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Nasser N S Jaffer appointed as PIA chairman

Nasser N S Jaffer appointed as PIA chairman

ISLAMABAD: Nasser N S Jaffer has been appointed as chairman,  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), here on Friday, October 17.

At present, Nasser is the CEO of Jaffer Group of Companies and Chairman of Board of Directors.

As an experienced team leader with knowledge of management processes, he provides leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s annual and long-term goals.

He…

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PCB considers to relieve Moin Khan as chief selector or manager

PCB considers to relieve Moin Khan as chief selector or manager

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering to relieve Moin Khan either as chief selector or team manager after the ongoing home series against Australia.

According to PCB sources, the decision will be taken in PCB’s Governing Board meeting scheduled for October 23.

Moin Khan is currently acting  as team manager as well as chief selector.

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Violence in Africa: Body of Pakistani peacekeeper brought home

Violence in Africa: Body of Pakistani peacekeeper brought home

KARACHI: The body of a Pakistani soldier killed in Central African Republic has been brought back to Pakistan, JNN Islamabad reported on Friday.

His funeral will be held in Karachi after Zuhr prayers today.

On October 9, the soldier, who was part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, was killed and nine others were injured near the capital.

It was the first peacekeeper…

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Health crisis: Experts urge need to decrease iodine deficiency in country

Health crisis: Experts urge need to decrease iodine deficiency in country

ISLAMABAD:

It is estimated that 57 per cent of children under the age of five are iodine deficient and prone to have a low IQ which could lead to intellectual disability.

“In Pakistan, goiter — a painful enlargement of the thyroid gland due to severe iodine deficiency — is not as major a concern as the children who are being born with low IQ,” said a representative of the United Nations…

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Balochistan House waiter found dead

Balochistan House waiter found dead

ISLAMABAD:

A waiter working at the Balochistan House in the capital died under unexplained circumstances, said a media report on Thursday.

The deceased, identified as Shakeel Ahmed, 21, was working as a waiter and on Wednesday was found dead in his room.

However, the management of the premises said there was anti-mosquito spray in the room which could be a reason behind the death.

The…

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Sindh govt announces public holiday on Saturday

Sindh govt announces public holiday on Saturday

KARACHI: Sindh government has announced public holiday throughout the province on Saturday (tomorrow) in wake of” Urs” death anniversary of Abdullah Shah Ghazi (R.A).

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan People’s Party rally will be also held in Karachi near Qauid-e-Azam Mausoleum.

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Back from the dead: Two tombs singled out for conservation

Back from the dead: Two tombs singled out for conservation

KARACHI: Only two out of an estimated one million graves or tombs have been lucky enough to grab the attention of officials in a campaign to preserve some of Pakistan’s most at-risk treasures. The tombs of Amir Sultan Mohammad and Sultan Ibrahim, located in Makli – the largest necropolis in the world – have been selected for conservation as part of a joint effort by Pakistan and the United…

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Proposed amendment: MQM moves bill in NA against extortion

Proposed amendment: MQM moves bill in NA against extortion

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to curtail the growing menace of extortion in the country, the members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in National Assembly moved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014, for insertion of a new section in Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 — a move to stop extortion related crimes.

Currently, Pakistan has no specific laws to punish extortionists or those committing cybercrimes.…

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High-level huddle: Premier Nawaz mulls series of national security measures

High-level huddle: Premier Nawaz mulls series of national security measures

ISLAMABAD:

A high-level meeting on national security was held in the federal capital on Thursday to discuss various internal and external threats posed to the country and devise strategies to tackle them, an official handout said.

Although the handout did not add much about its agenda, sources told The JNN Islamabadthat the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid particular…

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PM chairs high-level meeting on political situation

PM chairs high-level meeting on political situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a high-level meeting with his top advisers and cabinet members on Friday to discuss the current political situation of the country. 

Participants of the meeting included Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Minister for Planning and Commission Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Information…

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