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CM Sindh, LB Minister visit District South's rain-affected areas KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, on Saturday visited various areas of Karachi's District South and inspected the work regarding draining out the accumulated rain water.A statement of District Municipal Corporation (DMC), South, said that he was accompanied by the Sindh Local Bodies Minister, Jam Khan Shoro.The chairman of the DMC South, Malik Muhammad Fayyaz, briefed about the draining out of the accumulated rain water.He informed that the dewatering work was continuing in Lyari and Saddar areas.Fayyaz said that dewatering pumps have been installed in the low- laying areas where the rain water accumulated.The DMC South statement said that the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction at the work and directed that relief be provided to the people at the earliest.It said that the chairman DMC South, Malik Muhammad Fayyaz, accompanied by the Municipal Commissioner, Afaz Saeed, visited various areas of the District and saw the dewatering and cleanliness work.Copyright ...

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Forecast of partly cloudy weather with chances of light rain in city KARACHI: The Met Office on Saturday forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of light rain for Karachi during the next 24 hours.An official of the Met Office said that the minimum temperature in the metropolis is expected to remain between 11 to 13 degrees Centigrade during the period.The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded as 13 degrees Centigrade whereas the maximum was 15.8 degrees Centigrade.Humidity in the morning was 78 percent while it was 89 ...

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Speaker stresses on strengthening parliamentary institutions ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday stressed on the international parliamentary community to actively engage and strengthen the parliamentary institutions of Pakistan.He stated this during his meeting with Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Akbar Khan, who met him in London, says a press release received here.The two sides discussed in detail numerous capacity building proposals for the parliamentarians as well as the parliamentary staff of not only ...

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Shehbaz vows to accomplish Clean Water Project LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that every conceivable step will be taken to provide clean water to people along with assistance of international companies in water sector.He said in order to compensate the time wasted earlier, there was a dire need of flawless policy for the project and the Punjab government which was using national resources in this welfare project had added technology transfer which would be helpful for capacity building ...

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Shehbaz known as 'Man of Action' in China: Chinese CG LAHORE: Newly appointed Chinese Council General (CG) to Lahore Long Dingbin said Punjab Chief Minister Muhammd Shehbaz Sharif was called 'Man of Action' in China for his ability to get things done in time and dynamic leadership qualities he possessed.Chinese CG called on the Punjab Chief Minister here Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest, including promotion of Pak-China relations and CPEC projects.Dingbin hailed Shehbaz Sharif for his active role in speeding up CPEC project ...

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Govt put country on way to progress: Barjees Tahir SHEIKHUPURA: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir on Friday said the government had put the country on way to progress and prosperity under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.Addressing a public meeting at Sangla Hill, the minister said the government had taken revolutionary measures to strengthen national economy and the international community was also acknowledging and appreciating the economic policies of the PML-N government. He added that the stock ...

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87 units of potable water sealed so far ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain Friday informed the Senate that the government has sealed 87 units of potable water so far found involved in manufacturing contaminated and unsafe water across the country.During the question hour in the House, the minister said there was mafia in potable which involved in manufacturing unsafe water and they always change their name and again started business with other name.He said the government was taking several ...