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11 arrested in crackdown MULTAN: Police claimed on Friday to have arrested 11 accused including three proclaimed offenders and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession.According to police, the proclaimed offenders included Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Anwar and Bisharat Ali. Police also arrested Shafqat alias Puppu, Muhammad Sabir, Amin and Qaisar Abass with 32 litre liquor and 240 gram opium. Laal Shah, Abdul Qadoos and Muhammad Ijaz were also arrested with one repeater, one revolver, one riffle and 14 bullets.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Pakistan's first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index initiated by Gov, UNDP, and Oxford University ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, UNDP and OPHI Friday signed agreement to promote multidimensional poverty measurements and policy applications via knowledge exchange between participants; knowledge sharing; and joint advocacy.On the occasion, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulated the Federal and Provincial Governments for initiating the development of the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Pakistan.This marks the beginning of the process of regularly calculating a new poverty index in Pakistan based on the ...
513 culprits arrested in first quarter of 2014 LAHORE: Punjab Highway Patrol arrested 513 culprits, including proclaimed offenders, and registered 842 cases against them in first quarter of 2014.The PHP sources said on Thursday, officials arrested 121 accused with illegal weapons and registered 103 cases against them besides recovering two Kalashinkovs, 26 guns, 74 pistols, 29 magazines and 1,816 rounds.Police arrested 167 culprits involved in drug business and registered 100 cases against them and recovered 2Kg hashish and 339 litter liquor.The PHP recovered ...
Passport Office Malir to be shifted in customized building in one month: DG Passport KARACHI: Director General of Immigration and Passports Sikandar Sultan Raja paid a surprise visit to Passport offices here and remained there for almost four hours without letting any official know about his presence.At this office approximately 2000 applicants are entertained daily and another 2000 come to collect their passports.There is lot of rush and mismanagement in the Regional Passport Office West/Malir located in Saddar.The DG Passport showed his annoyance on coming to know that building ...
Musharraf case: court dismisses plea against prosecutor ISLAMABAD: The Special Court hearing Article-6 Case against Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his plea against the appointment of prosecutor Akram Sheikh.The court headed by Justice Faisal Arab of Sindh High Court declared the defence plea as inadmissible and ordered the Akram Shaikh to continue his arguments.Registrar of the Court, while announcing the decision on the petition said that the Islamabad High Court in its verdict had declared the appointment notification of the ...
International Day for Monuments and Sites observed ISLAMABAD: International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS) with the theme "Heritage of Commemoration" was observed on Friday to raises awareness on preserving and conserving historical and archaeological heritage sites.It also aims to bring global attention to the need to conserve monuments and sites as cultural heritage and to "celebrate the diversity of this heritage".The theme of the day is "Heritage of Commemoration". Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage ...
Met Office predicts scattered rain for KP, Kashmir, GB, Upper Punjab PESHAWAR: The Met Office Friday predicted rain-thunderstorm at scattered places in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Kashmir, Upper Punjab and Islamabad during next 24 hours.According to Met Office, a westerly wave lies over upper and central parts of the country and is likely to prevail during next 24 hours. This westerly wave is expected to move over northeast ward thereafter.As result of this Weatherly system, rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, KP, Islamabad, upper Punjab?s ...


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