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NA speaker, deputy condole demise of MNA, Tahira Asif ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker, Murtaza Javed Abbasi Friday expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of MQM legislator Tahira Asif.In their separate condolence messages to her family, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed their profound grief and sorrow over her death.Paying rich tributes to Tahira Asif, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker said that she was a politician of high repute and a devoted social worker, who rendered valuable contributions in legislative business during her tenure as Member National Assembly and worked for the betterment of marginalized segments of the society. Her services will be remembered for a long time to come.They said that the culprits involved in the tragic incident wanted to destabilize the democratic process in the country. They said that culprits would be apprehended and taken to task. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in ...

Sindh govt to provide 7000 tractors on subsidized rates: Qaim KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qiam Ali Shah has said that 7000 tractors would be provided to the growers on subsidized rates this year in different parts of the province.Presiding over a meeting of office bearers and members of Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) here on Tuesday, he said in addition to that 250 tubewells on solar energy will also be installed in different parts of Sindh.Talking about the establishment of special export promotion zone ...
Govt to strengthen eye health care system: Saira ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday said that the government is attaching high priority to strengthening of eye health care system in the country.She was addressing the launching ceremony of three projects included Pakistan Australia - prevention of avoidable blindness project by the Fred Hollows Foundation Australia, strengthening of Pakistan's response to diabetic retinopathy project by Sightsavers, UK and the regional contaract program CBM Germany, ...
Altaf condemns siege of Minhaj-ul-Quran Chairman's residence KARACHI: Chief of MQM Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the siege of Minhaj-ul-Quran Chairman's residence and the Secretariat, removal of barriers around the house.In a statement issued by MQM here on Tuesday, Altaf Hussain said, an operation against terrorists has been initiated. The government should try to bring all parties on board.He said that the government of Punjab should use its energy and resources against enemies of Pakistan.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Govt to provide all facilities to IDPs of N Waziristan: Abdul Qadir Baloch ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Region (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch Tuesday said that people of North Waziristan have made great sacrifices and it is government's duty to provide all the necessary facilities to Internally Displace Persons (IDPs).While chairing a high level meeting about the future actions for the facilitation of IDPs which was attended by Chairman National Disaster and Management Authority (NDMA), Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and representatives of various ministries ...
Hoti urges political parties to avoid politics of protest ISLAMABAD: Leader of Awami National Party Ameer Haider Khan Hoti here on Tuesday urged political parties to avoid politics of protest and agitation.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said, "The whole nation and political parties should stand by the government and the Pakistan Army in war against terrorism".He said his party would support the government's decision of operation against the terrorists. "We are with the government over the issue of country's security and ...
Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed as judge of Supreme Court  ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial has been appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court according to notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice here on Monday.Justice Bandial has been appointed as judge of the Supreme Court as one seat became vacant after the retirement of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.After the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as judge of the Supreme Court, the total strength of the judges of the Supreme Court including ...


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