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Even at its height, campaigning in Gujar Khan remains peaceful Even at its height, campaigning in Gujar Khan remains peaceful
Whether coming from Lahore or Islamabad, the election situation on G.T. Road changes completely upon entry into Gujar Khan tehsil of Rawalpindi district. Almost all the buildings and every electricity pole is decked with party flags. It is one of the few places where rallies are under way in full swing – motorcycles, rickshaws and cars with speakers blaring party songs. The processions get in e...
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PEC moves SC for appointment of qualified engineers to senior govt posts PEC moves SC for appointment of qualified engineers to senior govt posts
ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s initiative for building Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams, the Pakistan Eng­ineering Council (PEC) approached the top court on Wednesday for the appointment of qualified engineers to the senior management positions in government departments. A petition moved by PEC chairman Eng Jawed Salim Qureshi through senior counsel Dr Tariq Hassan lists t...
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Imran vows to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls Imran vows to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls
ISLAMABAD: Pledging to safeguard the rights of minorities if he comes into power, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khanon Wednesday announced his government will take effective measures to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls with Muslims. “I have received complaints from the Hindu community in Sindh that their women are forcefully married to Muslims,” Mr Khan said while speakin...
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We don't fly over mountains but through them, say female PIA pilots We don't fly over mountains but through them, say female PIA pilots
Already stars on social media, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) share their passion and fears in a candid interview on Tuesday. “We loved the public response garnered from our flight to Gilgit and I personally don’t have words to explain it,” Masood said. “We don’t only fly over mountains but between them,” she added. When as...
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Dust storms, rain hit Islamabad Dust storms, rain hit Islamabad
Dust storms followed by rainfall hit Islamabad and Lahore on Tuesday, breaking the long heat spell that had experts worried. A dust storm dawned on the federal capital that followed by heavy rainfall. The rainfall lowered the mercury in Islamabad bringing much needed respite to the residents. Scattered rainfall is expected to continue in the region. Earlier today, the Meteorological Depar...
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Man gunned down over parking issue in Islamabad Man gunned down over parking issue in Islamabad
A motorist was gunned down allegedly by a shopkeeper over a dispute arising out of car parking near Khanna Pul in Sadiqbad police area on Thursday. Officials said Altaf Hussain, 35, stopped at a mosque for Asr prayers and parked his car near the mosque. However, a shopkeeper objected to the car being parked in front of the shop and the ensuing altercation led to Hussain being shot dead on the s...
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PM orders removal of shortcomings from new airport. PM orders removal of shortcomings from new airport.
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday visited the new Islamabad International Airport and inspected the terminal building and other facilities. He also sought a report on the shortcomings he noticed during the visit. The premier will formally inaugurate the airport on April 20. The prime minister was accompanied by Defence Minister Khuram Dastagir and Information Minister...
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Quorum hit NA proceedings 100 times in five years. Quorum hit NA proceedings 100 times in five years.
ISLAMABAD: The average attendance per sitting of the National Assembly (NA) declined by 13pc over the last five years during which 100 sittings had to be suspended or adjourned due to a lack of quorum, says a report issued by Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen). According to Fafen’s observation, 345 (74pc) out of 468 sittings commenced and concluded with less than one-fourth of the House mem...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad. Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad.
Location: Local authorities will close roads in the Islamabad area in advance of Pakistan Day celebrations. The Islamabad Highway will be closed to large trucks as of 12:01 a.m. on March 23 (i.e., just after midnight of March 22). Beginning at 5:00 a.m. or earlier on March 23, the highway will be closed to all traffic. In addition, beginning in the evening of March 22, the Islamabad Expres...
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IHC SETS APRIL 5 DATE FOR HEARING OF DISQUALIFICATION PETITION AGAINST KH ASIF. IHC SETS APRIL 5 DATE FOR HEARING OF DISQUALIFICATION PETITION AGAINST KH ASIF.
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday formed a new bench in case related to the disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for allegedly not declaring “Iqama” (work permit) of a foreign country in his nomination papers. The newly-formed bench has set April 5 date for the hearing of petition filed against the federal minister by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lea...
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