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PPO defines militant not terrorist: Farooq Sattar ISLAMABAD: Deputy Convener and the Parliamentary Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar Wednesday pointed out that the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) bill did not define terrorist but militant.He said there were some loopholes which could have been settled down if government had constituted a committee.Farooq urged to bring reforms in the provisions of the bill such as: shoot at sight, prevention detention, use of arson and to establish a medical board etc.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

No power outage at Sehar, Iftar: Abid ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said the electricity loadshedding would be reduced during the holy month of Ramzan, with no outage at Sehar, Iftar and Taraveeh timings.Talking to Pakistan Television, he said the ministry was working round the clock to improve the power generation and distribution system as per directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.The minister said the people could register their complaints on emergency numbers of ...
LHC adjourns hearing of petitions against Haj quota allotment LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned hearing of petitions against Haj quota allotment till July 4.Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan was hearing the petitions filed by Muhammad Arif Idrees and tour operators challenging Haj policy-2014.As proceedings started, a deputy attorney general submitting a translated copy of agreement between Pakistani and Saudi governments on Haj quota allotment contended that the quota was allocated to government scheme and Haj Group organisers under it.The court observed ...
Sindh CM presents cheque of Rs.50 million to COAS for IDPs RAWALPINDI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters here on Monday.He presented him a cheque of Rs 50 million on behalf of Government of Sindh for the IDPs of North Wazirastan Agency, said an ISPR press release issued here.The Chief Minister Sindh expressed his solidarity with the displaced people of North Wazirastan Agency and reiterated that Govt of Sindh would render all ...
Govt believes in public service: Hameeda LAHORE: Punjab Women Development Minister Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din Monday said the PML-N government believed in serving the masses that was why it had launched many welfare projects.Talking to a delegation of working women at her office here on Monday, she said Rs1.86 billion for women development projects would help resolve issues faced by women.She said women were the 52 per cent of the country's population and the government would resolve their all problems.She said five women ...
Shahbaz forms committee to raise funds for IDPs LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday issued directives to constitute a committee for launching fund-raising campaign for internally displaced persons (IDPs).The chief minister was presiding over a high level meeting here, which reviewed in detail steps taken for the assistance of displaced people of North Waziristan.He said the Punjab government would provide all possible help to sisters and brothers of North Waziristan displaced due to the war against terrorism.He said the Chief ...
Education is necessary for country's progress: Khursheed SUKKUR: Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA), Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah here on Saturday said that no government could achieve its goals without considering the education as its top priority. It should utilize all available resources to increase the literacy rate in the country. Addressing a function on education reforms he said only those nations had achieved economic progress, which realized the importance of education. He said that the best investment of any nation was ...


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