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Three gunned down over pretext of honour in Jaffarabad area

District
JAFFARABAD: Three people, including a woman, were gunned down over pretext of honour in Jaffarabad area of Balochistan on Monday. According to police, in Dera Allahyar area of Jaffarabad, unidentified men opened fire, killing three people including a woman on the spot. They also injured a girl. The bodies and injured were moved to a nearby hospital, where the unidentified armed men also tried to kill the injured girl. However, the hospital staff saved the injured woman and later upon being informed the police reached the spot to control the situation. Meanwhile, a man allegedly killed his sister in the name of honor after she came to live with her parents following a dispute with her husband. According to the police, accused Liaquat killed his sister after he took her out of their...

Date extended for exchanging old design bank notes

Business
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) informed on Monday that the federal government vide Gazette Notification F.No.2(1)IF-III/2010 dated December 23, 2021, has extended the last date for exchangeability of old design large size bank notes of Rs 10, 50, 100 and 1000 by one year. According to the SBP information, the holders of these old design large banknotes have been given the last chance to exchange these old design large size banknotes from the field offices of the SBP Banking Services Corporation (BSC) by 31st December 2022. It is once again emphasized that this is the last and final deadline for exchange of such banknotes, upon expiry of which, these banknotes shall no longer be exchangeable from the counters of the SBP BSC and thus will lose their value. The general pub...

Punjab CS refuses to work with govt again, seeks further leave

National
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal once again refused to work with the Punjab government and requested the Establishment Division Monday for the grant of leave for another 130 days. It is to be noted here that Kamran Ali Afzal’s one-month leave is going to end on December 6, and he has requested the Establishment Division for granting him leave for going to Australia. Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had approved Kamran Ali Afzal’s one-month leave twice. The chief minister, while approving the leave till December 6, had ordered Abdullah Sumbal to continue working as the acting chief secretary for another thirty days. Kamran Ali Afzal had refused to work as Chief Secretary of Punjab for the first time on August 6 last.

Pakistan receives 46 coaches from China: Minister

National
ISLAMABAD: Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday that Pakistan Railways has received 46 out of 230 new high-speed passenger coaches from China. Addressing a press conference here today, he said that Pakistan Railways would soon begin manufacturing 184 similar coaches at its carriage factory in Islamabad with the assistance of Chinese engineers under the technology transfer agreement. The carriage factory is being upgraded in this regard, he revealed. The minister said it has become difficult to run the institution as there is no continuity in the national policies. He lamented that political parties need to work together to solve the issues confronting the nation instead of indulging in blame games. In the past, senior officers were humiliated, Saad Rafiq regretted...

PDM will keep running from elections: Fawad

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said Imran Khan has directed party lawmakers to prepare for elections. Taking to twitter, Fawad Chaudhry shared that PTI supremo has advised all party legislators to go back to their constituencies and increase public contacts. The former minister said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) would keep running from elections but PTI would not waste any more time. Fawad said PTI would opt for elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and polls for National Assembly would be held afterwards if ruling coalition does not announce general elections.

Security is inevitable for persuading foreign investors: Naseebullah

National
QUETTA: Naseebullah Khan Bazai, erstwhile Additional Chief Secretary (Dev), Planning and Development Department, Government of Balochistan, has said that the dream of good governance could be materialized through the rule of law and decision based on merit. Talking to PPI at his residence in Nuhsar here on Sunday, he said that Balochistan had been blessed with natural resources, adding that security, skilled workers and conducive environment was inevitable for persuading foreign investors for investment in minerals, fisheries, livestock and other sectors of the province. He said natural calamities could be cope up with zeal, determination besides benefiting from modern equipments, adding that while serving as Deputy Commissioner, Naseerabad, more than seven lac people were provided r...