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FO issues strong condemnation of ‘malicious’ Indian media reports about Kartarpur


November 4, 2019

The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday completely rejected baseless reports which appeared in a section of the Indian media and were attributed to “intelligence sources”, saying they ought to be treated with the contempt they deserve. The reports in question had insinuated the presence of alleged militant training camps in Narowal near the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. “Pakistan’s Kartarpur spirit is aimed at …

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178-member Sikh delegation arrives from UK


November 4, 2019

LAHORE: A group of Sikh pilgrims reached here on Sunday from London through a PIA flight to visit their sacred places in Sheikhupura, Nankana and Narowal districts and attend Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations. Soon after landing, the 178-member group left for Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Sucha Sauda in Sheikhupura district. The pilgrims will also …

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PM Imran launches ‘largest ever’ scholarship programme


November 4, 2019

  Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the “largest ever needs-based” scholarship programme on Monday. Addressing the launching ceremony, the prime minister said that the programme will bring a big change in the society. He said that the best way to reduce poverty is provision of opportunities to students from poor families. He regretted that a colonial-era educational system was functioning …

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Bilawal seeks Rashid’s resignation over Tezgam fire


November 4, 2019

BAHAWALPUR: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has sought the resignation of Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed following the Tezgam fire near Liaquatpur which left 74 people dead. He was talking to media at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) after enquiring about the health of some of the victims admitted here after the train inferno. He demanded a probe to know …

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Presidential notification of ECP member’s appointment suspended


November 4, 2019

ISLAMABAD:  The presidential notification of  appointment of two Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members has been suspended by  The Islamabad High Court (IHC), Geo News reported  on Monday. The orders came as the high court heard a petition filed by Jahangir Khan Jadoon. The lawyer representing the government told the IHC  no progress was made on appointment of the ECP …

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DC Islamabad says traffic blockades removed


November 4, 2019

Residents of Islamabad were facing immense difficulties due to the various road blockades set for the ongoing Azadi March, but the situation is normalising according to a traffic update provided by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat. The city administration has placed shipping containers across major intersections to block the protesters from entering Islamabad’s high security zone. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad@dcislamabad …

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2 million jobs for Pakistani youth


November 4, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Youth Affairs Program (PMYAP) gears up to ensure two million jobs through its programme ‘Job for Pakistan’ in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to make the young generation economically strong and independent. A PMYAP official told APP that the programme has been planned systematically through digitalized system. It would help collect the data of the applicants …

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Army ready to thwart any threats against country: COAS


November 4, 2019

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that the army is ready to thwart any threat including that of from across the border, according to Inter-Services Public Relations. According to the ISPR, the COAS presided over the 226th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the General Headquarters today. The forum reviewed geo strategic and national security …

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Kartarpur Corridor all set for inauguration by PM Imran on November 9


November 4, 2019

The Government of Pakistan completed the Kartarpur Corridor in 11 months and made the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib the biggest Sikh shrine of the world. The Sikh pilgrims (yatris) term it as a gift from Pakistan government on the eve of 550th birthday of Baba Guru Nanak. Prime minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Corridor on November 9. As per Geo …

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