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SC dismisses medical student's appeal to appear in exam for 31st time ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by a 51 years old medical student for appearing in the examination for 31st time. The court remarked that Pakistan Medical & Dental Council rules allowed only five years time for reappearing in the examinations while the petitioner failed to pass a subject even in a period of ten years. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard an appeal filed by a medical student Tariq Javed of King Edward Medical College against the Lahore High Court's order. The prosecution counsel apprised the court that Tariq Javed got admission in King Edward Medical College Lahore in 1985. He appeared in three exams for MBBS degree in 1990, 1991 and 1992. He also appeared in examination in 2011 last time. The bench upheld the decision of the Lahore High Court and dismissed the appeal. Copyright ...

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President urges Boy Scouts to play role in community development ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) has an important role in developing good citizenship and character among the boys and urged the scouts to be useful and helpful in community development.The President said this while chairing a presentation by Chief Commissioner Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Ms. Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.He said that the association needs to be appropriately re-oriented to meet its financial needs ...

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Abid directs for proper functioning of complaint centre MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Thursday directed officials of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) to make complaint centre proper functional to address complaints timely during Ramzan.Presiding over a meeting at the Mepco's Headquarters here, he said unscheduled loadsheding in urban and rural areas across the region would not be tolerated, added that stern action would be taken against those officials if people will stage a protest demonstration due ...

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Ebad calls for enhancing literacy rate in Sindh KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has called for enhancing literacy rate in the province.He was talking to Sindh Education Secretary, Dr. Fazalullah Pachehu, who called on him at the Governor House here on Thursday.The Secretary apprised the Governor of the performance of the Education Department, academic reforms as well as the usage of technology.Ebad was of the view that a faster growth can only be attained with academic system that is in ...

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Teachers' problems be resolved on priority: Ebad KARACHI: The problems of the teachers should be resolved on priority basis, said Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan.He was talking to a delegation of Sindh Professors and Lecturers' Association (SPLA), which called on him at the Governor House, here on Thursday.The delegation included provincial president, Prof. Ali Murtaza, and Karachi chief of the organization, Feroze Ahmed.The delegation briefed the Governor regarding the problems of the college teachers in the province.Ebad appreciated the role ...

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Chief Minister Balochistan's China visit to benefit Balochistan QUETTA: A delegation of Pakistan including Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Chairman Gwadar Port Authority, Dostain Jamaldini and other officials visited China for its six-day tour recently, where they inspected different projects in Chinese cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Beijing.The visit of Pakistani delegation to China was in the context of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) which was going to become a game change for the entire region."The all states of Central Asia, Afghanistan, ...

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CM meets Punjab Assembly members LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif went to Punjab Assembly on Wednesday and met assembly members in his chamber besides attending the session.When the Chief Minister arrived in the Punjab Assembly, parliamentarians warmly welcomed him and chanted slogans: "Sher Aya, Sher Aya". Shehbaz Sharif witnessed the assembly proceedings.Talking to assembly members in his chamber, the Chief Minister said that welfare of the common man was pivot of politics of the PML-N. He said that ...