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Violators of constitution must be punished as per law: Dr. Firdous

LAHORE: Federal Population Welfare Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that anyone who violates the country's constitution should be punished as per provisions of the law of the land. She was talking to journalists after addressing the inaugural session of 'Training on Research Methodology and Data Analysis' organised by National Institute of Population Studies…

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Election Tribunal asks successful PML-N candidate in NA-49 to appear

ISLAMABAD: Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan of the Islamabad High Court and member of an Election Tribunal set up by the Election Commission of Pakistan here Tuesday directed PML-N elected candidate on NA-49 Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry to appear on the next date of hearing. In case of non-appearance, a unilateral decision would be made…

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Six teams to vie for top honours Punjab deaf soccer

LAHORE: Six teams have confirmed their participation in All Punjab Deaf Football Tournament being played here at different centres from December 16-20. Host Lahore, Multan and Wah Cantt will show their strength in Group-A while Group-B is composed Islamabad, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur. Lahore Deaf Football Club (LDFC)'s Secretary Muhammad Razzaq said here on Tuesday that…

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DCOs to control edible prices: Chairman Task Force

LAHORE: All the District Coordination Officers (DCOs) will control prices of essential items in their respective districts. Chairman of CM Task Force on Essential Items and Administrator of Food Support Scheme Punjab (FSS), S.A. Hameed stated this at a press conference held at CM Secretariat here on Tuesday. S.A. Hameed further said that Rs 4…

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PASTIC to observe world science day from Nov 11-14

FAISALABAD: PASTIC (Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center) Sub-center Faisalabad will set up stalls in local universities to provide information in connection with the world science day. Muhammad Hasnain, Incharge Science Center said here Tuesday said that reference and research related material will be on display from November 11-14. He said that these stalls would…

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World Diabetes Day on 14th

PESHAWAR: World Diabetes Day would be observed in Pakistan also like other parts of the world on November 14 (Friday) with a view to promote awareness that every person with diabetes or at risk of diabetes deserves the best possible quality of education, prevention and care available. World Health Organization (WHO) on this occasion will…

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Pakistan among Chinas friendly states

BEIJING: Pakistan stood atop among the eyes of common Chinese people as China's most friendly neighbouring state. The survey conducted by a Chinese newspaper revealed that Pakistan is the friendliest neighbouring country of China in the eyes of most Chinese people. As per general perception in Chinese circles, Pakistan and China are traditional allies, strategic…

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Qul of sister of SVP of badminton federation

LAHORE: Qul of elder sister of Senior Vice President,Pakistan Badminton Federation,Syed Naqi Mohsin who expired on Monday will be held on November 12 at 3 pm at residence 234-Y, street 14, DHA. Meanwhile Secretary Pakistan Badminton Federation, Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri and other officials of the body have condoled the death of Naqi's sister.

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Govt to consider subsidy on Hajj fares next year: Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi told the National Assembly on Tuesday that the government would consider to give subsidy on air fares for Hajis next year. Responding to a point of order raised by Abdul Qadir Khanzada,MNA he said that it was correct that India was subsidizing Haj fares.However he said…

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APCA nominates new office bearers for BISE Peshawar

PESHAWAR: All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) has nominated new office bearers for its unit in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar. According to a press release issued by APCA here on Tuesday, Raees Khan has been nominated as Chairman of APCA, Muhammad Khan Khalil as President of the association, Haji Noor Khan…

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Seminars, workshops on Research Methods held

LAHORE: Punjab University History Department in collaboration with Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) on Tuesday held a meeting with American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) on arranging seminars/workshops on “Research Methods and Dissertation Writing” at PU and other public sector universities. Author of four books on Pakistan and Professor of International Studies at the University of…

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PU student wins distinction in international qirat contest

LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Business Administration (IBA) student Hafiz Muhammad Hamid Raza has bagged the 6th position in an international Qirat competition participated by qaris and huffaz from 20 countries. The contest was held at Bahrain last week, said a PU spokesman here Tuesday. PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mujahid Kamran congratulated Hafiz Hamid…

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Malaysia says Pakistan preferred destination for trade, investment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is a proffered destination for investment and trade due to its trade and investment friendly regimes which are the best in the world. In an interview with Malaysian and Brunein journalists who are currently visiting Pakistan on a 10-day visit, Datuk Faridah Shah of Arash Venture Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur said that…

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PU awards PhD to Zafar Iqbal in Zoology

LAHORE: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Zafar Iqbal son of Jan Muhammad in Zoology, after completion of his thesis titled “Molecular Genetic Studies of Leukemia in Pakistan.” He completed his thesis under supervision of Prof Dr Tanveer Akhtarof the PU Zoology Department, said a 'varsity spokesman here Tuesday.

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PPP-CEC and Federal Council to meet on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: The Central Executive Committee (CEC) and Federal Council (FC) of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party would meet here at Prime Minister's House on Thursday to finalize preparations for observing first martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. PPP chairperson and former prime minister; Ms Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack at Liquat…

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First batch of 1600 yatrees arrive by special train

LAHORE: The first batch of 1600 Sikh yatrees arrived at the Wagah railway station from India by special train to participate in the 540th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib, founder of the Sikh religion. On arrival at Wagah, the pilgrims were welcomed by Evacuee Trust Property Board chairman Maj Gen (r) Muhammad…

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BA to debate US, Nato attacks in FATA on Friday

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday approved an adjournment motion on missile and drone attacks US and Nato forces inside the territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan for two hours debate during its next session due on Nov 14. The motion was moved by MPA Sheikh Hajji Jaffar Khan Mandokhail and was supported by almost all the lawmakers….

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NICH in urgent need of qualified professionals

KARACHI: National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi, the only full fledged, specialized medical facility for children across the province is in dire need of surgeons. Shortage of staff has emerged to be quite serious in the surgical department of the institute where the waiting list of child patients, from new born to 14 years,…

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BG to convert UBLs GDRs into ordinary shares

KARACHI: Bestway Holdings Ltd of Bestway Group (BG) will convert their 14.08 million UBL's global depository receipts (GDR) into ordinary shares. According to a communication to Karachi Stock Exchange, the Group has already applied with State Bank of Pakistan for this conversion at a rate of one GDR equivalent to four ordinary shares. After the…

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India to upgrade nine airbases on Pakistani side

NEW DELHI: India has planned to upgrade nine airbases falling under its Western Air Command along the Pakistan border. Hindan airbase, near the Capital will be the first to be equipped with advanced electronic gadgets enabling it to operate all types of aircraft both fighters and transport fleet. Media reports quoting Western Air Command chief…

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UNFPA to launch publication on population on Nov 12

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will launch its publication “The State of World Population 2008” in Pakistan with a special focus on Cultural Sensitivity, Gender Equality and Human Rights as a critical factor for successful development strategies and gender equality. The launching ceremony in Islamabad coincides with the global launch in London on November…

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