News Bulletin

CPEC on track with first train from China to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – China and Pakistan have launched a direct rail and sea freight service, with the first cargo train departing from Yunnan, an inland province in southwest China. A cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for Karachi, marking the opening of the new route, China’s official news

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Independent candidate has lead over PML-N in Jhang by-election

JHANG (Sarzameen News) – According to unofficial results, independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi has won PP-78 by-election 2016. Unconfirmed result of all polling stations shows Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi scored 48562 votes, while his opponent PML-N’s candidate Haji Azad Nasar Ansari could only manage to bag 35469 votes. Moulana Masroor Nawaz was being supported by the banned

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PM, Interior Minister discuss national security issues

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday at the PM House, Islamabad. “Matters pertaining to national security were discussed during the meeting,” a PM’s Office statement issued here said. This was Nisar’s first meeting with the premier after his return from London where he

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SC directs government to begin population census from March 15 next year

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday has directed to conduct population census on March 15, 2017. SC expressed resentment over the government for delay in carrying out the census and not finalizing any date. Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali remarked that there is no other option besides summoning the Prime Minister in

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Polling for by-election in PP-78 Jhang underway

JHANG (Sarzameen News) – Polling for by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-78 Jhang is in progress today (Thursday). The polling, which began at 8 am will continue till 5 pm without any break. Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Sarfraz Rabbani, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Sheikh Arfa Majeed, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Haji Azad Nasir Ansari, independent candidate

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PM felicitates Donald Trump on his victory

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday called president elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said that, “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy.” “You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward

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Rabi-ul-Awwal moon sighted

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) on Wednesday that the crescent for the month of Rabi ul Awwal was sighted in several parts of Pakistan. The first Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on Thursday, December 1 while 12 Rabi ul Awwal, the birthday of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), will fall

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War against terrorism to continue with focused approach: COAS

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday said that, “War against terrorism will continue with focused approach and it will be taken to its logical conclusion till total elimination of terrorism from our soil.” He was speaking to the troops during his visit to Corps Headquarters Peshawar and

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NEPRA announces reduction in electricity price

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The National Electric Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Wednesday issued notification for reduction in electricity price by 2.60 rupees a unit on account of variations in the fuel charges for the month of October 2016. Variations in the fuel charges for the month of October 2016. The new tariff will be applicable to

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CPEC a positive economic narrative for Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has changed the negative security narrative into an exceedingly positive economic narrative for Pakistan. “The successful implementation of the projects under the umbrella of CPEC is a manifestation of the strong and time-tested friendship between China and Pakistan,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday while chairing

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