutto (BB)'s one more dream came true by formally regularizing Lady Health Workers (LHWs). Sindh Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro were also present on the occasion. Addressing the participants of distribution ceremony of more than 24,000 ...

ISE-10 index stays Bearish ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) on Friday witnessed bearish trend as the ISE-10 index was down by 21.51 points to close at 4420.81 points.A total of 154,500 shares were traded, which showed a growth of 148,000 shares, when compared with previous day's trading of 6,500 shares.Out of 158 companies, share prices of 67 companies recorded increase while those of 91 companies decreased and no company remained stable in today's trading.The share price of Gadoon ...

LCCI opposes commercialization tax on education sector LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to take notice of the imposition of commercialization tax on the education sector.Addressing a delegation of over 100 owners and representatives of private schools, LCCI Vice President, Kashif Anwar said an LDA official during his recent visit to LCCI, had assured that private schools would not be sealed but still raids were being conducted for sealing private schools for the ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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