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Infants Hajj charges for South, North regions fixed at Rs10,270, Rs11,170 respectively  %9 ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has announced the Hajj dues of the infants, who would accompany their parents on Hajj 2015 under the Government Hajj Scheme.According to a notification issued, the parents carrying an infant from Southern region were required to pay Rs 10,270 per infant while the parents travelling from North region to Saudia would pay Rs 11,170 for each accompanying infant.The children born after November 9, 2013 has been treated as infants while other children and adults are required to pay normal Hajj dues.The total charges included (10 percent of airfare) Rs 8,970 for South region and Rs 9,870 for North Region. The parents would have to pay Rs 400 for each infant on account of Hujjaj Mohafiz Fund.And lastly Rs 900 would be charged from the parents of each infant as vaccination charges, the notification concluded.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Nine terrorists killed in aerial strikes in Khyber RAWALPINDI: As many as nine terrorists were killed in aerial strikes on Saturday in Khyber, said an ISPR press release issued here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
DG ISPR condemns killing of Sabeen Mahmud RAWALPINDI: Director General, ISPR, Maj Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday condemned the tragic and unfortunate killing of Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi last night.Our heart goes out to bereaved family at this sad moment, he tweeted on social media.He said that intelligence agencies have been tasked to render all possible assistance to investigating agencies for apprehension of perpetrators and bring them to justice.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Marvi Memon inspects BISP divisional office MULTAN: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon inspected BISP Multan divisional office and directed the staffers to expedite social mobilization process further to provide timely relief to the beneficiaries.During her visit, she inspected computer section, complaints register and other sections of the office.She expressed astonishment over low number of complaints registered with the office during last four years as there were 1100 complaints only.She directed the staff to maintain complaint register properly.Director BISP ...
12,400 army troops, rangers to be put on security for LB polls RAWALPINDI: As many as 12,400 troops of Pakistan Army and Rangers will be employed on security duty for local body elections scheduled to be held on April 25 (Saturday) in 42 Cantonments across the country.According to the ISPR here on Friday, troops have been requisitioned by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).The troops will ensure security and assist Election Commission in smooth conduct of local bodies elections.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Ishaq Dar reviews arrangements for Urs of Hazrat Bari Imam ISLAMABAD: The Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting to review annual Urs arrangements of Hazrat Bari Imam here on Thursday.It was proposed that the Urs may be held from May 28-30. The Minister issued instructions that immaculate arrangements for facilitation of the Zaireen, distribution of langar, security and parking should be ensured during the course of the annual congregation.The Minister on this occasion was also briefed about the progress of construction on ...
Rangers arrest two for casting bogus votes during NA-246 By-polls KARACHI: Sindh Rangers officials deployed at Dehli School, Block 14, Federal- B. Area apprehended a presiding officer, Syed Majid Ali trying to cast bogus votes in one of the polling stations during the ongoing by-polls in NA-246 constituency.Another person Rehan Ahmed impersonating as presiding officer and attempting to cast fake votes has also been arrested from the same school, said the spokesman of Sindh Rangers on Thursday afternoon.In a statement issued to media Rangers said, ...


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