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President seeks Bahria University recommendations on Maritime Policy ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday urged Bahria University to present recommendations for formulation of Maritime Policy to ensure country's security and defence in the prevailing circumstances.He was talking to Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (R) Tanveer Faiz who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, said a President House statement.Appreciating the contributions of the institute, the President stated that Bahria University was an important educational institution of the country which, besides carrying out research on Maritime Security, was imparting education in multiple disciplines including engineering and social sciences.He also appreciated Bahria University for reserving two per cent seats for disabled students and offering scholarships to its meritorious students and financial assistance to needy students.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Printing of wrong map a serious crime: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said printing of the map of Saraikistan and Hazara province in the textbook of geography of 8th class of textbook Board is regrettable and is tantamount to a heinous crime.Therefore, he said that a judicial inquiry will be held in the incident of printing of wrong map in geography book of 8th class and a letter will be written to Chief Justice Lahore High Court for this ...
Sharjeel visits sun-stroke affectees KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that it was not justified to do politics over natural disasters and miseries of the people.He said this while talking to media at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Sunday where he enquired about the health of the people affected by sun-stroke. The KMC Administrator Roshan Shaikh, Commissioner Karachi Shoib Siddiqi and other officers also present on the occasion, an official statement said here. ...
Human resource vital for country's progress: Pervaiz LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday said that human resource was as vital as infrastructure for strengthening the national economy.Addressing the closing ceremony of Training programme on Electronic Journalism held under the auspices of Media Advocacy Center here, he said that such trainings not only played an effective role in the country's progress but effectively polished the abilities of youth also.The minister lauded the Media Advocacy Center which ...
Over 13,000 treated at Sindh govt's heatstroke centres: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that over 13,000 people affected by the heatwave have been treated so far at the heatstroke centres set up by the provincial government. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that the Sindh government has set up heatstroke centres across the province, particularly in Karachi. Sharjeel Memon said that thousands of patients have been treated at these heatstroke centres. While ...
SC directs NAB authorities to submit performance report  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit a comprehensive report about its performance and adjourned hearing of the case till Monday. The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case about the performance of the National Accountability Bureau. During the case proceedings, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt submitted report about registered complaints, inquiries and references in the ...
Commission constituted to probe killings of TDPs in Bakakhel camp, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SEFRON) Lieutenant General (Retd) Abdul Qadar Baloch on Thursday informed the National Assembly that an enquiry commission has been constituted to probe the killings of two Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) in Bakakhel camp. Speaking in the National Assembly, he said, the incident took place on Tuesday evening at the time of Iftar due to congestion in the camp. He assured the House that the responsible of the incident ...


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