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Two Afghan car snatchers arrested ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Ramana police has arrested two Afghan nationals involved in snatching vehicle at gun point from sector G-10/3 and recovered two pistols and fake number plates from them, a police spokesman said. According to details, two unknown persons snatched Honda car (ICT, CX-976) from Kashif Hussain in sector G-10/3 at gun point. After getting information, the police cordoned off the areas and started special checking at exit points of the capital. Ramana police team succeeded to trace the car near `Jhugi Syedan' and chased it.The car snatchers started firing on police team but cops managed to stop and arrest them. They have been identified as Syeda Jan s/o Gula Khan and Kareem s/o Sabir residents of Afghanistan. Police team recovered two pistols, ammunition and fake number plates from them. Further investigation is also underway from them. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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Governor stresses for quality of education PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan has said that quality of education should never be compromised and such model of education should be set up which will be in the best interest of our nation. He expressed these views in a meeting at Governor House on Friday. He further said that status of HEC should be strengthened and strong coordination should be maintained between HEC and all of the universities in order ...

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Govt employees file 891 cases against Finance Division in last three years, Senate told ISLAMABAD: The Government employees have filed 891 cases against the Finance Division in last three years, which are at various stages in various courts, Senate was told on Friday.In a written reply to the question of Adnan Khan, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation Muhammad Ishaq Dar said eight cases were pending in Supreme Court (SC), 384 cases were in Islamabad High Court (IHC), 117 cases were in Lahore High Court (LHC), ...

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Disruption of power supply for Peshawar cantt notified PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) Friday notified that power supply will remain suspended in areas of cantonment here due to necessary maintenance work at Peshawar Cantonment grid Station on Sunday. A Spokesman of PESCO said due to necessary maintenance work at 132 KV Peshawar Cantonment grid station, power supply will remain suspended from 8 am to 4pm.As a result, the consumers of all 11 KV feeders of Cantt grid station will face inconvenience. Copyright ...

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Faryal felicitates PPP, MQM for victory in Senate polls in Sindh KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Women Wing President Faryal Talpur, MNA, has felicitated former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain over victory in Senate election in Sindh.In a statement issued here on Thursday, she said the lawmakers belonging to PPP and MQM had showed their political spirit and honesty by adhering to the party decisions and voted freely for their candidates.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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City administration to provide facilities to disabled for better mobility: Commissioner KARACHI: The city administration would make all out efforts to provide facilities to the disabled people for better mobility.This was stated by the Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui while talking to the representatives of Disabled Welfare Association (DWA) during his visit to "Mobility Workshop", established by the Association here on Thursday.He said it is the collective responsibility of the government as well as the society to provide opportunities to disabled persons for their better life."I ...

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Bokhari congratulates winners of Senate elections ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has congratulated the winners of the Senate election and expressed hope that they will play a positive role in the Upper House of the Parliament.In a press statement, Chairman Bokhari said the Senate is a symbol of federating units and it has played an important role in ensuring the continuation of democracy and supremacy of the Constitution.He expressed gratitude for the contribution of senior politicians, constitutional experts and ...