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Pakistani father seeks help for treatment of 3-year-old son

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Maverick Report RAWALPINDI: Muhammad Hanif, a student of MSc Chemistry, has been in contact with heart specialists in India and England for months in a hope that one day he ... Read More »

Saving the environment: Last gasp for two-stroke polluters in Pakistan

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Internews Feature ISLAMABAD: A fresh crackdown by the City District Government Rawalpindi in Pakistan’s northeast to phase out two-stroke rickshaws may reach its logical conclusion, if such halfhearted drives of ... Read More »

Measles cases rose by 80% in Pakistan during Nov last year

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed a significant increase of 80 percent in cases of measles during November last — 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137 in ... Read More »

70% of Pakistanis think educated person has better chance of progress

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Majority (70 percent) of Pakistanis think an educated person has a better chance of progressing in life as compared to an uneducated person, according to a Gilani ... Read More »

Anti-Dengue Day: Punjab CM vows to completely eliminate virus

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Maverick Report LAHORE: War against dengue has not yet finished completely and the struggle would continue till complete eradication of the disease, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said. ... Read More »

14 transfers, postings reported in Pakistan ahead of elections

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: As many as 14 cases of transfers and postings of government officials, election staff, police administration and district government officials have been observed in 11 districts across ... Read More »

French president to visit Pakistan

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Internews Report ISLAMABAD: French President Francois Hollande will soon visit Pakistan accompanied by a business delegation. Hollande expressed this understanding to Pakistan’s new ambassador to France Ghalib Iqbal at his ... Read More »

Media, Supreme Court get high respect from Pakistani public in survey

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Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani media, Supreme Court and provincial autonomy have earned the general public applause in ‘Public Verdict on Democracy 2008-2013’ — a recent PILDAT-Gallup survey conducted in ... Read More »

Tears of joy: Pakistani onion exports reach 170,000 tons

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Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s onion exports have reached 170,000 metric tons (MT) mark and is anticipated to reach 200,000 MT mark by the end of March 2013. The national exchequer will ... Read More »

Strange bedfellows: Left-right poll alliance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Internews Report PESHAWAR: Politics, they say, is the art of the possible and if indications are anything to go by the secular-nationalist Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber ... Read More »

Profit repatriation from Pakistan down slightly

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Internews Report KARACHI: The repatriation of profits and dividends by foreign firms from Pakistan experienced a modest decline of 4.8 percent during the first seven months of the current fiscal ... Read More »

Pakistan accounts for only 5pc of textile imports by 20 nations

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Internews Report LAHORE: Pakistan fetches $10.2 billion of its $12.5 billion textile export revenue from 20 countries. However, it accounts for merely 5.7 percent of their total textile imports, suggested ... Read More »