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SWA IDPs return to be completed by December ISLAMABAD: Assistant Political Officer (APO) of South Waziristan Muhammad Shoaib Khan Thursday said that the last phase of repatriation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the South Waziristan Agency has been started and will be completed by December this year. Talking to APP on Telephone on Friday, he said that aid was being provided to the returning IDPs to their homes. He said the government was giving ten thousand rupees for transportation besides twenty five thousand per family and food items to every family.  The government is providing four hundred thousand rupees to those whose homes have been destroyed completely. The affectees of partially damaged houses were being provided one hundred and forty thousand rupees in compensation. To a question, he said that FATA Secretariat, Federal Government and Political Administration were trying to launched the various project for the social welfare and development of the area.  Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PM felicitates PML-N ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Friday felicitated candidates of Muslim League-N Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi and Chaudhry Muhammad Siddiq on winning the election of Kashmir Council. The Prime Minister expressed hope that both the newly elected members would contribute for the development of Azad Jammu Kashmir and the welfare of its people. He also hoped that the elected members would ensure implementation of the federal government's development programme in AJK. Nawaz Sharif said the people of AJK reposed great confidence in PML-N during the election that ...

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Distt Admn finalizes arrangements to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW)        HYDERABAD: The district administration Hyderabad has finalized arrangements to celebrate Eild Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) with religious fervour and sanctity on December 12, 2016.The district administration would provide all possible facilities with strict security to Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) processions and Muhafil e Milads to be organized in the month of Rabi ul Awwal particularly of especially on 12th Rabi ul Awwal. The Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Mautasum Abbasi held out this assurance while presiding over a meeting with the officers of district administration and Ulemas of ...

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Syed Murad Ali Shah calls on Shehbaz Sharif      LAHORE: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Thursday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and promotion of relations among the provinces came under discussion. Both Chief Ministers agreed to further promote inter-provincial harmony. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that time had come to work for progress and stability of the country by setting aside all differences. He said that Pakistan consisted of four units along with Gilgit Baltistan ...

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CM announces Rs1mn for position holder blind student         LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has announced financial assistance of Rs 1 million for position holder blind student belonging to backward village of Muzaffargarh, Amir Shehzad and his family. According to a handout issued here on Thursday, the Chief Minister appreciated the talent, hard work and wisdom of the student and said that besides this, the government would also bear all educational expenditure of Amir Shehzad while financial assistance of Rs 1,000,000 would be for look after of Amir Shehzad ...

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CPEC would lead to faster development: SBI chief KARACHI: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is very much in Pakistan's interest, as it would lead to development on a faster pace, said the Chairperson of Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), Maheed Memon, on Thursday.      Speaking at a moot organised by the SBI here, she said a huge sum of money is being utilised under the CPEC to resolve energy problems and improve infrastructure of the country.      She said that support to the CPEC is in Pakistan's own interest. ...

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Murad, Khakan Abbasi discuss Sindh/Fed. Govt issues KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khakan Abbasi discussed certain outstanding issues between Sindh and federal government. Both sides discussed these issues when Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khakan Abbasi met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here at the CM House on Thursday, said a statement. They had detailed deliberations and discussions on certain issues such as gas load-shedding, Gas Development Surcharge (GDS). The CM Sindh told the Federal ...