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CADD announces third time extension in vacations till August 31 ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has announced third time extension in the summer vacations for the students till August 31 due to the prolonged sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab Marchers.An official of CADD informed APP, the schools and colleges in federal capital were supposed to open from August 25 (Monday) but now these would open from September 1.However, the decision to extend vacations has been taken by the authorities again to save the students from any untoward incident due to march.The decision of further extending summer vacations has been taken for the third time consecutively due to the sit-ins of Azadi and Inqalab marchers.Earlier, the institutions were supposed to open from August 11 (Monday) after summer vacations but the authorities announced more holidays till August, 17 (Sunday).And now the authorities announced more vacations till August 31 (Sunday) due to the prolonged sit-ins of marchers and now the students ...

Govt. believes freedom of expressions: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Friday said the government believed in the freedom of expression and not planning to impose curbs on media.Talking to media persons, who boycotted the proceeding of National Assembly for refusing their vehicles' entry in the parking of National Assembly and attack of PTI and PAT protests to mediapersons, he said:"We believed on freedom of expression, media and had no intention to curb on independence of ...

Weekly Inflation decrease 0.33pc ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on August 22 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered decrease of 0.33 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 208.52 points against 209.20 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 ...

Govt accords top priority to promotion of education: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The President made the remarks while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr, wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the mandate, functions, activities, achievements and its various ...

Normalcy starts returning in twin cities ISLAMABAD: People of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have started coming back to their normal routine despite the ongoing sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers.The Azadi and Inqalab march started from the Independence Day and disrupted the daily routine of people belonging from all walks of life as they were unable to reach their offices or work places and concentrate on their work.The prolonged sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers in capital, which is ...

Fazl terms PTI, PAT demands unconstitutional ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Friday termed demands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek unconstitutional.Talking to media outside the Parliament House he said, "All the political parties in parliament are unanimous that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif should not resign from premiership."Fazlur Rehman said that all those who have struggled for the constitution of democracy in Pakistan’s are united to safeguard it from the violators.He stressed that democracy would not ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for various areas due to routine maintenance and development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:August 23 From 09:00am to 10:30am, Dhudial-Chaksawari Transmission Line, Chaksawari and Islamgath Grid Station.August 23, 26, 28 and 30 From 06:00am to 10:00am, A-Block, E-Block, New Mulper, Ghosia Colony, Said Pur, T&T, Sadiq Abad and Faiza Abad ...


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