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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

 

Rawalpindi city faces severe water shortage

Rawalpindi: 7th June - Residents of Dheri Hassanabad carrying empty jerry cans hold a protest  demo 
against water shortage, in front of a closed water filtration plant on Tuesday. - DNA Photo Parvez Iqbal

RAWALPINDI, 07 JUNE, (DNA) – The water shortage is worsening in many areas of the city, including Pirwadhai, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Dhoke Ratta, Dhoke Matkal, Dhoke Hassu, Adiala road, Jarahi stop, Shah Khalid Colony, Raja Akram Colony, Faisal Colony, Fazal Town, Dhoke Banaras, Dheri Hassanabad and Sadiqabad, where residents are moving from one place to a series of places to get water for the domestic usage. “The tube wells in the area are supplying contaminated water due to which there is no drinking water for last three days. It is reallyRead More


No end to Panamagate probe talks in sight

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  ISLAMABAD: If Syed Khursheed Shah is to be believed, there is every likelihood that ongoing talks between the government and the nine-party opposition bloc will drag on “for all eternity”, since the former is showing no interest in resolving the issues around Panamagate. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly on Monday, the leader of the opposition said that though the opposition was all for moving ahead to formulate terms of reference (ToR) for the proposed Panama Papers commission, the government seems to be non-serious in this regard.Read More


PM Nawaz discharged from London hospital after heart surgery

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DNA, June 07, 2016 Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and sons Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz accompanied the prime minister on his way to his apartment in the Britain’s capital. He waved at the crowd gathered outside the hospital to catch a glimpse of him. Speaking to media representatives earlier, his son Hussain Nawaz said Irfan Siddiqui and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif met with PM Nawaz today. He said there was a good chance that the premier will be discharged this afternoon as he had recovered a greatRead More


Police sets ablaze drug dens in Karachi

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KARACHI: Police set ablaze drug dens of gangsters at Pak Colony during a search operation. All of the criminals fled the site, police said. According to the police Bilal alias Pappu, Jabir Baloch, and Haji Kashif were running drug dens. Scores of drug addicts visited the site daily, police added. The accused had taken charge of the drug den after local gangster Riyasat Baloch was arrested by security forces.    


Rs14,000 wage not enough to survive: Senate opposition

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition lawmakers said in the Senate on Monday that the budget 2016-2017 lacked the vision to put the economy on a sound footing, adding that the announced minimum wage of Rs14,000 was not enough to make both ends meet, alleging the government had resorted to figure fudging on economic growth. PTI’s parliamentary leader Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak questioned why the government had not worked out the toll tax with China, as some 55,000 containers would be playing on Pak roads at one time and this could generate dollars sevenRead More


Collaroy Beach ‘loses 50m’ after Australia storm

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SYDNEY: Exclusive homes located on Sydney’s Collaroy Beach are in danger of collapsing after high tides and huge waves caused severe erosion for a second night. Collaroy Beach has narrowed by up to 50m following a massive storm that hit Australia’s east coast. Four people died in the storms and another three are still missing. Conditions eased in the state of Tasmania on Tuesday and the worst of the weather has passed. The multi-million dollar waterfront properties on Collaroy Beach lost backyards, decks and a swimming pool after 13m-high wavesRead More