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  • PSA gives go ahead to international squash events in Lahore, Karachi

    KARACHI: After the doors have been opened for foreign hockey and cricket team’s visit to Pakistan after nine long years recently, good fortunes have come squash’s way too as the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has also given a go ahead to the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) to play hosts to unlimited number of tournaments at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad after meeting certain conditions, it emerged on Sunday...

    The embargo was...

  • Lahore to stage international squash next month

    LAHORE: FMC International Men’s Squash Championship will be staged at the Punjab Squash Complex here from Oct 12...

    It is expected some international players would compete since some of top 24 belonging from Egypt, Malaysia, England, France, Hong Kong, Germany and Ireland have confirmed their participation...

  • First international PNDS conference on non-communicable diseases begins in Lahore

    The first Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) began in Lahore on Friday, with the theme 4x4: Four NCDs & four shared modified risk factors...

    The conference, organised and hosted by the PNDS in collaboration with The Nutrition Society United Kingdom and Ireland, is being attended by medical practitioners and experts from Pakistan as well as those representing...

  • Amnesty International says every person in Lahore at risk due to smog, urges 'urgent action'

    Amnesty International on Friday issued an "urgent action" warning for the hazardous smog that has been engulfing Lahore, saying every resident of the city is at risk due to the poor air quality...

    The unprecedented step is aimed at mobilising supporters around the world to campaign on behalf of Lahore's population to seek relief from the authorities, the NGO said in a press release...

  • Over 20 per cent students miss school daily in KP

    8 million students of the state-run schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remain absent from the educational institutions daily, according to sources...

    814 million enrolled students of government schools were found absent from the educational institutions on daily basis in the month of May, sources in elementary and secondary education department told Dawn...

  • IG recommends daily allowance for police at current revised rate

    LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz has recommended to the government to de-freeze the fixed daily allowance and grant it as per revised rates of 2017 to the policemen...

    The Punjab government had allowed the police force the daily allowance in 2009 as par old rates fixed in 2005 and put a moratorium on its revision...

  • British jihadi ‘White Widow’ killed by US drone, says daily

    LONDON: Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the militant Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday...

    A convert to Islam from southern England, Jones was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the British press after her jihadi husband Junaid Hussain, also an IS militant, was killed by a drone in 2015
  • KWSB gets Rs160m for 1,000 tankers of water daily

    KARACHI: A hefty grant of Rs160 million has been approved for the ill-managed Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to provide water through 1,000 tankers to the city’s water-starved localities on a daily basis...

    The CM asked him to make necessary arrangements to supply 1,000 water tankers daily in the city and for the purpose he was releasing Rs160m immediately...

  • Still no salaries for FDE’s daily-wage employees

    ISLAMABAD: Around 800 daily-wage teaching and non-teaching employees of the educational institutions run by the Federal Directorate for Education (FDE) have not received their salaries for a whole year...

    Is this not a violation of human-rights?” asked a daily-wage teacher, requesting anonymity...

  • Karachi’s daily battles

    Over the years some private individuals and companies have added a few high-end shopping malls, providing world class cuisine and entertainment, some international fast food chains as well as some top notch educational institutions and healthcare facilities that cater exclusively to the privileged classes...

    We see a few universities but no new schools for the growing numbers of school-going children, no new hospital like the Jinnah...

  • CM seeks daily report on metro project

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday directed the officials concerned to keep him updated on the progress of final touches being given to the metro bus project in the twin cities...

    He was addressing a meeting held in Islamabad regarding the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project on Tuesday
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