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Seasoned playwright/drama writer Fatima Suraiyya Bajia passes away KARACHI: Seasoned playwright and drama writer of the country, Fatima Suraiyya, popularly known Bajia, passed away here Wednesday evening after protracted illness at the age of 85.Born in Hyderabad Deccan state of undivided India on September one, 1930, the lady was also known well and respected for social work and support for series of welfare schemes for marginalized sections of the society.Fatima Suraiyya Bajia, suffering from oral cancer for quite some time, was recognized for her literary as well as public welfare pursuits across the country and in many other parts of the world.She was thus awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan in 2012 alongwith the Pride of Performance Award for her services to the performing arts in PakistanJapan's highest civil award was also conferred upon her in recognition of her works.The eldest among her 10 siblings she was not only a pride for them but also happened to be ...

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President accepts Governor KPK resignation ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday accepted the resignation of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi on the advice of Prime Minister.The President accorded his approval on a summary initiated by the Cabinet Division.Speaker of KPK Assembly would be the acting governor till the new appointment, said a press release. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Governor condoles Bajia's death KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr.Ishratul Ebad Khan has condoled the death of famous drama writer Fatima Suraiya Bajia and expressed his grief and sorrow. In his condolence message here on Wednesday, the Governor said Bajia enjoyed unique status among the drama writers. She highlighted the social issues through her dramas. It would be very difficult to fill the gap created by her death, the Governor said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Senate unanimously passes wages Bill for unskilled workers ISLAMABAD: Senate here on Wednesday unanimously passed Minimum Wages for Unskilled workers Ordinance 1969 in its application to the Islamabad Capital Territory (The Minimum Wages for unskilled Workers Amendment (Bill, 2015). The bill was moved by Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer on behalf of Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Pir Syed Sadruddin Rashid. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Education curbs all evils from society: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the promotion of education was obligatory to curb all evils from the society.While, presiding over the 7th Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) held here Wednesday at Higher Education Commission(HEC) the minister of state said that "we all need to work together for the betterment of education".The minister of state expressed his satisfaction over the participation of ...

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Sindh govt provides jobs to educated girls in Thar: Health Minister KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has expressed hope that the provision of government jobs to educated girls in Thar and basic training of health would improve the situation in arid zone and adding that he would not tolerate any negligence in this regard.Sindh Government is providing government jobs to educated girls in Thar, he said.This he said while talking to media persons visiting Government Hospitals and dispensaries of Diplo, IslamKot, Mithi ...

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Man dies, two injured in accident QUETTA: A man died and two others recieved wounds in a road mishap near Maizai Adha area of Killa Abdullah district on Wednesday. According to Levies force, the victims were on way to somewhere on motorbike when a vehicle hit them due to over speeding. As a result, one of them died on the spot and two others sustained injuries. The body and injured were shifted to nearby hospital. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...