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460 kg unhygienic meat seized, 4 arrested FAISALABAD: A team of Livestock department seized 460 kilogrammes unhygienic meat and arrested four butchers from Mansoorabad, here on Tuesday. District Officer (DO) Livestock Dr. Saleha Gull along with her team checked butchers' shop in Mansoorabad and found four butchers - Muhammad Bilal, Abid Ali, Ammad Hussain and Ejaz Hussain - involved in selling unhygienic and low quality beef and mutton. The raiding officer caught the four butchers and handed them over to the Mansoorabad police for further action. The team also seized 460 kg unhygienic meat from the spot and later it was destroyed at Jinnah Town Slaughter House, said a spokesman of the livestock department. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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ECP establishes control room for monitoring NA 267 by-elections ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has established a control room to monitor by- elections of NA 267 Bolan-cum-Jhal Magsi scheduled to be held on Thursday (April 28).The control room, headed by Director Research, has been established in ECP secretariat (room no 131). The control room has been mandated to receive polling day complaints from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.Complaints could be registered on 051-9204540 Fax No.051-9205300, said a press release.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

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NEPRA approves Rs 2.83 per unit cut in power tariff ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Tuesday approved Rs 2.83 per unit in power tariff for March under monthly fuel adjustment formula.This decision was made during a public hearing chaired by chairman NEPRA Tariq Sadozai.In a petition, Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has sought Rs 2.78 per unit on account of monthly fuel price adjustment.However, the regulator approved Rs 2.83 per unit decrease in power prices for all power consumers except K-Electric and ...

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PM postpones visit to Neelum Jhelum, Danna due to bad weather ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz on Tuesday postponed his visit to Neelum Jhelum and Danna in Azad Kashmir due to bad weather.A PM Office statement said the Prime Minister had to return midway due to sudden change in weather.The Prime Minister was scheduled to review work progress at Neelum Jhelum hydel project and distribute compensation cheques in Danna among the people affected by rains and landslide.Due to change in programme, President of Pakistan Muslim League ...

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SC seeks details of medical and dental colleges ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Additional Attorney General to submit complete details of government, private and semi-government medical and dental colleges and number of hospitals in the country after getting information from the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) in 10 days.The court also directed all four provincial Advocate Generals to submit separate reports regarding medical colleges and hospitals in their respective provinces within two weeks.The three-member bench of the apex court ...

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LHC stops implementation of EOBI notification LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday stopped implementation of the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution's notification for an increase in employers' and employees' share of contribution.The court also stopped the implementation of the Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers Act 2016 in the province.Justice Ayesha A Malik passed the orders on petitions filed by Masood Textile and other industrial units, challenging the EOBI notification for the increase in the employers' and employees' contribution.During the hearing, ...

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Ebad chairs meeting regarding surveillance cameras KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting regarding installation of surveillance cameras.The meeting was held at the Governor House here. Deputy Director General of Pakistan Rangers Sindh Brig. Azhar, Commissioner Karachi Syed Asif Haider Shah and Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed also attended the meeting.A detailed briefing was given to the Governor about the installation of surveillance cameras in the metropolis.He said that the surveillance cameras contribute towards ...