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Pakistan's progress lies in education, elimination of corruption: Ch Sarwar ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's progress lies in education and elimination of corruption, Punjab Governor Choudhry Mohammad Sarwar said while addressing a large gathering of Pakistani community at a local hotel in Jeddah.The Saudi Gazette on Tuesday reported that the governor, who is on a private visit to the Saudi Arabia, also visited Knowledge Core Center - a local vocational training institute run by Pakistani professionals, where he assured them that upon return he will recommend Punjab government to open an overseas campus of the University of Punjab."I will also ask investors back home to invest in the idea," he said.Flanked by Pakistan charged' affaires Khayyam Akbar and N-League Riyadh President Khalid Akram Rana, the governor mixed freely with Pakistani professionals, businessmen and workers.He said: "If Pakistanis become as patriotic as overseas Pakistanis are, the destiny of the nation will change."Recalling his days as a British-Pakistani, and then as the first Pakistani and ...

Senate session summoned on December 19 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday summoned the Senate session to meet on December 19.The Senate session would be held in the Parliament House at 1600 hours.The President summoned the session exercising the powers conferred on him under clause 1 of Article 54 of the Constitution of Pakistan. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
IG - Sindh seeks report about quality of police security for Lyariites KARACHI: Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali on Monday sought a detailed report about the security plan developed for the people of Lyari by Karachi police.The provincial chief of the police department registering his serious reservation about recent incidents of clashes between gangsters that included firing and hurling of hand grenades in the volatile Lyari, directed the AIGP - Karachi to share with him the contingency plan developed to address the situation.The Sindh ...
IRSA releases 93,211 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Monday released 93,211 cusecs water for various rim stations with inflow of 46,847 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1477.09 feet, which was 97.09 feet higher than its dead level 1378 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 20,300 cusecs and outflow 35,000 cusecs.The water level in Jhelum River at Mangla dam was 1185.30 ...
No significant rain likely by end of Dec: PMD ISLAMABAD: The prolonged dry spell would continue in different parts of the country with no chances of any significant rain by the end of December, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).Talking to APP, Deputy Director, Forecasting Division, Aleem-ul-Hassan informed that the rainless Winter season would continue during the next two weeks while there are chances of partly cloudy weather conditions and light rain in some parts.He said the reason of delay in Winter first ...
USAID provides solar water pumps for Balochistan QUETTA: The USAID provided grant for installation of 400 solar water pumps and construction of water tanks for the remote villages of district Noshki under its small grants and Ambassador's Fund Programme (SGAFP), this project was implemented by the AZAT Foundation Balochistan.This initiative has contributed to access to pure drinking water, Mir Ghulam Dastagir Badini Member Provincial Assembly expressed these views on closing ceremony of AZAT Foundation project here on Monday.CEO of AZAT Foundation, Zahid ...
1.8Kgs contraband seized, five arrested SARGODHA: District Police on Monday claimed to have arrested five drug dealers and seized narcotics, illegal weapons from their possession.Police spokesman said that on the direction of DPO the police teams of different police stations conducted raids in their jurisdiction and arrested five accused identified as Shahnawaz, Majid, Nasir Maseh, Muhammad Imtiaz and Abdullah.Police also recovered 801 grams heroin, 1200 grams Charas, one Gun 12 bore and one Rifle 44 bore along with bullets and ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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