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CM condoles with Masood Hamid LAHORE: Punjab Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of mother of Masood Hamid, Director Marketing of a local newspaper and former Secretary General All Pakistan Newspapers Society.In a condolence message, the Chief Minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Hot, dry weather forecast for Karachi KARACHI: The Meteorological Department Thursday forecast hot and dry weather with hazy morning for the metropolis during the next 24 hours.According to the Met. Office the minimum and maximum temperatures in the city are expected to remain in the range of 22-24 and 37-39 degrees centigrade respectively.Mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in the region. However, partly cloudy/cloudy weather with chances of light rain is likely to occur at isolated places in ...
BISP to focused on women communities, leaders for social mobilizing ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) would target women through establishing women leaders and women communities for social mobilization and creating awareness among beneficiaries.BISP has devised a financial literary project to help the uneducated and poor women for obtaining their cash transfer amounts smoothly, an official informed APP.To facilitate more and more deserving people, he said, BISP will make efforts for issuance of CNIC cards to the Non-CNIC pending beneficiaries for which women committees to ...
World is using too much water, warns UN ISLAMABAD: The world will struggle to keep up with increasing demands for water if things don't change, warned the United Nations (UN).At current pace, only 60 percent of the water needed globally will be available. Major steps must be taken to reduce water usage to minimize the growing problem, according to the UN's water body in a new report."Over the past century, the development of water resources has been largely driven by the demands of ...
MPs worried about illegal fishing; demand action against violators  %9 ISLAMABAD: Members National Assembly (MNAs) on Thursday expressed concern over illegal fishing in the sea in Sindh government jurisdiction and demanded an action to ensure proper breeding of fish.The concern was showed through a Calling Attention Notice moved by MNAs Shakir Bashir Awan, Abdul Majeed Khanankhel and Afzal Khan Dhandla who had drawn attention of the government towards illegal fishing. Parliamentary Secretary for Port and Shipping Mian Imtaiz Ahmed informed the House that the matter ...
Khursheed Shah expresses grief over Khaipur accident SUKKUR: The Leader of Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has expressed grief over fatal road accident in Khairpur in which 16 people were killed and 20 other were injured on Wednesday.Shah stressed for improved road safety measures to avert such accidents in future, said a statement issued here on Thursday.He expressed sympathies with bereaved families and asked the concerned authorities to provide best possible health treatment to those injured in the mishap. ...
PM arrives in Peshawar PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday arrived on a day long visit to address workers convention besides meeting with PML-N party leaders and members of parliament.According to an official statement, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was received by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan and other high ranking leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-N at Governor House. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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