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Women should turn out in large number for NA-246 poll: JI chief KARACHI: Chief of Jamaat- e- Islami (JI), Pakistan, Siraj ul Haq has urged women belonging to NA- 246 constituency to come out in large numbers and exercise their right of vote during forthcoming by-elections to NA 246 on April 23.Addressing an electioneering meeting on Shahrah- e- Pakistan for women workers of JI here on Friday he said Karachiites were being provided an opportunity to restore the lost glory of the metropolis known for its enlightenment and hence all must play their due role for the cause.He maintained that JI strongly believed in women empowerment in its truest sense and also supported their right to play an active role in socio-economic and political development of the country."In-fact we not only want their active participation in politics but to facilitate them in their endeavour also support their right to flexible working hours besides adequate transportation facilities and associated concessions," said JI - ...

JI workers confident of victory in NA-246 Karachi KARACHI: Women workers of Jamaat-i- Islami (JI) are confident of their party's victory in the NA-246 Karachi by-polls, scheduled to be held on April 23. Given the confidence level, they seem to be little convinced that their leaders may make compromise with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), their main ally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The constituency prior to arrival of Muhajir Qaumi Movement on the scene in late 1980s, had been a JI's stronghold and the part was again ...
CM condoles demise of Senator Azam Hoti PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Friday visited Mardan and condoled with ANP leader Amir Haider Khan Hoti MNA over the death of his father Senator Azam Khan Hoti who had died on Wednesday last. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak remained with the former CM Amir Haider Hoti for some time and offered Fateha for late Azam Hoti. He also expressed his sympathies with the former Chief Minister and other members of the grieved family on demise ...
Firing in marriage ceremonies will not be tolerated: CM KASUR: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Friday visited the home of two children who died in aerial firing during a marriage ceremony a few days back nearby village Gutti Kalanjar, Ganda Singhwala.He remained sometime with the family of deceased boys Waseem and Shamshad and expressed his condolence with the family. He also offered fateha for the departed souls.On this occasion, the chief minister said firing in marriage ceremonies would not be tolerated and stern ...
6737 students send abroad for higher education: Senate informed ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman informed the Senate on Friday that around 6737 students sent abroad for higher education from 2008 to 2014.In question hour, he said a uniform procedure has been laid down for selecting students from various provinces to award scholarships for study abroad.Responding to another question, he said, a total 698 students belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been sent abroad on scholarships for higher studies during ...
Accountability Court summons Zardari on April 27 RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Court Friday summoned former President and Co-Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari in an alleged corruption case to appear before it on April 27.The Accountability Court of Akhlaq Hussain after re-opening of a corruption case, for failing to submit correct details of wealth regardaing (Bilawal House), issued summons. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed this reference back in 2001, well prior to his election as president of the ...
CPEC to bring significant improvement in country's health conditions ISLAMABAD: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has envisaged many public welfare schemes which will help improve health of the people and ensure they get other basic needs of life."It is the involvement of private sector which will steer forward the vision of leadership of both the countries and materialize the development of this corridor which will prove to be a fate for future," Director General, Pak-China Institute, Fazal-ur-Rehman said.He made it clear that the ...


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