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Terrorism, corruption major challenges confronted to Pakistan: Chairman NAB ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chauhdary Wednesday said that Pakistan was facing two major challenges including terrorism and corruption as both have serious repercussion on society. Addressing at a seminar on "Corruption: The Silent Killer of Social Values" organized by NAB, he said terrorism and corruption have strong nexus to support each other which needed to tackle with iron hands. He said our Armed forces were actively involved in anti- terrorism drive while NAB was making strides to purge the country from corrupt people. The Chairman said corruption was not only affecting socio- economic behavior but also harmful to development process of the country. He said corruption has no boundaries and efforts were being made by global communities to minimize it. Qamar Zaman said NAB launched various programmes to sensitize people to stop corruption. He urged the people particularly youth to spread message of NAB " say no to corruption" in every corner of the country. The Chairman expressed the hope that the people would soon get rid of this social evil. He said ...

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PPP to run HAMID WALEEDLAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that the Sharifs should realise that this is their last turn. He was addressing to the concluding ceremony of PPP's 49th Foundation Day. He further said that a long march would be announced if his party's demands were not met by the government. Bilawal repeated his earlier statement that he would take democratic control of Punjab. "Go Nawaz Go slogan did not originate from any city in Sindh, Mian ...

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PTI should wait verdict of SC on Panama Papers case: Khaqan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural resources Shahid Khaqan Abassi on Tuesday said matter of panama papers was sub-judice and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should wait for the decision of Supreme Court. SC was a highest legal forum of the country and the case has been proceeding there so opposition should wait its verdict, he added. Talking to a private TV channel , he said PTI hade failed to present any evidence regarding the case before the apex court but they makes noise on media every ...

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FBR clarifies erroneous news reports about court case      ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tuesday clarified that the reports published in a section of press on Supreme Court proceedings with reference to CIT Sukkur versus M/s Prudential Investment Bank Limited are somewhat exaggerated and convey an erroneous impression.  "Reports published in some English and Urdu daily newspapers about proceedings on 5th December 2016 in Hon'ble Supreme Court of Pakistan in a hearing in the case titled CIT Sukkur versus M/s Prudential Investment Bank Limited with reference to proposed disciplinary action ...

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Comprehensive programme launched to provide free medicines to patients: Saira Afzal Tarar      HAFIZABAD: State Minister for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday said that a comprehensive programme had been launched for the provision of free medicines to patients and ensure healthy and beautiful environment in the hospitals of Punjab with the cooperation of philanthropists and District Health Council.During her visit to the DHQ Hospital Hafizabad, she said that target of Chief Minister's Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap was a good gesture and all-out efforts would be made for the provision of free ...

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Indonesia, AIOU signs MoU to promote education ISLAMABAD: A ten-member delegation of senior academicians from Indonesia on Tuesday visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and signed a MoU for promoting collaborative partnership in the educational field. The delegation headed by Dr. H.Aunur Rofiq, Chairman Darunnajah Islamic institution had a meeting with Vice Chancellor AIOU Prof. Shahid Siddiqui, followed by signing of a MoU that paved the way for academic exchanges mainly through online education. Dr. Siddiqui briefed the delegation about the learning system of the University that aimed at enhancing literacy rate ...

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Education plays key role in building of nation: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education, Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman Tuesday said that education played a pivotal role in building of a nation as Holy Prophet (PBUH) had also emphasized upon its importance in Islam.  Attending the 12th Convocation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) held here, he urged the participants to act like a civilized nation to meet the challenges of current times and avail the opportunities with full devotion.  "We have many challenges to face in ...