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President asks governor to monitor all federal govt projects in city


September 16, 2018

KARACHI: During his first visit to Karachi on Saturday after assuming the office of the president, Dr Arif Alvi tasked Sindh Governor Imran Ismail with monitoring the federal government-funded development projects in the metropolis and vowed to turn his hometown’s infrastructure just like other mega city of the world. The president and governor, both belonging to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf …

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Study finds young students at high suicide risk


September 16, 2018

KARACHI: A study recently published in an international journal has found high prevalence of suicidal thoughts among young students, especially girls, in Karachi, highlighting the need to establish mental health support services for students at the institutional level. Titled ‘On the pathway to suicide: suicidal ideation in young people in Karachi, Pakistan’, the study is published in the Youth Voice …

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Son’s rustication: SC disposes of Kashmala’s plea


September 16, 2018

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday disposed of an application of Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces Kashmala Tariq against rustication of his son from Aitchison College, asking her to approach available remedy in the law first. She told the chief justice that her son was the only one among 12 …

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Four arrested for minor boy’s rape, blackmail in Kasur


September 16, 2018

KASUR: Phoolnagar police on Saturday claimed to have arrested four suspects who allegedly subjected a minor boy to rape, made video of the heinous crime and later blackmailed the victim’s family for money. The police registered a case against the suspects and also recovered the objectionable videos and pictures from them. According to police, the suspects had already uploaded the …

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‘I knew of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers since 1990s,’ says Dalai Lama


September 16, 2018

The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are “nothing new”. The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, where he met on Friday with victims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by …

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PM Khan arrives in Karachi on maiden visit


September 16, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Karachi on Sunday afternoon on his first visit to the metropolis since being elected premier. PM Khan, who was accompanied by special assistant Naeemul Haq, was greeted at the airport by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Murad Shah. From there, he went straight to the Quaid’s mausoleum, where he laid a floral …

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Karachi police arrest jail official involved in robberies


September 16, 2018

The Karachi chapter of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an inquiry against the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi over corruption charges and ordered the concerned officials to appear before it on Monday along with all relevant records. According to a letter sent by the bureau to the executive director of NICVD, the accountability watchdog has initiated an …

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Entry of 23 ulema in Pindi banned


September 15, 2018

RAWALPINDI: Citing intelligence that objectionable speeches/sermons may lead to law and order situation during Muharram, the local administration has banned the entry of 23 ulema in the district. Besides, gagging orders have been issued against nine other religious personalities. Meanwhile, surveillance of 33 individuals placed on the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 has been started by a joint …

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