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Kalabagh Dam controversial and counter-productive project  HYDERABAD: Senator Ajiz Dhamra, terming Kalabagh dam as controversial and counter-productive project, said that Pakistan Peoples Party has clear stance over the issue and it will table an other resolution in Sindh Assembly against the dam.   Addressing a press conference here in Hyderabad on Saturday along with provincial office bearers of Sindh Peoples Youth Organization he said that provincial assemblies of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan had already rejected this contentious dam through unanimous resolutions and it is clear that three provinces have strong reservations on this project.   He emphasized that nothing could be superior than federation and national solidarity and campaigners of Kalabagh Dam must respect will of people and elected assemblies of these three federating units.   Referring to inaugural speech of Sayad Yusuf Raza Gilani to present National Assembly, he said that, there provinces have no agreement over the issue, and government of Peoples Party is working on other projects to ...

Salman assures no harrassment during syrup case investigation  LAHORE: Chief Minister's Advisor on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafiq said on Saturday that undue harassment and victimization of Reko Pharma management would not be tolerated till investigations fixed the responsibility.   Speaking at Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, he said that four illegal factories that were making spurious medicine had also been unearthed, adding, all aspects would be taken into consideration as medicines reaching the retailers after passing through a number of people and involvement of ...
Analyst welcomes setting up Pak, Afghan Ulema Commission to help normalize situation ISLAMABAD: Analyst Professor Ejaz Khan said role of Pakistan and Afghanistan is vital in the war against terrorism and effective coordination between them would resolve the certain bilateral issues.   Talking to VOA, he said that recent steps taken by Pakistan and Afghanistan bring a ray of hope that Pakistan wanted to normalize its bilateral ties.   Commenting on Pak-Afghan announcement to formulate a Joint Commission of Ulema, Ejaz Khan said it will be a good step for further ...
Five bodies of shaheed soldiers recovered from Sharda sector RAWALPINDI: The dead bodies of five soldiers including an officer who came under a snow slide at Sharda (Kel) sector on the Line of Control (LOC) were recovered on Saturday.   According to an ISPR spokesman here, the search and rescue teams have also recovered bodies of four civilians from the snow.   He said that search for remaining missing persons is underway.   It may be mentioned that three soldiers embraced Shahadat when a mud/snow slide triggered in Sharda (Kel) ...
SC ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted three benches at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases in the next week starting from Monday (December 3).   The first bench is comprised of Chief Justice, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sh Azmat Saeed, second bench consist of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain while the third bench members included Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Tariq Pervez and Justice ...
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa most dangerous place for journalists KARACHI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is the most dangerous place for journalists, where 14 journalists were killed in the line of duty during last 11 years.   Balochistan with the murders of 14 journalists during the same period ranked second, followed by Sindh with 9 killings, FATA with 8, Punjab with 3 and federal capital Islamabad with 3, says a recent Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) report on ‘Murder of Pakistani Journalists from January 2002 to November 2012’.   The reports ...
Villagers demo against corrupt livestock officials BADIN: A large number of villagers belonging to coastal areas of Badin here Saturday staged a protest demo against corruption in animal husbandry department.   They complained that cattle diseases are spreading in coastal villages but the veterinary doctors and staff do not attend their duties.   They said these corrupt officials draw regular salaries without examining, vaccinating and treating cattle heads.   They said the medicines of government animal hospitals are sold in open market by these corrupt officials.   They demanded ...


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