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No of terrorist attacks decreased in 2017 compared to 2016: Nacta report

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) stated that there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in the country in 2017 compared to 2016. According to Nacta’s regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan, 432 cases of terrorism took place since January and the number of terrorist attacks have decreased

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NAB to conduct inquiries, investigations on scientific lines

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal Wednesday directed the Bureau officials to complete inquiries and investigations by following rules and regulations and with use of scientific techniques. He said this while reviewing the performance of Operation Division of NAB at its headquarters.  He said NAB was established to end corruption and recover

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Import duty on eatables, luxury items raised by up to 350pc

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- In a bid to contain the ballooning bill of imported goods, the federal government has enhanced by up to 350% the regulatory duties on 356 essential and luxury items. However, there are slim chances that the move will have any meaningful impact on the import bill. For the first time in last many years,

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India’s claim of Karot Hydropower project’s harm to environment groundless: Researcher

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- India’s claim that Karot Hydropower Project might affect its hydrological environment is groundless as the power station is located to India’s northwest and has nothing to do with rivers in India, said Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of International Relations. India’s concern over the project

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COAS arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls on Crown Prince

RIYADH (Sarzameen News)- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday during his visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, particularly in the military field. They also discussed issues of common interest between the two countries. The meeting

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PM wants speedy efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Ministry of Water Resources to expedite efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, he also directed that financing strategy for Diamer-Bhasha dam should be brought before the Council of Common Interests for approval. During the meeting, an overview of

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AIOU, JICA, UNESCO to strengthen cooperation in education sector

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)-  Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNESCO will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, laying greater focus on adult education and teaching of drop-out girls. The proposals to this effect were discussed during the visit to AIOU by Hirotaka Sekiguchi, a senior official of

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ECP reserves verdict in Ayesha Gulalai disqualification reference

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has Tuesday reserved the decision on Ayesha Gulalai’s disqualification reference that was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against her for defying its orders. The verdict will be declared on October 24. The five-member bench under the Chief Election Commissioner heard the case, filed by the PTI against her for defying

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Punjab Govt launches free Motorbike Ambulance Service

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif formally inaugurates the service in Lahore on Tuesday. Speaking on this occasion Shahbaz Sharif said Punjab government is taking practical steps for improvement of the healthcare system. He said Motorbike Ambulance Service will help reach the patients in narrow streets and tight corners. He said the service has been handed over to Rescue

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New Naval Chief calls on COAS

ISLAMABAD (SarzameenNews)- Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited GHQ and called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. Matters of professional interest were discussed. COAS congratulated Admiral Zafar on assumption of command of Pakistan Navy. Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, CNS laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered

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