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Australian police arrest culprit with drugs


PERTH: A 54-year-old St Helens Beach man charged with producing dangerous drugs as police continued to target drug suppliers. Detective Sergeant Brett Jackson, team leader of the Mackay Drug Taskforce says police are continuing to target those who are engaging in the sale and use of illegal and dangerous drugs in the Mackay community. He said there were more seizures ... Read More »

India’s excise arrests youth with 1.35kg of cannabis


KERALA: An excise team on Saturday arrested a youth and seized 1.35 kg of cannabis from him at the Bavali excise check-post on the Kerala -Karnataka border. The arrested was identified as Najeer of Kottilil Veetil, Thonikkadavu, near Bavali, in the district. Najeer, driver of the vehicle, was transporting the contraband in his autorickshaw from Bairakuupa in Karnataka to Mananthavady ... Read More »

French Customs seizes 2.4 tonnes of cocaine worth $76m


PARIS: Customs officials have seized at least 2.4 tonnes of cocaine from a cargo ship off France’s northern coast, a record for the country. The Carib Palm, a Moldovan-flagged freighter, had sailed from Colombia and was headed to Gdansk in Poland. It docked at the northern French port of Boulogne-sur-Mer on Thursday night, a source close to the investigation said, ... Read More »

Nepal police seize 630kg marijuana


KATHMANDU: Police seized around 630 kg marijuana from a forest near the Indo-Nepal border in Nirmalbasti of Parsa district on Saturday night. A group of suspected smugglers, however, managed to flee, police said. The contraband weed was left by the smugglers in the jungle in Motibasti, Nirmalbasti, when they saw a Nepal Army team running after them, police added. After ... Read More »

Turkish police seize bootleg perfume worth over $20m


ISTANBUL: Turkish police have captured 4.5 million bottles of illegally-produced perfume in Istanbul, the market value of which is estimated at over $20 million. The find is the largest such seizure in Turkey’s history. The Istanbul Police Department’s intellectual property crime unit launched an operation at a warehouse in the Küçükçekmece district after receiving an anonymous tip-off, Doğan News Agency ... Read More »

Country Director Asian Development Bank calls on Finance Minister


ISLAMABAD: Country Director Asian Development Bank (ADB) Werner Leipach and Sami Saeed, Pakistan’s Executive Director in the ADB seperately called on the Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Ministry of Finance this morning. The Country Director apprised the Minister of the progress of the on-going ADB portfolio in the country and plans relating to financing of projects in 2016. ... Read More »

Broadband subscribers including 3G, 4G cross 23.6m mark


ISLAMABAD: The total broadband subscribers including for 3G and 4G services have crossed around 23.6 million mark in the country, registering a reasonable growth rate with each passing month. As per latest market figures, the 3G and 4G subscribers also reached 20.6 million by November this year. In September this year highest growth rate of 14.43 per cent was by ... Read More »

Rs906.9m to be spent on 60 development projects

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FAISALABAD: The City administration has announced to spend Rs906.9 million on 60 development projects. Divisional Commissioner Captain (R) Naseem Nawaz Sunday said this while chairing a meeting. He said these projects would be kicked off very soon for the improvement, rehabilitation and beautification of the city under third phase of Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project. He said that 44 development ... Read More »

Gas pressure to improve in few days: Sui Gas GM

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RAWALPINDI: Sui Gas Rawalpindi Region General Manager Mohammad Zahoor Sunday said that gas pressure would improve in few days as steps are being taken to solve the problem. Talking to APP, he said that the gap between demand and supply is constantly increasing he admitted that frequent increase of demand crippled the lives of people. He urged the consumers do ... Read More »

Pak, UK have deep-rooted friendly relations, economic ties: Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Chief Mnister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday called on British High Commissioner Philip Barton and said that there were deep-rooted friendly relations and economic ties between Pakistan and Britain. “Britain is a big trade partner of Pakistan and economic cooperation between the two countries is enhancing”, he added. The British High Commissioner congratulated Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the success of ... Read More »

Int’t companies want to invest in Pakistan’s gas sector: Paracha

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MULTAN: International oil and gas companies along with some leading investors are interested in Pakistan’s promising gas sector which is a very healthy sign. All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) central leader Ghias Paracha said said this in a statement issued here Sunday. He said that the confidence of investors is rising which will help government to bridge gas shortfall. US, ... Read More »

Dar reviews progress on power projects

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Sunday chaired a meeting of the senior officials of the Ministries of Finance, Water and Power and Petroleum and Natural Resources here and reviewed progress on power projects in the country. Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Secretary to Prime ... Read More »

375 acres land allocated for industrial estate

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BAHAWALPUR: The Punjab government has allocated 375 acres of land for industrial estate in the area of Aghapur of Bahawalpur and approval of 125 acres additional land is underway. Minister of State for Education Interior Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman told media that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had announced the Industrial Estate on his visit to Bahawalpur earlier this year. He said ... Read More »

Grant operation against Pindi encroachers announced

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RAWALPINDI: The city administration has announced to launch a grand operation against the encroachers. Town Municipal Officer (TMO) Rawal Town Mir Akmal said that the operation would be carried out and would remain operative till the elimination of the encroachment in the city areas. He asked the shopkeepers to remove all encroachments else their goods will be confiscated and put ... Read More »

Tevta to produce 8,000 professionals annually


FAISALABAD: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) has announced to offer industrial stitching machine operator short-course across the province to fulfil the demand of industries for trained manpower. A spokesman of the Tevta told here on Sunday that the authority had established a training institution at Lahore in which this short course was offered in 2012. After getting better ... Read More »

NAB chief says corruption second largest menace after terrorism


ISLAMABAD: The corruption is the second largest menace after terrorism in the country, said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Sunday. Talking to a news channel he said, the Bureau has adopted a zero-tolerance policy to root out corruption from the country. He said, an internal accountability process had also been initiated in NAB and eight cases ... Read More »

Rs30m funds released for safety of embankments


MULTAN: The Punjab government has released funds of Rs 30 million for the repairing and maintenance of the safety embankments affected by floods across the Irrigation Multan zone. According to Irrigation sources, the government has also released funds of Rs 20 million for maintenance and repairing of canals and strengthening banks of canals. Read More »

Govt Depts asked to use Wasa’s bottled water


FAISALABAD: All the government departments in the division would use potable bottled water filled through the water plant installed by Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa). Inaugurating the Wasa bottling plant function, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin Mengal Sunday said this water was according to the international standard. He said the Punjab government had set a target to supply potable ... Read More »

Doctor warns against frozen food


ISLAMABAD: A renowned doctor has warned against the frozen food and said that it is one of the major sources of gastroenteritis and other stomach related diseases. Professor Dr Tariq Siddique said that citizens should use fresh food instead of frozen items, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday. He also advised people to refrain from consuming loose food in bazaars and ... Read More »

Number of Mobicash customers crossed 0.5m monthly


  KARACHI: The number of Mobilink’s mobile accounts has crossed 500,000 monthly activations in last eight months from the 25,000 monthly active mobile accounts in April 2015. Such massive augmentation in active users reflects the potential of the 2.5 million mobile accounts registered by Mobicash. The great growth during the last 8 months is a result of more people’s getting ... Read More »