Pakistan

Islamabad consumers feed surplus electricity into national grid

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – State-owned Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has allowed its consumers to transfer surplus renewable electricity into its network, taking a lead among all the distribution companies that have been struggling to implement the net-metering concept in the past one year, an official said on Tuesday. In last September, the National Electric

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Pakistan prepared for any misadventure by enemy: COAS

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) –  Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Tuesday that while Pakistan was fully occupied in a determined fight against terrorism across the country, especially the western border, the adversary must know that we have kept ourselves prepared to take on any misadventure or strategic miscalculation by the

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Musharraf admits to untaxed Rs1 bn in foreign accounts

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – After almost four years of the unearthing of his dubious journey from rags to riches by The News, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has now finally revealed that he was helped by the late Saudi King Abdullah in a big way after he left power and had no place of his own

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Nat Geo’s ‘Afghan girl’ deported to Afghanistan

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Nat Geo’s ‘Afghan girl’, Sharbat Gula has been deported to Afghanistan, sources confided Tuesday, after her punishment for holding an illegal Pakistani computerised national identity card (CNIC) ended today. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government wanted to keep Sharbat Gula for some time in Pakistan and tried to stop her deportation, but Gula

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Khurshid Shah rejects inquiry committee on security leaks

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Voicing dismay over the inquiry committee instituted by the government to probe Newsgate scandal, Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Tuesday said, “The formation of the committee is nothing more than an eye-wash.” Talking to media, he said, “The government would have demanded the names from the opposition

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ATC remands suspected Sabri killers in police custody for 14 days

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Two suspects in murder cases of Amjad Sabri, a famed qawwal and two personnel of Military Police (MP) were remanded in police custody for 14 days by Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday. Asim Capri and Ishaq Bobby were given in custody of police in four cases while a Joint Investigation Team

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Arts provides a window into values: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said, “Arts is an important medium that provides a window into the values, challenges and paradigms of our society.” Chairing a high level meeting at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), the Minister said that, “The present government

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PM takes notice of urban smog

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday took notice of urban smog through long term steps. The PM has directed the transport departments to ensure reduction of particulate emissions through strict vehicle inspection. The Provincial Forestry Departments were directed to fast track urban plantation under Green Pakistan Program for Carbon reduction. The

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Knew that November 2 sit-in will be called off, says Qadri

LONDON (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri on Tuesday claimed that consensus has been achieved to bury the issue of Panama Leaks for good. Talking to media here, he said, “Based on personal experience, I knew that the November 2 will never come. However, I had no idea as to how

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New Islamabad Airport to be an icon of excellence: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that, “The New Islamabad Airport will be an icon of excellence internationally and will further promote the progressive image of Pakistan.” The Prime Minister made these remarks while chairing a meeting on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and aviation affairs at PM House. The PM

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