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  • Woman robbed
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    PESHAWAR: Robbers snatched Rs500,000 from a woman in Hashtnagri locality in the provincial capital on Wednesday. It was learnt that Mrs Younas was going to Faqirabad in an auto-rickshaw when two armed motorcyclists intercepted her near Faqirabad. The robbers snatched the purse from the woman and escaped.... Read more »
  • PA condemns scrapping of Article 370, 35-A by India
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    LAHORE: Punjab Assembly on Wednesday strongly condemned scrapping of Article 35-A and 370 by India to abolish the autonomous status of Kashmir besides demanding global fraternity take notice of Indian atrocities in the Held Valley.The resolution, moved by Law Minister Raja Basharat after an amendment to it, proposed by Opposition... Read more »
  • Govt supporting private sector, says Dr Ishrat
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    PESHAWAR: Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain on Wednesday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government was keenly supporting the private sector as the driver of economic growth.He said the government would facilitate and provide incentives to the business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to promote industrialization,... Read more »
  • Cop injured in firing
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    PESHAWAR: A policeman was wounded when armed men opened fire on him in the limits of the Michini Gate Police Station on Wednesday.Officials said a police constable Afzal sustained injuries when accused Zubair and Wisal opened fire on him. The wounded cop was taken to the hospital. Police said the... Read more »
  • QWP leader flays govt for poor Haj arrangements
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    CHARSADDA: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leader and former senior minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao on Wednesday criticised the government for poor arrangements during the Haj.He was speaking at a meeting of party workers at Sherpao village here. Sikandar Sherpao said the Pakistani pilgrims faced a host of problems during the... Read more »
  • Research institutes facing funds shortage
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    LAHORE: Planning and Development (P&D) Board Chairman Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani has said due to lack of funding for research and development, universities, think-tanks and research institutes are lagging behind in producing research that is relevant to the needs of policymakers and industry.For this purpose, the Punjab government has initiated research and... Read more »
  • School student fires at teacher in Oghi
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    MANSEHRA: A student of 9th grade allegedly opened fire on his teacher in the class in Oghi and fled the scene on Wednesday.The student was studying at the Government High School at Shamdarah village in Oghi. Arif Rauf was teaching in the class when a student Sajawal Shah stood and... Read more »
  • Paraglider dies while flying over Chitral town
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    CHITRAL: A paraglider from Lahore died after falling while flying over the Chitral town on Wednesday, official sources said.They said that Khwaja Sheraz Nasir, son of Major (Retd) Shahid Nasir, had taken off from Birmoghlast and was circling over Dolomuch when due to gusty winds he could not maintain the... Read more »
  • MPA-elect from Mohmand questions delay in oath-taking
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    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly member-elect from PK-103 Mohmand tribal district on Wednesday said that the delay in oath-taking of the newly elected representatives from the merged districts showed the government’s lack of capacity or priority.Talking to The News, Nisar Ahmed, who won the election for KP Assembly from Mohmand district,... Read more »
  • Girl dies of ?dengue? in Mansehra
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    MANSEHRA: A girl studying in the first year died apparently of dengue as the Health Department dispatched 36 suspected case of this deadly disease to National Institute of Health (NHA) in Islamabad for confirmation in recent weeks.“The platelets of deceased girl dropped drastically but her initial reports about dengue were... Read more »