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Commissioner reviews arrangements for Expo Pakistan KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has asked the officials of civic agencies to ensure cleanliness and beautification work for Expo Pakistan-2015.This he said while presiding over a meeting here on Thursday to review arrangements for the Expo Pakistan, being organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) here at Expo Centre from February 26 to March 1.It was decided that foolproof security would be arranged by the concerned organizations as the government attaches high importance to the event.It was decided that District Municipal Corporation, East would make the roads clean and green from airport to Expo centre and the other routs of the delegates.All important government, private and trade organizations would display welcome banners at the roads from airport to the venue of the exhibition.Additional Commissioner Karachi-II Haji Ahmed was nominated as focal person in connection with the arrangements and facilities to the organizers.It was also decided that a ...

Qaim pledges financial grants for Bar Associations KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced that the provision for Annual Financial Grant Allocation (AFG) for Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and all District Bar Association (DBAs) will be made regularly in the annual budget of the Sindh Government to promote the legal fraternity in the interest of common man and country.He also announced to regularize all Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs) working on contract basis, within a week.The CM Sindh ...
Nomination papers of three candidates for LA-III by-election rejected MIRPUR (AJK): Nomination papers of three out of total 28 candidates for LA-III Mirpur City by-election were rejected by the returning officer Thursday on different grounds Returning Officer Additional District & Sessions Judge Mirpur carried out the srutiny of nomination papers and rejected those of Sajid Pervez Mughal, Raja Iftikhar Ahmed and Sardar Ejaz Nazir for being invalid and incomplete. According to schedule, appeals against the rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed ...
Terrorists to be chased out: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Leader Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Marvi Memom Wednesday strongly condemned the Kuri Road Imam Bargah attack saying that the terrorists would be chased out at every place.Talking to a news channel, she said there was a need to show solidarity so that the anti state elements should know that they could not escape anywhere.Everyone should get united on a platform against the menace of terrorism, she ...
Nisar condemns attack on Imambargah in Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on an Imambargah along Islamabad Expressway.In a statement, the minister expressed grief over the loss of lives and ordered immediate investigation into the incident. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Fazl condemns suicide attacks of Lahore, Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Wednesday strongly condemned suicide attacks in Lahore and Islamabad.Fazl, in a statement here, prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace, and grant courage and fortitude to the heirs to bear the loss with equanimity. He also prayed early recovery of the injured. He said the terror incidents were an attempt to disturb peace in the country.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Speaker condemns attack on Imambargah at Kurri Road ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday condemned terrorist attack on an Imambargah at Kurri Road here.In a statement, he expressed his shock and grief over the loss of innocent lives in the attack. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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