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PU to remain closed until 23rd

All Punjab University (PU) teaching departments will remain closed from September 19 to 23 and the varsity will reopen on September 26. The holidays will not affect the examination and admission process,

Over 400 industrial units closed due to gas outages

FAISALABAD – More than 400 industrial units were closed, rendering thousands of daily wagers jobless due to three-day Sui gas closure in Faisalabad.
A spokesman of the industrialists told journalists on Thursday that the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) had issued a three-day gas load management schedule for the industrial sector of Faisalabad.
He added that under this schedule, gas supply to the industrial units was suspended from the morning of April 6 till

IIUI male campus remains closed over ‘Talibanisation’

ISLAMABAD – In the wake of a clash between two students groups, the male campus of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) remained closed on Monday. The students belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa observed a complete strike and boycotted classes against what they termed Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba (IJT)’s Talibanisation at the university campus.
The strike call was given by Pakhtun Student Federation (PSO) over IJT’s members alleged tortured on the PSO students for arranging a

Banks to remain closed on 23rd March

KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan and all offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, including the Public Debt Offices, will remain closed on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, as the government has declared the Pakistan Day as Public Holiday.

US embassy, consulates to remain closed today

ISLAMABAD – The US embassy in Islamabad will close its doors and shut its consulates today (Friday) because of protests after the release of Raymond Davis. Small demonstrations broke out across the country after Davis was set free Wednesday after paying $2 million in blood money to the families of the dead.
“The US embassy and consulates will be closed for routine business tomorrow,” embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said on Thursday. The decision was made “for public safety at

YOUNG DOCTORS CONTINUE PROTEST – Hospitals’ OPDs remain closed

Lahore – The outdoor patient departments (OPDs) of key hospitals of the city remained closed on Wednesday because junior doctors abiding by the strike, announced by the Young Doctors Association (YDA), refused to accommodate incoming patients.
Hospitals affected by the strike include Mayo Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital, Services Hospital, Children Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. After taking to the streets on early Tuesday the YDA had announced a strike in all hospitals throughout

Motorists run dry as CNG stations and petrol pumps closed

LAHORE – Lahoris had a bad vehicle day, as all CNG stations were closed due to the two-day weekly closure and petrol pumps stopped sales, as fuel prices are expected to increase by Rs 7 to 9 per litre from midnight, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Motorists criticised the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for not giving relief to CNG stations despite the fact that petrol pumps were also closed. Petrol pump owners want to mint money by selling the commodity at higher prices

Qureshi, Shahbaz have closed door meeting

ISLAMABAD – Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had a “closed doors” meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s residence on Tuesday. Online sources said Qureshi went to offer condolences over the death of Nisar’s mother, knowing that Shahbaz would be there. The sources insisted it was not a coincidence.
“The interaction between Qureshi and PML-N leaders was somewhat planned and was intended to give out a message to

Govt offices to remain closed for 2 days

KARACHI – The Sindh government has announced on Monday that its offices would remain closed for two days – today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) – on account of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).
The University of Karachi has also announced that the university and its affiliated colleges will remain closed on Wednesday on account of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBHU). The registrar of the university issued a notification on Monday to make this announcement.

Yusuf Haroon – a chapter closed

KARACHI – Yusuf Haroon, former chief minister of Sindh and governor of West Pakistan, who died in the US on Sunday at the age of 94, would always be remembered for his services as a politician and as a social worker. Senior politicians say that Haroon played a role in shaping the new society that emerged in Pakistan after its creation in 1947 and represented the pre-partition political culture.
Yusuf Haroon was the eldest son of one of the pioneers of the All India Muslim League,

‘321 industrial units closed down in KP, Balochistan last year’

ISLAMABAD – The parliament was informed on Monday that the deteriorating law and order situation coupled with gas and power shortages had led to the closure of 307 industrial units in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 14 in Balochistan last year.
Responding to queries during the question hour, Minister for Industries and Production Mir Hazar Khan Bajarani admitted that power and gas shortages and the worsening law and order situation, besides disputes of industries with banks over loan