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Govt to ensure timely assistance to flood affected people: Saira PINDI BHATTIAN: Minister of State for National Health Services Regulations and Co-ordination Saira Afzal Tarrar on Sunday said that federal and provisional governments would ensure timely assistance to the flood affected people in this hour of need.The government would continue making every possible effort to provide relief to the flood affected people, she stated while distributing cheques of Rs 1.6 million the flood victims here, accroding to a press release.She said helping flood affected people was the foremost duty of government and "we will do everything possible for their rehabilitation."She said due to heavy rains various roads and routes in rural areas had been blocked which were impeding relief and rescue operations.Saira said tents were being provided to the flood affected people of Hafizabad and Pindi Bhattian. They were also being given commodities, edibles, medicines and treatment.She said crops of rice, cotton and sugar cane had been ruined by floods ...

Ahsan Iqbal shows concern over Pakistan being ranked as least efficient innovator ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has expressed great concern over Pakistan being ranked as least efficient innovator. "In knowledge economy era, creativity and innovation are fundamental drivers of progress and prosperity and no country can afford to ignore innovation.", he said."Pakistan Vision 2025 aims at building new innovation foundations in economy for competitiveness, he said in a statement issued here on Sunday. "We are living in a very competitive world ...
Federal govt to extend support to Sindh in tackling flood situation: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon has said Federal Government will extend all possible support to Sindh government in tackling flood situation.She expressed these views during her visit to Guddu Barrage in Kashmor.She was briefed about the water flow and river situation and flood security arrangements, according to statement. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Nation has rejected Dharna, dance and music politics: CM SIALKOT: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday the nation had rejected 'Dharna' and dance and music politics. Addressing flood affectees at Khojey Chak, Bajwat, after visiting flood devastated areas in Sialkot, he said people were dying in flooded areas but they were continuously staging dance and music shows in their anti-democratic and unconstitutional sit-ins in Islamabad. He also visited flood-hit areas of Shakargarh and reviewed relief activities. The chief minister said both ...
PTI should deliver in KPK to exhibit change: Amir Muqam ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Amir Muqam on Sunday said that Imran Khan should deliver in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw first ot exhibit its agenda of change.Amir Muqam in a statement issued here said Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri were not sincere to Pakistan and hampering development process. Muqam said KPK chief minister should be released from container to give attention to peoples' problem in the province.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Entire nation united for flood affected people: Shahbaz MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the entire nation was united for flood affected people in time of sufferings and sorrow except 'few demonstrators' involved in ransacking the state's entities in the federal capital. After reviewing different flood relief camps set up at Head Mohammad Wala here Thursday, he vowed to not sit calmly until every affectees got rehabilitated. He termed present flood as the worst after floods of 1949 and 1972 made ...
Govt holding dialogue with fair intentions: Baloch ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for SAFFRON Lt. Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch Thursday said the intentions of both the parties should be fair while resolving an issue and the government's intention during the whole dialogue process was fair and transparent.Talking to a private TV channel, he said the current political impasse could be resolved in a minute if the intentions were right.The minister said 20 different points came under discussion during the whole process, of which, ...


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