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Governor condemns blast at under construction Degree College in Orakzai Agency PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan Friday has strongly condemned the bomb blast in under construction Degree College at Kalaya precinct in Orakzai Agency by miscreants. In a condemnation message Governor said that such terrorist attacks could not deter the government's resolve to eliminate terrorism and militancy. He said such cowardly attacks by militants cannot decrease our morale and as a nation we are united and committed to combat terrorism and extremism. Governor said the elements involved in such cowardly acts, would be brought to court of law and justice. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Ports & Shipping Minister condoles death of Justice (R) Rana Bhagwandas KARACHI: Minister for Ports and Shipping, Senator Kamran Michael here on Friday offered his condolences to the bereaved family of Justice (r) Rana Bhagwandas.During his visit to the residence of Kelash Kumar, son of late Justice (r) Rana Bhagwandas, he said demise of the former acting chief justice of the country was a great loss not only for the legal community but also for the nation.Senator Kamran Michael said that it was indeed painful for ...
66 criminals including 60 POs nabbed MULTAN: Police claimed on Friday to have arrested 66 criminals including 60 proclaimed offenders in a drive against anti-social elements across the district.According to police, police conducted raids at various locations and arrested 60 proclaimed offenders who were wanted by police in different cases of dacoity, robbery, theft and other crimes.Police have also apprehended five drug peddlers and one illegal weapon holders and recovered five litre liquor, five pistols and 12 bullets from their possession.Cases ...
Water inflow in rivers surges to 151,171 cusecs ISLAMABAD: Water inflow in rivers has surged to 151,171 cusecs against the outflow of 181,894 cusecs owing to the recent rainy spell.According to the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) the water inflow in Indus at Tarbela was recorded as 29,600 cusecs against the outflow of 45,000 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1442.02 feet, which was 62.02 feet higher than its dead level 1380 ...
Constitutional amendment best option to stop horse trading ISLAMABAB: Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi on Friday said that amendment in the constitution was the best option to stop horse trading in the forthcoming Senate elections.Talking to media-persons outside the Parliament House, the minister said that the government was taking serious steps in this regard adding that the Prime Minister had convened a meeting to devise a strategy for the purpose.Abbas Khan said that if Parliamentary Parties in their today's meeting take ...
5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Mansehra ISLAMABAD: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Pakistan early Friday, injuring at least five people and causing minor damage, officials and seismologists said.The quake hit 37 kilometres (23 miles) north-northeast of the city of Mansehra, the US Geological Survey said.It was followed by two aftershocks with a magnitude of 3.2 and 4, Pakistan's meteorological department said.The quake was also felt in surrounding towns and districts, including the capital Islamabad and in parts of Azad Kashmir.Zarif Ul ...
FESCO issues shutdown programme  FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company here on Thursday, power supply from DHQ feeder emanating from 132-KV OTP grid station and Railway Road feeder originating from 132-KV Factory Area grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 12 pm while Karana Hill feeder emanating from 132-KV Karana grid station will observe shutdown ...


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