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BISP beneficiaries to receive free breast cancer screening facility: Marvi LAHORE: Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that BISP would collaborate with Cancer Care Hospital & Research Centre Foundation (CCHRCF) to provide free breast cancer screening facility to women-beneficiaries over 40-years of age. Talking to media after attending a briefing at project office of the Cancer Care Hospital on Monday, she said that initially the facility would be started at seven BISP centres across the country but later it would be extended to other areas of the country.She said that mammography machines were being mounted on mobile vans which would visit BISP centres from April 2016 and provide free screening facility.Chairperson BISP said that she was impressed with the initiative of Cancer Care Hospital for early detection of breast cancer. She assured complete support for the cause,adding that it would be major achievement of BISP to serve poorest people in this regard.Earlier, ...

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Rabbani leaves for Myanmar to attend Parliamentary Induction Programme ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday left for Myanmar to participate in the Parliamentary Induction Programme being held from February 15 to 19.The Parliamentary Induction Programme has been organized by Government of Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yangon, Myanmar, said a press release.The Chairman Senate is visiting there on the special invitation of UNDP/IPU Parliamentary Support Programme to the Parliament of Myanmar.During his stay in Myanmar, Raza Rabbani will also ...

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SC dismisses plea for continuation trial against Musharraf ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea, seeking continuity of individual trial of former President Pervez Musharraf under high treason act.The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed including Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case filed by Advocate Tauseef Asif against Special Court order.The special court had directed the FIA to conduct fresh trials of aiders and abettors of the case, registered under Article ...

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ECP summons meeting to finalize poll date of LG bye elections in KPK ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has summoned meeting on February 18 to review the security arrangements and to announce the new date of poll of Local Government bye-elections on 4,491 seats in 23 districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkha (KPK).Chief Secretary KPK , Inspector General Police, Provincial Election Commissioner and other senior officials of the Election Commission and the KPK government, said an official of the commission talking to APP.On January 21, the ECP had ...

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Sub-committee of electoral reforms panel to meet on Feb 16 ISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms will meet here on Tuesday (Feb 16) at the Parliament House.The meeting to be chaired by Zahid Hamid,Minister for Climate Change and Human Rights will be briefed by Dr Arif Alvi, MNA regarding progress of work entrusted to the sub-committee under his convenorship.Secretary Election Commission will brief the sub-committee over the draft of the new chapter on "conduct of election to local governments".He will also ...

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NA panel to discuss proposals for Pak-Afghan relations Tuesday ISLAMABAD: National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs will discuss policy proposals for Pak- Afghan relations in its meeting on Tuesday (Feb 16).The meeting will be chaired by MNA Awais Khan Leghari.The meeting will be given briefing on comprehensive revised Public Sector Development Programmes proposals for the next financial year 2016-17.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Govt working for empowerment of women: Marvi Memon SUKKUR: Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that the grant to BISP beneficiaries has been increased from Rs 4500 to Rs 4700 per month by March, 2016. Speaking at a meeting with BISP beneficiaries and notables here on Sunday, she further said that beneficiaries will also get the difference amount of eight months. The BISP Chairperson said that the government is striving to make downtrodden segments of ...