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CM Balochistan inquires after health of Minister SAFRON QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri Monday visited the residence of Federal Minister for SAFRON, Lt-Gen. (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch and inquired after his health. According to a press release issued, here on Monday, Chief Minister Zehri expressed well wishes for early health recovery of the Minister. They also discussed current political situation. The meeting remained for some time. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Additional classrooms to be constructed costing billions of rupees: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presiding over a meeting to review Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme (KPSP) for construction of additional classrooms in schools, gave approval to include Smart Schools Programme in the KPSP. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that in the first phase 10,227 additional classrooms to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 16 billion during current fiscal year under "Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme". These classrooms would be constructed in a total ...

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Shehbaz Sharif condemns attack on media house, Karachi Press Club LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday strongly condemned attacks on media house and Press Club in Karachi and said it was tantamount to attack on freedom of Press. He said that media played a vital role in a democratic set up and incidents of ransacking and display of an intolerant attitude was not proper. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N believed in freedom of Press for which journalists had rendered innumerable sacrifices. ...

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Pervaiz strongly condemns attacks on media houses in Karachi ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday strongly condemned attacks on media houses in Karachi.The minister, in a statement, said the present democratic government believes in freedom of expression and would never tolerate any attack on independence of media.Attacking any news channel tantamounted to attack on freedom of media and people's right to be informed, which was a pre-requisite for any democratic society, he added.The provincial government, he ...

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PM performs ground breaking of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway SIALKOT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday performed the ground breaking of the Rs 45 billion dollar, 89 km long Sialkot-Lahore Motorway.The four-lane road to be constructed jointly by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National Highway Authority (NHA) would connect the two major business centres and would be completed in around 24 months.Director General FWO Major General Muhammad Afzal in his briefing said the FWO would perform the maintenance of the motorway and also ...

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MQM activists asked to end hunger strike KARACHI: MQM activists holding a hunger strike unto death camp at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) were asked to end their hunger strike.Sources said that the MQM leadership asked their activists to end their hunger strike following MQM local leaders' meeting with the provincial and federal governments' representatives.They further said that the MQM leadership announced to hand over the leadership of party to Dr Farooq Sattar. However, the activists reacted strongly and asked their leadership ...

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Hussain Haqqani's passport issued in time ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior on Monday contradicted media reports regarding passport issuance of former Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, saying concerned directorate issued the passport within required timeframe.In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the ministry said there was no truth in media reports about stoppage of passport of former envoy.The spokesman said the passport was issued within required timeframe after receiving application from Hussain Haqqani and it was sent to ...