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Bomb attack on polio team injures three in Bajaur Agency PESHAWAR: Three persons including two levy personnel injured when a polio eradication team vehicle was targeted with a bomb attack in Bajur Agency on Wednesday.According to political administration of Bajaur Agency, two Levies officials deployed for the security of the polio team and the driver sustained injuries in the attack at Dabur in Mohmand area of the Agency.The members of polio team remained unhurt. The injured were shifted to the hospital and a search operation was launched in the area. The identity of victims could not be immediately ascertained.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Karachi in need of Vital Installations' Security Force: Commissioner KARACHI: Karachi is in need of "Vital Installation Security Force, on the pattern of Airport Security Force for foolproof security of all vital installations in the ever expanding city, said Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui.Chairing a meeting to review measures in place for security of these installations here Wednesday, he said under the current circumstances, with country engaged in an internal war against terrorists, fool proof security has to be ensured all the more ...
Pakistan calls for resumption of Mideast peace talks to end conflict UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has stressed the urgency of reviving Middle East peace negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-old conflict in that region."Whether it is Palestine or Syria, dialogue and diplomacy need to be pursued with a real sense of purpose and urgency," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, told the Security Council on Tuesday.Israel broke off the peace talks in April to protest against the reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority ...
Malala bags yet another prestigious award for promoting girls' education NEW YORK: Close at the heels of her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girls' education activist, was in Tuesday honoured with the Liberty Medal, a prestigious American award."I ask all countries all around the world: Let us say no to wars. Let us say no to conflicts." Malala said in accepting the honour at an impressive ceremony in the National Convention Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to media reports.The Liberty Medal, established ...
Holland to extend technical support in museum management ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid called on the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture & Science, Jet Bussemaker on the sidelines of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Conference here Tuesday.The Federal Minister briefed the Dutch Minister about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan and said that Pakistan was a land of world's leading two ancient Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilizations that flourished some 5000 years ago.Despite ...
1.98mn children to be vaccinated in KP PESHAWAR: The three-day anti polio campaign continued in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein 19,82,329 million children would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).Officials of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) told APP the three days anti-polio campaign has been started in Batagram, Buner, DI Khan, Haripur, Malakand, Shangla, Manshera, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat and Torghar districts on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.As many as 6118 teams were constituted to vaccinate the target children in these ...
Dry weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry weather for the provincial capital on Wednesday.The maximum temperature is likely between 26 to 28 Centigrade and the lowest between 10 to 12 Centigrade.The hot and dry weather is forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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