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LHC orders release of 39 kiln workers LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered release of 39 kiln workers, including women and children, who were recovered from a kiln in Mandi Bahauddin. Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi passed these orders while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Bashir Ahmad, a relative of workers, for their production and release.Earlier, a bailiff produced the kiln workers before the court after recovering them from illegal custody of brick kiln owner Asif. The bailiff reported that the workers had been detained by the kiln owner. At this, the court ordered to release all workers ,including women and children. The court also ordered police concerned to take action against kiln owner as per law. The petitioner through his petition alleged that the respondent owner was extracting forced labour from the workers. He prayed the court to issue orders for their production and release.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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CM approves extension of Sehat Sahulat Program to whole KP PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has approved extension of Sehat Sahulat Programme (Social Health Protection Initiative) for whole KP from the next financial year. The decision to this effect was made in high level meeting held at CM Secretariat here on Wednesday. The meeting among others was attended by Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary Health, Abid Majid, Secretary Finance, Ali Raza Bhutta and other concerned officials. On the occasion, secretary health informed ...

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Anti-Dengue Day on April 6 LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal has directed all divisional commissioners to improve mechanism for dengue surveillance and reporting besides taking special measures for larviciding and ensuring availability of anti-mosquito spray. He was presiding over a video-link meeting regarding dengue control at Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday. Addressing the meeting, the chief secretary said all necessary arrangements, including procurement of insecticides and recruitment of staff, be completed in time. He said concerted efforts were ...

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Massive drive against Dengue, Malaria KARACHI: Provincial Minister Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that government is committed to eradicate dengue and malaria in the province and in this regard a massive drive is going-on in Karachi.In the second phase it will be launched in other parts of Sindh. This he said while getting briefing on the subject here.Dengue Control Program Manager Dr. Masood Solangi, while briefing the Provincial Health Minister, told that at random basis so far in ...

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Rashid urges media to contribute in eradicating extremism ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has urged media to contribute to eradicating extremism from the country. He was addressing a media training workshop on "Conflict Reporting" here on Wednesday.The Minister said that ideological Zarb-e-Azb is essential to defeat terrorists.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2016 ...

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Traffic mess in Karachi continues, as sit-in enter fourth day The sit-in being conducted by an alliance of religious parties have resulted in a traffic mess, across the city of Karachi as the blockage of Numaish Chowrangi have choked the city’s major arteries. The situation has rendered Karachiites in the state of anguish, as citizens continue their struggles to find alternate routes. According to local media reports, The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A D Khawaja yesterday, ordered DIG Traffic Karachi Dr Amir Ahmed ...

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Senate body for elaborate plan to counter environmental threats ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas on Tuesday urged all the stakeholders for devising an effective strategy to combat the possible consequences of climate change.The committee, which met here with Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar in the chair, also stressed for allocation of more funds to counter environmental changes.It was observed to prepare a plan for possible floods in the country and pay more heed towards less developed areas facing ...