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Sepa allows construction of nuclear power plants at Paradise Point

KARACHI (Dawn.com): Ignoring concerns on building twin nuclear power plants close to the city, the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has accorded approval to the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and allowed its construction at Paradise Point, it emerged on Friday. The project — K-2 and K-3 power plants of 1,100MW each — is to be built by a ...

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Nawaz cancels Zardari meeting after anti-military outburst

ISLAMABAD (Dawn.com): After the anti-military remarks made by Asif Ali Zardari yesterday, the prime minister was left with no option but to call off today’s meeting the PPP co-chairman, said Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid. The information minister said Zardari should have shown some care in his selection of words. “It’s not wise to pass such statements when the military ...

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Pakistan attracting foreign workers

ISLAMABAD (Dawn.com): Given the dynamic economic growth of Asia and the Pacific region over the past decade, a new pattern is emerging – about one out of every three migrants is finding working opportunities within the region, and Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore are becoming major sources of migrant employment, reveals a new report by the World Bank (WB) and International ...

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Hand grenade blast injured eight students at Hazara University

Mansehra (Online News Agency ): At least eight students, including a female, at Mansehra’s Hazara University were injured when an unidentified person set off a hand grenade, during a clash between students and a security guard on campus. A clash occurred on campus when an argument, which broke out between a student and a security guard, turned violent. Aerial firing ...

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Airstrikes in Khyber kill 12 suspected militants

ISLAMABAD: At least twelve suspected militants were killed during airstrikes in Khyber Agency on Tuesday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the early hours of Tuesday near the Pak-Afghan border, which is part of Khyber Tribal Agency. The 12 terrorists that were killed include some important militant commanders as well, ISPR ...

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