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PM concerned over recovery of seven bodies from Karachi factory  ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed his concern over the recovery of seven dead bodies from a factory in Karachi. He asked the authorities concerned to submit a report to him and identify the culprits responsible for this crime. The Prime Minister also extended condolences to the families of the deceased. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Steps being taken to overcome challenges: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Friday said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government had served the masses selflessly during last seven years and effective steps are being taken to overcome challenges.Talking to office-bearers of the PML-N who met him at the Chief Minister's Secretariat here, he said completion of projects with transparency, quality and speed was a hallmark of the PML-N government.Shahbaz Sharif said the last year sit-ins and politics of protest had caused ...
Imran's long absence from national assembly cause immense loss to KP: Muqam PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Prime Minister Engr Amir Muqam Friday criticized Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf Chief Imran Khan for his long absence from the National Assembly and termed it a great loss to the interests of people of Khyber Pakthunkhwa. Addressing a luncheon function hosted by PML-N worker Pir Zulfiqar Ali Shah in his honour at Akora Khattak in Nowshera district, the PML-N leader said people of Khyber Pakthunkhwa wanted to know from Imran Khan ...
Policy for voluntary return of Afghan Refugees to be finalized by August ISLAMABAD: The Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will finalize a policy by August for voluntary return of Afghan Refugees.The envisaging voluntary returns would be based on the absorption capacity of Afghanistan and the realities on the ground, in a mutually agreed phased manner, official sources told APP Friday.They informed that officials of both the governments and UNHCR are intensely engage in consultation to devise a comprehensive plan ...
PPP decides active participation in LB polls KARACHI: The Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to fully participate in the forthcoming Local Bodies polls in all provinces and the federal area.In its meeting held at Bilawal House they also observed that PPP co-chair and former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari deserved full credit for petitioning the courts to enable party-based elections instead of non-party polls in all the cantonment areas.Reposing confidence in the leadership of the Co-Chairman and ...
Policy under study for registration of unregistered Afghan refugees PESHAWAR: Acting Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Waqar Maroof Thursday said that a comprehensive policy was being mulled for the registration of unregistered Afghans refugees and is likely to be formulated in couple of months.He said this at a day-long sensitization workshop on protection of Afghan refugees organized by Commissionerate for Afghans Refugees (CAR) with collaboration with UNCHR here at local hotel.Waqar disclosed that Ministry of SAFRON, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees Islamabad and NADRA ...
PM to visit Haripur ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will attend a lunch being hosted by President of PML(N) Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa, Pir Sabir Shah at his residence in Haripur on Thursday.PML(N) leaders and workers will also attend the lunch, a brief statement issued by the PM Office here said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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