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Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Ranveer Singh in ‘Simmba’

Monitoring Desk

MUMBAI: Director Rohit Shetty and Producer Karan Johar announced that the Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Ranveer Singh in ‘Simmba’.

Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar announced the news on their twitter handles and share a photo with the actress. The story of the film is based on the cop drama which will star the two young stars in the lead is slated for its release on December 28 this year.
The production team has signed Sara Ali Khan for the film, which will be directed by Rohit. Sara will be seen opposite Ranveer, who plays the role of a notorious cop Sangram Bhalerao.”







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63 profiteers arrested

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: District administration Peshawar Thursday arrested 63 persons from different parts of the district for profiteering and poor cleanliness conditions.

The arrested peresons were included butchers, nanbais, fruit & vegetable vendours, grocers, milkmen, cooked tea sellers and encroachment mafia.

On the directives of the DC the AAC Tariq Hussain conducted raids in Ghanta Ghar and its sorrounding areas and checked various shops, restaurants, cook tea sellers and others and arrested 16 persons for profiteering, selling adulterated tea leaf and a bakery for poor cleanliness condiitions.

Similarly, AAC Hamayun Khan conducted raids in Nauthia, Gulberg and Sarband areas and arrested 22 persons for profiteering and erecting of encroachments while AAC Javed Anwar Kamal arrested 12 persons for profiteering, erecting of encroachments and poor cleanliness conditions.

Furthermore, AAC Qaiser Khan Kundi carried out checking on University Road areas and arrested 6 persons for erecting encroachments and overcharging of consumers. The AAC Inayatullah Khan conducted raids on G.T. Road areas and arrested 7 shopkeepers for profiteering and encroachments.

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KP food authority bans eight different edible items

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halaal Food Authority has banned eight different eatables.

During a press conference Director General of the authority Riaz Khan Mahsud said on Thursday that that after being operational in seven divisional districts of KP including Peshawar, the authority has now imposed ban on different eatable items with respect to specific terms and conditions.

He explained that a scientific committee comprising more than twenty PhD’s doctors and food experts has hold a meeting earlier where ban on several items were discussed and proposed.

It was proposed by the committee that carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, chips and papad which are already being reported as hazardous to health should be restricted in educational institutions’ premises.

Spices should be first checked for the presence of aflatoxins and then should be banned on that basis.

The adulteration and expired spices are being used again in new packaging material.

Use of calcium carbide is very cheap and is embedded in the whole system so that it will take long time to replace it with ethylene or any other ripening agent. It is decided that a grace period of two years should be granted and after it should be considered for complete ban.

Gutka, pan, chaalia and chorin are recommended to be banned in KP as they are made of harmful and carcinogenic contents items.

“Agino Motto” commonly known as china salt has been banned by the worthy Supreme Court of Pakistan.. Although its scientific name is Monosodium Glutamate, it is sold and available in the market as “Ajino motto”. Therefore, a ban on the brand of Agino Motto is decided with immediate effect.

Nickel, which is used as catalyst in the process of making banaspati ghee is injurious for health and hydrogenation process should be modified and complete saturation should be replaced by partial saturation. So the health hazards of Hydrogenations to be reviewed in future expert committee meetings to formulate standards for this process.

Six months time will be given to all the industries to make the necessary arrangements regarding the effluents so that it can be recycled / treated, instead of draining it into fresh water sources. Also the role of irrigation department, and Environmental Protection Department would be highlighted and strong coordination with them is about to take place from the authority to mainstream the issue.


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District Nazim inaugurates new block in MICG

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: City District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan on Thursday inaugurated a new block in Municipal Inter College for Girls in Shahi Bagh and it would be completed with total sum of Rs 50.6 million.

During his speech at Municipal Inter College for Girls, Mr Asim Khan said that the local government system introduced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was strengthening its roots and getting mature. In the light of local government system, the problems of local communities are prioritized and resolved in available resources, he claimed.

