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Sindh govt to launch fourth phase of R O plants installation in desert areas KARACHI: Sindh Government will launch the fourth phase of Reverse Osmosis (R.O) Plants installation under Drinking Water Hub (DWH) project in the desert areas of Thar, Badin and Mirpurkhas districts in addition to providing 18 R.O plants in District West and 10 in each remaining district of Karachi.This was decided at a meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here Friday, to review the implementation on DWH project.The Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to conduct a survey and prepare PC-I for phase-4 of the DWH project within one month.He also directed the concerned executing agency to complete the installation of remaining 450 R.O. plants in District Tharparkar by the end of September 2015, where out of 750 scheduled R.O plants 300 have already been installed and made functional under DWH project.He directed the executing agency to complete the installation of remaining 450 R.O. plants by the ...

Another rainy spell from March 28 MULTAN: Another rainy spell has been forecast for South Punjab while heavy rains are predicted in northern areas and upper Punjab on March 28 which will continue till March 29.According to Met Office sources, the rainy spell is expected across the region due to presence of a western wave in the country.Light rain has also been predicted in first week of April while weather would remain fair and temperature will increase from the second week ...
Muslim Ummah to defend Saudi Arabia unitedly: Ashrafi LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council central chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that the Muslim Ummah will unitedly defend Harmain Shareefain and Saudi Arabia in case of any threat.Addressing Juma congregation at Jamia Masjid Khulafa e Rashidin, Johor Town here Friday, he urged the government to ensure an all-out cooperation for solidarity and stability of Saudi Arabia.He said that Houthi rebellions had made hostage of legal government of Yemen, adding that Pakistan should not ...
Pakistan Coast Guards arrest 41 illegal immigrants KARACHI: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) during spot checking apprehended 41 illegal immigrants including 20 Afghan nationals from Nalient area, near Gwader (Baluchistan).These individuals were proceeding to Iran without valid documents and were poised to use sea border; using unauthorized crossings or routes, said a PCG press release here on Friday.After initial investigation, all arrested persons were handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities for further investigation. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Police nab suspect carrying Rs0.5mn head money HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad police have arrested a suspect carrying Rs. 500,000 head money in an injured condition after an exchange of fire near the railway crossing in Hali Road area.A police spokesman informed here Friday that the arrested suspect Faizan Gaddi alias Kalia was nominated in dozens of FIRs of murders, attempted murder, robberies and encounters with police, besides other crimes.According to him, SSP Hyderabad Irfan Baloch said that a team of Hali Road police ...
Scrap dealer killed in explosion HANGU: A scrap dealer was killed when an un-defused rocket shell blasted in his shop in the limit of cantonment police station here on Friday. According to police, Hafeezullah son of Gul Muhammad, resident of Kohat has brought scrap materials with an un-defused rocket shell that was suddenly blasted while arranging the materials in his shop located at Kacha Paka area. As result, he sustained critical wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was ...
3-day anti-polio drive to be launched in Ghotki district SUKKUR: A three-day anti-polio campaign in Ghotki district will start from March 30. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-I), Ghotki, Muhammad Fazal Awesi on Friday has directed the authorities concerned to provide security to the anti-polio workers. He said that negligence on part of vaccination teams will not be tolerated at any cost and strict action will be taken against the officials concerned. He said the plan formulated in this regard by health department should be implemented ...


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