The Fawad Alam dilemma

LAHORE: Fawad Alam is a sensitive topic for Pakistan cricket fans. With an average 56.38 in his 220 First class innings, he is the third most prolific first-class batsmen to play at the first class level in the world since the turn of the century. Which is why any time …

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CM holds meeting to examine Raiwind hospital incident

LAHORE: A high-level meeting was held here today under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Report about non-admission of an expecting woman to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind and the incident of her delivery in the open was presented before the meeting. The chief minister expressed his utmost displeasure over …

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Minister expresses sorrow over WHO regional director’s death

ISLAMABAD: National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Minister Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday expressed her sorrow over the death of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr Mahmoud Fikri, who passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. In her condolence message, the minister said that Dr Fikri’s death was …

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What made Pakistan win slot in coveted UNHRC club?

Pakistan’s election to a key slot of the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is the biggest diplomatic success over the past few years, reflecting Islamabad is not only emerging as a new economic hub in the region but also in geographic and geostrategic perspective. Only two years back, …

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Punjab govt committed to continuing MHUs project

LAHORE: Punjab government has decided keep the Mobile Health Units (MHUs) for the next tenure instead of recruiting new doctors and paramedical staff for the existing hospitals, Pakistan Today has learnt. For the approval of revised PC-1 worth of Rs 825 million for the said project, Punjab Primary & Secondary Healthcare …

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Opera singer Saira Peter to perform at PNCA on Oct 23

ISLAMABAD: Renowned London-based Pakistani Sufi opera star Saira Peter will perform in a musical concert to be held at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on October 23. During the concert, Saira, who is Pakistan’s first opera singer, would give performances on her recently released national song, titled ‘Aye …

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LHC moved for mechanism of law officers’ appointment with AGP

LAHORE: A writ petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking directives for Law secretary and office of Punjab advocate general to formulate a mechanism for appointment of law officers with the AGP and to bar them from taking part in political rallies. Advocate Chudhry Shoaib Saleem moved the …

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Japan to provide 520 million yen to Pakistan for polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai and UNICEF Pakistan Acting Country Representative Cristian Munduate have signed an agreement which states that the government of Japan will provide a grant of 520 million yen to support supply of polio vaccination to Pakistan during the 2017-2018 low transmission season of polio virus. …

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PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey tomorrow to attend D-8 summit

Summit to adopt declaration, plan of action Abbasi to meet heads of states on sidelines of summit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would depart for Turkey on Thursday to lead Pakistan’s delegation for the D-8 summit being held on October 20, 2017. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is attending the 17th …

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