He claimed that district government was taking pragmatic steps to execute the reforms agenda of PTI led provincial government and it will take all possible steps to bring about real change in provincial capital. Though, the provincial and district government are committed to focus other sectors as well to bring reforms in all departments, he added.

While following the reforms agenda, the provincial and district government are trying their best to implement education reforms in its true letter and spirit, he said and adding several initiatives in education sector have been taken in this regard. Sharing details regarding number of mega projects, he informed that Namak Mandi Food Street is near to completion and a massive car parking will also be established.

Sahibzada Tariqullah, Director Coordination Officer, Naib Nazim Town I, Shoaib Bangesh, members of district council and college staff were also present during inaugural event. A new block inaugurated by Nazim will cost Rs 50.6 million. Principal, staff, students and parents expressed pleasure over inauguration of new block and saying it will encourage the enrolled students.

It is to be mentioned here that the historical Municipal Inter College for Girls had been established in 1985 and unfortunately, most parts of its building had been damaged in 2005 earthquake.

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High morale of troops hailed

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited forward areas of Bajaur Agency. He was given a detailed briefing by Inspector General Frontier Corps (N) Major General Waseem Ashraf on the prevailing security environment and operational preparedness. During a day long visit, Corps Commander interacted with Officers and soldiers at forward posts.

While addressing he hailed high morale of the troops and their determination to eliminate terrorism. Commander also appreciated effective border security arrangements which have enhanced control on cross border terrorist movement. During the visit IG FC (N) Major General Waseem Ashraf and Maj Gen Ali Amir Awan accompanied the Corps Commander.

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Governor urges countrymen to be conscious of role as responsible citizens

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has congratulated countrymen, in general, and the people of KPK and FATA, in particular, on the auspicious occasion of Pakistan Day and urged them to be more conscious of their roles and responsibilities as citizens.

This he said in a message on the eve of Pakistan Day. The message said that “Nations get their existence acknowledged because of the ideals they follow; the achievements they have to their credit and the customs and traditions they establish to be followed by their coming generations.

On this count, the 23rd of March bears historical importance in our national life.

It was the day when Muslims of Indian Sub-continent in 1940 took historic decision to become an independent nation.

The fact that they achieved the desired goal within a short span of seven years time, reflect the level of their commitment, spirit, determination, the firm belief in their principled stand and above all the magnitude of force they derived from their internal unity and capabilities of leadership in making their struggle a success.

Today, when, we as a nation, are engaged in the hectic struggle to earn a better future for the coming generations, the situation on ground is full of challenges. The ongoing efforts to further cement our national strength and to make best use of all available resources and opportunities, both in our individual and collective capacities, there is also a need to maintain complete unity in our ranks and files.

We must continue our endeavors to ensure development and prosperity of the nation in line with the dreams of heroes of Independence Movement who sacrificed their present for the better future of us all and the coming generations. “




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Cone Beam Computed Tomography inaugurated

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber College Dentistry is the first public sector dental college of KP which will provide Cone Beam Computed Tomography – CBCT which is an x-ray imaging technology where a large number of 2D and 3D images taken from head and neck region. The clinical skills and academics of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees will improve with the addition of this latest machine.

The patient is exposed for 15 seconds and its takes total 10 minutes to get final print. The worth of machine is Rs 17 million approx which provides all necessary diagnostic information from single unit gives full sinus visualization and improved patient satisfaction. It has diverse uses in maxillofacial surgery, operative dentistry, orthodontics, Prothetics, facial reconstruction and treatment planning departments of dentistry as well as ENT.

The Cone Beam Computed Tomography – CBCT was inaugurated by Chairman BoG Dr Faisal Sultan. The ceremony attended by the members of BoGs Prof Dr Nadeem Khawar, Ms Shahana Zubair, Prof Dr Shah Jehan, Dr Muhammad Mohsin, Mr Dilroze Khan, Dean KMC Prof Dr Noor-ul-Iman, Dean KCD Prof Dr Ghulam Rasool, MTI KTH Medical Director Prof Dr Rooh-ul-Muqim, Hospital Director Dr Nek Dad Khan and senior faculty along with other staff.

