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Balochistan Assembly to meet on April 16 QUETTA,: The Balochistan Assembly will meet on April 16 for convening pre-budget session.Assembly Secretariat sources said on Tuesday that the pre-budget session will remain for two weeks and in this way, 100 days proceedings of the assembly would be completed.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

PML-N wants to extend country's laws to FATA: Amir Muqam PESHAWAR: Advisor to Prime Minister and Coordinator for FATA Engr Amir Muqam said on Monday the PML-N wanted to end discrimination with tribesmen and extend the country's laws to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). "It is up to the tribal people to decide for an independent status with their own assembly or merger with Khyber Pakthunkhwa", he said while addressing a press conference here at his residence after Naushad Khan of Charmang, a notable ...
Line losses at 100 feeders of KP, FATA at 90pc: Khawaja Asif  ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif told National Assembly on Monday that line losses at 100 feeders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA were at 90 percent. The Minister was speaking before passage of a resolution by National Assembly for extending Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 for further period of 120 days from April 29 to continue stern action against power thieves. The Minister said 2000 megawatts would be added to the national ...
Police arrest 76 accused, recover arms KARACHI: The city Police have arrested 76 accused during raids conducted in different areas of the metropolis during the last 24 hours.The police have recovered 18 arms of different types from the arrested accused, said a police statement on Monday.The arrested 76 accused including 16 absconders have been apprehended during 83 raids in the city.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
General Rashad leaves for Sri Lanka RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Rashad Mahmood on Monday left for an official visit to Sri Lanka.According to ISPR here, during the visit, the chairman will hold high level talks with civil and military dignitaries, which include, Malinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, Gamini Lakshman Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Secretary Defence, General J.Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen RM Daya Ratrayake, Commander Sri Lankan Army, Vice Admiral Jayanath, Commander ...
Altaf appeals for attending ‘Istehkam-e-Pakistan’ Conference KARACHI: The leader of MQM Altaf Hussain has appealed to people belonging to all schools of thoughts living in Faisalabad and its suburb to attend the "Istehkam-e-Pakistan" Conference on April 20.In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that the conference is being held on the first death anniversary of well-known scholar Sahibzada Fazl Kareem.Altaf Hussain appealed to people and MQM workers to attend the conference and make the event successful.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...
1.3mn children vaccinated in 10th round of Seht-Ka-Insaf campaign PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health, Shahram Khan Tarakai Sunday while spelling out his future plan regarding Sehat-Ka-Insaf campaign said that almost 1.3 million children have been vaccinated against polio in Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda and Swabi. Addressing a press conference at Civil Officers Mess, he said that 1.6 million children were targeted in the campaign among which 1.3 million children have been successfully inoculated. He said that success ratio was about 94 percent. He said ...


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