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Rain water dam to be constructed to meet water requirements of NIIA ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will construct a sustainable rain water dam to meet water requirements of New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA).The dam will be constructed in coordination with Small Dams Organization, Islamabad, according to Project Director, CCA, Islamabad International Airport project Islamabad here on Wednesday.The CAA is responsible for execution of the state of the art airport which will be the first green field airport of Pakistan with the facility to cater for the largest commercial aircraft presently operating worldwide.The Authority has already decided for provisioning of security on complete perimeter fencing by installing perimeter intrusion detection system in line with the international standards at airport.For this purpose, a consultant is being engaged to conduct complete survey of the area measuring 18.4 kilometers and prepare initial report.The report, to be submitted soon, will suggest various economically viable options available for installing the perimeter intrusion detection system in line ...

Pakistan refuses dialogue with India without addressing IoK issue ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday said that peace talks with India cannot take place without addressing the long- standing dispute of Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir.Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while talking to Voice of America alleged that Indian attempts to sideline the issue of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir is "unrealistic."According to VOA, tensions in the region have been rising since last week when New Delhi abruptly called off ...
Chinese Ambassador discusses economic cooperation with Finance Minister ISLAMABAD: Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan called on Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar here at Ministry of Finance Wednesday and discussed economic cooperation between the two countries and forthcoming visit of Chinese President to Pakistan.The Ambassador, while expressing his gratitude on expanding economic cooperation between the two countries, said "we are happy to see Pakistan-China Economic Corridor moving ahead smoothly".He mentioned that currently third round of Pakistan-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) is going on ...
PRCS provides 10 electric water coolers for IDPs camp ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) provided ten electric water coolers to Baka Khel camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs).According to Radio Pakistan quoting the PRCS Incharge in Bannu that the society is also arranging five free medical camps daily for the IDPs in various areas of district Bannu.He said thousands of patients are checked and provided free medicines daily in these camps.The Incharge informed that all treatment facilities including surgery are available at the ...
Met office forecast more rain LAHORE: Rain-thundershower accompanied by windstorm occurred at isolated places in Lahore, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions on Tuesday night causing temperature drop to 35 degree celsius,while humidity level also decreased.According to a spokesman of local Met office,more rain-thundershowers accompanied by windstorm are expected at scattered places of D.I Khan, D.G Khan, Multan, Sahiwal and Sargodha divisions, and at isolated places of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur divisions during next 24 hours.He said that another rain ...
PTI, PAT want to sabotage country's progress and prosperity march: NA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) wanted to sabotage country's march towards progress and prosperity on behalf of their foreign masters.Participating in the debate of current political situation, the legislators both from treasury and opposition expressed solidarity with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and vowed to support democracy and protect the constitution.Participating in the debate - Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) said a vast majority of people ...
30 suspects arrested KHYBER AGENCY: Security forces and Khasadar Force in a joint search operation in different localities of Khyber Agency on Wednesday arrested at least 30 suspects.According to Khasadar Force, a thorough search operation was carried out in Khyber Agency and raids were conducted on suspicious places during which 30 suspects were taken into custody.The arrested suspects were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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