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Ishaq Dar inquires about welfare of Sattar Edhi KARACHI: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday visited SIUT and inquired about the welfare of ailing eminent social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi.He was accompanied by the Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan.The chief of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Prof. Adeeb Rizvi, wife of Sattar Edhi, Bilquees Edhi and son, Faisal Edhi, were also present on the occasion.Ishaq Dar informed Sattar Edhi, that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also praying for his early recovery.He also conveyed a message of goodwill from the Prime Minister to Sattar Edhi.Ishaq Dar said that every Pakistani is proud of the immense contributions Sattar Edhi has made for the cause of humanity.He stated that with his services in the realms of social work Sattar Edhi has earned a very good name for Pakistan in the comity of nations.Dar also assured assistance towards the resolution of the problems of Edhi Foundation.Governor Sindh ...

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Ishaq Dar visits Amjad Sabri's residence, offers condolences KARACHI: Federal Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, on Friday visited the residence of late Qawwal Amjad Sabri and offered condolences to the bereaved family.He was accompanied by the Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan. PML-N Senator Nihal Hashmi, was also present on the occasion.Ishaq Dar condoled with the mother and brother of Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down in Karachi on Wednesday.Dar assured the family members that the killers would be brought to book and ...

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BISP to shortly introduce bio-metric based payment system HYDERABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is committed to facilitate its beneficiaries to the maximum extent possible.In this regard BISP is shortly introducing bio metric based payment system in Multan, Mianwali, Mirpur Khas and Sanghar for those beneficiaries who have smart cards to draw their funds said Mr Naeem Anwar , the Director General BISP Sindh in a statement here on Friday. According to his, biometric system for withdrawing BISP grant would be introduced ...

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Soyem of Amjad Sabri held KARACHI: The `Soyem' of renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri was held here on Friday at the residence of the deceased.People from various walks of life attended the Soyem. These included leader of the opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah, provincial minister, Qayyum Soomro, MQM's leaders Wasim Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui.Speaking on the occasion Syed Khurshid Shah said that the terrorists have silenced a voice that was playing a role towards promotion of Qawwali.He stated that ...

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Prime Minister condemns Quetta blast ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday strongly condemned the blast that took place in Quetta in which several precious lives were lost.According to a PM House statement issued here, the prime minister prayed for forgiveness of the departed souls and commiserated with the bereaved families.He directed the authorities concerned to provide special medical care to the injured.He said such cowardly acts of terrorism could not deter their resolve to root out terrorism from the ...

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Senate panel on communications meets on Monday ISLAMABAD: The Senate's Standing Committee on Communications will meet here on Monday (June 27) to discuss progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with releases and funds in pipeline for road projects of under it during the year 2015-16.The committee will hold discussion on the report with respect to the visit of CPEC's western route in May this year.The committee will also take up the issue of non-payment of dues to small contractors by National Highway Authority ...

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K Electric sponsors NED University's formula racing car KARACHI: The K-Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NED University's Mechanical Engineering Department whereby KE would sponsor their Formula Racing Car to compete in the upcoming Formula SAE in Italy.A KE official said here on Friday that this would be the first and the only team representing Pakistan in Italy this year where 250 teams from around the world would be competing.Teams from USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Brazil and Australia would ...