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Tobacco board: Two research stations established

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) has established two research stations with a model tobacco farm in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and two sub-research stations in Punjab to enhance production and improve quality of tobacco. The research stations have been established at Mardan, Mansehra and the model farm at Buner while two sub-research stations have been set up at Kunjah and Okara. In addition to ...

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Restrain SPSC from holding exam on April 7: petitioners

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Tuesday notices to the provincial chief secretary and the advocate general on a petition challenging the appointment of the chairperson of the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC). Petitioner Mumtaz Ali and Syed Shahbaz Ali Shah Masoomi seek his removal claiming that the chairperson is incompetent to hold the post and an order to ...

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Restrain SPSC from holding exam on April 7: petitioners

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Tuesday notices to the provincial chief secretary and the advocate general on a petition challenging the appointment of the chairperson of the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC). Petitioner Mumtaz Ali and Syed Shahbaz Ali Shah Masoomi seek his removal claiming that the chairperson is incompetent to hold the post and an order to ...

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Turtle talk: ‘Wildlife smuggling second-best funding for terrorists’

KARACHI:  After drug mafia, wildlife smuggling is the second-best means for terrorists to raise funds, claimed provincial conservator Javed Ahmed Mahar on Wednesday. He was addressing the media after the end of the two-day sea turtle symposium in Karachi organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “Wildlife smuggling is the biggest means of funding for terrorists after ...

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Sindh’s deadly highway: Fatal bus on the wrong highway without a permit

SUKKUR:  A passenger bus that collided with a truck on Wednesday morning and claimed the lives of 14 people was on the wrong highway as its permit only allowed it to use the National Highway. The coach drivers prefer using Mehran Highway, which is a single carriageway, even though the route permits do not allow that, said Thari Mir Wah ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan makes way to cultural hub

LAHORE: The Lahore Arts Council (LAC) has been a clarion call for preserving arts in Pakistan, serving as a platform for artists from different areas to showcase their talent in the cultural capital of the country. In the wake of the spring season, LAC has scheduled a series of events for the next two months, with the aim of entertaining art-lovers ...

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VK Singh offers to resign following Pakistan Day row

Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh offered to resign from the government following his controversial tweet expressing disgust after attending a Pakistan Day ceremony. Quoting top sources, Times Now reported the minister offered to tender his resignation. The move comes a day after Congress leader Manish Tewaritold the former Indian army chief to quit instead of ...

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MoU signed to teach Chinese in Sindh schools

KARACHI: The Sindh Education Department on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese education department of Sichaun province for teaching Chinese language in the schools of Sindh. The ceremony was held at the Sindh Assembly building attended by the provincial education minister Nisar Khuhro and Consul General of China Mayaou, among other officials. The accord was signed between ...

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World’s top rock climber is a 13-year-old girl

At 13, Ashima Shiraishi was named one of the world’s top female rock climbers after she conquered what is likely to be the toughest rock climb to be completed by a female. Ashima started climbing when she was only seven years old and her most recent climb has made her the youngest person to climb something so hard. OMG!!! I ...

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