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Regional languages promote national integration: Marvi Memon LAHORE: BISP Chairperson Marvi Memon Sunday said PML-N government believed in promoting regional languages as these languages provided a binding force for national integration.Addressing a seminar cum debate "Emerging Pakistan" at Al-Hamra Art Council here, she said that regional languages provided identity to the ethnic groups and regional languages should be given respect these deserve. The BISP Chairperson said acknowledging the regional languages was necessary for our goal of "One State Nation" which we have achieved. The chairperson said she had tabled a bill in the parliament seeking status of national language for regional languages which was rejected due to difference of opinion. She said main purpose of the bill was to recognise importance of all regional languages by declaring them as national languages.Regarding implementation of the 18th Amendment, she said the government was not taking anything back from the provinces which were guaranteed to them but there were some ...

PU awards 4 PhD degrees LAHORE: Punjab University Sunday awarded 4 PhD degrees to the scholars on the recommendations of the Board of Studies. According to the details, Drakhshan Liaqat D/o Liaqat Ali Awan was awarded PhD in the subject of Urdu after approval of her thesis entitled "Agha Babar: Hayat Aur Adbi Khidmat", Sadia Nasrullah D/o Muhammad Nasrullah in the subject of Arabic after approval of her thesis entitled "Critical Study and Editing the Manuscript Noor Ul Waezeen by ...
CM grieves over train accident LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of a person due to collision between train and a trailer at Bhichoki railway crossing near Raiwind.The Chief Minister directed the administration on telephone from London that best treatment facilities be provided to the injured.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
A PIA van driver sets an example of honesty KARACHI: A driver of a PIA van at the Karachi Airport set an example of honesty when he found the wallet of a passenger and instead of keeping it, handed it over to the staff of the Airlines. The passenger who happened to be the senior police official upon boarding the PIA flight PK 540 (Karachi to Sukkur) on Sunday morning, realised that his wallet was missing.He intimated the cabin crew who informed the pilot ...
ECP to depute Rangers at sensitive ICT polling stations ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to depute Rangers at most sensitive polling stations during Local Government (LG) elections in Islamabad to be held on Monday (November 30).According to an ECP spokesman, around 650 Rangers personnel, one Battalion of Pakistan Army and more than 7000 police workforce would be deployed in 50 union councils of the Islamabad Capital Territory for conducting secure and peaceful elections.He saud as many as 62 polling station were ...
6,76,795 voters to exercise democratic right in 50 Ucs of ICT on Monday ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hold local government elections in 50 Union Councils (UCs) of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Monday (November 30).In each Union Council, voters will elect 13 representatives including a Chairman, Vice Chairman, six general members, two women members, one peasant or labor member, one youth member and one non-Muslim member, said spokesman of the ECP.He said that 2396 candidates are in the field to contest election and around ...
Dry weather forecast for Karachi KARACHI: The Met Office has forecast dry weather with cool night and a hazy morning for Karachi during the next 24 hours.A Met Office official said here on Sunday that the minimum temperature in the metropolis is expected to remain between 14 to 16 degrees Centigrade. He said that the maximum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday was 28.5 degrees Centigrade while the minimum temperature recorded was 15 degrees Centigrade. Humidity was 14 percent.Copyright ...


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