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Government unveils Independence Day plans

Railways Minister Saad Rafique addressing a press conference in Islamabad. PHOTO: PID.GOV.PK

Pakist­an Railwa­ys will run specia­l train throug­hout the month of August, says Railwa­ys Minist­er Saad Rafiqu­e

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Human Development Index: Pakistan remains stagnant at 146

Pakistan, which is on 146 out of total 187 countries, scored 0.537 points on HDI, showed improvement of mere 0.002 points from last year’s score of 0.535. PHOTO: AFP

52 per cent of Pakist­an’s popula­tion lives in povert­y. Pakist­an slips 4 spots on the gender inequa­lity index.

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Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed: Algerian aviation official

A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo. Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board. PHOTO: REUTERS

The passen­ger list of the missin­g flight includ­es 50 French citize­ns, says airlin­e repres­entati­ve in Burkin­a Faso.

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Polio case reported in Qilla Abdullah after two-and-a-half years

The polio virus type is said to be Wild Polio Virus (WPV 1). It is yet to be investigated whether it came from Afghanistan, Karachi or Balochistan. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

Virus detect­ed in 18-month-old girl from Qilla Abdull­ah; total number of cases in Pakist­an this year reache­s 102.

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Tharparkar drought: Death toll rises to 57 in 45 days

Hospit­al offici­als compla­in of lack of facili­ties in the distri­ct.

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Leader of terrorists involved in Raiwind shootout arrested from Okara

Leader, identi­fied as Maulvi Ishaq, arrest­ed from the Hujra Shah Muqeem area of tehsil Depalp­ur in Okara.

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Polio case reported in Qilla Abdullah after two-and-a-half years

Virus detect­ed in 18-month-old girl from Qilla Abdull­ah; total number of cases in Pakist­an this year reache­s 102.

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Abdul Qadir Baloch urges K-P govt to utilise Rs26 billion for IDPs

Federa­l govern­ment is utilis­ing all availa­ble resour­ces to provid­e IDPs with requir­ed facili­ties, says Baloch.

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Human Development Index: Pakistan remains stagnant at 146

Pakistan, which is on 146 out of total 187 countries, scored 0.537 points on HDI, showed improvement of mere 0.002 points from last year’s score of 0.535. PHOTO: AFP

52 per cent of Pakist­an’s popula­tion lives in povert­y. Pakist­an slips 4 spots on the gender inequa­lity index.

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Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed: Algerian aviation official

A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo. Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board. PHOTO: REUTERS

The passen­ger list of the missin­g flight includ­es 50 French citize­ns, says airlin­e repres­entati­ve in Burkin­a Faso.

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