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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Azam Khan’s name withdrawn from U19 Asia Cup squad


KARACHI, NOV 29, (DNA) -Six days after announcing the squad for upcoming U19 Asia Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has withdrawn the name of batsman Azam Khan from the squad, terming him ineligible on age grounds. Azam, son of former captain Moin Khan and a wicket-keeper batsman, was included in the original squad of 15 players announced by the board on Wednesday. However, On Tuesday, the PCB realised that Azam Khan was not eligible for selection on age grounds and his name was included in the squad “inadvertently”. “ItRead More

Efforts afoot to get Karachi Circular Railway included in CPEC

“We are ready to lay a railway line from Thar coal field to Keti Bandar to transport coal,” China-Pakistan Association President Sha Zukang had said in a meeting with the then CM Sindh.

KARACHI, NOV 29, (DNA) -The Sindh government has begun efforts to get Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and Keti Bandar projects included in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah will write to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek his favor to get KCR and Keti Bandar included in CPEC project. This was decided here in a meeting chaired by the CM today. The meeting mulled over providing transport facilities to Karachiites. Additional chief secretary development, principal secretary, finance secretary and secretary energy were alsoRead More

CJCSC General Zubair Mehmood Hayat calls on PM

CJCSC General Zubair Mehmood Hayat calls on PM

ISLAMABAD, NOV 29, (DNA) – Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubai Mehmood Hayat called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House on Tuesday. The two discussed matters of national interest and security. General Zubair Mehmood Hayat was elevated from three-star to four-star General and took charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) yesterday from the outgoing General Rashad Mehmood at a change of command ceremony at the JS Headquarters.=DNA ================

CCP holds seminar on competition advocacy

ISLAMABAD, NOV 29 (DNA) -: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) held a seminar at the Riphah International University as part of the national campaign, ‘Competition Advocacy Academia Drive’, started by CCP to create awareness of the Competition Law among the students and faculty members of the universities. This was the second seminar in the first round of the advocacy campaign that was kicked off from Comsats Institute of Science & Technology which will be followed by seminars in 11 universities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The seminar was attended by theRead More

British High Commissioner fetes returning Chevening scholars

The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew CMG held a reception at the British High Commission in Islamabad for returning Pakistani Chevening scholars from 2015/2016.   The reception was attended by Chevening scholars, senior officials from the High Commission, media and the representatives of the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan.   This year the Chevening Scholarship Programme sent a record number of 81 scholars to the UK from Pakistan.   The British High Commissioner Mr. Thomas Drew said:   “The Chevening Programme is an important part of the UKRead More

CDWP approves 7 projects of worth Rs 36 billion

ISLAMABAD, NOV 29 (DNA) – The Central Development Working Party has prioritized health sector by approving five health projects worth Rs 22.7 billion. The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments and ministries concerned. Overall, the CDWP approved seven projects worth Rs 36 billion, including four projects costing Rs 30 billion, which were referred to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). In health sector CDWP referred Sindh immunization support program (SISP)Read More