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President Mamnoon Hussain has said development of education sector, especially higher education is top priority of the government.

Addressing the 7th convocation of Islamia University, Bahawalpur, he said Pakistani youth are blessed with talents and only quality education could unleash their potential for benefit of the society. The President said the nations which lagged behind in education failed to fully exploit their true potential, thus halting socio-economic progress. Mamnoon Hussain urged the youth to concentrate on acquiring modern education to put the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.


A joint ministerial meeting of the energy sector held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair.

The Prime Minister was briefed about the status of liquefied natural gas import and its availability for the power sector and informed that first consignment will reach Pakistan by February and made available to the power sector. He gave approval of making the consignment available to Kot Addu power plant which will produce 1200 mw, as well as four other private power plants orient, Saif, Saphire and Halmore collectively producing 800 mw of electricity. The consignment will also be provided to Jamshoro power plant for producing 400-500 mw of electricity.


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has felicitated Hasaan Riaz on winning by-election from PP-162 Sheikhupora.

In his message the Prime Minister said the success of PML-N candidate Hasaan Riaz with a huge margin reflects people's confidence on the party. According to unofficial results, Riaz bagged 39,500 votes against his main rival, independent candidate Usman Nisar who secured 22, 200 votes.


Supreme Court has admitted for hearing a petition seeking to declare the May 2013 elections as void.

The petition has been fixed for hearing on 29th October before a three-member bench headed by chief justice Nasir ul Mulk. The petitioner, former Supreme Court judge, justice retired Mahmood Akhter Siddiqui, has made election commission of Pakistan as respondent in his constitutional petition. According to the petitioner, the magnetic ink used in last year's general elections was defective and action should be initiated against officials of election commission and others involved in the purchase of the ink.


Chief of JUI-F Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman has said ties with Neighbouring countries should be improved.

Taking to media in Islamabad Fazlur Rehman said nation is proud of the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan army. He said government should take strict notice of terrorist acts and curb terrorism in the country.


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