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IRSA releases 208,115 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Thursday released 208,115 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 176,837 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1459.05 feet, which was 79.05 feet higher than its dead level 1380 feet.Water inflow in the dam was recorded at 52,000 cusecs while outflow was recorded as 100,000 cusecs.The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1157.30 feet, which was 117.30 feet higher than its dead level of 1040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 46,122 and 30,000 cusecs respectively.The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 144,454, 89,101 and 54,010 cusecs respectively.Similarly, from the Kabul River, a total of 46,900 cusecs of water was released at Nowshera and 28,115 cusecs released from the Chenab River at Marala. Copyright APP (Associated ...

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LHC summons IGP Islamabad for May 9 LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday summoned Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad for May 9 to explain reasons for not producing Federal Ombudsperson, Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace,Justice (R) Yasmin Abbasey, despite issuance of her non-bailable arrest warrants in a contempt petition.Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed these orders while hearing a contempt petition filed by Salim Baig and Khurram Baig against the ombudsperson.During the hearing, an Islamabad police DSP and ...

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Senate body discusses performance of Protectorate of Emigrants' offices ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Department in its meeting held here on Thursday discussed in detail the working of offices of Protectorate of Emigrants in different cities of the country and the ways to make these more viable for safe emigration of workforce in the other countries.Chaired by Senator Baz Muhammad Khan, the committee also discussed working, functions and performance of Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE).Director General, BEOE ...

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President summons NA session ISLAMABAD: The President on Thursday summoned the session of the National Assembly to meet here in the Parliament House on May 9 at 5:00 pm.The President has summoned the National Assembly Session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Senate Special committee to discuss CPEC tomorrow ISLAMABAD: Senate's Special Committee on China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will meet here tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the issues related to the project.The meting to be chaired by Senator Taj Haider will specifically discuss the progress till date on different sections of the agreed route, specifications of these sections as compared withthe sections being built on eastern route, the time schedule for completion of the agreed route.The committee will also discuss proposed budgetary allocations for ...

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Govt prefers across-the-bord accountability: Saira ISLAMABAD: Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar on Thursday said the government was always ready for across the bord accountability.Talking to a private channel, she said "We are ready to fulfill our commitment. However, the Terms of References (TORs), prepared by the Opposition, are not premised on the principles of justice." These only reflected the political motives of the Opposition, she added.She said "We did agree that Panama Papers would be investigated but after new ...

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Govt. sincere to probe into Panama Papers' leaks: Tariq Fazal ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Tariq Fazal Chaudhary has said the government has shown sincerity to probe into Panama Papers' leaks through a Judicial Commission.The practice of hurling accusations by the opposition on media against his party's leadership should be stopped, he said.Participating in a PTV talkshow, the minister said the government wanted to develop consensus on terms of references (ToRs) of judicial commission but the opposition parties were ...