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SHC bars provincial government from purchase of drugs from MNCs KARACHI: Sindh High Court has once again restrained Sindh government from awarding hepatitis medicine tender for the year 2014-2015 to multinational companies at exorbitant prices.The order has been passed on a civil suit No.980/2015 filed by a local company on the grounds that the provincial government and their program manager for hepatitis program through the distributor, Lab Link, of three different multinational companies have awarded tenders to them for product Ropegra, Peginteron, and Pegaferon at exorbitant cost in sheer violation of public procurement laws.Moreover and despite Sindh High Court's previous order of March 26, 2015, declaring previous tender illegal on similar unfair practices, Sindh Government is pre-determined to accommodate foreign bidders and deprive national companies from the tenders.The court also took note that Sindh government in an illegal and unprecedented manner distinguished the tender items in two unjustified categories creating a room for it to procure half of the tender ...

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Suicide bomber kills one, wounds six in Peshawar PESHAWAR: A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a senior police officer in Peshawar on Thursday, killing at least one police guard and wounding six other people, officials said.Malik Tariq, the deputy commandant of the Frontier Reserve Police (FRP) was critically wounded in the attack in Peshawar."The bomber was on a motorcycle and he rammed it into the vehicle of Malik Tariq who was on his way to the office," Mian Saeed, a senior police official told ...

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Governor summons Sindh Assembly KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr.Ishrat-ul- Ebad Khan has summoned a meeting of the provincial assembly on June 13 at 11.30 am at Sindh Assembly building.This was stated in a handout issued here on Wednesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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Annual CAS Award ceremony of Fazaia schools, colleges held ISLAMABAD: The CAS Annual Award Ceremony of Fazaia Schools and Colleges was held at Aftab Auditorium, Fazaia Inter College, here on Tuesday. Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded merit certificates, cash prizes, medals and trophies to students, Headmistresses and Principals in recognition of their outstanding performance in academic pursuits, said a PAF press release issued here. ...

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Investors of Halal meat to get 4 year tax exemption: Michael ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael has said that the government is encouraging investors and exporters for "Halal Meat Industry as there is huge demand of Halal meat in international market.Michael, in a statement here Tuesday, said that the government had exempted the investors and industrialists from all kinds of import and export taxes.The minister said that the exporters, who got clearance from export bureau and launch their Halal meat Industry ...

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Shahbaz felicitates PML-N candidates in Gilgit-Baltistan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated Pakistan Muslim League-N candidates on their glorious success in elections for legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan.In his felicitation message to the winning PML-N candidates, Shahbaz Sharif said that their success was the victory of public service, honesty and trust.He said that people of Gilgit- Baltistan had proved their love for the PML-N leadership and support for those who serve the masses with commitment and dedication. He said ...

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President condemns killing of DSP Majeed Abbas KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday condemned the Karachi firing incident in which Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Majeed Abbas was gunned down.He directed the provincial government to bring the killers of the police officer to justice.The President said that maintenance of law and order and providing protection to the citizens was the prime responsibility of the government. There should be no dereliction in this regards so that confidence of the people be restored in the ...