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  • Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project not waterproof

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Some newly constructed metro bus stations, worth millions of rupees, could not withstand the heavy monsoon showers on Tuesday and were flooded with rainwater...

    The worst affected bus stations were Peshawar Mor, Centaurus, 7th Avenue, Kutchery and Shaheed-i-Milat stations where water flowed down the staircases and dripped from the ceiling, inundating the stations...

  • Metro bus runs over medical student in Rawalpindi

    A medical student was killed when a Metro bus she was travelling on ran her over in Rawalpindi Friday, police said...

    Sameera, a 19-year-old student of the Shifa College of Medicine, was travelling to Islamabad when the driver pulled the emergency brakes near the Rehmanabad bus station, apparently due to ongoing construction work in the area...

  • Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends

    WASHINGTON: Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about...

    “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you,“ said a blog post by Facebook's Max Eulenstein and Lauren Scissors...

  • Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

    Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed...

    The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product manager John Hegeman...

  • PPP moves NAB against CM Shahbaz alleging corruption in Multan Metro Bus project

    The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Thursday filed a complaint with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for alleged corruption in the Multan Metro Bus project...

    The complaint filed by PPP South Punjab General Secretary Shaukat Basra accuses CM Shahbaz and others of "embezzlement of funds, misuse of authority and receiving kickbacks" in the Metro Bus project...

  • NAB initiates probe against Shahbaz over graft allegations in Multan metro bus project

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday ordered an inquiry into the corruption allegations levelled against Shahbaz Sharif in the Multan Metro Bus Project, and the controversial selling of a flight-worthy Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) aircraft...

    In August, ARY News had accused the Punjab chief minister of receiving more than Rs10 million in kickbacks from the project...

  • Chinese envoy rejects allegations of corruption in Multan Metro Bus project

    China's acting Ambassador Zhao Lijian on Thursday rejected allegations of corruption levelled against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, saying reports of him receiving kickbacks from the Multan Metro Bus project through a 'fake' Chinese firm are false...

    On Tuesday, ARY News' reporter Hamza Habib Farooq had alleged that a Chinese regulatory authority had released a report stating that the Punjab chief minister had received more...

  • Metro bus project Outages irk powerloom staff

    MULTAN: Scores of factory workers and owners of powerlooms on Wednesday staged a demonstration against excessive billing and increase in unannounced loadshedding after commencement of work on Metro Bus Project...

    And now increase in outages because of work on Metro project had ruined their business...

  • PM inaugurates Metro Bus project: 'This is a changing Pakistan'

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Islamabad's new Metro Bus Project, with a speech to a packed Convention Centre on Thursday...

    Nawaz was elated at the completion of the million-rupee transport project, as he smiled and made light-hearted jokes aimed at his brother — Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif...

  • CDGR diverts sanitary workers’ services to metro bus project

    RAWALPINDI: The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has diverted the services of its sanitary workers to removing the construction material waste left by contractors of metro bus project on the Murree Road...

    During his visit to the garrison city on Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed displeasure over the construction waste lying on Murree Road and the elevated metro bus track and asked the contractors to...

  • CM not satisfied with standard of work on metro bus project

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who has been keenly waiting for the inauguration of the metro bus service, was on Sunday disappointed over the poor workmanship on the multi-billion rupees project...

    During a visit to the garrison city, the chief minister gave seven days to the officials concerned to remove debris scattered on the roads along the metro bus track from Saddar to Pakistan Secretariat...

  • Metro Bus project worker dies, two others injured

    MULTAN: A labourer died and two others injured when a crane working on Metro Bus Project in the city touched live electricity wires at Vehari Chowk here on Saturday...

    The accident occurred during the on-going work on the project, seriously injuring three labourers...

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