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3 hrs ago | Asia News Network

LAHORE: Chenab River now torments south Punjab

As the furious Chenab River extended its rampage to south Punjab on Sunday, more rain over the badly bruised north-eastern parts of the province claimed another seven lives. The seven people belonging to two families were killed in Hafizabad's Abdullahpur village as the soaked roofs of their houses could not endure the burden of the wall of an adjacent rice mill collapsed during a severe rainstorm.

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7 hrs ago | Daily Times

LCCI polls: PIAF leaders vow to focus on tax cut

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial Association has said it will expedite efforts for the withdrawal of all anti-business taxes like the way it has done in the previous years. This was stated by the Alliance leaders while addressing the business gatherings at Hall Road, Chamberlane Road, Rexine Market on Sunday.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Times

Shahbaz visits flood-hit villages

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday visited flood-hit villages in Sheikhupura, Narowal and Muridke. He took part in relief operation through helicopter for helping the flood affectees of southern Punjab.

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17 hrs ago | Express India

18 killed as wedding party washed away in boat tragedy

Severe flooding overturned a boat carrying a marriage party in Pakistan's Punjab province today leaving at least 18 dead, including the bridegroom, even as swelling waters continued to wreak havoc in the country affecting over two million people. The boat drowned in central Pakistani city of Multan near the Sher Shah Bridge when it capsized owing to high pressure of floods water.

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Yesterday | The Nation

Muggy weather back in city

The City remained in the grip of muggy weather on Saturday, causing Lahorites to sweat profusely throughout the day. Abundance of sunshine caused considerable increase in the mercury level with high humidity making the weather oppressive.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Nation

Punjabi Taliban's announcement to help improve Punjab security

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/editors-picks/14-Sep-2014/punjabi-taliban-s-announcement-to-help-improve-punjab-security For news details Read on : Punjabi Taliban's announcement to help improve Punjab security LAHORE- The announcement of outlawed TTP Punjab chief Asmat Ullah Muawiya that they are going to quit militant activities inside Pakistan can result in separation of some of his comrades who still want to continue militancy against the state. However, this will surely help improve the security picture, especially in Punjab.

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Daily Times

Sit-ins persistence reflects roots of discontent - deep'

The Institute for Policy Reforms released a fact sheet on the longest and persistence dharnas in Islamabad. According to the fact sheet, the dharnas will eventually come to an end.

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Daily Times

Saad asks police not to obey illegal orders of seniors : September 13, 2014,

LAHORE Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that discipline does not mean to follow an illegal order of seniors. Addressing a group of newly-employed sub-inspectors in the Pakistan Railways police here on Saturday, he said that the new appointments were made entirely on merit so it would be right to expect from them to follow law and denial to any illegal order, adding that it was the right of the nation and the department to expect so.

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Fox News

Pakistan arrests anti-government protesters in capital

Sept. 7: An anti-government protester reads a newspaper as he sits outside makeshift tents, set up in front of the Parliament House during the Revolution March in Islamabad. Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV.

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ABC News

Pakistan Arrests Opposition Activists

Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. The party of famed cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who is leading one of two major protests demanding the government's resignation, said a large number of party activists were detained in overnight raids beginning late Friday in Islamabad and elsewhere.

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Daily Times

Introduction of minority protection policy urged

They have also demanded that what regard and place in society Islam holds for those minorities should also be ensured for them in a state which, according to the constitution, is an Islamic state besides calling for promoting the culture of commonalities between different religions for bringing about a just and peaceful society instead of fanning differences. They expressed these views at a consultation arranged by the South Asia Partnership Pakistan under the banner of REAT Network at a local hotel on Friday.

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The Nation

PBC condemns Rana Sana Ullah statement for moving SJC

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Sep-2014/pbc-condemns-rana-sana-ullah-statement-for-moving-sjc For news details Read on : PBC condemns Rana Sana Ullah statement for moving SJC ISLAMABAD- Chairman, Executive Committee of Pakistan Bar Council, has condemned statement from Rana Sanaullah, former Law Minister, Punjab for moving Supreme Judicial Council against Justice Ali Baqar Najfi, Judge, Lahore High Court the one man Inquiry Tribunal of the Model Town incident. In a statement issued today he said that if any effort was made to overawe Justice Ali Baqar Najfi the whole Lawyers community in Pakistan would stand behind him to safeguard the integrity of Judge.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Times

'Mental health crucial to recover in emergencies'

LAHORE Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani has said that mental health is crucial to the overall well-being, functioning and resilience of individuals, societies and countries recovering from emergencies. The noted psychiatrist observed this at a day-long seminar on the 'hidden enemy' organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry here LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar also spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health.

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Daily Times

Veteran politician Malik Anwar Ali Noon passes away : September 13, 2014,

LAHORE: Malik Anwar Ali Noon, veteran politician and former member of the National Assembly passed away in Lahore on Friday. His Qul will be held tomorrow in Village Alipur Noon, Tehsil Bhera, District Sargodha at 3pm.

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Daily Times

CM brushes aside attempt to spoil army, govt's efforts to battle floods

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif continued his aerial visits to flood-hit areas in Multan, Jhang and Muzaffargarh Districts on the ninth consecutive day on Friday to personal review flood situation, pre-emptive and protective measures taken by the administration besides ongoing relief activities. Talking to the press, the chief minister said that an attempt was being made to sabotage the efforts of Pakistan Army as well as of the government to cope with the recent floods through "false" propaganda on the basis of report of a judicial commission that was set up after the 2010 floods.

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Daily Times

LHC asks sit-in parties to submit response by Sept 22 : September 12, 2014,

LAHORE The Lahore High Court on Friday asked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf , the Pakistan Awami Tehreek , the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and the Awami Muslim League to submit written responses during the hearing of a petition against sit-ins in Islamabad. The petition was filed by a citizen Mohammad Kamran, saying that leaders of the PTI and the PAT had violated the court's orders by continuing their sit-ins and hence should be tried for contempt of court.

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Daily Times

PTA confiscates illegal gateway exchange in Lahore : September 12, 2014,

LAHORE Pakistan Telecommunication Authority in its ongoing efforts to control grey trafficking unearthed yet another illegal gateway exchange in Lahore. In a fresh move, a successful operation against the grey operator was carried out along with Federal Investigation Agency team in Gulshan-e-Ravi, Lahore.

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Daily Times

'India responsible for floods in Pakistan' : September 12, 2014,

Taking exception to the losses after heavy floods across Punjab and other parts of Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq Inaugurating the relief camp of Al-Khimat Foundation, the Jamaat chief said that a sum of Rs 10.3 million had been provided by the people of Lahore for flood-hit people. He said that the current floods wreaked havoc on Pakistan as India released excessive water in Pakistani rivers.

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The Nation

Flood-hit Punjab can expect more rainfall

Lahore- Isolated areas in the flood-hit Punjab have been receiving rain/thundershower over the past 24 hours. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department rain-thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Multan during the next 24 hours.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Nation

A Day Out with Army

A group of over 100 students from Kinnaird College visited various military units and formations at Lahore Garrison on Thursday. The programme, 'A Day Out with Army' has been specifically introduced throughout the Army on instructions of Chief of Army Staff to acquaint students from different colleges and universities on routine functioning of Pakistan Army and its operational preparedness.

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