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Kashmiri masses to oust corrupt rulers in next elections: Barjees BAGH: Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir on Thursday said people of Azad Kashmir will overthrow corrupt rulers in upcoming elections by voting Pakistan Muslim League into power.Addressing a workers convention here, the minister said that the AJK rulers did politics of victimization of the opponents during the past 5 years, but now time has come to end their rule.He said the present AJK government did nothing except corrupt practices, unfair appointments of party workers and spending budget on non-development expenditures.The minister said that the present AJK government even appointed vice chancellors of the universities after allegedly getting gratification money which was tantamount to playing with the future of next generation.He said he would write a letter to the Chairman Higher Education Commission for inquiry into the appointment of inefficient vice chancellors in AJK universities by he incumbent government.He said the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ...

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Man dies in firing incident QUETTA: Unknown armed men shot dead a man in Zhob town, Levies sources said on Thursday."The victim identified as Israruddin was killed by unknown gunmen when he was on way to somewhere", the Levies sources added. The body of the deceased was shifted to nearby hospital for medical aid. The reason of killing could not be ascertained so far.Levies force registered a case and started investigation. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC summons four officials for indictment in money laundering case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday summoned four officers involved in $ 0.11 million money laundering for indictment.The names of the accused include Director State Bank Samar Hussain, Joint Director Aftab Iqbal Siddiqui, Second Secretary Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Sadiq Ullah and Assistant Collector Customs Khuda-e-Noor.The bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood heard the case.During the course of proceedings, the counsel for Customs Collector told the court that the currency ...

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Senate body for restructuring laws to check INGOs ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistic and Privatization Senator Saleem H Mandviwala on Thursday said that the committee would recommend the Law Committee to restructure the rules and regulations for the registration of NGOs to discourage the illegal activities of the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the country.Briefing the committee, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Tariq Bajwa informed that currently 26 International NGOs were registered.Bajwa said that provinces were responsible for ...

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Removal of encroachments in Malir 15 KARACHI: The Anti-Encroachments department of KMC removed all encroachments from main road and pavements during an action in the area of Malir 15 from Bakrapiri Morr to two kilometers of Market.The staff removed all cabins, counters, push carts, patharas and sun sheds in this area which had been established alongside road and on footpaths, said a statement on Thursday.Director Anti-Encroachments Mazhar Khan monitored the operation along with the Assistant Commissioner Murad Memon, Iqbal Mirani and ...

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Health facilities being provided in Lyari hospital: Health Minister KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, has said that provincial government is trying to provide health care facilities to the people of Lyari at Lyari General Hospital so that they not need to go to Civil Hospital or Jinnah postgraduate centre.This he said while talking to the people gathered there during his surprise visit to Lyari General Hospital on Thursday, said a statement.He took serious notice that there were Echo Machine, Generator ...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed Thursday ISLAMABAD: World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed here in Pakistan on Thursday as else where in the world to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.World Day for Safety and Health at Work declared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is an awareness-raising campaign "intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health."It aimed at creating awareness as well as preventive measures against ...