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  • PU wins mega KP challenge trophy

    PESHAWAR: The two-day Youth Carnival Mega Challenge MC-16 concluded amid joy and fun at the Qayyum Sports Complex here on Sunday, with the Punjab University grabbing maximum number of trophies...

    Forman Christian Lahore bagged the runner-up trophy in thematic art, University of Peshawar in painting, Post-Graduate College Haripur in short filming, UET Mardan in photography, English singing and quiz, AJK University in Urdu singing,...

  • Can Peshawar's better trained wardens meet the traffic challenge?

    Around 200 sharp traffic wardens wait to patrol the popular University Road of Peshawar, provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in their new uniforms with the colours of their outfits changed from blue to grey...

    Most of the wardens are from the traffic police department and are personnel who already look after the flow of vehicular traffic in Peshawar...

  • Mega uplift schemes for Mansehra soon

    MANSEHRA: Federal religious affairs minister Sardar Mohammad Yousaf on Thursday said the federal government was aware of the problems of the people of Mansehra and therefore, the prime minister would announce mega development projects for the district soon...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will come here soon to mega development projects for the region,” he told a public meeting in Ale area of Mansehra district...

  • Saudi mega city to offer liberal lifestyle

    RIYADH: The $500 billion mega city planned by Saudi Arabia will be floated on financial markets alongside oil giant Saudi Aramco as part of the country’s drive to diversify away from oil, the crown prince said in an interview late on Wednesday...

    Moderate IslamPrince Mohammed has portrayed the reforms as a matter of economic survival, but one challenge for the ruling Al Saud family has been to secure the acquiescence of traditionalist...

  • Saudi Arabia launches $500bn mega-zone on Red Sea

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of an independent economic zone on the Red Sea, three times the size of Cyprus and with a half a trillion dollars in projected investments...

    The zone, dubbed Neom, covers an uninterrupted coastline of nearly 470 kilometres (290 miles) in northwestern Saudi Arabia and will extend into territories in neighbouring Jordan and Egypt, a statement released by the kingdom's Public Investment Fund said
  • ‘Mega projects keeping people hungry’

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry has said the Sharif brothers are burning nation’s resources on multi-billion mega projects to keep their businesses running but on the other hand approximately 41...

    He said the political elite had no understanding of the suffering of the poor masses, adding their only priority was to make money from mega projects via commissions and kickbacks...

  • Litigation imperils LDA’s two mega projects

    LAHORE: Litigation on two mega projects launched by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has not only delayed timely completion of development/construction works but also caused a huge financial loss to the exchequer...

    Dawn learnt that the mega housing project - Avenue-1 - and the recently launched signal-free corridor project from Gulberg (Liberty roundabout) to Shadman have proved highly problematic for the LDA both in terms of...

  • Mega water projects: why the secrecy?

    Not only was there was confusion and debate on the issue; the water scene watchers believe that groundwork is under way and work on two mega-dam projects will start in 2018, with or without Chinese support...

    Water-sector watchers believe that groundwork is under way and work on two mega-dam projects will start in 2018, with or without Chinese supportThe hierarchy of water ministry was out of the country last week...

  • Mega container ship catches fire off Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s navy was on Wednesday battling a major fire aboard a massive container ship travelling from Singapore to Egypt...

    The navy said it had received a distress call on Tuesday when the 14,000-container carrier was about 120 nautical miles (222 kilometres) away from Sri Lanka
  • Two Nadra ‘mega centres’ launched in Karachi

    KARACHI: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inaugurated two National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) mega centres in North Nazimabad and Defence on Friday, and announced that citizens from areas other than these two could also apply for CNICs there, as long they have the required documents...

    The interior minister, who arrived in the city on a two-day visit, told reporters that the mega centres would operate...

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