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Amendments in NAB laws to be made as per SC directives: Khattak

NOWSHERA: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday said amendments will be made in the laws about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in accordance with the directives of the Supreme Court. The top court in November 2018 suggested that the legislators could consider amendment in the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 to enable an accused person to apply for bail to the court. “In the changed scenario, the legislature may, if so advised, consider amending the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999…

Sindh minister for culture announces incentives for making films in Sindhi

JAMSHORO: Sindh Minister for Culture & Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah has announced to give incentives for making films in Sindhi language and the culture department would extend full cooperation to the filmmaker in this adventure. "Sindhi films constitute a great source of entertainment to people at large," he said while addressing an inaugural ceremony of Sindhi film festival at the Institute of Sindhiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The festival was attended among others by the VC Sindh University and…

Cash incentives help smokers quit, study finds

MIAMI, United States: Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, said a US study Monday. The approach could offer ways to cut the number of smokers, which has remained steady at about one-fifth of the US population in recent years, according to the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. The rate among the poor is even higher. Twenty-six per cent of smokers in the US in 2015 were…