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Govt sacks heads of 4 power firms on poor performance. Govt sacks heads of 4 power firms on poor performance.
The government on Thursday removed heads of four power distribution companies following their failure to control losses and electricity theft. According to the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), chief executive officers of Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco), Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco), Quetta Electric Supply Company (Quesco) and Sukkur Electric Power Company (Sepco) have bee...
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Afghan refugees win two-month extension in stay. Afghan refugees win two-month extension in stay.
ISLAMABAD: Despite escalation of hostilities between Islamabad and Kabul in the backdrop of recent spate of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved to extend for two months the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The development coincided with the arrival of Afghanistanís National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Masoom Stanekzai and Interior Minister W...
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Pakistanís debt-bearing capacity has deteriorated, admits govt. Pakistanís debt-bearing capacity has deteriorated, admits govt.
In a rare admission, the government has confessed before the National Assembly that Pakistanís external debt bearing capacity has deteriorated further last year, as except one all external debt sustainability indicators have weakened. In its Debt Policy Statement 2017-18, which the finance ministry submitted to the lower house of parliament, the government has admitted that during the last fisc...
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Pakistan to start producing heart stents by June, SC told. Pakistan to start producing heart stents by June, SC told.
The Supreme Court (SC), on Monday, heard the suo moto case against sub-standard stent selling in Pakistan. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. The CJP during the hearing inquired when Pakistan will start making its own stents to which heart expert Dr Murtaza replied it could be expected in June of this year and would cost Rs15,000. ...
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Next elections will be referendum for new Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif. Next elections will be referendum for new Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif.
Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the upcoming elections later this year will prove to be a referendum for the new Pakistan. Addressing a public rally in Jaranwala on Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief said that the tradition of overthrowing elected representatives must end in the country, Express News reported. ďItís peopleís prerogative only to elect a...
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Resolve Palestine, Kashmir issues or risk losing credibility: Maleeha. Resolve Palestine, Kashmir issues or risk losing credibility: Maleeha.
Pakistan has made a fervent call on the UN Security Council to face up to its responsibilities and implement its resolutions on Palestine and other longstanding disputes, including Kashmir, to usher in peace and security in the conflict-ridden world. Otherwise, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistanís permanent representative to the UN, warned that people around the world would completely lose thei...
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Pir Sialvi agrees to call off protest after meeting Shehbaz. Pir Sialvi agrees to call off protest after meeting Shehbaz.
Weeks of stalemate ended with Pir Hameed Uddin Sialvi calling off protest after meeting Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Sargodha on Thursday. According to sources, Shehbaz Sharif has agreed to form a committee to look into Pir Sialviís demands. Pir Sialvi will also be part of the committee. Pir Sialvi had threatened the Punjab government earlier this month to enforce the Islamic Shar...
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There's more sensationalism in Pakistan than real news, claims Bilawal at World Economic Forum. There's more sensationalism in Pakistan than real news, claims Bilawal at World Economic Forum.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a panel address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos discussing Fake news vs Real politics said the big business models pose a threat to real journalism in Pakistan. Discussing the concept of fake news, Bilawal said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through US Elections, however it has existed for decades...
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Zainab's murderer should be hanged publicly: Shehbaz Sharif. Zainab's murderer should be hanged publicly: Shehbaz Sharif.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the rapist and murderer of innocent Zainab had been caught with the collective efforts of civil and military agencies. Earlier on Tuesday, a senior police official confirmed to The Express Tribune that the suspect in the rape and murder case of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur had been apprehended. ďIím confirming that the Zainabís rapist and murd...
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Indian aggression will always get most befitting response: Gen Qamar. Indian aggression will always get most befitting response: Gen Qamar.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Indian aggression or any misadventure would always get a most befitting response, the militaryís media wing said. He has also given directives for enhanced protective measures including the construction of greater community shell protection shelters for the civil population. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...
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