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Kashmir Solidarity Day marked KARACHI: Like other parts of country, the Kashmir Solidarity Day was also observed in metropolis on Friday, to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.All the educational institutes and government organizations were closed across the city as there was the country-wide public holiday.Different programmes were arranged by religious, political parties and institutions in city to highlight the importance of the day.The directorate of human rights organized a walk to mark the day. The walk was started from Sindh Secretariat and concluded at Karachi Press Club.A programme in connection with the Kashmir Solidarity Day was also organized by the Sindh Workers Welfare Board. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Govt providing all facilities to people: Saira Afzal HAFIZABAD: State Minster for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has said the present government was committed to ensure provision of basic amenities of life to the people at their doorsteps. Talking to newsmen at Jalalpur Bhattian on Thursday, she said practical measures were being taken to provide cheap and quality medicines to the masses. The state minister said the nation was supporting the government and Pakistani Army and expressed her hope ...

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Provision of health facilities top priority: Tariq Fazal ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Thursday said that government was committed to provide best health facilities to people and had launched various health schemes for the poor.He was speaking as chief guest at seminar on cancer awareness organized by Shifa Hospital to mark the World Cancer Day.Every year on 4th February, World Cancer Day is observed, highlighting the health risks associated with cancer and advocating effective policies to ...

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Hearing against Lakhvi adjourned till February 11 ISLAMABAD: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Thursday adjourned hearing of the Mumbai attacks case against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, till February 11.ATC Judge Sohail Ikram resumed hearing of the case against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and other accused for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks.The court adjourned hearing of the case till February 11 after recording the evidence and listening arguments from both sides.It may be mention here that the court had already granted exemption ...

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NA Committee meeting on Ports & Shipping postponed ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping Thursday postponed its meeting due to absence of senior officials of the ministry.The National Assembly Standing Committee which met under the chairmanship of MNA Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, decided to take up the same agenda item in the next scheduled meeting to be held this month. Senior officials of the ministry were unable to attend the meeting due to closure of flights.Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Rana ...

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LHC suspends orders declaring PRA formation illegal LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday suspended single bench orders declaring formation and action of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) illegal. The division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan passed these orders while hearing an Intra Court Appeal filed by PRA challenging single bench orders.During the hearing, PRA's Counsel Malik Awais Khalid arguing before the bench submitted that LHC single bench had declared formation and action of PRA illegal while allowing ...

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ECP postpones Indirect election on local councils seats in Sindh KARACHI: The Election Commissioner of Pakistan has postponed the elections for indirect seats of local councils which were scheduled on February 8 and 14, in Sindh.The notification issued by the ECP on Thursday said that the polls are postponed as the matter being subjudice.The postponement is announced on the poll which were scheduled to be held on February 8, for the indirect seats of district councils, municipal corporations, district municipal corporations and metropolitan corporation.The poll ...