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Mehran, Laiba Ijaz lifted KP Boys, Girls Junior Squash titles
PESHAWAR, Apr 19 (APP): Current National Champion Mehran Javed and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Laiba Ijaz clinched titles after defeating their respective rivals in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
 
National Women Softball Championship-2014 starts
RAWALPINDI, April 18 (APP): A three-day National Women Softball Championship-2014 started at Pindi Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
 
Army wins national netball championship title
LAHORE, Apr 18 (APP): Army routed Higher Education Commission 27-17 in the final and won the title of the 13th national men’s netball championship at Islamabad’s PSB complex on Friday.
 
Afghan cricket teamís training camp starts
KARACHI, Apr 18 (APP)- A short training of Afghanistan team in preparations for ACC Premier League 2014 began here at the Arabian Sea Country Club (ASCC) at the outskirts of the city on Friday.
 
PCB advertises for spin bowling consultant for Pakistan team
KARACHI, Apr 18 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday placed an advertisement in some newspapers for positions as the coaching staff in Pakistan cricket.
 
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Commercial areas of Rawalpindi city, cantonment overtaken by encroachers; residents demand immediate PDF Print E-mail
By Suleman Hidayat  
          
RAWALPINDI, Mar 16 (APP): Almost all the main commercial areas of Rawalpindi city and cantonment have been taken over by encroachers, as shopkeepers and vendors are occupying most of the footpaths and parking areas, hampering smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians. The irony is that encroachers in connivance with officials of the civic bodies have set up their stalls on almost all roads of the main markets in the city. The situation is worse in Gawalmandi, Raja Bazaar and its adjacent marketsincluding Iqbal Road, Liaquat Market, College Road, Liaquat Road, Kalaan, Urdu, and Mochi bazaars, Jinnah Road, Jamia Masjid Road, BanniMarket, Kashmiri and  Narankari Bazaars, Namak Mandi, Gunjmandi andother areas.
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Private clinics, labs thrive on ailing public health sector PDF Print E-mail
By Muhammad Aslam 
 
RAWALPINDI, March 10 (APP): This garrison city boasts three major public sector hospitals, but for circumstances beyond their control patients have to rely on mushrooming private medical centers, clinics and laboratories. The situation is in contrast to the avowed unrelenting efforts of the provincial government to provide healthcare to suffering humanity at the public hospitals. Thousands of patients including many from adjoining as well as far-flung areas daily visit Holy Family Hospital (HHF), Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).
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No rules to regulate private educational institutions PDF Print E-mail
By Ejaz Shah
RAWALPINDI, March 8 (APP): Private educational institutions in the Rawalpindi district are being run without rules and regulations as 75 per cent of these have been registered by the local education department under the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotions & Regulations) Ordinance 1984. Despite lapse of 30 years, the Punjab Education Department has not framed the required rules and regulations under the 1984 Ordinance, thus giving a free hand to private educational institutions to extract high amounts from parents on the pretext of tuition and examination fees etc. The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotions &  Regulations) Ordinance was promulgated in 1984 for the promotion and regulation of private education sector, with a clause to immediately formulate rules and regulations to keep the ball rolling on the basis of check and balance.

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No rules to regulate private educational institutions even after three decades PDF Print E-mail
(Feature by Ejaz Shah)
RAWALPINDI, March 6 (APP): According to a general review of the situation,Private educational institutions in the district are being run without rules and regulations whereas 75 per cent of these have been registered by the local education department under Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotions & Regulations) Ordinance 1984.Despite a lapse of thirty years, the Punjab Education Department could not frame the required rules and regulations under the 1984 Ordinance, thus giving a free hand to private educational institutions to extort high amounts from parents on the pretext of tuition and examination fees etc.
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Govt sets up infrastructure to add 2,000 MW more electricity in system PDF Print E-mail
By Raziq Ali Shah
ISLAMABAD, March 2 (APP): Despite challenges, the government has embarked upon an ambitious plan of coping with energy crisis at both short- term and long-term basis and has been engaged in setting up infrastructure to add at least 2,000 MW of electricity in the system as early as by the end of 2014.Owing to various measures the government has already adopted, the load-shedding would be reduced to as low as 6 hour during this summer, according to the sources in the ministry.“The government has devised short, medium and long term strategies to overcome the energy crisis”, the sources said.
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