Author Archives: Adnan Rafique

Commerce officials summoned for misuse of EDF

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD—Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi has summoned the officials of the ministry of commerce to clarify their position after receiving complaints regarding misuse of the Export Development Fund (EDF). The commerce officials have been asked to appear before the committee on October 22 and bring the record of disbarments ...

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195 traffic cops deployed for Chehlum

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: As many as 195 traffic policemen would perform duties during procession on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city. According to details, 195 policemen including three DSPs (Traffic) and 12 Inspectors, 16 Sub-Inspectors and Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 164 Head Constables and Constables of Islamabad Traffic ...

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Qadri calls for positive use of social media against drugs use

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Thursday urged academia and Islamic scholars to utilize social media for awareness and eradication of the menace of narcotics. He was addressing here at International Islamic University (IIU) in a seminar and a walk activity was organized in connection with a week-long anti-drugs campaign of ...

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Masses violating plastic bag restriction be penalized

— Efforts on to seize production of plastic bags By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: The Federal capital after the ban imposed on plastic bags has embraced Oxo-biodegradable and polythene bags being stamped as degradable bag. An official of Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) categorically denied those bags’ use as permissible. He said under the revised Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) plastic commonly ...

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Character building, nurturing self respect a major challenge for teachers

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: Focus on character building, inculcating questioning habit and nurturing self respect among students is a major challenge for teachers to build a strong nation. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Law and Justice, Barrister Zafar Ullah on Wednesday said nations are established through academic institutions not from parliaments, as people of strong moral and spiritual values ...

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India involved in cyber-crimes worldwide: Rehman Malik

— Senate Standing Committee on IT & Telecom meets By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister and Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik has said that India is involved in cybercrimes worldwide and stealing sensitive national data of various countries for different nefarious activities. Talking in the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecom ...

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With improvement in health, former president plans to return to politics

KARACHI: Former president and founder of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who took a backseat from political activities last year because of his deteriorating health, is now planning a comeback following an improvement in his condition, a party official said on Thursday. The 78-year-old former military ruler is suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a ...

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NAB conducts 4 inquiries, 15 investigations, closing several probes

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD—The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday authorized conducting four inquiries,15 investigations and closing several investigations against various suspects, owing to absence of evidence. The meeting of the Executive Board Meeting of the Bureau, with Justice (R) Javed Iqbal in the chair, okayed conducting four inquiries against the owners of Exide Batteries, Muhammad Arsala Khan and others, officers ...

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Hammad calls for strengthening bilateral ties with Germany

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Muhammad Hammad Azhar has said that the Government of Pakistan looks forward to further strengthen cooperation with Germany and hoped to engage in projects which are geared towards the betterment of the people of Pakistan. The Minister Economic Affairs was talking to Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, Mr. Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck ...

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