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Salman Sufi to be presented with Voice of Solidarity Award 2017

Punjab Chief Minister Strategic Reforms Unit Director-General, Mr Salman Sufi, has been selected as an honoree for the Voice of Solidarity Award 2017 which is to be presented by Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization under the chairmanship of Hillary Clinton on December 4 at the IAC HQ, New York City. The award …

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TAG moot: Despite progress, hotspots remain

Even though Pakistan has made progress in reducing the number of cases of polio, wild poliovirus persists in hotspots and in core reservoirs of Karachi and across the northern and southern corridors of the country. This was stated at the conclusion of a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in the capital …

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Judicial commission seeks list of rural water supply schemes

During Saturday’s proceedings, the judicial commission sought from the provincial public health engineering department’s secretary a complete list of functional rural water supply schemes across the province to monitor the quality of water and ensure smooth and unhindered operation of all water supply schemes. Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro of the …

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Climate change Scientists for planting more trees

Scientists at an international conference said that the climate change being a global phenomenon can be controlled to some extent by planting more and more trees and conserving the existing biodiversity using latest methods. This was stated in the concluding session of the first international conference on Conventional and Modern …

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Sindh govt had invested over $1bn in Thar: CM

Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government had invested over $1 billion in the development of Thar. “This investment would give huge dividends to the people of Pakistan in the shape of 10,000 MW power generation in the first phase to meet the …

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LHC reserves verdict on private medical college admissions

A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday reserved judgement on several petitions, challenging central admission policy followed by private medical colleges. The court, however, restrained private medical colleges from displaying merit lists till December 7 when it will announce the verdict. The petitions were filed by …

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PPAF organises activities to support ‘16 Days of Activism’

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), a not-for-profit company that represents a model of public-private partnership, has planned a number of activities to support the 16 Days of Activism campaign, reinforcing their role as a sector developer in the country in addition to their work on gender equality. To mark the …

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FPCCI complains about delay in centre-funded projects

Chairman of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries’ regional standing committee on horticulture exports Ahmad Jawad on Monday complained about the long delay in the execution of three federal government-funded agricultural projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and regretted that Rs103.727 million funds had been unutilised for the last …

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National Theatre Festival continues at PNCA

The 12th National Theatre Festival continues to enthral audience at Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Objectives of the month-long festival are to foster theatrical activities by providing a platform to the leading theatre groups in the country. “Entries to the festival are warmly welcomed from theatre groups from all over the country,” an official of the PNCA said.  Around 45 stage plays would be performed during the festival . The PNCA is …

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Disaster response exercise-2017 inaugurated

The Director General Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122) Dr. Rizwan Naseer (S.I) inaugurated First Provincial Disaster Response Exercise for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) registered as Rescue Mohafiz at Emergency Services Academy, Rescue 1122 Lahore to asses, analyze, evaluate and encourage the best CERTs and Rescue Mohafiz based on imparted …

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