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Islamabad: Seven people were killed on Sunday when an explosion ripped through Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada’s office in Pakistan, authorities said.

1360858931-four-killed-in-bomb-blast-in-nw-pakistan_1796379The incident took place in Attock city, leaving 20-25 people trapped under the rubble as the entire building collapsed, Dawn online reported.

The minister’s staff confirmed that Khanzada was in the office at the time of the blast and was injured.

The nature of the explosion was not known although some witnesses claimed that a suicide bomber carried out the attack.

(IANS)

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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab.

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Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Sunday.

He said 325,000 online orders were received through the app, with more than three lakh people downloading it on their smartphones.

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9.26 cr saplings planted in UP on Independence Day. Flickr

A total of 32 lakh saplings were supplied under the ‘Ghar-Ghar Hariyali’ campaign as well as through the app, the Minister said.

Dharmsot urged the people to take up plantation and distribution of saplings on important occasions like birthdays.

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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab. (IANS)

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