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Flood played havoc in Punjab: CM ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said that flood played havoc in different parts of Punjab, damaging crops and thousands of houses besides affecting livestock.Talking to a private television channel, he said he has not seen such devastating flood in river Chenab throughout his political career.All of a sudden, he said, the river roared and washed away crops standing on millions of acres and rendered thousands shelterless.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the Chief Minister said, visited various flood affected areas and announced relief packages for the flood victims.Under the package, Shahbaz Sharif said, Rs 25,000 would be given to each flood affected family.He said the Federal and Punjab governments, Army, Navy, police and Rescue-1122 were playing a pivotal role in rescue and evacuation marooned and bring them to safer places.He said rescue works have been completed in various parts of flood hit areas and now relief and rehabilitation activities ...

JI opposes division of Sindh: Mairaj HYDERABAD: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Dr. Mairaj- ul-Huda Siddiqui has said that the provincial chapter of the party is against the division of Sindh because of sensitivities on this issue among the people of the province.Addressing a news conference here at the Hyderabad Press Club on Sunday, he said that there is need to hold local government elections and maintenance of law and order in the province.He said that Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq will be visiting Sindh ...
Flood-hit people to be compensated soon: CM HAFIZABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has stressed the need for unity to mitigate sufferings of the flood-hit people.Addressing flood-hit people in Vanike Tarar and Behak Ahmad Yar, he declared the Punjab Government would not rest till rehabilitation of the last flood survivor.He assured that compensation for the loss of houses and crops would be made good at the earliest and special Eid package would be provided to them shortly.He said the Punjab government was ...
People can't be deceived by hollow slogans of revolution, 'Azadi': Khursheed ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Friday said people could not be deceived with hollow slogans of revolution and freedom as barring Red Zone the whole country is peaceful.Addressing the Joint Sitting of the Parliament, he urged the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to avoid provocative speeches.Parliament was the right forum to take vital decisions and decisionscould not be imposed through sit-ins and protest marches.He urged Imran ...
Asfandyar Wali praises army's neutral role in present political impasse CHARSADDA: Awami National Party (ANP) believed in democracy and offered great sacrifices to protect it from being damaged by the hidden forces and will do the same in the future as well, said ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan here on Friday.Talking to mediamen here at his residence, the ANP President reiterated his party was not supporting Nawaz Sharif but siding with parliament and democracy, adding Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have no regards and respect ...
Political leaders stress flexibility to resolve current crisis ISLAMABAD: Senator Kalsoom Parveen stressed the government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to show flexibility in their positions.Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that sit-ins have national as well as international bearing and they have led to a massive loss to the country's economy.She said that political issues should be resolved through peaceful means and on "give and take" basis. She said the aim of the Jirga is to take the nation ...
PTI, PAT sit ins hamper investment, economy growth: Hoti PESHAWAR: Provincial President, Awami National Party (ANP) and Member National Assembly (MNA), Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said Friday the extended month long sit ins of Tahrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf, was in fact hampering economic growth and foreign investment in the country.The month long protest sit ins in Islamabad by PTI and PAT were not only inflecting great losses to the national economy besides hampering foreign investment but also are passing a very negative massage to ...


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