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All provinces to get equal benefits from power projects: PM

ISLAMABAD, 11 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said the government is heavily investing on power generation projects to meet the energy needs. Talking to a delegation of Chinese investors in Islamabad, the Prime Minister said the government gives priority to electricity production through hydro resources. He said international institutions will provide billions of dollars for Dasu Dam project. He expressed the confidence that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove a game changer in the region. While appreciating the economic policies of the government they expressed confidence thatRead More

Multiple causes of children deaths in Thar

KARACHI, 11 JAN (DNA) – Sindh health minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that there are multiple causes of children deaths in Thar. Early marriages, cultural values, malnutrition, Pre mature births and underweight are some of causes of children deaths in arid area and government is utilizing its best resources to uplift living standard of the people there. This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office on Monday. Secretary Health Dr. Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, M.S Civil Hospital Dr Wajid Memon and chairman Department of NeurosurgeryRead More

Sindh CM grants Rs1.9bn to 19 public universities 

CM Sindh Sain Qaim

KARACHI, 11 JAN (DNA) – Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah keeping in view the financial problems of 19 public sector universities has approved a grant of Rs1.9 million so that they could complete their development schemes. Secretary to CM for Universities and Board Iqbal Durani had held a meeting with the vice chancellors of public universities on October 10, 2015 to review their on-going schemes. They Vice chancellors told the secretary that they were facing acute shortage of funds to complete their schemes. Therefore, they had requestedRead More

Bilawal’s address to Lahore Bar a manifesto of democracy

KARACHI, 11 JAN (DNA) – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Monday termed the address of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to the Lahore Bar a manifesto of strengthening the democracy in Pakistan. The PPP leaders including Karachi Division President Syed Najmi Alam, General Secretary Nadeem Bhutto, Secretary Information Lateef Mughal and Deputy Secretary Information Syed Manzoor Abbas have also termed the address as supremacy of the Parliament and progress and prosperity. They said that if the politicians, judiciary and the establishment analyse his address in light of stability of theRead More

Peace in South Asia imperative for peace in world: Rashid

BHIMBER, 11 JAN (DNA) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says peace in South Asia is imperative for peace in the world. Addressing a PML-N youth convention in Bhimber Monday, the Information Minister said peace in the region is linked to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He said resolving the Kashmir dispute is the top priority of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to remove sufferings of the people of Kashmir. Pervaiz Rashid said PML-N accepted the mandate of PPP in Azad Kashmir and adopted the policy of non-interference, but it isRead More

Pakistan Stock Exchange formally launched

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday inaugurated the Pakistan Stock Exchange, saying on the occasion that the exchange’s launch was a historic day for Pakistan, one that could be the start of a new era. A new integrated national bourse, the Pakistan Stock Exchange began functioning Monday, replacing the stock markets of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad as all three exchanges have now been formally inducted into the unified PSX. Prior to the formal launch today, the Karachi Stock Exchange held a two-day pre-production mock trading session for all certificateRead More