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PM Nawaz Sharif approves construction of 40 hospitals countrywide: NA told

PM Nawaz to leave today for two-day visit of Turkmenistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 16, (DNA) –  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the proposal to construct over 40 state-of-the-art hospitals to provide better health facilities to the people, the National Assembly was informed on Friday. Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr Darshan told the House during question hour that these hospitals will be established in densely populated, deprived or marginalized areas of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. To a question, Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani told the HouseRead More

Suicide bomber shot dead in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD, DEC 16, (DNA) –  The city was saved from a major terrorist incident when a suicide bomber was shot dead while attempting to enter an imambargah, The incident took place in the Latifabad area, where two suicide attacker attempted to enter an imambargahlocated near Imani Shah graveyard. Law-enforcement agencies acted promptly, and shot and killed one of the attacker, while his accomplice managed to escape. The bomb disposal squad have neutralised the suicide vest of the attacker. A BDS official said that the suicide vest contained seven kilograms ofRead More

COAS confirms death sentences of 13 hardcore terrorists


RAWALPINDI,DEC 16, (DNA) –  Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 13 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing and slaughtering of innocent civilians, officials of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan. These terrorists also include those who planned and executed attacks on Bacha Khan University Charsada, Parade Lane Mosque Rawalpindi, Marriot Hotel Islamabad, Office of World Vision NGO at Mansehra and educational institution at Nawagai Buner. On the whole, they were involved in killing 325 persons and inRead More

Pakistan keen to expand ties with Uzbekistan: Saad Rafiq

ISLAMABAD, DEC 16 (DNA) -Pakistan and Uzbekistan should focus on establishing direct railway and air Links that would go a long way in improving relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan, said Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Federal Minister for Railways. In a meeting with Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furkat A. Sidikov on Friday   the minster said areas of cooperation between Pakistan and Uzbekistan are described as intervention and cooperation in existing railway system, including up gradation of Carriage factory Islamabad and Locomotive Factory Risalpur. Second area is connectivity through ML I(Karachi to Jalalabad),ML IIRead More

APS shuhada sacrifices will not go waster: COAS

A ceremony was held at APS Peshawar today to pay homage to the martyrs of APS tragedy. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS was the chief guest on the occasion who laid a floral wreath at the martyrs monument and offered Fateha for the departed souls. Later he joined the families of shuhada, large gathering of locals, school children and staff for Quran Khawani within school premises. Speaking on the occasion COAS said that the terror attack on innocent children of The school was an attack on the humanity and theRead More

Denmark celebrates art and culture of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 16 (DNA) -: The Government of Denmark in collaboration with the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) held a large scale public event to celebrate the diversity of culture in Pakistan while highlighting art and culture as a tool for socio economic change. The event which marked the official closing of the cultural cooperation between Denmark and Pakistan was held at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) and highlighted the Danish experience with the power of art, culture and creative industries through its development cooperation in Pakistan.Read More