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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


Lal Masjid’s Abdul Aziz provided security by PPP govt, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday, in an implicit response to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmakers’ criticism of his ‘inaction’ against Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz, alleged it was the previous PPP-led government which had ‘provided Aziz security guards.’ In a press conference in Islamabad, the interior minister said no one was above the law “but the government cannot arrest someone just to appease a section of society.” “I never said that there is no FIR registered against Abdul Aziz, he had at least 31 cases registeredRead More

Wahab urges youngsters not to take inspiration from Shehzad brawl

ISLAMABAD: Left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has urged the youth not to get any inspiration from what happened between him and opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match on February 14. “Whatever happened that day during the match was my reaction to something. But I don’t want to get into details. I would like to urge people not to get any inspiration from the incident,” he said while talking to a local TV channel. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) fined Riaz and Shehzad 40 per cent andRead More

Pakistan post collects Rs187083.62mn thru saving accounts

ISLAMABAD, FEB 16 (DNA) – Pakistan Post has collected Rs187,083.62 million through Saving Accounts and Saving Certificates during fiscal year 2014-15.epartment has collected Rs157,699.11 million from saving accounts while Rs29,384.51 million are collected through saving certificates. Pakistan Post Office is rendering Savings Bank services as an agent of Ministry of Finance on commission under Saving Bank Act, 1873, an official of Pakistan Post told state-run media. He informed that the department has biggest network for collection of savings from masses through more than 12,000 post offices spreading all over theRead More

FBR realizes Rs1664bn revenues till Feb 15

ISLAMABAD, FEB 16 (DNA) – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has realized Rs1664 billion revenues upto February 15 against the collections of Rs1404 billion taxes in the same period of last fiscal year, showing an increase of 18 percent, a senior official of the board said. Spokesman of FBR, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal told state-run media here that the FBR had performed well in tax collection and it collected 17 percent more taxes during first 15 days of February 2016 as compared to same period of last year. He saidRead More

HEC’s body takes initiative to  promote higher education

ISLAMABAD, FEB 16 (DNA) – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) governing body has taken some necessary initiatives to strengthen commissions role and for the promotion of higher education in the country. Talking to state-run media, an official of the HEC on Tuesday said that the HEC has gave approval for complete refund of fee to students under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme as previously, only tuition fee was being refunded. He said the new body was taking some important measures for upholding all quality parameters set by the Commission regardingRead More

70-year-old woman dies amid ruckus at Nadra office

 GUJRANWALA, FEB 16 (DNA) – In a tragic incident, an old woman lost her life during a stampede at a local office of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) at Punjab’s Gujranwala city.  Our correspondent said an elderly lady, Rasool Bibi, was standing in a long queue for last few hours when the stampede suddenly occurred at the jam-packed Nadra office. A large number of people were waiting there to get national identity cards (NICs) updated or renewed.  “She fell unconscious and died,” an eyewitness told Samaa on theRead More