A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday,killing 34 people in different parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province,officials said.
The worst-hit areas from the 7.8 magnitude quake were reported to be close to the Pakistan-Iran border.
Officials confirmed to Dawn.com that up to 34 people had died due to . . . →Read More:34 dead in 7.9 earthquake
By Mubarak Zeb Khan
ISLAMABAD:With less than 33 days left of its tenure,the PPP-led coalition government has posted 41 trade ministers,commercial counsellors and commercial secretaries to 36 countries,including the US and Russia.
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By Amir Wasim
ISLAMABAD:A parliamentary commission approved on Saturday the draft of a constitutional amendment bill seeking creation of a new province to be called ‘Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab’,comprising three southern divisions and two western districts of Punjab.
The proposed province will comprise nearly one-third of the present Punjab in three respects . . . →Read More:Parliamentary commission approves draft bill for new province
Pakistani commuters travel during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8,2013. PHOTO:AFP
Foggy cold weather likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab,K-P,Larkana and Sukkur division over next 24 hours.
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By Aroosa Shaukat
LAHORE: Aiming to entice more young readers by portraying books not just as sources of learning but also of fun and entertainment,organisers launched the month-long Oxford Book Fair 2012 in 11 cities and 14 locations across the country on Monday.
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By Iftikhar A. Khan and Wasim Shamsi
ISLAMABAD / SUKKUR:Taking notice of large-scale migration of Hindu families to India because of security concerns,the government has decided to beef up security for religious minorities.
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ISLAMABAD:Gunmen opened fire on an army camp near Islamabad on Monday,killing seven security personnel and wounding five others,the military said.
The encampment was attacked from a bridge over the river Chenab,close to the industrial city of Wazirabad,less than 150 kilometres southeast of the capital.
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ISLAMABAD - National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will organise a roundtable conference to provide vocational training to youth here from June 27-28.
The other objective of the two-day conference,being organised in collaboration with United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),is to enable them to contribute effectively in the economic activities,and harness . . . →Read More:Conference for the Youth to be organized by NAVTTC and UNESCO
By Muhammad Hamid Zaman
Somehow,science and the Pakistani society have never really formed a bond. There is always a little tension,some suspicion and plenty of misunderstanding. Our suspicion does not help our ability to think rationally,analyse critically and innovate for the future. It would be unfair to say that the burden . . . →Read More:Science and our people
Non-compliance with court orders to reinstate the foreign ministry’s stenographer-typist led to the Islamabad High Court issuing notices to the foreign secretary and others on Wednesday.
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