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Partly cloudy with hazy morning likely in Karachi KARACHI: The Met Office on Wednesday forecast a partly cloudy weather with hazy morning in the metropolis over the next 24 hours.It said the maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 33 to 35 degrees centigrade.The weather report said that mainly hot or very hot and humid weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in Sindh and Balochistan region.Rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Mirpurkhas and Sukkur, at one or two places in Kalat division. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Shahbaz asks Imran to postpone dharna for flood affectees LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has asked Imran Khan that in view of loss of human lives and devastations due to flood in Punjab he should postpone music programmes or sit-ins in Islamabad. Addressing a public meeting near Chiniot on Monday, the CM said that it was his desire to ask Imran Khan to postpone sit-in and accompany him for helping the people of Punjab in distress but he thought that this appeal ...
CM condoles poet's death LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of renowned poet and writer, Sarshar Siddiqui. In a condolence message on Monday, the CM prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
CM takes notice of MPA's husband murder LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the murder of the husband of Shamim Akhtar, MPA of Muslim League-N and sought a report from Inspector General Police. The CM directed that culprits involved in the murder should immediately be arrested and the case be investigated thoroughly. He sympathized with Shamim Akhtar and expressed deep sorrow and grief over her husband's death. He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul ...
Train service on Lahore-Narowal section suspended LAHORE: The train service on Lahore-Narowal and Sialkot sections remained suspended on the second consecutive day due to flood near the Badomalhi railway station on Monday.A Pakistan Railways official said that water had inundated railway tracks on the section due to which the service was suspended. He said workers were trying to clear the track and the service would be restored on Tuesday or Wednesday.On the other hand, passengers had to face immense problems and ...
Massive traffic jam at Ravi bridge LAHORE: Massive traffic jam was witnessed at Shahdra Mor to the Ravi Bridge and other link roads of the area on Monday due to security check by police at the old toll plaza.Traffic remained clogged for hours, causing immense problems for citizens. A number of people suggested that police check vehicles at the roadside and should not hinder traffic.They reached Bhati Chowk from Shahdara in an hour due to long queues of vehicles. On the ...
Sindh celebrates ILD with 52pc primary school enrolment rate KARACHI: Sindh is celebrating International Literacy Day 2014 with a net enrolment rate of 52 percent in its primary schools, 19 percent in middle schools and 12 percent in high schools.This is in a scenario where Literacy is universally accepted to be the key for building up democratic society and sustainable development.According to statistics, 56 percent of boys and 42 percent girls are attending primary schools whereas 20 percent of boys and 18 percent girls ...


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