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More than 50 villages inundated in Pano Akil ISLAMABAD: Flood water reached the rural areas of Pano Akil engulfing more than 50 villages along with 25 rural districts of Union Council Sadoja.Kheraj Goth, Samoun Goth, Somra, Sanghi, rural districts of Union Council Noraja along with 25 rural districts of Union Council Sadoja are inundated in flood water, a private news channel reported.A Non-Government Organization (NGO) has set up a medical camp at Somra Bacha dyke, which is without any doctor.Harvest including crops of rice, sugarcane and cotton worth millions of rupees has been swept away caused huge monetary loss.Wheat crops are usually cultivated in October but in the wake of these floods the preparation would now start with a two months delay and the cultivators would consequently face a loss of millions of rupees.By day end today, whole of Pano Akil would submerge in flood water.Numerous settlements in the vicinity of Guddu barrage have been inundated with water. ...

28,700 intending Hajj pilgrims airlifted by PIA to Saudi Arabia ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has so far airlifted 28,700 intending pilgrims for Hajj 2014 to Saudi Arabia through 80 special flights with overall flight punctuality of over 90 percent since start of pre-Hajj operation.According to a spokesman here on Friday, the national flag carrier transported 3,479 intending pilgrims from Karachi to Saudi Arabia through 11 flights, 5,190 from Lahore through 12 flights, 4,787 from Islamabad through 10 flights, 5,811 from Quetta with 19 flights ...
IHC orders ICT to vacate schools from Punjab police till Sep 23 ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to get schools vacated from cops till September 23 and submit report.The court also directed the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and PTI's MNA Asad Umar to sit together and made a such strategy under which police could not exceed the legal ambit and the protesters could also not take the law into their hands.A single member bench of IHC comprising Justice ...
KU's academic activities to remain suspended for 3 days KARACHI: University of Karachi on Thursday announced to suspend all its academic activities for three days in wake of killing of its senior teacher, Dr. Mohammad Shakeel Auj.KU spokesman told APP that the funeral prayers for Dr. Shakeel, Dean of Islamic Studies, Karachi University will be held after Maghrib prayer at Ibrahim mosque and will be buried in KU graveyard.Dr. Shakeel was awarded "Tamgha-e-Imtiaz" for his contributions in the field of education.Dr. Shakeel was gunned ...
Shut down notice for Peshawar City issued PESHAWAR: Power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Peshawar City grid station on September 18 and 22 from 8 am to 1pm due to maintenance work and resultantly the consumers of 11 KV Faqirabad-I, Faqirabad-II feeders will face inconvenience. According to Pesco, power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Peshawar City grid station on September 20 from 8 am to 1pm and resultantly the consumers of 11 KV Chughalpura, Chamkani, Jhagra, Nishtar Abad ...
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:September 20-22-24-27- 29 From 08:30am to 02:30pm, Major Riaz Shaheed feederSeptember 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 From 07:00am to 10:00am, Dhudial City feederSeptember 22 From 09:00am to 02:00pm, Shahdra, Company Bagh, ...
It was my idea to form PTI and I strongly support it; Junaid Jamshed Pakistani singer turned scholar Junaid Jamshed said it was his idea to Imran Khan in 1993 to form a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). In an interview to a local media, Junaid Jamshed said he would support every single person who stood against this corrupt system. He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is doing the right thing. Junaid said the system running the country was very wrong. “I don’t like to sing ‘dil ...


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