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Govt approves over Rs.3b to plant 100 million trees

NEWS DESK: The government has approved an amount of Rs3.652 billion to plant 100 million trees in the country during next five years, reported Radio Pakistan. A spokesperson of the climate change ministry said that tree plantation is continuing in all the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas in…

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February 25, 2018

 

Anti-honor killing bill sails through joint sitting

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Sitting of the Parliament on Thursday passed the much awaited Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences in the name or on the pretext of Honor) Bill, 2016 aimed at preventing killing of women in the name of honor by making the crime a non-compoundable offence. Farhatullah Babar of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had moved…

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October 6, 2016

 

Approval of PTI resignations may suspend talks: Haq

ISLAMABAD: Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq Tuesday rang National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, asking him not to accept resignations tendered by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators in the lower house of parliament. Haq told Sadiq that political jirga comprising opposition members are facilitating talks between the government and protesting political parties in a bid to resolve prevailing…

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September 23, 2014

 

LPG prices hiked by Rs5 per kg sans OGRA approval

ISLAMABAD: Prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) have been raised second time in one week by the marketing companies without the approval of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). This time the prices of LPG were jacked up by Rs5 per kilogram. As a result the domestic cylinder witnessed an increase of Rs50 while…

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July 7, 2014

 

Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus

NEW YORK: Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever hardware deal. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark…

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April 23, 2014

 

Yellen gets final stamp of approval to head US Fed

WASHINGTON: Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the US economy, was confirmed by the US Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.When she succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term as Fed chairman expires on January 31,…

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January 7, 2014

 

Microsoft seeks EU approval for $7.5 billion Nokia deal

BRUSSELS: Microsoft has asked EU antitrust regulators to approve its 5.44-billion-euro ($7.49 billion) takeover of Nokia's phone business as part of a push into the mobile devices business.The deal, announced last month, includes a 10-year licensing agreement of Nokia's patent portfolio.The European Commission said it would decide by December 4 whether to clear the acquisition….

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October 30, 2013

 

NEC ponders on approval of 16 projects worth 128 billion rupees

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee (EC) of National Economic Council (NEC) pondered over approval of 16 different projects worth 128 billion rupees today, SAMAA reports.Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the ECNEC in Islamabad this day and mulled over approval of 16 projects including railways, physical planning, transport, energy, water, health, higher…

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September 13, 2013

 

Syria peace envoy Brahimi says no strikes without U.N. approval

ST. PETERSBURG: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said on Friday no state had the right to “take the law into their hands” and conduct military action against Syria without U.N. Security Council approval.Brahimi spoke on the sidelines of a G20 summit after meetings with foreign ministers including Russia's Sergei Lavrov, who…

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September 6, 2013

 

Israel gives preliminary approval for 800 new settler homes

JERUSALEM: Israel has given preliminary approval for the construction of more than 800 new homes in Jewish settlements on occupied West Bank land where Palestinians seek statehood, an Israeli official said on Thursday.The move could complicate U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which resumed last month after an almost three-year freeze over the settlement dispute and whose…

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August 8, 2013

 

U.S. gives seal of approval to Egypt's new leaders

CAIRO: The United States gave its strongest endorsement yet to Egypt's new army-installed government, saying the military had been “restoring democracy” when it drove Islamist President Mohamed Mursi from office last month.The Muslim Brotherhood decried the comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and said their supporters would carry on with protests calling for…

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August 2, 2013

 

CCI defers energy policy approval after Sindh reservations

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Tuesday deferred approval of the new energy policy following reservations expressed by Sindh, SAMAA reports.The CCI held its first meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Islamabad to devise new energy policy and to review law and order situation in Karachi and Quetta.All the four…

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July 23, 2013

 

Khursheed Shah demands approval of IMF loan from NA

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah has demanded approval of the loan taken from IMF from the parliament, SAMAA reports on Friday.Shah raised the questions and asked the government to make everything crystal clear about the loan.He said that the PML-N has opposed its own stance after taking…

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July 5, 2013

 

SC questions GST levy on POL products without Finance Bill approval

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday questioned the levy of increased GST on petroleum products without approval of the Finance Bill 2013-14 by the Parliament.The POL rates were raises without any official notification and only on the basis of announcement made by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech on June…

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June 14, 2013

 

China gives environmental approval to country's biggest hydro dam

BEIJING: China's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for the construction of what will become the country's tallest hydroelectric dam despite acknowledging it will have an impact on plants and rare fish.The dam, with a height of 314 metres (1,030 feet), will serve the Shuangjiangkou hydropower project on the Dadu River in southwestern Sichuan province.To…

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May 17, 2013

 

Approval of Qaim Ali Shah’s nomination papers withheld over ‘corruption’

Staff ReportKHAIRPUR: Approval of the nomination papers of former Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has been withheld by the Election Commission of Pakistan over objections of corruption, SAMAA reported.The PPP leader has filed his papers to contest election form PS-29 of the Sindh Assembly.Sources said local Retuning Officer raised objection that corruption of…

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April 5, 2013

 

Approval of Sassui Palijo's nomination papers withheld

Staff ReportTHATTA: Approval of nomination papers filed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s female candidate Sassui Palijo has been withheld by the Returning Officer on Friday, SAMAA reported.Palijo has filed her papers to contest election from PS-85 and PS-85 constituencies of Thatta.Sources said the Election Commission withheld her nomination papers over the objection that she is allegedly…

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April 5, 2013

 

PML-N female workers climb on poll for demands’ approval in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) female workers climbed on polls outside party secretariat in Model Town, Lahore to persuade party leadership for accepting their demands, SAMAA reported on Thursday.One poll-climbing woman belonged to the constituency of former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Rana Mashhood, and she was demanding ticket for him again.The other woman…

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April 4, 2013

 

ECP deadline for new nomination papers’ approval ends today

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Election Commission’s deadline, to the government, for approval of new nomination papers will end after few hours today, SAMAA reports.The Election Commission rejected objections of the Law Ministry over new nomination papers and set deadline for their approval till 12.00 noon Monday (today).The Election Commission Secretary mentioned clearly in its mailed letter to…

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March 11, 2013

 

Quetta blast death toll mounts to 89, heirs refuse burial till demands’ approval

Staff ReportQUETTA: Quetta blast victims’ death toll has mounted to 89 but their heirs have persistently refused to bury them till all demands’ acceptance, SAMAA reported on Monday.Quetta blast victims’ death toll continues climbing gradually as over two hundred people sustained injuries in the lethal attack in Hazara Town of Quetta.Protests started in different cities…

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February 18, 2013

 

Apple's iPhone 5 gets final approval for China release

SHANGHAI: Apple Inc's latest iPhone has received final clearance from Chinese regulators, paving the way for a December debut in a highly competitive market where the lack of a new model had severely eroded its share of product sales.China is Apple's second-largest market and its Chinese fans are eagerly awaiting the latest model of its…

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November 30, 2012

 
 
 
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