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Rangers launch software for security monitoring of educational institutions KARACHI: The Sindh Rangers have developed a software and established a control room for surveillance of the educational institutions and other important places in Karachi to ensure their security. Sindh Information Adviser Moula Bux Chandio, spokesman of Sindh Rangers Colonel Qaiser Aajmal Khattak and Additional IG Sindh informed this at a press conference here Saturday. Col Khattak said Karachi had been divided in 60 zones for effective monitoring through the software. "This program would enable us to ensure greater security of the educational institutions," he told adding that more than 3,000 schools had been brought under that program so far. According to him, there are around 15,000 schools in Karachi out of which 3,000 had been added to the program while the remaining would also be covered subsequently. Col Khattak advised the school administrations to register their schools for the software at the nearest Rangers posts in their respective areas. ...

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Saad orders upgrading Carin's, Mughulpura hospitals LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday directed authorities concerned to devise an effective plan for making Carin's and Mughalpura railway hospitals service-oriented health facilities.Presiding over a meeting held at Railway headquarters here, he said that upgradation or improvement of Carin's and Mughalpura hospitals was crucial for ensuring proper medical facilities to the railway serving and retired employees. He said that besides this, betterment and efficient working of the hospitals would also help ...

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Good quality academic institutions are identity of city: Ebad KARACHI: Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, has said a city is recognized its good quality academic institutions.The University of Karachi is an identity of the city of Quaid, as since its inception it is producing experts in various spheres of activities.He said this on the occasion of the oath-taking ceremony of the office bearers of the UNIKARIANS- an organization of the prominent old students of the University of Karachi here on Saturday.The ...

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PML-N celebrates victory of Sadiq Khan MULTAN: The PML-N organized a rally to celebrate victory of Sadiq Khan, who was elected as a Mayor of London, here on Saturday. The rally, led by tehsil president Hamza Shahid Lodhi, started from MDA Chowk and culminated at Katchery intersection.The participants raised slogans and danced at beat of drums to rejoice victory of the first Muslim mayor of London.A large number of party workers, including Mian Razaaq, Farhan Ansai, Sohail Shah, Rana Amir, Arshad ...

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Senate body expresses concerns on utilization of funds in Thar ISLAMABAD: Senate standing committee on Human Rights has expressed serious concerns on presentation of Sindh government on funds distributed among victims of drought in Thar.The committee has recommended to call Chief Secretary of the Sindh government to present a detailed briefing on the issue.The committee, held here under the chairmanship of Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari the other day, was briefed that Finance Department had released sufficient funds from Financial Year 2013-14 to 2015-16 to provide ...

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Govt striving to overcome energy crisis till 2018: Shaista MNA ISLAMABAD: Member of National Assembly (MNA) PML-N Shaista Pervez has said that the Government was making all out efforts to overcome energy crisis till Year-2018.Talking to a private channel, she said government was mainly focusing for the timely completion of all development projects.She said power projects were expected to be completed till Year-2018 and load-shedding would be eliminated by that time.She said many gas projects will also be completed in 2017. Government has initiated development ...

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Public-Private Partnership must for sustainable agri intensification: Bosan ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has proposed to use public-private partnership as a mechanism for sustainable agricultural intensification in the country.Addressing a two-day International Workshop on "4R Nutrient Stewardship for Food, Economic and Environmental Security" here, the minister appreciated the efforts of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and expressed his interest to replicate the activities in rest of the provinces of Pakistan (KPK and ...