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Analyst hails Hajj arrangement of government ISLAMABAD: Senior analyst Ali Sher said that the government made appreciable arrangements for pilgrims and no more complaints has come from them.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that like previous year, the government provided enough relief to pilgrims this time too.Ali Sher said that other services like transport and food were also provided to the pilgrims.He pointed out that the government made special efforts to reduce expenditure of Hajj this time.Responding to a question, Ali Sher said that rent of the accommodation was also brought down at the rate of three thousands Saudi Riyals.He added that the government spent 82.7 million rupees to provide free of cost meals to pilgrims.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Entries invited for Emergencies Essay Contest-2014 KARACHI: International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) has invited children, youth and adults to share their thoughts and ideas about what education means to them in times of crisis through an essay contest.Entries for the INEE Essay Contest can be sent via email by October 19, said organizers on Thursday.The competition is being organized in collaboration with War Child Holland and UNICEF to highlight relevance of education in emergencies.Children, youth and adults are ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 16 October from 08:00am to 11:00am, Dk. Khabba, Jamia Masjid, Asghar Mall, B-Block feeders.On 16 and 17 October from 09:00 am to 11:00 am, Jinnah Camp, Muslim Town, Service Road, ...
IGP orders immediate measures to prevent traffic jams in city KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ghulam Haider Jamali on Wednesday sought a detailed report from DIG-Traffic Police about measures adopted for traffic management in the city.The provincial chief of police taking notice of repeated complaints about routine traffic jams, specially during rush hours, in different parts of the metropolis has also asked the DIG Traffic to inform him about deployment of cops and their capacities to ensure compliance of traffic rules.Taking strong exception to ...
Police arrest seven outlaws HANGU: Hangu police have arrested seven outlaws including two important absconders involved in murder and attempt to murder during search operation here on Wednesday.SHO Hangu, Khanullah while showing the arrested outlaws and confiscated weapons to media here said that police conducted raid on a tip-off about presence of murder accused named Abdul Ghaffar alias Pappu in Umer Abad area and succeeded in arresting him besides confiscating lethal weapons from his possession.After the successful action, he ...
Despite Nobel win, Malala scorned by many at home ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.Shot in the head by Taliban insurgents two years ago after she spoke out against them for opposing girls' education, it comes as little surprise that conservative continue to revile the 17-year-old.More difficult for her supporters to comprehend is the outpouring of ...
Sindh Governor urges citizens to support conservation of heritage KARACHI: Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has urged all Karachiites to contribute towards protection and conservation of the city's architectural heritage.Chairing a meeting Wednesday to review measures being adopted for protection and renovation of Imperial Custom House Building (Old Custom House) and other landmarks in the vicinity, he said the area is one of the treasure troves that have to be safeguarded with passion and care."Equal attention has also to be paid ...


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