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Gas pipeline blown up in Sohbat JAFFRABAD: Unidentified men blew up a gas pipeline in Durgi area of Sohbat Pur on Thursday.Police said that unidentified men had exploded the 4 inches gas pipeline by planting explosive material. As a result, the gas supply to several areas was suspended.Technical team of Sui Southern Gas Company has reached the affected area and initiated repair work.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

70 Afghan immigrants among 110 suspects netted HANGU: Police nabbed 110 suspected persons including 70 Afghan immigrants under 14 foreign Act during last one week crackdown in different parts of the district.According to police, the raids and search operations were conducted at different areas including Chapper, Kata Kanari, Bagto, Lafi Banda, Sarak Dana and Kando village that led to arrest of 110 suspected criminals including 70 afghan immigrants living without valid travelling documents under 14 foreign act.The arrested outlaws also include five ...
175 suspects nabbed, security inspections of 1173 educational institutes carried out PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in the ongoing search and strike operation though out the province against criminals and anti-social elements has rounded 175 suspects and recovered huge quantity of Arms and ammunition.According to police statement here Thursday, security inspections of 1173 educational institution were also carried out and various institutions were advised to further beef up security arrangements. During the operation, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the operation conducted in different parts of the ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:On 29 January 10:00am to 16:00pm, Morga feeder,On 31 January and 02 February 10:00am to 16:00pm, 502 Workshop, Kalyal,Adyala, Gulshanabad, Hamayoun Road, and Shahpur feeders ,On 30 January 09:00am to 01:00pm, Dhurnakka feeder,On ...
HEC, British Council to Increase Investment in Research for Higher Education ISLAMABAD: New Chief Executive Officer of the British Council Ciar?n Devane has visited Higher Education Commission (HEC), here to participate in the orientation event "The UK and Pakistan: Increasing Investment in Research for Higher Education."The programme aimed to provide an opportunity to beneficiaries of the HEC-British Council collaborative education and research initiatives to meet the new CEO and benefit from his international experience and proficiency.Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Peter Upton, Country Director, British ...
Punjab govt release Rs15.122mn for Multan schools security MULTAN: Punjab government has released a sum of Rs 15.122 million to strengthen security in schools in the city. The work includes elevating boundary walls and fixing metallic wire fence on their top and other related measures.The funding has been released for those schools in Multan district which were categorized as A and A Plus, education department officials said on Wednesday.It was learnt that utilization of these funds was in progress and work on elevation ...
Students get laptops under PM's Scheme ISLAMABAD: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has distributed laptops among 76 students of MS/M.Phil and PhD.The laptops were provided by the Higher Education Cmmission (HEC) as part of the Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme in the 2nd phase, said a press release issued here.Vice-Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad handed over the laptops to the students in a ceremony held at auditorium of the University.On the occasion, Deans, Directors and faculty ...


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