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LAHORE, Sept 03 (NNI): Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) led Punjab government has approved eleven development schemes of different development sectors with an estimated cost of Rs15,827.446 million.   These schemes were approved in the 10th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party of current fiscal...

KARACHI (PR): China’s Exim Bank has pledged to invest billions of dollars in Pakistan’s energy sector, in line with the Chinese government’s policy to have maximum economic interaction between the two brotherly countries, says a press release received here Wednesday. In this connection, a framework of credit financing will be signed during the forthcoming visit of the Chinese President to Pakistan, said Lei Wentao, Deputy General Manager of Exim at a press briefing held here on Wednesday. The bank has already provided dollars 800 millions to Pakistan as financial support for carrying out its development projects, mainly in energy and transport sectors. Lei said a number of agreements and MoU will be signed during the President’s visit to help Pakistan to improve economy. To question, he said the financial arrangements with Pakistan have been smooth and positive in the past. ” Pakistan has very good credit record”, he remarked. He further said that Chinese leadership attached great importance to Pakistan and wished actively participation of its socioeconomic development. The Bank, he added, is willing to provide maximum support to Pakistan for overcoming its electricity shortage. We are waiting feasibility reports of some projects from Pakistan, so that the financial arrangements could be finalized,” he added....

KARACHI (INP): Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has convened provincial cabinet meeting on Wednesday (tomorrow). Sources said that Qaim Ali Shah has called provincial cabinet meeting to consider the prevailing situation in the country in general and Sindh in particular. The meeting would also discuss the law and order situation of the province in the wake...

PESHAWAR (NNI): Peshawar Police have arrested more than 50 people on suspicion of firing at the NATO Cargo plane in Peshawar. A single shot was fired at the NATO plane when it landed Peshawar airport on arrival from Kabul but there was no significant damage to the aircraft. SSP Operations Peshawar, Najibur Rehman Bhagvi said that the firing was carried from either from...

QUETTA (INP): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has arrested senior officials of Directorate of Education and filed a reference against them for alleged involvement in embezzlement of government funds of 400 million rupees. A statement issued by NAB Balochistan in Quetta said that the bureau has filed reference of misappropriation of Rs 400 million which...

KARACHI (NNI): Two persons were shot dead and four others sustained injuries in different firing incidents across the city on Tuesday. A man was killed near Ghous Pak Road in Korangi. Unidentified armed men opened fire at a man, killing him on the spot. The deceased identity could not be ascertained yet. He was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. Similarly,...

KARACHI (INP): Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said democracy in the country must continue as it is the best revenge. In a message on social media twitter on Tuesday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said: “Democracy is the best revenge. PakistanZindabad” He also chanted slogan of “Pakistan Zindabad” in his tweet.  Earlier, Bilawal Bhutto...

LAHORE (NNI): DG Rescue Punjab, Dr. Rizwan Naseer carried out a performance review of emergency operations in all districts of Punjab to ensure uniform standard of the Service. The emergency data revealed that 52928 victims of emergencies were rescued by Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) while conducting 49588 rescue operations in August all over the Punjab, whereas...

HYDERABAD (NNI): At least 12 persons were killed and scores others injured when two building collapsed here on Tuesday. Rescue sources said that two multi-storey dilapidated buildings located in Ilyasabad near Memon Hospital in Hyderabad suddenly caved in. As a result dozen of people were buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings. The rescue personnel in assistance...

LAHORE (INP): Punjab police department has suggested the provincial government to constitute a new Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into the Model Town tragedy. According to sources, Punjab police on Tuesday formally requested the provincial government to form a team in this regard. Police have already included the sections of the anti-terrorism act in Model Town...

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