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Foolproof security arrangements being made for Rabi-ul-Awwal RAWALPINDI: City District Government (CDG) Rawalpindi under its security plan made for 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal, is making elaborate security arrangements.   According to the security plan formulated in this regard, all the routes of the Milad processions will be thoroughly checked and the security will be tightened at the prescribed routes.   Cops with Elite Force, Special Branch officials, Muhafiz Force, motorcycle squads, Bomb disposal squads, Lady Police and personnel of other departments concerned would guard the Milad processions.   Special duties would also be performed by the members of the peace committee, members of Anjuman-e-Tajran and volunteers of the procession committee to ensure the security of the processions.   Close Circuit Cameras are being installed at the routes of the processions while there will be aerial surveillance of the processions to ensure the security of the faithfuls.   Bomb disposal squads will give clearance of the routes before start of the processions.   All the entry points of the routes of the ...

Farooq Sattar calls for national counter-terrorism policy KARACHI: Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Dr Farooq Sattar has said that a national counter-terrorism policy should be made as soon as possible as extremism and terrorism are the foremost challenges facing the country.   He said that the counter-terrorism policy was needed to ensure a durable peace process in Pakistan by eliminating terrorism.   He was talking to newsmen after the soyem of his party's MPA Manzar Imam here on Saturday. Manzar ...
Young professionals to take Pakistan to greater heights: Ambassador ISLAMABAD: High Commissioner of Pakistan in Singapore Syed Hasan Javed on Sautrday said that Pakistan's young talented professionals would take the country to greater heights.   The High Commission was speaking at a networking dinner, he hosted in honour of 50 young Pakistani professionals and entrepreneurs working in Singapore, said a message received here.   Javed said that Pakistan was blessed with a talented young population with 67 per cent under 30 years of age.   This demographic dividend gives Pakistan ...
CM takes note of measles LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of spread of measles in Layyah.         He directed Special Assistant for Health Khawaja Salman Rafique to immediately review the situation and submit a report.   The chief minister directed that all possible steps should be taken to overcome measles and provide maximum medical care to the affected children.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
Commissioner for strict security on Eid Milad FAISALABAD: Foolproof security arrangements should be made on Mahafil Milad, Eid Milad processions and other religious functions in four districts of the division.   This was decided in a meeting of divisional intelligence committee held in the chair of divisional commissioner Tahir Hussain here on Saturday.       RPO Aftab Ahmed Cheema, Additional District Collector Syed Bilal Hayder and officers of law enforcing agencies attended the meeting.   While reviewing the administrative and security arrangements, the commissioner directed officers concerned to ...
International ISLAMABAD: An International `Milad-e-Mustafa' rally would be taken out from Rawat on Sunday in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).   The rally organised by 'Jamat-e-Ahl-e-Sunnah' would commence from Rawat and culminate at Karachi Company (G/9 Markaz) after passing through Islamabad Highway.   'Nazim-e-Alla,' Jamat-e-Ahle Sunnah, Allama Syed Riaz Hussain Shah will lead the rally. Religious scholars, Ulema from different countries have already arrived Islamabad for participating in the ...
Six including four women abducted FAISALABAD: Six persons including four women were abducted from different parts of the city during last 24 hours.   According to police, unidentified people kidnapped 20-year-old Abdul Waris resident of Killianwala when he was going to purchase something from a shop whereas Allah Rakha was abducted by his rivals Jamal.   when he was standing at Bus Stop in Chak No.39-GB.   In another incident, Shakeel Maseih and his associates abducted Saima from Ameen Town while some car-riders kidnapped Batool from ...


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