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Governor Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passes away KARACHI: Governor Sindh Justice (retd) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui has passed away in a private hospital, where he was taken due to chest pain and breathing problem, an official said on Wednesday.According to a statement issued by the spokesperson of Governor House, the 79-year-old was rushed to a private hospital located in Clifton neighbourhood of the city in the morning.Justice (retd) Siddiqui had been facing severe health issues ever since assuming charge as the 31st governor of the province, replacinig Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan -- the longest serving governor in Pakistan. Siddiqui was discharged from the private hospital after 35 days on December 15. Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has been appointed as acting governor of Sindh.Three days after being sworn in on November 11, the Sindh Governor was admitted to the hospital reportedly for breathing difficulties and a chest infection. Reports said that the governor was discharged from the hospital ...

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PM Nawaz wants Pakistan to be known as minority-friendly country CHAKWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that his government is pursuing a policy to establish Pakistan's identity as a minority-friendly country.He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of water filtration plant of Amrat Jal at Katas Raj, a sacred place for Hindus in district Chakwal.According to a report published on Radio Pakistan, the Prime Minister said followers of all religions have equal rights in Pakistan and they are working hand in hand to defend ...

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RECORDER REPORT-PSX close of day KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed higher on Wednesday having 49371.60 points with a positive change of 505.81 and volume of 191,354,310 shares.High and Low were 49389.89 and 48865.79 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 460,693,870 shares with 411 total traded companies out of which 236 were up 159 were down and 16 were unchanged. COMMERCIAL BANKS was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 54,188,400 shares. It was ...

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SC orders DNA tests in 'tortured' child maid case ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Wednesday ordered DNA tests to identify the parents of a ten-year-old maid who was tortured, allegedly by her employers, in a case which has caused widespread shock.The child bears the marks of torture, a hospital board which examined her said earlier this week in a report submitted in court on Wednesday.However officials say she has given different versions of what happened to her."We have to overcome her fear, ...

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Reason behind PIA plane crash still unknown NUZHAT NAZARISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL) on Tuesday disclosed that the root cause of the crash of ATR plane on its way from Chitral to Islamabad is unknown and apparently aircraft experienced engine failure/trouble, followed by more anomalies, forming a chain and ended up in a fatal crash.In a brief submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, the PIA said that the safety recommendations will be investigated and proposed by ...