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Some elements want to deteriorate situation to blame MQM: MQM body KARACHI: The MQM Central Coordination Committee has strongly condemned the miscreant elements who are involved in closing down businesses in some areas of Karachi and Hyderabad.It seems that some elements want to deteriorate the situation deliberately so that MQM can be blamed, said a statement issued by MQM here on Thursday.The MQM body stated that such elements have no connection with the MQM. It must be noted that the MQM Coordination Committee has appealed on Wednesday to the businessman, transporters, shop owners, industrialists and traders to open their businesses as usual.The MQM again appeals to the people to remain peaceful, the statement added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Govt to facilitate masses of south Punjab: CM MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the government would provide all possible resources to south Punjab to raise living standard of the masses.Presiding over a meeting at Tayyip Erdogan Hospital here, he said modern education and health facilities would be provided to the masses of south Punjab.He said the hospital constructed with the help of the Turkish government would consist of 500 beds and patients from other cities would also ...
CM Sindh reviews rain storm, flood protection contingency plan ahead of monsoon KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that billions of rupees have been invested to strengthen the protective embankments in the province, an official hand out issued here on Wednesday said. The CM asked the Irrigation Department to prepare foolproof flood fighting contingency plan and directed the Deputy Commissioners to coordinate with all stakeholders and ensure its implementation within their jurisdictions to eliminate any chance of 2010 flood like situation.He was presiding ...
SC summons investigation team head in Parveen Zahra murder case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned Sultan Ali Khawaja, head of the team investigating murder of social worker Parveen Rehman, with a directive to submit a detailed report regarding steps taken for arrest of culprits.The three-member bench headed by Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk, resumed hearing of the petition filed by Zohra Yousafm, Chairman Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, for probe into the murder of Ms Parveen Rehman, social worker and Director Orangi Project, through a judicial ...
Zardari directs MPAs to ensure speedy, transparent development KARACHI: PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has always preferred the policy of reconciliation and strengthening democracy, as it is an ideological party and the party of down trodden class.Addressing a meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Members of Sindh Assembly at Bilawal House here, he said that the poor people of Sindh have always expressed their trust and handed over the responsibility to the PPP.The meeting, which ...
Baligh welcomes President' maiden address to Parliament ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education and Interior Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Monday hailed President Mamnoon Hussain' maiden address to the joint session of Parliament.Commenting on the President's speech, Baligh said all the issues being confronted by the country, including energy crisis, terrorism and price hike were touched upon.The President referred the launch of 19 power projects with total capacity of 24,870 MW, which would help cope the energy crisis, ...
Gen Raheel leaves for China on official visit RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif left here for China on an official visit Monday at the invitation of Chinese authorities.The COAS was seen off at Nur Khan Air Base by senior military officials.During the visit, the COAS will call on political and military leadership of China.According to ISPR, the interaction will encompass Pak-China relations with particular emphasis on defence and security cooperation. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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