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ISLAMABAD (INP): The two-day international workshop, capacity building of community elders and media towards flood vigilance and disaster reporting organized by UNESCO in partnership with the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) at Islamabad, aimed to strengthen the potential role of community...

Provinces should re-double efforts Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD: The Minister for National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar took serious notice of the upsurge in polio cases in the country and convened an emergency meeting of key stakeholders to take stock of the situation. Secretary, Ministry of National Health Muhammad Ayub sheikh and senior officials of World Health Organization,...

RAWALPINDI (DNA): The inaugural ceremony of Metro Bus project has been delayed for one month owing to PTI and PAT sit-ins and activities regarding Inqilab and Azadi marches in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. According to new schedule Metro Bust project will be completed now with further one month delay. Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz...

‘Youthquake’ in country, 70 % below 30 years age Rizwan Haider ISLAMABADA: In our country we are facing a ‘Youthquake’ as almost 70 percent population of the country is below the age of 30 years, if they are not provided with the positive opportunities or engaged in social welfare activities they can be involved in negative activities and it would be disastrous...

ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (INP): Federal Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here Wednesday chaired a meeting to review overall working and functioning of Central Directorate of National Savings. Additional Secretary Finance (Budget) Dr. Shujaat Ali, briefed the meeting about the status of different schemes and the profit offered on them. He also dilated in detail...

ISLAMABAD (NNI): President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has signed Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Ordinance, 2014. The Ordinance comes into force with immediate effect. The ordinance will enable the government to continue to collect the gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) from the consumers after the Supreme Count has refused to give...

ISLAMABAD (DNA): Saudi Arabia Nazim-ul-Amoor to Pakistan, Jasim Al-Khalidi has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have strong brotherly relations. He added that the ties between the two countries would be further strengthened with the passage of time. Speaking on the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s national day, Al-Khalidi said that there was need of enhancing economic and...

ISLAMABAD (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that the government was taking all possible steps for improving the security situation and power supply which were vital for economic and social development of the country. A delegation of members of Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) led by Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman Minister of State for...

 ISLAMABAD (INP): Major political parties have called for more political, fiscal and administrative autonomy to the provinces. Representatives from PPP, PML-N, PTI, MQM, ANP, PKMAP, NP, JI and PMLQ expressed their views in a workshop organized by the Forum of Federations, an international organization, dedicated to democratic devolution. Under discussion was the blockage...

ISLAMABAD (INP): Prominent religious scholars of the country have called for resolving national-level disputes and conflicts, which are shared by all and not linked to certain religious sect or community, through the majority opinion. They said that those who believe in the establishment of Islam through the use of force and non-democratic means should be engaged in academic...

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