As compared to CT scans its resolution is very high and it provides ultra-low radiation dosage. It provides following features that can be utilized in all specialties of dentistry, 3D CT Scan, 3D model scanning, Extra oral imaging, Cephalometry KCD staff members will be trained individually about its usage by Company Expert. Furthermore College management intends to keep this machine functional from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm and allow the other institutions and private practioners to utilize this facility.

After the implementation of MTI Act 2015 the nomenclature has been changed to Dean. Dean is assisted by Academic Council, Associate Dean’s, Chairman Clinical & Allied and Chairman Basic Sciences & Allied.

Prof Dr Ghulam Rasool was the acting Dean of Khyber College of Dentistry from 20th June 2015 to 2nd March 2017 and on 3rd March 2017 he took the charge as the 1st regular dean of Khyber College of Dentistry. The institution has progressed a lot due to the untiring efforts of the dean.

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Shinwari’s over in Power Play changed tempo of the game, says Karachi coach

Monitoring Desk

Lahore: Karachi Kings Coach Mickey Arthur believed his team had conceded 20 runs too many to Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator which they lost by 13 runs in Lahore on Wednesday.

Zalmi notched up a solid 170-7 in the match which was reduced to 16-over-a-side with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal smashing a belligerent 27-ball 77 studded with eight sixes and five boundaries.

Karachi Kings were behind the eight ball and despite half centuries from Joe Denly and Babar Azam managed 157-2 in their quota of overs. Mickey disagreed Denly and Babar did not show desperation to reach the target.

“I think that’s unfair to say,” said Arthur. “They tried their hardest and they both scored at far quicker 130 strike rate but we went 20 runs too many. We got good batting depth I don’t think we can blame them but we were chasing 20 too many.” Arthur believed the one over Usman Shinwari which cost 25 changed the tempo.

“We bowled very well for the first four overs. It was that Shinwari over where they got the momentum. Amir went for 16 in his four but that 25 run over gave them kick start their momentum,” said Arthur of the over in which Kamran smashed three boundaries and two sixes. “We needed to get eight overs from two spinners and Ravi (Bopara). We clearly missed Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim and if you put the two in the side and we have a very useful bowling unit,” said Arthur of the two who missed the game through injuries.

That forced the Karachi Kings to give captaincy to Mohammad Amir, a choice Arthur backed. “We could have done differently but part of the PSL is producing Pakistan cricketers and leaders and I felt that by giving Amir an opportunity we gave another player to lead and perhaps we find something in his character that we can take forward,” siad Arthur.

Arthur singled out Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Salman Agha and Shaheen Shah Afridi as the talent for future. “I think Talat, Asif and Salman are good for future. Why I chose to coach in the PSL is to see these youngsters from a close quarter. I think Hussain played very well and Asif is an explosive hitter and we need to have a closer look at him.

“Then we had Salman Agha so they are the three. Then Shaheen is a massive talent and he is the guy who we want to have him in our emerging system so that we can work hard on him for a couple of years.” Arthur believed Shaheen resembled with Australian spearhead Mitchel Starc. “I had the privilege of seeing Starc when he was very young and there is very very close resemblance between the two and he just needs to get the right kind of guidance, training and coaching then he can be a good star.”

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Williamson stands up after England crumble for 58

Monitoring Desk

AUCKLAND: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was in sight of his 18th test century as the ball dominated the bat on the opening day of the two-match series with England dismissed for a record low score of 58 at Eden Park on Thursday. Williamson was 91 not out with Henry Nicholls on 24 as New Zealand advanced to 175 for three at stumps, a lead of 117 after England had been bowled out in the first 90 minutes of play following a Trent Boult and Tim Southee seam onslaught.

