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PM condoles death of Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed deep grief over the death of former President of Iran Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who breathed his last yesterday in Tehran.The Prime Minister said Rafsanjani was an influential figure not only in Iran but also a symbol of reconciliatory peace efforts at the international level.Terming Rafsanjani a "rational pragmatist", the Prime Minister stated that his reform agenda for Iran also provided much needed guidance for the unity of the Muslim world.Nawaz Sharif prayed for the departed soul and conveyed condolences on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan to the brotherly people of Iran.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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CM visits residence of Zohra Bibi, gives cheque of Rs.1.0mn LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited Tibbi Kambovan Kasur on Sunday and offered condolences with the family of 60 year old Zohra Bibi who died few days ago due to non-provision of appropriate medical facilities at Jinnah Hospital Lahore. He expressed condolences and sympathies with sons, daughter and other family members of the deceased. He also expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Zohra Bibi due to improper treatment ...

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Asif Zardari elected as PPPP President ISLAMABAD: Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday was elected as President of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).The election for the office bearers of PPPP was held at Bilawal House Karachi, said a press release issued here by the party secretariat.Farhatullah Babar was elected as Secretary General, Saleem Mandviwalla as Finance Secretary and Moula Bux Chandio as Secretary Information.The election was were held by the election body comprising Farooq H Naek, convener, and Taj Haider and Sardar ...

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No polio case surfaces in Punjab during last year: Minister LAHORE: Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Imran Nazir on Sunday said no new polio case surfaced in Punjab during last one year.Chairing the monthly Chief Executive Officers (H) Meeting here at the Directorate General Health Services, he said that Punjab was the first province in Pakistan which would introduce Rota Vaccine to control diarrhoea related mortality among children. In the first phase, he said, the Rota vaccine was being introduced in six ...

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Khawaja Asif listens to public complaints at open kutchery SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khwaja Muhammad Asif Sunday held an open kutchery at PML-N House Paris Road, Sialkot. He listened to problems of people sympathetically and issued orders for early relief to the people on several applications. Provincial Minister for Local Bodies and Community Development Mansha Ullah Butt, MLA-AJK Chaudhry Muhammad Ishaq, MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Ikram, Mayor of Municipal Corporation Sialkot Chaudhry Tauheed Akhtar, Deputy Mayor Chaudhry Bashir Ahmed, President Sialkot ...

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Rain, Snowfall of winter hit different cities of Pakistan Light drizzle rain and snow falling started in mostly upper parts of the country early morning today.As per the Pakistan Metrological Department, Rawalpindi received twenty-six millimetre rain, Kotli sixteen, Muzaffarabad fifteen, Islamabad eleven, Lower Dir ten, Murree nine and Saidu Sharif eight millimetre.In the next twelve hours, more intermittent rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Mardan divisions, FATA, ...

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PM pays tribute to peacemaker Om Puri Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Om Puri delivered some stellar performances in mainstream commercial Pakistani, Indian movies and elevated the status of cinema through his natural talent.Sharif said that late Om Puris contributions were significant in linking cultural ties between Pakistan and India, while he refused to succumb to the pressure of anti-peace lobbies.The Pakistan PM prayed ...