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Shoaib given additional charge of DGPR

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif made Punjab Director General Public Relations (DGPR) Aslam Dogar an officer on special duty (OSD) on Tuesday while Press Secretary to the CM, Shoaib Bin Aziz has

Diabetics given advice for Ramadan

Senior consultants at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) urged people with diabetes to take extra care to manage their blood glucose levels in order to avoid health problems while fasting during the month

Sharmila given death threat?

Former Advisor to Chief Minister on Information Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday lodged an FIR against a Pakistani-American over an alleged death threat issued in an altercation during a flight from Islamabad to

‘17,000 students given scholarships for higher education’

GUJRANWALA – Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has enhanced endowment fund from Rs 2 billion to Rs 6 billion and 17,000 male and female students have been awarded scholarships for higher education. He revealed this while addressing the convocation of National Science College Gujranwala.
College Chief Executive Qamarul Islam Raja, Principal Hafiz M Arshad, Professor Abdul Ghani, Professor Abdul Majeed Qazi, Professor

Royal wedding guests given ‘etiquette guide’

LONDON – Royal wedding guests have been sent a 22-page list of do’s and don’ts – including how to hold their teacups. The etiquette guide has common-sense tips such as not clashing with bride Kate Middleton’s outfit by wearing white or cream and keeping phones silent. But there is also advice for the 1,900 guests on how to greet the Queen.
Meanwhile, separate instructions to caterers have given strict orders that staff must not look at Her Majesty or other royals while serving. A

Ailing folksinger given Rs 100,000 cheque

KARACHI – Sindh Culture Director General Muhammad Ramzan Awan, Taj Joyo, Sami Baloch and Khalil Channa visited the ailing folksinger Anwer Hussain Vistro at the National Hospital on Friday. They remained

Awan given additional charge of IT

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani assigned the additional charge of the Information Technology portfolio to Law Minister Dr Babar Awan on Tuesday.
According to a statement released by the Federal Cabinet Division here on Tuesday, the charge would be assigned with immediate effect.

Man given 2 years for Regent St hoax

LONDON – A man who forced the closure of central London’s main shopping district for five hours after telling police he had a bomb was jailed for two years on Friday. Detectives said they hoped the sentence handed out to Malcolm Tripp, 46, at London’s Southwark Crown Court would serve as a warning to other would-be hoaxers. Tripp broke into an Accessorize store in Regent Street shortly after midnight on Jan. 13. Officers were sent to the scene in response to the security alarm, and

FBR given month to submit report on ISAF container losses

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday granted one month to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to prepare a final report on the whopping losses of Rs 19 billion to Rs 36 billion caused to the national exchequer by the containers meant for supplies to ISAF forces in Afghanistan, which entered the Pakistani territory over the past four years in the name of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) and pilfered causing the losses.
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad

Mother tongues in KP will be given due representation: ANP

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that KP is the beautiful banquet of various mother tongues and all these tongues will be given due representation according to their status both at educational and administrative level.
Mian Iftikhar said this while addressing two separate gatherings arranged in connection with the Universal Day of Mother Tongues here at Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The functions were arranged by Peshawar Press

Government will not be given more time, says Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE/DASKA – The government will not be given more time to implement the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s 10-point agenda, party chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Chairing a meeting of PML-N workers from Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and Sialkot at his Model Town residence, Nawaz said he was disappointed with the government’s slow pace of the progress of implementation, adding that its failure to carry out the reforms could derail democracy in the country.
The deadline set by the

FIA given notice over Moonis’ proclamation

LAHORE – An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday issued notice to FIA for February 12 on an application filed against the impugned orders by Judicial Magistrate Irfan Basra regarding the issuance of a proclamation for the arrest of Moonis Elahi.
The application has been filed by Moonis Elahi through his lawyer Muhammad Amir, submitting that FIA on Tuesday obtained proclamation orders for the arrest of Moonis who was abroad at that time due to his personal

PPP-PML-N talks – Govt plans to halve salary raise given to employees

ISLAMABAD – The government on Wednesday shared its plans for expenditure cuts with the PML-N team by disclosing that it planned to halve the increase in salaries of government employees in this year’s budget for the remaining four months of the current fiscal year, and reduce the Rs 70 billion-flood relief fund by Rs 10 billion.
A source said the PML-N team, however, demanded an across-the-board salary cut, including slashing of salaries of parliamentarians, ministers, the prime

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