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  • FM gets directions from Sharif before embarking on three-nation visit

    LAHORE: Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif met former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday for ‘directions’ ahead of his tour to three countries where he is expected to discuss America’s new policy regarding Afghanistan and South Asia...

    “The foreign minister consulted Nawaz Sharif about his planned visit to China, Russia and Turkey and got certain directions in this regard,” the PML-N leader told Dawn...

  • ECP issues directions for revision of electoral rolls

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the provincial election commissioners to initiate the process for revising electoral rolls from December 15, for the upcoming 2018 general elections...

    The ECP issued a notification in this regard, asking for the exclusion of names of deceased voters from the voter lists, and also those disqualified for the surrender of nationality or cancellation of CNICs
  • Court restrains four private schools from charging fee in violation of directions

    HYDERABAD: A division bench of Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit here on Thursday restrained four private schools from charging fee in violation of a circular of April 2017...

    He said that private respondents obtained handsome amount from time to time in the name of field trips and extracurricular activities which petitioners paid for the better future of their children and for which no approval had ever been sought from the chief...

  • Two siblings drown in pond

    BADIN: A 12-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister drowned in a pond near their house in Matli on Friday...

    Adeeb and Khatoon belonging to a Shaikh family were playing near the pond in Jarki village and jumped into it to beat the heat but drowned...

  • Katas Raj pond dry despite monsoon rains

    CHAKWAL: The Katas Raj pond, which dried up last May, has remained dry despite the monsoon rains...

    The pond has also been de-silted by two to three feet by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), with the help of the district administration and a cement plant, but this has had little effect...

  • SC takes notice of dried up Katas Raj pond

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of reports that the pond in the Katas Raj temple complex is drying out and ordered the concerned departments to submit a comprehensive report for the reasons behind the phenomenon within three days...

    According Hindu mythology, the pond was formed from the tears of Shiva, who went uncontrollably over the loss of his wife Sati...

  • Indian pilgrims disappointed by dry pond at Katas Raj

    “I was smitten by the amr kund (fabled pond) of Katas Raj when I saw pictures of it on the internet,” Ms Dalvi told Dawn...

    “My husband and I were very excited when we left for Pakistan but when we reached here, we were very disappointed by the state of the pond,” she said...

  • De-silting of fabled pond at Katas Raj begins

    CHAKWAL: Having moved by the drying condition of the revered pond of Katas Raj, the Punjab government in collaboration with a cement factory has launched a de-silting drive to restore the pond to its original condition...

    “We have uncovered three natural springs on the premises of the pond which were silted up causing reduction of water in the pond,” Mohammad Siddiqul Farooq, the chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB),...

  • Fabled pond of Katas Raj drying out, again

    CHAKWAL: In Hindu mythology, the fabled pond at the Katas Raj temples was formed by the tears of Shiva, who wept uncontrollably over the loss of his wife Sati...

    But the once ‘unfathomable’ pond, which continues to be one of the holiest Hindu sites in the region, is drying out for the second time in five years...

  • Studying amid stench: Girl students resent sewage pond around school

    NAROWAL: Students of the Government Amaan Girls High Scho ol, Siddiquepura, staged a demonstration against the authorities concerned for turning a blind eye to a large pond of stinking sewage on two sides of their school, which had been affecting their academic activities and health since long...

    Two of the protesting students, Iram Shahzadi and Kulsum Ashraf told Dawn that the sewage pond had become a breeding ground for insects that...

  • Three children drown in pond

    GHALANAI: Three children, including two brothers, drowned in a pond outside their house in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Tuesday...

    APA Ghalanai Zeeshan Abdullah told Dawn that the incident occurred in Chenagai area when the children were taking a dip in the pond...

  • Two brothers drown in pond

    KARACHI: Two brothers drowned in a pond formed by a leakage in a KWSB supply line in Ahsanabad on Wednesday triggering a public protest against the water board over its negligence, SITE Superhighway police said...

    They added that children used to swim and play in the pond created by a leakage in a water supply scheme...

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