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Metro Bus Project to be completed by January 31: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior and Narcotic Control Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday informed the Senate that Metro Bus Project will be completed January, 31.Replying during Question Hours, he said, the project was expected to complete on December 25, but due to sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), the project was delayed for one month only.He said contractors of the project, demanded the government to give six moths more time for the completion of the project, but only month was allowed.He said presently no public transport was operating in Islamabad. However, he said, private transport was plying on different routes in Islamabad Capital Territory.The Minister said at present 23 Inter-City routes was plying in Islamabad whereas 7 routes are added from time to time keeping in view the public demand. He added that two new routes were launched in the past six months.He said, the ICT ...

Laptops distributed among talented students RAHIM YAR KHAN: As many as 2772 laptops were awarded to talented students of Bahawalpur division on the behalf of Punjab government by provincial Minister Ch. Mohammad Shafique.While addressing the students of Ghulam Fareed Post graduate college, Provinicial Minister for commerce & trade Ch Muhammad Shafique said that Chief Minister, Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif has initiated various projects for better future of youth.In this context he added that many talented students were getting education in various ...
Jhang's development matters discussed with PM ISLAMABAD: Najaf Khan Sial, PML(N) MNA from Jhang called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at his Parliament House chamber here on Wednesday.The matters relating to infrastructural development and provision of clean drinking water in the MNA's constituency came under discussion, a PM House press release said issued here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
ECP notifies Amir Dogar as returned candidate ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday notified Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar a winner of by-election in NA-149 Multan as a returned candidate to the National Assembly.The ECP has notified Amir Dogar as returned candidate in pursuance of provisions of sub-section (3A) and sub-section (4) of section 42 of the Representation of the People Act 1976 read with section 108.Amir Dogar had secured the national assembly seat from NA-149 in by-elections held on October 16 ...
Financial constraint bars increase in Benevolent Fund: Aftab Sheikh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Sheikh on Wednesday informed National Assembly that issue of withdrawal of paying academic fees to children of government employees cannot be addressed presently due to financial constraint.Replying to a calling attention notice by MNAs Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Naeema Kishwar and Asiya Nasir, the minister said, since the deductions from employees salaries are not increased the matter raised in the notice cannot be addressed.The members had drawn the ...
67th foundation day of AJK to be celebrated on Friday MIRPUR (AJK): All arrangements have been finalized to celebrate the 67th foundation day of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Friday in a befitting manner.This was stated by Raja Azher Iqbal spokesperson of AJK government while talking to APP here on Wednesday, adding that special ceremonies would be held in all ten districts of AJK to celebrate the day.Special flag hoisting ceremony would be held here in an impressive manner to celebrate the foundation day. ...
10 KG bomb fixed in Computer monitor defused PESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Squad averted a major terror bid by defusing a powerful bomb weighting about ten kilogram at Gul Haji Plaza on main Jamrud Road here on Wednesday.According to official of BDS, the bomb was fixed in a computer monitor apparently for carrying a massive subversive activity in the jam-packed commercial plaza.The BDS staff upon receipt of information about explosives, rushed to the plaza and started search for the explosives and found a ...


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