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Security for minorities top priority of Govt: Commissioner KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has said that providing security to minority is top priority of the government.He said this while talking to a delegation of minorities led by President Justice Helpline, Nadeem Sheikh Advocate, which called on him here on Monday.He said that the services of the minorities for prosperity and development of the country are unforgettable.They suggested that keeping in view the services of late Justice (R) Rana Bhagwandas, a road or park in Karachi, should be named after the former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.The delegation informed that a condolence reference will be organised soon in memory of Justice (R) Rana Bhagwandas.The Commissioner Karachi assured every possible cooperation to the delegation on behalf of the government to facilitate the members of the minority communities.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Senate passes Privatisation Commission (Amendment) bill 2013 unanimously ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament on Monday passed unanimously the Privatisation Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2013 to amend the Privatisation Commission Ordinance, 2000. Syed Sughra Imam of Pakistan Peoples Party moved the bill in the House. While not opposing the bill, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad said that it was the government's policy to ensure transparency in the privatization process. The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bills says, the ...

Senate advisory committee meets ISLAMABAD: Senate Business Advisory Committee meeting was held here at Parliament House on Monday.Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari was in the chair. The meeting discussed and formulated strategy for the current Senate session.It was decided that the current Senate session would continue till March 11.During the session, important affairs regarding legislation and a comprehensive debate on the national and international affairs would take place.This is Senate 111th session.The meeting was attended by the Leader ...

Senate passes bill against custodial torture, death ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a private member bill proposing imprisonment and fine against perpetrators of torture in custody and custodial rapes and death. The House by adopting the bill moved by Senator Farhatullah Babar fulfilled the requirement of the UN Convention on Torture signed by Pakistan in 2008 and ratified in 2010 by the Cabinet that bars torture in custody. Mover of the bill Senator Babar said ratification of the UN Convention ...

Anti-polio drive to vaccinate around 280,000 children begins DI KHAN: The three-day anti-polio campaign was kicked off here Monday to administer oral polio vaccine to around 280,000 children aged upto five years, across the district."Elaborate arrangements have been made to prevent children from the crippling disease of polio through administration of anti polio drops," District Health Officer(DHO) Dr Omar Shah told APP.He said a total of 668 teams had been constituted including mobile, fixed and transit teams to give polio drops to children ...

RECORDER REPORT: KSE close of day KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed on Monday having 33213.58 points with a negative change of 418.61 and volume of 104,294,990 shares.High and Low were 33717.15 and 33124.99 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 159,641,570 shares with 353 total traded companies out of which 51 were up 287 were down and 15 were unchanged. Commercial Banks were the top traded sector with total traded volume of 23,899,800shares. It was followed by ...


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