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Sadiq Khan credited to be another Pakistani politician in Britain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan have ratcheted up their clout in British politics, as another Pakistani named Sadiq Khan became mayor of London -a Britian city of United Kingdom .It should be mentioned here that it is first time in the 170 years of the city's history that a Muslim was elected its mayor, a private news channel reported.British Pakistani Sadiq Khan makes history by becoming the Mayor of London."London gave me and my family the chance to fulfill our potential", Sadiq Khan added.It comes to a surprise to all that Sadiq Khan, the newly elected Mayor of London, achieved a historical landmark in British politics on May 5, 2016.The Labour politician was described as being the only politician in the race who "exemplified the city" in which he wanted to run.Indeed, Saqiq Khan was the son of an immigrant bus driver who grew up in a south London council flat and lived ...

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Commissioner inaugurates anti-polio drive KARACHI: Commissioner of Karachi, Syed Asif Haider Shah inaugurated anti- polio campaign by administering polio drops to a child at Sindh Government Hospital, here on Tuesday.The 4- day anti- polio drive will continue till May 27 in all 188 union councils of city, said a statement. Over 22 lacs children will be administered anti- polio drops during the Campaign.Around 7 thousand teams will take part in the drive while the Police and Rangers have made ...

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PM nominates six names to NA Speaker for Parliamentary Committee ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday nominated six members for the Parliamentary Committee on offshore companies, loans write offs and commission/kickbacks etc.In a letter addressed to Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar said that in pursuance of the motions adopted by the National Assembly on May 19, and the Senate on May 20 on the above subject, the Prime Minister has nominated the following members from ...

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LEW to be completed by December this year: Ebad KARACHI: A review meeting of pace of work on Karachi Hyderabad Motorway M-9, Lyari Express Way (LEW) and other development projects of Karachi was held here on Monday presided over by Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan.The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Chairman National Highway Authority Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Principal Secretary to Governor Sindh Muhammad Hussain Syed, Director General Frontier Works Organization Major General Muhammad Afzal, Secretary Local Government ...

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ECP notifies Askani as returned candidate for PB-50 ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday announced the name of Meer Akbar Askani as the candidate returned to the Balochistan Assembly from the constituency PB-50 Kech-III.According to a notification issued here, the election commission has published the name of Meer Akbar Askani as candidate returned to the by election of Balochistan Assembly. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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CM Sindh pays surprise visit to the metropolis KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that he has given lots of funds for cleanliness of storm-water drains and upgradation of KMC hospitals."Today, I have come here to witness the condition of the hospitals and the city so that after utilization of funds I can compare the difference."This he said while talking to newsmen at three different locations, Sobhraj Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and at Gujjar Nala where he paid surprise ...

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Ebad lauds role of ANF KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has said that Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) is playing an important role in eradication of narcotics and treatment and rehabilitation of drugs addicts throughout Sindh, which is very commendable.This he said while addressing at a reception held in honour of Director General ANF Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah.Prominent Industrialists Sardar Yasin Malik, Nisar Chowla, Administrator KMC, Laeeq Ahmed, and members of civil society were also present on ...