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Book reading plays important role in national development: President

November 15, 2018 |

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that book reading has an important role in the national development.

He said this during his visit to the National Library.

The President visited various Sections of the Library. During his round of the …

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Poor Sanitation is Stunting Children in Pakistan – new World Bank Report

November 13, 2018 |

Islamabad, November 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): The alarming state of water supply and sanitation in Pakistan is creating major health hazards for the entire population and young children are particularly at risk, says a new World Bank report. “When Water Becomes …

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Pak rupee continues its downward slide against US dollar: Irfan Iqbal

November 12, 2018 |

The business community has asked the government to take measures to further squeeze country's trade deficit which slightly fell to 8.86 billion dollars in first quarter of current fiscal from the 9 billion dollars reported in corresponding period of last …

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World Science Day being observed on Nov 10

November 10, 2018 |

''World Science Day for Peace and Development'' is being observed on Saturday (Nov 10) across the world including Pakistan to create awareness about the benefits of science worldwide.

The theme of the day is "Science, a Human Right."

The purpose …

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Afghan Government Distances Itself From Moscow Conference

November 9, 2018 |

The Afghan government seemingly tried to distance itself from a conference in Moscow in which a Taliban delegation publicly appeared for the first time at an international forum.

Despite a Russian foreign ministry announcement a day earlier that President Ashraf …

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Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook Travel to India, Luxembourg, France, and Belgium

October 11, 2018 |

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook is traveling on October 10-17 to India and Europe to further discuss U.S. foreign policy toward Iran. In India, he and Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will meet with …

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Govt wants to raise education standards: Sarwar

October 5, 2018 |

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that the government wished to raise education standards of the public sector universities and bring these at par with international standards.

Speaking at the inauguration of Work Space Week 2018 at the Pakistan Space …

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NEPRA imposes Rs5m fine on K-Electric due to failure in provision of power supply

September 27, 2018 |

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has imposed a fine of five million rupees on K-Electric due to failure in provision of reliable power supply to consumers of Karachi.

According to NEPRA, the decision was taken after report of a committee …

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Joint Statement on the Salisbury Attack

September 6, 2018 |

We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, reiterate our outrage at the use of a chemical nerve agent, known as Novichok, in Salisbury on 4 March. We welcome the progress made in the …

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World Bank Ready to Support Reform Plans of New Pakistan Leadership

August 29, 2018 |

Islamabad, August 29, 2018 (PPI-OT): The World Bank today said it was ready to support the reform plans of the new government in Pakistan that are needed to stabilize the economy and accelerate growth to end poverty and boost prosperity.…

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Caretaker govt successfully fulfilled its constitutional responsibilities: Dost

August 10, 2018 |

Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dost Muhammad Khan says the caretaker government has successfully fulfilled its constitutional responsibilities.

Presiding over the concluding meeting of the caretaker provincial cabinet in Peshawar today (Friday), he said the government has provided a roadmap …

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Caretaker govt successfully fulfilled its constitutional responsibilities: Dost

August 10, 2018 |

Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dost Muhammad Khan says the caretaker government has successfully fulfilled its constitutional responsibilities.

Presiding over the concluding meeting of the caretaker provincial cabinet in Peshawar today (Friday), he said the government has provided a roadmap …

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