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Zahid Hamid replaces Khawaja Asif in Parliamentary body on ToRs ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid, an ex-officio member of the Parliamentary Committee framing Terms of Reference (ToRs) on Panama Papers, has been made member of the body in place of Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif."A notifiication has been issued in this regard by the National Assembly Secretariat," official sources in the secretariat told APP Friday.According to the previous notification, Senators Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Aitzaz Ahsan, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Muhammad Ali Saif and Ilyas Ahmad Bilour; and Members of the National Assembly Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Anusha Rehman Khan Advocate, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema and Akram Khan Durrani were members of the committee.While, Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid was attending the committee meetings as its ex-officio member.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Future of Pakistan linked with promotion of tech education: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that future of Pakistan was linked to promotion of technical education and the youth should have to be equipped with technical education for moving speedily towards destiny of progress and prosperity.He said that preparation of skilled work force was need of the hour for meeting the needs of industry.He said that an agreement had been signed with Pakistan Air Force for the training of teachers ...

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KPK major beneficiary of CPEC infrastructure projects ISLAMABAD: The major portion of the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) transportation infrastructure projects' investment would go to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, wherein as many as $3.825 billion would be spent on development of various infrastructure projects.As many as $ 3.020 billion would be spent on the major portion of Karokaram Highway Phase-II (from Raikot to Islamabad), followed by an investment of $ 730 million on construction of a portion of expansion and reconstruction of existing main ...

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SC dismisses medical student's appeal to appear in exam for 31st time ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by a 51 years old medical student for appearing in the examination for 31st time. The court remarked that Pakistan Medical & Dental Council rules allowed only five years time for reappearing in the examinations while the petitioner failed to pass a subject even in a period of ten years. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard an ...

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President urges Boy Scouts to play role in community development ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) has an important role in developing good citizenship and character among the boys and urged the scouts to be useful and helpful in community development.The President said this while chairing a presentation by Chief Commissioner Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Ms. Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.He said that the association needs to be appropriately re-oriented to meet its financial needs ...

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Abid directs for proper functioning of complaint centre MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Thursday directed officials of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) to make complaint centre proper functional to address complaints timely during Ramzan.Presiding over a meeting at the Mepco's Headquarters here, he said unscheduled loadsheding in urban and rural areas across the region would not be tolerated, added that stern action would be taken against those officials if people will stage a protest demonstration due ...

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Ebad calls for enhancing literacy rate in Sindh KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has called for enhancing literacy rate in the province.He was talking to Sindh Education Secretary, Dr. Fazalullah Pachehu, who called on him at the Governor House here on Thursday.The Secretary apprised the Governor of the performance of the Education Department, academic reforms as well as the usage of technology.Ebad was of the view that a faster growth can only be attained with academic system that is in ...