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Animal buying starts for Eid-ul-Azha ISLAMABAD: Though Eid-ul-Azha is still three weeks away, livestock owners have started to reach in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad with herds of sacrificial animals, expecting several people will prefer to buy these well ahead of the Eid festival.Now sale-perchase of sacrificial animal can be seen in the twin city ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.A buyer Ali Majeed said while purchasing an animal, "My childerens insisted me to buy animal soon because they enjoy passing time with sacrificial animal. They take care of them and decorate them with beautiful accessories."A livestock owner Kaleem Anaam said while selling an animal,"I have sold 7 animals out of 20, this time prices are higher then last year beacuse of high rates of feed, vaccination and transportation."According to a random market survey, vendors are leaving a very narrow bargaining margin for buyers. They are acting as a cartel by keeping the price of low weight ...

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Ishaq Dar elected chairman of SAARC Finance Ministers' meeting ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar was elected as new chairman of eighth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) finance ministers' meeting here on Friday.Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar expressed his gratitude for electing him as the Chairman of the 8th meeting of the SAARC Finance Ministers.He said since its inception, SAARC had made considerable progress in the areas related to economic and social sectors for the uplift of the South Asian ...

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President summons NA session on September 2 ISLAMABAD: The President Mamnoon Hussain here on Friday summoned National Assembly's session on Friday September 2 at 11 am.The President has summoned the National Assembly session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the constitution of Pakistan. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Govt took prompt action against Altaf's statement: Baleegh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior, Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr Muhammad Baleegh Ur Rehman Thursday said the government had taken a prompt action against the anti-Pakistan statements of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain.The government had contacted the British authorities and would send a reference to them against Altaf Hussain for inciting people to attack media houses in Karachi, he said talking to a private news channel.The minister strongly condemned the attack ...

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SC adjourns census case till August 31 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned hearing of the case regarding holding of census in the country till August 31. The apex court also summoned the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) to assist it in the case. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the Deputy Attorney General told ...

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CM condemns attack on Levis vehicle at Jiwani, Gawadar LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned attack on Levis vehicle at Jiwani, Gawadar. He expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Levis personnel. He also expressed condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families. Shehbaz Sharif said that this incident of terrorism is highly condemnable. He said that cowardly acts could not weaken the firm determination of the nation against terrorism. He said that the great sacrifice of ...

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Pak-Turkey relations changing into economic ties: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, before departure on his visit to Turkey, said that he was going to Turkey on special invitation of Turk President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Talking at the airport he said, during the visit, MoUs will be signed for enhancing cooperation in different sectors between Punjab government and Turkey. He said that historic, cultural and brotherly relations exist between Pakistan and Turkey and there is a strong bond of mutual ...