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Number of Afghan refugees grows steadily PESHAWAR: Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan was growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.The UN Refugee Agency has said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past five years and issue birth certificates to over 330,000 Afghan children below the age of 18.UNHCR spokesperson Dunya Islam Khan said that around 182,000 refugee children who had reached the age of five would get their separate Proof of Registration (PoR) cards by the end of the year.She said that of total 330,000 Afghan children born to the registered parents, about 150,000 children below the age of five would be registered, but they woulld not get separate PoR cards.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Saudi Airlines resumes flights at BKIA PESHAWAR: The Saudi Airlines has resumed its flight operations from Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) here Thursday after a gape of nearly two months when shots were fired on a PIA flight heading towards the runway for landing.After resumption, the first flight of Saudi Airlines from Riadh landed at BKIA at 12:40p.m and left for Jeddah to carry 293 intending Hajj pilgrims.The spokesman for Civil Aviation Authority said that it was also expected that Etihad ...
Two security men injured in blast at Mohmand Agency PESHAWAR: Two security personnel were injured on Thursday in a bomb blast near the Pak Afghan border in Mohmand Agency.According to official sources, the security forces' vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Elbow Kandaow area of Mohmand Agency.Sources also confirmed that the vehicle was damaged in the blast and that two personnel were injured as a result of the attack.Following the explosion, security forces launched a search operation in ...
Power shutdown notified PESHAWAR: Due to necessary maintenance work, power supply will remain off from 132 KV Gadoon Amazai Grid Station on August 27, 28, 30 from 0800 AM to 0800 PM, resultantly consumers of 11 KV Murghaz, Mania, feeders will face inconvenience, said PESCO authorities on Wednesday. Power supply will remain off from 132 KV Swabi Grid Station on August 27, 28 ,30, 31from 0700 AM to 0100 PM, resultantly consumers of 11 KV Munsab Dar, Charbagh, ...
Partly cloudy weather forecast KARACHI: Met Office on Wednesday forecast partly cloudy weather in the metropolis during the next 24 hours.The maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 32 to 34 degree centigrade, the weather forecast said.The weather report said that mainly hot/very hot and dry weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in Sindh and Balochistan region.However, rain/thunderstorm is likely to occur at isolated places in Kalat division and at one or two places in Zhob, ...
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 ...
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 ...


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