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1 hr ago | Daily Times

Bilawal to visit flood-hit areas of Punjab soon : September 16, 2014,

LAHORE Pakistan People's Party Punjab President Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has said that party chairman Bilawal Bhutto will soon visit the flood-hit areas of the Punjab province to express solidarity with the flood victims and also distribute the relief goods among them. Chairing a meeting of the Punjab Executive Council on Tuesday, he informed the party leadership about the upcoming visit of the party chairman.

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5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Southern Express vs. Lahore Lions, CLT20: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Lahore Lions kept alive their hopes of reaching the main group stages of the Champions League T20 with a 55-run victory over Southern Express. After being put into bat by the Sri Lankan side, at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, the Lions made 164-6 in their 20 overs.

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9 hrs ago | The Nation

PML-N MPAs and Ministers donate their one month's pay for flood relief

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Sep-2014/pml-n-mpas-and-ministers-donate-their-one-month-s-pay-for-flood-relief For news details Read on : PML-N MPAs and Ministers donate their one month's pay for flood relief Lahore- All ministers of Punjab provincial cabinet as well as ruling PML-N's Punjab Assembly members have announced to donate their one-month salary for flood victims today. The fund will be submitted the Punjab government has set up a chief minister's flood relief fund.

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9 hrs ago | The Nation

Pakistan Railways to run two new passenger trains

Lahore- Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said two new passenger trains will be run from next month to facilitate the travellers. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said the trains include Musa-Pak Express, which will run between Lahore and Multan and Mehran Express between Karachi and Mirpur Khas.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

TMCnet

Pakistan's Influential Trade and Commerce Body Adopts Video Conferencing to Boost Overseas Business

From healthcare to entertainment and from parenting to commerce, video conferencing is being used as a useful tool to keep people connected to one another. In an effort to take the advantage of this technology, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry , has recently launched the video conferencing facility at its premises.

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The Nation

Rs60b flood fighting plan splashed away

LAHORE Policymakers have wasted more than Rs60 billion to undertake studies at national level for minimising flood damages and proper utilisation of that water from 1978 to 2010 with zero results on ground, TheNation has learnt through a research. Around Rs13 billion were spent on National Flood Protection Plan until 1998 and Rs12 billion were spent on the phase III of the same plan.

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Daily Times

200 more PAT, PTI workers arrested : September 16, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad and Punjab Police continued their crackdown against the Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday and arrested more than 200 workers, including 15 security guards of Tahirul Qadri. A fresh force of 2,000 Punjab Police personnel, including some SHOs of Lahore police, had recently joined the Islamabad police to clear the Red Zone of protesters by September 20, it has been learnt.

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Daily Times

DCO Office allows - fake' NGO to shoot video with foreigners

LAHORE: The office of district coordination officer virtually put the security of provincial capital at risk by granting permission to a fake non-government organisation to facilitate three foreigners to shoot video of public places without obtaining prior clearance from security quarters, Daily Times learned on Monday. According to documents available with Daily Times, the NGO named Ujala Welfare Society , claiming registration number 10-13 with the Social Welfare Department, submitted a request to the DCO to seek permission to shoot documentary film to promote Punjab's culture.

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Boston.com

Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan | Photos | The Big Picture | Boston.com

Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes.

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Daily Times

Democracy must not be derailed: JI : September 15, 2014,

LAHORE Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Monday said that protests in the federal capital can continue for 100 days, but democracy must not be derailed in Pakistan. Speaking to journalists here, Siraj said that there was only one way to find a solution to the political crisis and that was through dialogue.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Pakistan govt posed 'enormous challenge' amid floods, political crisis

Pakistan's government has been posed an unprecedented challenge. While huge crowds of demonstrators call for the overthrow of PM Sharif, hundreds of thousands more of flood victims are relying on him to deliver them the help they need to survive.

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Daily Times

137 arrested PTI, PAT workers granted bail : September 15, 2014,

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad on Monday accepted bails of 103 the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers and ordered authorities to release them. The PTI activists were accused of attacking Parliament House and other government installations on August 30. They were booked under Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act .

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Times of Oman

Omantel denies WorldCall rumour

Muscat: Oman Telecommunications Company said that the news regarding WorldCall Telecom Limited circulated in Pakistan is inaccurate. The company continues providing telecom services as usual, Omantel said in a disclosure statement posted on MSM website.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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