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  • ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain addressing the First National Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education at Allama Iqbal Open University here yesterday.

  • SHEIKHUPURA: Workers busy in removing the damaged bogie of train and clear the railway track with the help of heavy machinery here yesterday.

  • MULTAN: Worker busy in preparing room-coolers as temperature rises sharply in Punjab and demand increases.

Probe reveals oil tanker’s axle malfunctioned

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TWO KILLED IN SHEIKHUPURA TRAIN ACCIDENT  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Initial investigation into the Sheikhupura train incident has revealed that the axle of the oil tanker which collided with the train had malfunctioned, leading to the collision between the two. At least two people were killed and 10 injured as …

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963 of Balochistan schools non-functional

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From Our Correspondent QUETTA: Despite an education emergency imposed by the provincial government, 963 schools out of more than 13,000 schools in the province are yet to be made functional. Secretary Education Balochistan Shan ul Haq termed the lack of building and teacher as the main cause behind non-functioning school. …

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Shehbaz fires shots at PPP, Imran Khan

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From Our Correspondent LODHRAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif hit out at political opponents Imran Khan and the senior leadership of Pakistan People’s party while addressing a gathering in the city on Tuesday. Shehbaz Sharif said that PTI chairman Imran Khan used to refer to the Metro Bus as a …

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IJT, Pakhtun students clash agian, now at Peshawar’s varsity

From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: At least two students were injured and 12 arrested yesterday after clash between members of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) and Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) on the premises of Islamia College University in Peshawar. Eyewitnesses claimed that IJT members had stopped and questioned a PSF member while …

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University develops Pakistan’s first ever Phased Array Radar

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) here recently conducted a field trial for Pakistan’s first ever Phased Array Radar (PAR). Pioneered by the Controls and Signal Processing Research (CASPR) department of CUST, the radar will be used for air surveillance. Traditional radars tend to …

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LHC seeks govt reply over special powers to Rangers in Punjab

From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has heard a petition seeking special powers to Rangers in Punjab.  A petition stipulating that a nationwide operation against terrorists has been underway under National Action Plan (NAP) but contrary to the power of Rangers in other provinces, the provincial government of …

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Special anti-polio drive launched in Islamabad

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A health official has said a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city’s sewage system. The virus was detected weeks ago but so far no cases have been reported in Islamabad. Dr Rana Safdar, …

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Nadra to set up digital databank

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VISA ISSUANCE TO FOREIGNERS  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan has directed the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to establish a Centralized Digital Databank for the issuance of visa to foreigners through Pakistan’s Missions across the world. The mechanism would help the foreigners to get …

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Cyber crime: Court grants bail to woman

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From Our Correspondent SIALKOT: The first woman to be arrested under Pakistan’s cyber-crime law secured a bail two days after her arrest. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested Sadia Mirza from Sialkot on March 25. She was charged with blackmailing Ahsan Rana, a resident of London. Hassan Rana, the …

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