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Sindh Government imposes ban on swimming at Seaview KARACHI: Government of Sindh, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 (6) C.Pc, has imposed complete ban on swimming at Seaview Clifton on Sunday.According to a notification issued Saturday the government to ensure safety of public lives and health which may occur otherwise due to swimming is taking measures required to be adopted.A letter sent by Commissioner of Karachi division was also referred to asking the authorities that on the occasion of Valentine's Day, a large number of people especially youngsters gather at different beaches, especially at Seaview, Clifton for recreational purpose.Mentioning that a large number of people also swim or go close to water, and with sea on high tide, Karachi Commissioner was cited to had requested to impose ban so as to protect human lives and avoid any tragic incident.In pursuance of Section 195 (1) (a) Cr. P.C., SHO of the concerned police stations has been hereby ...

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PML-N govt committed to cause of health, education: Hakeem Baloch KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is committed to the cause of health and education in the country, said State Minister for Communications, Abdul Hakeem Baloch, here Saturday. During his visit to the Government Girls Secondary School and Government Boys Secondary School, Sumarkundani, Gadap Town, he said the Federal Government has accorded top priority to development sector across the country without any distinction. "There can be no denial to the fact that education is ...

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Govt focusing on unemployment and investment in the country ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the government has controlled crippling economy and now its focusing on creating employment and bringing investment in the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said that before 2013 election, the core problems facing the masses were electricity load-shedding, terrorism and inflation while the government has overcome them to a large extent.To a question, he said Qatar will provide LNG to Pakistan on a ...

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LNG agreement with Qatar to boost economy, increase foreign reserves ISLAMABAD: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) agreement by government with Qatar would not only strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields but also boost economy, revive industry and increase foreign reserves.Analysts gave this opinion while talking in Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs' programme. Speaking in Radio Pakistan's programme, PML-N leader Maiza Hameed said: "Pakistan has signed LNG agreement with Qatar and this agreement has been signed on lowest price in the world." The imported LNG would ...

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NA session to continue till Feb 26 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly 29th session will continue till February 26. The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly met Friday at Parliament House with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair to discuss the business for the 29th Session of the National Assembly. The meeting discussed the agenda and ways to run the proceedings of the 29th session of the National Assembly. The Representatives from all the parliamentary parties gave their proposals regarding ...

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Prime Minister back after two-day Qatar visit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday returned here after completing his two-day official visit to Qatar.Besides other engagements, the Prime Minister's visit featured the signing of a landmark agreement between the two governments wherein Pakistan would import Liquified Natural Gas from Qatar to cope with its energy needs.The Prime Minister landed at Nur Khan Airbase along with his delegation including Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to ...

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Ex-president Pervez Musharraf discharged from hospital KARACHI: Former President and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, who was hospitalized earlier in the day, was discharged after medical tests.The Central Information Secretary of the APML, Ms. Asia Ishaque, said on Thursday.She said after initial medical reports, Pervez Musharraf was allowed to go home. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...