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Acting President gives assent to Finance Act 2016 ISLAMABAD: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani Friday gave his assent to the Finance Act 2016 and Treasury Rules Amendment 2016.The Acting President gave this approval on the advice of the Prime Minister, said a PM House statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Pakistan elected on Commonwealth Board of Governors ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected unopposed to the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Board of Governors for the term 2016-2018, the Foreign Office announced on Friday.The Executive Committee, comprising a select group of member countries, is an important body of the Commonwealth Secretariat and is mandated to oversee all matters related to finance, personnel and administration of the Commonwealth Secretariat.The body also makes policy recommendations, reviews and finalises plans and budget for presentation to the ...

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Rapid urbanization: rural areas population decreases to 60.1pc ISLAMABAD: Pakistan - facing rapid urbanization- has witnessed a decrease in rural areas population from 61.4 percent in 2014 to 60.1 percent in 2016.Whereas, the population in urban areas increased from 38.5 percent in 2014 to 40 percent in 2016.Population Division figures have showed on Friday that Pakistan is one of those developing countries where urbanization is taking place rapidly and as a result the share of urban population is increasing.According to data, in Pakistan ...

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Around 10.6mn people benefited from 3500 RAHA projects ISLAMABAD: During the seven years from 2009 to 2016 around 10.6 million people have benefited from some 3,500 RAHA projects worth US$ 175 million RAHA projects, of which overall around 11 per cent are Afghan refugees while 89 per cent have been Pakistani citizens in refugee hosting villages.An official source told APP here on Friday, the Daag Behsud School upgrading is part of the United Nations and Government of Pakistan joint Refugee Affected and Hosting ...

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Commissioner orders foolproof security arrangements for Yom-e-Ali SUKKUR: Commissioner of Sukkur, Muhammad Abbas Baloch on Friday directed police and senior officers of law-enforcing agencies to ensure foolproof security arrangements in all districts of the Sukkur divsion, especially at sensitive locations on the occasion of Yom-e-Ali.He further directed that special security measures should be adopted at all Mosques and Imam Bargahs, along with deputing sufficient number of police personnel to ward off possibility of any untoward incident. The Commissioner also directed police and ...

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SHOs of 6 police stations reshuffled FAISALABAD: City Police Officer (CPO) Afzaal Kausar on Friday ordered to reshuffle Station House Officers (SHOs) of 6 police stations of district Faisalabad.According to police spokesman, Inspector Muhammad Nasir Nawaz has been transferred from SHO Sadar Tandlianwala and appointed as SHO Thikriwala while Inspector Muhammad Waris SHO was transferred from Thikriwala and appointed as SHO Garh police station.Similarly, Inspector Muhammad Sarfraz SHO was transferred from Garh police station and appointed as SHO Sadar Tandlianwala police ...

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Strict security measures during Jumma prayers SARGODHA: Strict security measures were adopted during Jumma prayers as the Police department in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies made strict security measures during Jumma prayers here Friday.Additional reinforcement of forces was deployed at the Mosques, Imam Bargahs and religious Madaris to avert any untoward incident.According to official sources, security arrangement were beef up during Jumma prayers while a large number of security cops were deployed near all the Mosques and other religious institutions.On ...