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Governor announces to set up desk for Sindh, China universities KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad has announced that a help desk would be set up at the Governor's House with the mandate to facilitate universities of Sindh in establishing academic ties with their counterparts in China.The Governor was speaking with a delegation of four Chinese universities and 13 Vice Chancellors of Pakistan's universities at the Governor's House, said press release on Tuesday.The 10-member Chinese delegation discussed prospects of academic ties with Chinese universities and other educational institutions.They introduced their programme for international institutions to the Governor.The Governor said his desk would take care of coordination and collaboration of the universities of Sindh with Chinese authorities and academic high-ups.He said the Governor's House had already established a similar desk for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in which investors and companies were being offered with facilitation regarding investment in the CPEC projects.The intellectuals would be spearheading the future interaction between the ...

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Construction of two underpasses for Metro Bus route starts MULTAN: Construction of two underpasses at BCG Intersection and People's Colony for Metro Bus routes has been started. This was informed by Chief Technical Advisor Sabir Khan Sadozai on Tuesday while reviewing under construction metro stations at the aforesaid places. He said that one side concreting of Railways underpass had also been completed in New Multan area. He said booking stations would be built at underpasses location and a lift would also be installed here. ...

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Pakistan growing despite 'costly' war on terrorism: Dar ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been beleaguered by terrorism and security "challenges" but was still managing tofocus on growth and job-creation, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar told CNBC international."Pakistan's economy has shown great resilience against the global trend of developing countries and the emerging markets which have seen negative declines," Muhammad Ishaq Dar told the channel.Ishaq Dar is currently leading a Pakistani delegation at the annual meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Frankfurth (Germany)."We have ...

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Supremacy of Constitution essential for country's progress: CM HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said supremacy of the Constitution and democracy is essential for country's progress and prosperity and restoration of the 1973 Constitution in its original shape was the major achievement of Pakistan People's Party (PPP).The CM expressed these views while speaking as a chief guest at the oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of Sindh High Court Bar Association and District Bar Association Hyderabad, here ...

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Nisar announces cash, commendation certificates for labourer ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday announced cash prize and commendation certificate for a labourer on informing 1717 Anti-Terrorism Helpline Sheikhapura.On information provided by labourer, two rocket launchers was recovered from Sheikhapura by the security forces, said a press release.The Interior Minister said,"If every Pakistan will take personal responsibility, the terrorist will not get any space in Pakistan."He said every person in the society should take responsibility in this regard.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

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KU issues mark sheets of M.A. Previous & Final Private exams 2014 KARACHI: The Controller of Examinations, Karachi University (KU), has notified that the mark sheets of M.A. Previous and Final Year Private Annual Examinations 2014 have been sent to the candidates on their postal addresses.Those candidates who do not receive their mark sheets till May 15, 2016 have been asked to contact at the Karachi University's Silver Jubilee Gate counter for getting their mark sheets, says an official of the institution on Monday.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

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NA Body directs FGEHF to remove illegal encroachments ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works on Monday discussed the illegal construction/ encroachments in sectors G-13 & G-14 and F-14 & F-15, directed the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) to initiate necessary legal proceedings against the illegal encroachments in sectors under its control.The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari.The Committee expressed its dissatisfaction on the pace of action against the encroachers. The Committee directed for action ...