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American couple to make documentary on positive aspects of Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) – An American couple who is travelling the world on a peace mission has reached Lahore. The couple not only visited the historical places of Lahore but also the narrow streets of walled city to strengthen the relationship of trust and love between the citizens of both countries. The purpose of their

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94 Pakistani students selected under Global-UGRAD

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Embassy of Pakistan had invited a group of 94 Pakistani students who got selected under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global-UGRAD) for Pakistan. The students had arrived in the US on January 03, 2017, a statement said on Thursday. In the opening remarks, Aimee Clancy, Director Leadership Practice Program, IREX

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Punjab Safe City Authority introduces women safety smartphone app

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Under the umbrella of provincial government, Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) on Wednesday introduced an application for the protection of women. In an interview, the analyst Fatima said that women safety smartphone app is an android based application which is available on playstore with the name of PSCA. The application includes

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Government mulling to privatise 5 entities in 2017

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – As part of economic reforms, federal government is mulling to privatise five public sector enterprises (PSEs) in 2017. Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) tops priority list which is expected to be privatised by June, 2017. Despite injecting over 26 billion in two and half years, government failed in reviving PSM. With no

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38 bird strike incidents occurred at Lahore, 20 at Karachi airport during 2016

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Birds pose a major threat to the aircrafts while flying in the vicinity of airports. The bird strike can cause accident risking passengers’ life or else causing serious damage to the aircraft. In 2016, at least 38 incidents of bird strike below 500 ft occurred in Lahore whereas 20 incidents took

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JCC includes Sindh’s three projects in CPEC

BEIJING (Sarzameen News) – The Chinese authorities, in principle, have approved the inclusion of three important projects of province of Sindh which include Karachi Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and Special Economic Zone in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This decision was taken in the 6th CPEC related Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting held on Thursday

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185 women, 46 men murdered in ‘honour killing’ in Punjab this year: report

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – As many as two hundred and forty six persons including 185 women were murdered in the spate of ‘honour killings’ in Punjab in year 2016. Renowned social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was among the victims who fell prey to wicked practice of ‘honour killing.’ A report released on Tuesday said 46

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364 Pakistanis imprisoned in different cases in SA: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said that as many as 364 Pakistanis are imprisoned in different cases in Saudi Arabia. Speaking during a session of the National Assembly in Islamabad, the Adviser informed the House that, “Currently the cases of 354 of these are under

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State agencies must answer UN Human Rights Committee: Babar

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The state agencies must provide honest answers to the questions asked last week by the UN Human Rights Committee and the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) should adopt it as its strategic agenda for the year 2017. This was stated by Senator Farhatullah Babar while addressing a seminar on human

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74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016: RSF

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday released its annual worldwide round-up on journalists who have been killed in the past year. RSF reported that at least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in connection with their work in 2016. Some were killed while out reporting. Most were clearly

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