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NA Deputy Speaker chairs House & Library Committee meeting ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on House & Library met under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker, National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi in Parliament House on Tuesday.The committee discussed the matters pertaining to handing over the developed plots to the members of the National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS) by Federal Employees Cooperative Housing Society (FECHS), said a press release on Tuesday.The latest status of construction of 104 additional family suites in the Parliament Lodges, outstanding dues of electricity and Sui gas in respect of Parliament Lodges and Government Hostel and issuance of NOC without clearance and details of theft complaints in the Parliament Lodges.The administration of Islamabad Capital Territory informed the Committee that election of the Management Committee of NAECHS in which casual members of the Society were elected as office bearers unopposed and the employees of the National Assembly have not taken part in this election has ...

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Govt working on methodology for new census: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Kahn on Tuesday said the government is working on a new methodology to present it to provinces at next meeting of the Council of Common Interests for holding fresh census.Speaking in a private news channel program, Khurram Dastgir said, consensus among provinces was imperative to make the new census a success and it is hoped that next CCI meeting would discuss the matter for evolving a unanimous strategy.He said ...

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SC suspends Ayyan's arrest warrants till Sept 21 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended non-bailable warrant of model Ayyan Ali till September 21 in the Customs inspector murder case.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Tariq Pervez heard the case.During the course of proceedings, Ayyan;s counsel Sardar Lateef Khosa told the court that when Customs officer Ijaz Afzal was murdered, his client was in jail. He feared that Ayyan's ...

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Rain likely across country: PMD ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday forecasted rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls in various parts of the country during the next 24 hours.According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low was lying over north-Balochistan and its adjoining areas with its trough extending south eastward.Monsoon currents were also penetrating in upper parts of the country. A fresh westerly wave was also likely to enter upper parts of the country and may persist for two days.Rain-thunderstorm with ...

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PM condemns terrorist attack on military personnel ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on military personnel in Karachi and vowed not to let the terrorists derail theoperation to cleanse the city of such elements.The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Interior and government of Sindh to hunt down the perpetrators."We will not allow the terrorists to derail the ongoing operation for restoration of peace in Karachi," the Prime Minister said in a statement released by the ...

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Ebad condemns firing on security forces' vehicle KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, has vehemently condemned the terrorists' firing on a vehicle of security personnel in Karachi's Saddar Parking Plaza on Tuesday.Two personnel of security forces embraced martyrdom in the firing incident.The Governor directed that those involved in the attack be arrested without any delay.He said that the terrorists were trying to mar the peace in the metropolis. However, the government in collaboration with the people, would frustrate any such ...

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Liver transplant facility again being started at PIMS: Senate told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Tuesday apprised the Senate that liver transplant facility was again being started at Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) on the directive of the Prime Minister. Responding to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said that a centre for liver transplant was set-up in November, 2010 at PIMS but later it was closed. He said new OPD and trauma centre ...