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  • Afghan students may get permission to stay
    Afghan students may get permission to stay
    Posted in: National News

    PESHAWAR: The Afghan nationals will continue to study in Pakistani educational institutions beyond Dec 2017, which is presumed to be the final date for the voluntary repatriation of around 1.3 million registered refugees, if a summary put up to the federal cabinet in this regard gets approval, a senior official said here on Friday. “The […]

  • Faculty shortage affects quality of medical education in Pakistan
    Faculty shortage affects quality of medical education in Pakistan
    Posted in: National News

    ISLAMABAD: The mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges coupled with the enhancement of seats by the existing colleges have created a severe shortage of faculty members due to which the quality of medical education is continuously going down in the country. However, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Dr Shabir Lehri claimed that […]

  • NAB arrests accountant in Rs550m fraud
    NAB arrests accountant in Rs550m fraud
    Posted in: National News

    MULTAN: The NAB arrested an accountant of the Vehari district account office for his alleged involvement in the embezzlement of Rs550 million. According to an official handout, the NAB is investigating an embezzlement case against former DPOs, sub-DPOs, DSPs, junior officers, district accounts officer. Advertisement “Initially the audit department has identified that officers of the […]

  • Mayo neurology dept ‘not admitting’ critical patients
    Mayo neurology dept ‘not admitting’ critical patients
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    LAHORE: Despite having sufficient funds, trained human resource and state-of-the-art infrastructure, the Neurology Department of Mayo Hospital is refusing to admit patients with critical brain-related diseases, including haemorrhage. The refusal to treat patients considered a heinous crime in the medical profession is going unnoticed, an official privy to the information told Dawn. The official said […]

  • ATR eyes 20-plane deal with Iran
    ATR eyes 20-plane deal with Iran
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    TOULOUSE: A deal for Iran to buy 20 short-haul passenger aircraft from ATR should be signed imminently, the head of the European planemaker told Reuters on Friday. The deal will come after Iran, which had not directly purchased a Western-built plane in nearly 40 years, signed contracts with Europe’s Airbus and US rival Boeing last […]

  • BHC admits plea against census for hearing
    BHC admits plea against census for hearing
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    QUETTA: The Baloch­istan High Court admitted on Friday a constitutional petition of the Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) against holding of census in the presence of Afghan refugees in the province. Justice Abdullah Baloch heard the petition filed by BNP-M leader Mir Ghulam Nabi Marri. Advertisement Mr Marri pleaded in the petition that his party had […]

  • PM-inaugurated power project launched again
    PM-inaugurated power project launched again
    Posted in: National News

    ISLAMABAD: The government’s ribbon-cutting temptation is leading to multiple high-profile publicity events for pre-mature projects. More than 15 months after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed a glamorous groundbreaking ceremony of the 102MW Gulpur hydropower project, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board on Friday announced the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the same project. Advertisement In a […]

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