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Public service PML-N top priority: Zaeem LAHORE: Member Punjab Assembly Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri said that days of PTI were numbered as October 11 would be the day of drop scene of sit-in party. Commenting on the statement of Imran Khan here on Friday, he said the manifesto of Tehreek-i-Insaf was allegations, lie and clash. The PML-N will win on October 11 with the grace of Allah Almighty while the PTI will be defeated, he added.He said that those hatching conspiracy against the democracy would have to answer, adding that people would reject those introducing a culture of abuse in politics. Public service and progress and prosperity of the country was an agenda of the PML-N and it would compete false "Janoon" with the passion of truth, he added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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SC seeks Chairman Senate's ruling over PTI, MQM resignations ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registrar apex court to submit Chairman Senate Raza Rabbibi's ruling regarding resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Quomi Movement (MQM) legislators from National Assembly and provincial assemblies.The three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case related to the resignation issue of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).During the course of proceedings, Justice Amir Hani Muslim questioned that whether the apex court ...

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Senate unanimously passes NUMS bill-2015 ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday unanimously passed the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Bill 2015 as reported by the Standing Committee.The bill, moved by Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif to establish the NUMS, was thoroughly debated by Senators from both treasury and opposition benches.Khawaja Asif said there was a clear mention of the NUMS regulator in the bill and the government would have no objection if the lawmakers wanted to further ...

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National disaster awareness day observed ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Awareness Day was observed on Thursday (Oct 8) to educate masses for better preparedness against disasters.On the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, events were held to pay tributes to the martyrs and other victims of the earthquake, Radio Pakistan reported.In Islamabad, a function was held at F-9 Park to mark the day.In Azad Kashmir, special prayers were offered in all mosques after Fajr prayers for ...

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ECP to hear PTI's alleged funds embezzlement case on Nov 10 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday decided to hear a petition, on November 10, against the alleged embezzlement in funds of Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf (PTI) received from country and abroad.The decision was taken on the application of PTI's former information secretary Akbar S. Babar who had alleged corruption and violation of laws in collection of donations and managing party funds by party leadership.The meeting of the ECP was held under the chairmanship ...

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President Mamnoon returns to Islamabad QUETTA: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday returned to Islamabad after a two-day visit to the provincial capital. Balochistan Chief Minister, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Senior Provincial Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Provincial Information Minister, Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal, senior PML-N leader, Sardar Yaqoob Nasar, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Saifullah Chathha and senior officials saw off the president at Quetta International Airport. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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Security plan evolved for Muharram ul Harram RAWALPINDI: The District Administration has prepared a comprehensive security plan to ensure peaceful observance of Muharram. Briefing media here Wednesday, Commissioner Rawalpindi, Zahid Saeed said that all important measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident along the procession routes during the month particularly on 9th and 10th of Muhrram ul Harram. Some 10,000 to 15000 policemen including Rangers and Army personnel would perform duties in different areas of the district to ensure security ...