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PM arrives to monitor rescue, relief operation, express sympathies with victims' families PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Tuesday to express solidarity and sympathies with members of the victims families besides monitoring the rescue and relief operation in Army Public School where militants attacked and opened indiscriminate firing this morning.Chief Minister KP, Pervez Khattak and Speaker Provincial Assembly, Asad Qaiser received the Prime Minister at Governor House's helipad. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary and IGP of the province were also present on this occasion.The Prime Minister would chair a high level briefing on law and order situation in Khyber Pakthunkhwa besides monitoring the rescue operation personally.The Prime Minister came here to express his sympathies with members of the bereaved families whose dear ones lost their lives in militants' gun and suicide attack on Army Public School.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the program issued by the company here on Tuesday, power supply from Johal Alzman feeder emanating from 132-KV Bandala grid station, Niagra, Chawla, Hasan Spinning-1 and Jaranwala Road feeders originating from 132-KV Khurarianwala grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 2 pm, while Usman Town and Mughal Pura feeders emanating from ...
Peshawar school attack biggest national tragedy: Ebad KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has described the Peshawar school terror attack as the biggest national tragedy of the country's history.In a statement, the Governor expressed his extreme grief over the martyrdom of over 100 students and teachers in the terror incident.He strongly condemned the incident and said today the whole nation is in shock and mourning on the death of children, and stands by the affected families. The Governor said the terrorists ...
Richard Olson strongly condemns terrorist attack in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: The US ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorists attack on in Peshawar on innocent students and expressed his solidarity with Pakistan for fighting the menace of terrorism."The United States strongly condemns senseless and inhumane attacks on innocent students and educators, and stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and all who fight the menace of terrorism," he said in a statement here.Olson said on behalf of the American people, ...
Irfan Siddiqui condemns terrorist attack on school in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar where assailants killed several innocent children.Talking to PTV, he expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident, saying that the tragedy has saddened the entire nation.He said the Federal Government, Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies were fighting the terrorists, challenging writ of the state in North Waziristan ...
Kot Radha Kishan case: SC seeks complete investigation report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has ordered to arrest the police officers present during the burning of Christian couple.A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk heard the Kot Radha Kishan case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chief Justice asked that why didn't the armed police officers resort to aerial firing? The mob could have been dispersed through aerial firing, he said.SC has also given orders to take action against Maulvi ...
JUI-F chief condemns terrorist attack in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, which took lives of several innocent children.Following the tragic incident, Maulana Fazl convened an urgent meeting of the party leaders here and discussed the prevailing situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The JUI-F chief expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and prayed for early recovery of the injured.Terming the incident as a 'national ...


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