Boult and Southee struck early and often after Williamson had won the toss and opted to bowl with the pink ball in the first day-night test in New Zealand. Boult finished with a career-best six for 32 after he had ripped the top off England’s batting with 4-9 from his first six overs. Southee finished with 4-25. While England’s fans buried their heads in their hands and voiced their frustration over social media, it could have been much worse had bowler Craig Overton not produced a counter-attacking 33 not out.

After slumping to 23-8, Overton hit a boundary to push his side past the lowest score in test history — the 26 scored by New Zealand against England at Eden Park in 1955. Overton then ensured they surpassed their own lowest score — the 45 they limped to against Australia in Sydney in 1887. Prior to his innings, England’s batsmen had looked totally lost. While Boult and Southee bowled between a good and full length, the ball was not swinging wildly or seaming markedly. Too many of their batsmen, starting with former captain Alastair Cook, failed to move their feet and were crease bound, with four wickets falling to catches behind the wicket.

England captain Joe Root (nought), Ben Stokes (nought) and Chris Woakes (five) were all also bowled by Boult, while Moeen Ali failed to clamp down on a Southee yorker. “We always hoped there would be something in the wicket,” New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said. “It didn’t do a lot but it did enough. “Sometimes when it does a bit more, they play and miss but once they found their length in about the fourth over they were exceptional and Trent certainly deserved the plaudits he got and Tim did a great job as well.” England’s bowlers appeared angry at their sensational collapse — their lowest score against New Zealand and sixth worst overall — and strangled the hosts’ batsmen for long periods of the remaining two sessions. Tom Latham and Williamson, however, stoically wore the bowlers down and took their side to a 30-run lead entering the final session under lights. The 31-year-old Stuart Broad, however, broke through in the first over of the evening session, with Latham clipping a full delivery to Woakes at mid-wicket on 26 to give him his 400th test victim.

Despite becoming just the second England bowler to reach the milestone — new ball partner Jimmy Anderson has 525 wickets — Broad’s celebrations were muted as he raised the ball to the applauding crowd when they were informed of the milestone. An aggressively-minded Ross Taylor was the only other wicket to fall under the lights when he misread an Anderson bouncer and was caught by Woakes at mid-wicket for 20. “We know that it can be difficult against the new ball and we knew that even if we’re not going anywhere, if we spend some time out there we can get the rewards later on,” Hesson added of his team’s cautious batting approach.


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Int’l cyclist Mohsin wins Pakistan Day Cycling

PESHAWAR (APP): Recently representing Pakistan in the World Cycling Championship held in Doha, Qatar Mohsin clinched the title of the 28 kilometer Elite Class Pakistan Day Cycling Race held here on a Northern By-Pass, Motorway on Thursday.

Director General Sports KP Junaid Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. Secretary General Pakistan Cycling Federation Syed Azhar Ali Shah, President KP Cycling Association Nisar Ahmad, AD Sports Nimat Ullah Marwat, international cyclist Murad Ali, officials, players were also present.

Hailing from Peshawar, Mohsin Khan, who represented recently Pakistan in World Cycling Championship in Doha, Qatar, South Asian Cycling Championship in India, Asia Cup in India and Asian Cycling Championship in Japan, recorded a clock time of 36 minute and 31second by crossing a distance of 28 kilometers.

Currently Pakistan ranking No. 4 Mohsin from Sui Southern Gas was closely followed by another promising cyclist Muhammad Farman with 37 minute and 33second while Abdul Basit claimed third position with 37 minute and 50 second.

Apart from the Elite Class Cycling Race, in the Individual Time Trials Imran Khan clinched the trophy after crossing a distance of 14 kilometer in 19 minute and 17 second, Tanzeel Khan finished with a slight different with his clock time 19 minute and 53second, and Muhammad Nabil shown a clock time of 19minute and 59 second.