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Punjab Education Dept delivers free textbooks JAND: Punjab Government have delivered free textbooks to all the headmasters of more than 1200 government schools for further distribution among 222,719 students studying at these schools in different classes of tehsil Jand and other tehsils of Attock district.This was stated by Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Attock Qazi Zahoor Hussain said this while talking to APP here on Sunday. He said that free textbooks have been handed over to the headmasters/headmistresses of the schools concerned as per the enrolment of the students.He said that all the books had been distributed under the supervision of District Monitoring Officer Muhammad Farooq Akmal and his field staff. He said that in tehsil Jand 41,914 students, in Pindigheb 32,959 students, in Fatehjang 39,783 students in Attock 39702 students, in Hasanabdal 26524 students and in tehsil Hazro 41837 students will be provided free books. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Gunny sacks not being distributed among them, claim wheat farmers HYDERABAD: The wheat farmers have complained that the gunny sacks are not being distributed among them in Sindh despite the provincial government's announcement to start the process from March 1. At a meeting of Sindh Chamber of Agriculture here on Sunday, the farmers representatives said 29 days have passed but neither gunny sacks distribution has started nor the wheat procurement centres have been opened. Speaking on the occasion, the SCA's President Dr Syed Nadeem informed ...
Auto thief gangs busted RAWALPINDI: Police have busted auto thief gangs and recovered 16 stolen vehicles from their possession, a police spokesman informed on Sunday. The action was taken on the directives of City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi to check the increasing trend of car snatching in the city. Cantt police arrested a four-member gang and recovered 6 stolen vehicles from their possession. In another operation, Pirwadhi police arrested a three-member gang and recovered 4 stolen vehicles ...
Boy dies in road mishap QUETTA: An 11-year-old boy was killed in a road mishap near Kuchlak, 25 km away from provincial capital on Sunday.According to police, the victim was crossing the road when a vehicle hit him due to over speeding. As a result, he died on the spot. The body was shifted to civil hospital for legal formalities. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained so far.Police have registered a case.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Bhutto death anniversary programme to be held in day time: Qaim HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday said the ceremony to commemorate Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's death anniversary would be held in Larkana on April 4 during day time in view of prevailing security situation in the country. Addressing a press conference here, he said it had not yet been decided whether Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would attend the event.He said incidents of target killings in Karachi had ...
Rs6832mn released to FATA under development portfolio ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has so far released Rs6832 million to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under development portfolio during the current financial year.The total development portfolio is Rs17.08 billion, reflected in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) (local component) for 2014-15.Sources at Ministry of States and Frontier Regions told this scribe these funds have further been released to sector/sub- sectors of FATA Annual Development Programme (ADP) 2014-15.The sources said with this investment, the living condition ...
US says Pakistan making sincere effort for Afghan peace WASHINGTON: Pakistan is making a "sincere effort" towards Afghan peace and it wants to make the best use of the "new environment" by aiding a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in the neighboring country, US Special Representative Dan Feldman said."I do think that there is a sincere effort being made by Pakistan at this point to take advantage of this new environment and a recognition that long-term stability on their border is in their ...


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