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Thousands Protest Citizenship Bill in India’s Assam

January 7, 2019 |

GUWAHATI, INDIA Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections.

Protesters burned copies of …

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Over Rs 16 bln earmarked for doctors’ salaries: SC informed

January 5, 2019 |

A two-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case regarding salaries of doctors working in government hospitals at Supreme Court Lahore registry on Saturday.

Secretary Health Punjab told the honorable court …

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Over Rs 16 bln earmarked for doctors’ salaries: SC informed

January 5, 2019 |

A two-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case regarding salaries of doctors working in government hospitals at Supreme Court Lahore registry on Saturday.

Secretary Health Punjab told the honorable court …

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Saudi Arabia announces first of 20 giant leisure parks to open in Riyadh

January 3, 2019 |

Riyadh, A massive entertainment complex is being planned for Riyadh as part of a multibillion-dollar drive to boost the leisure sector in Saudi Arabia.

The 100,000-square-meter project will be developed by the Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (SEVEN), a unit of …

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Spokesperson of Islamic Development Bank Group visits UNA headquarters

January 1, 2019 |

Jeddah Director General of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) Issa Khaireh Robleh received Spokesman of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Dr. Abdul Hakim Elwaer, at the UNA headquarters in Jeddah on Monday.

During the meeting, the two sides …

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PM appreciates overseas Pakistanis for raising dams’ fund

December 31, 2018 |

Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated generous contribution and donations of the overseas Pakistanis in Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams fund.

He was talking to a delegation of overseas Pakistanis from Dubai, which called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

The …

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British Airways operations resumption to improve country’s image: FPCCI

December 28, 2018 |

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said resumption of British Airways operations for Pakistan is a breakthrough which will improve the country's image.

In a statement, FPCCI Vice President Karim Aziz Malik said international community is …

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Sindh: Resettlement of Thar Coal Field affectees at Model village Sonhri Dars started

December 27, 2018 |

Sindh Government has started the resettlement of Thar Coal Field affectees at Model village Sonhri Dars from Thursday.

Spokesman of Chief Minister House says initially thirty-six families have been shifted to model village.

Syed Murad Ali Shah has congratulated affectees …

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Govt determined for market access of Pakistani products in world: Dawood

December 26, 2018 |

Prime Minister's Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood has said that efforts are being made to ensure greater market access for Pakistani products.

Talking to media in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said Trade Agreement-II is expected with China by June …

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Sindh Govt giving subsidies on several items to enhance production: Murad

December 25, 2018 |

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that since 2008,the provincial government has been giving subsidies on different items such as tractor, electricity, wheat and sugarcane just to encourage production and consumption.

Talking to media at Mazar-e-Quaid after …

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PM, BNP Parliamentarians discuss political issues

December 24, 2018 |

Parliamentarians of Balochistan National Party (BNP) led by its chairman Akhtar Mengal also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday.

They discussed political issues with the prime minister.

The parliamentarians included Agha Hassan Baloch, Professor Shahnaz Baloch, …

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Afghan President Appoints Pakistan Critics to 2 Top Posts

December 23, 2018 |

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed hard-line opponents of neighboring Pakistan to two top security posts, potentially complicating U.S. efforts to revive peace talks with the Taliban ahead of next summer's withdrawal of 7,000 American troops.

Ghani announced …

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