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Nation united to root out menace of terrorism: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the nation was united to rootout the menace of terrorism from the country.He said during a meeting here on Saturday with chief of Jamiat Ulema e Islam, Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his residence, condemning the suicide attack on JUI-F rally in Quetta.He said that the backbone of terrorists network has been broken and they were on the run way. The minister said defeated terrorists were meeting their fate and soon Pakistan would get rid of them and become a peaceful country.Speaking on the occasion, JUI-F chief said enemies of Pakistan were trying to destroy the peace of the country but they can not achieve their nefarious designs.Pervaiz Rashid lauded the role of Maulana for the promotion of democratic values and parliamentary supremacy.He hoped that JUI-F chief would continue to play his positive role for the cause of ...

Laptops distributed among UoS students SARGODHA: The first installment of the Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme has been distributed among talented and capable students of the University of Sargodha (UoS).Almost 688 laptops were handed over to students in the first phase in a ceremony held at the varsity campus.Similarly, in the second phase, almost 342 laptops would be distributed among students on October 27.Director Quality Enhancement Dr. Muhammad Bashir said laptops were provided to students of BS, MA, MPhil and PhD ...
Govt, mulling over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio: Ayesha Raza ISLAMABAD: Focal Person of anti- polio programme, Ayesha Raza Farooq said that existence of polio cases in the country is a great cause of concern.Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that 80 to 90 percent cases have been reported from the troubled areas where polio campaign is difficult to be run.She said that Pakistan is the only country where security forces, police and polio workers render sacrifices.Responding to a question, she said that despite challenges, ...
90pc polio cases are found in militancy-hit areas: Altaf Mohsin ISLAMABAD: National Consultant of Polio Program Altaf Mohsin said 90 percent polio cases are reported from areas where law and order situation is worsened and parents do not let polio teams to administer polio vaccines to their children.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that effective measures have to be taken for complete eradication of the polio virus.Responding to a question, Altaf Mohsin said that polio workers are being attacked in different parts of the country ...
Afghan Refugees to be provided employment till return ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt. Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch said the government was committed to provide employment opportunities to around 3mn Afghan refugees living across the country till their return.Talking to APP in an interview, he said around 1.6 mln is the registered number of Afghan refugees by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) while the un- registered number was 1.5mn besides this which is living illegally in ...
Youth electrocuted FAISALABAD: A 22-year-old youth was electrocuted near Kashmir Bridge on canal road here Saturday.Ashfaq of Chak No 208-RB was repairing a water pump when he touched an electric wire.He received a fatal electric shock.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Youth killed over dispute FAISALABAD: A youth was shot dead by his friends over a monetary dispute in Sahianwala police limits.Police said Rizwan and Asim Ali of Chak No 20-JB Khanke had monetary dispute since long. Today, Rizwan and his father were standing outside their house when Asim Ali and Shahzab took Rizwan with them nearby fields and shot him dead.Police arrested the accused and registered a case.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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