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Nine suspects involved in Naval Dockyard incident arrested: Defence Minister ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday said law enforcement agencies have so far arrested nine suspects involved in the Naval Dockyard incident.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said the attack, without inside assistance, was impossible for the miscreants. "We have so far arrested nine persons including two navy men, while further efforts are on to arrest those who managed to flee aborad."Pakistan Navy, the Minister said, had foiled the designs of terrorists by defending its installations in a highly professional manner.To a question, he said, the government has decided to exhibit maximum restraint in handling the protesters just to save the children and women, being used as a human shield by the PAT and PTI.He said the on going sit-ins were causing huge financial losses to the national exchequer."Image of the country aborad has badly damaged due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-ins," ...

LHC issues notice to Ministry on plea for girl's custody LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for October 1 on a petition for custody of a 5-year-old girl who was treated medically in India after being injured in an accident during a visit.Justice Shahzada Mazhar passed the orders on a petition filed by the minor girl's grand mother Greta Rose.During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel submitted that petitioner's son Azeem Shahzad John married with Shabnum ...
Over 41,500 relief items distributed among IDPs DERA ISMAIL KHAN: District administration is taking solid measures to extend relief to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan staying here with distributing over 27,900 food and 13600 non-food items among 5985 families, so far.According to an official report, three assistance centers in government educational facilities have been wound up and a new center at Sports Stadium, Ratta Kulchi has been made operational to distribute relief good among these families.Regarding the cash disbursement ...
MQM demands Parliamentary Commission for creating new administrative units ISLAMABAD: A Parliamentary Commission, having representation from all political parties, should be constituted for exploring the creation of new administrative units in the country, Dr Farooq Sattar of Mutahidda Quomi Movement (MQM) said Friday.Speaking on a Point of Order at Joint Sitting of Parliament, he said current century was of de-centralization and we should keep pace with time.New administrative units should be established on the basis of population. He said an independent local body system ...
FC holds free medical camp CHAMAN: Frontier Corps Balochistan has organized free medical camp in Chaman Killa Abdullah district here on Friday.Medical camp held at Sui Karez area of the border town of Chaman was attended by senior doctors of FC. Large number of children women and elderly people visited the camp.Medicines worth thousands of rupee were also delivered among the patients.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Rs77mn spent on relief to flood-hit people: DCO MUZAFFARGARH: DCO Shoukat Ali said on Friday that over 70 per cent of the Rs 100 million grant sent by the Punjab government has been spent so far on rescue and relief operations in the flood hit district where the number of relief camps was increased up to 34 providing shelter to 23,418 affected people.A sum of Rs 77.76 million has so far been utilized out of Rs 100 million sent to the Muzaffargarh district ...
Flood-hit people to get Rs25,000 before Eid MUZAFFARGARH: Member coordination committee for rehabilitation of flood hit people, MPA Syed Abdul Aleem Shah said on Friday that a survey has begun to assess damage caused by floods, however, affected people would get first instalment of Rs 25,000 each before Eidul Azha.The survey is being made through revenue record, local people, voters list and representatives of people in a transparent manner as per orders from Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to ensure earliest possible rehabilitation ...


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