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Five Pakistanis under-trial in Egypt to be fully supported: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammed Faisal said the five Pakistanis who were under-trial in Egypt would be fully supported. The Pakistanis were earlier stranded on a ship off the coast of Safaga in Egypt and now have been produced in an Egyptian court. In a statement, the foreign office spokesperson said an officer from Pakistan mission in Cairo was deputed to assist the Pakistani nationals during the court proceedings. He said the crew had been charged with involvement in drug smuggling which was…

Five Multan university students arrested for kidnapping professor

MULTAN: Police on Wednesday arrested five students and recovered a professor of Bahauddin Zakariya University who was made hostage by them in Multan, ARY News reported. Police rounded up the suspects with the help of surveillance camera footage and seized weapons from their possession.  According to details, in the eyebrow-raising incident, a group of students belonging to the student wing of a political party, the PSF, kidnapped Professor Wasif Noman Ansari allegedly for giving them poor marks in examinations.…

Punjab human rights minister assures five disabled family members of help

LAHORE: Taking notice on ARY News report about a family with five disabled persons, Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Punjab Ijaz Alam has announced to help the affected siblings, ARY News reported. The Punjab human rights minister has also assured the family to help them recover their assets alleged to be seized by some influential people of the area.  He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government stood by disadvantaged people. He also appreciated ARY News' efforts for social welfare of…

Five injured in Chaman blast

CHAMAN: Five people have been injured in a blast at Abdul Rehman Zai bazaar in Chaman on Monday, ARY News reported. Deputy Commissioner Qila Abdullah Shafqat Anwer said initial investigation revealed that it was a land mine blast. He said the blast took place near a grid station in tehsil Gulistan. He said the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Frontier Corps and Levies personnel have cordoned off the area for collecting evidences. In an attempt to sabotage celebrations of…

Five kids expire in Thar due to malnutrition, viral diseases

THARPARKAR: At least five children have died in Tharparkar because of malnutrition and epidemic diseases, ARY News reported. The deaths took place at Civil Hospital Mithi in last 24 hours. Doctors said starving pregnant mothers arrive at the hospital and give birth to dead children.  Health and medical facilities in Thar district are far from existence. Several health centers have not been inaugurated so far. Contrary to the ground realities, Sindh Health Minister Azra Fazal Pechuho, during her visit to…

With 33 reserved seats, PTI’s National Assembly tally rises to 158

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has secured 28 reserved seats for women and five for minorities in the National Assembly. This was announced on Saturday through a notification issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for successful members of national and provincial assemblies on reserved seats for women and minorities. The National Assembly has 342 seats. Of these, 272 are filled by direct elections. While, the reserved 10 seats for religious minorities and 60 seats for women are filled by…

Saudi Arabia signs deal for five warships with Spain’s Navantia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state media said Thursday. The agreement with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) for the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes warships will start this autumn, with the last unit to be delivered by 2022, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agreement appears part of a framework agreed in April during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to…