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The Nelum Jehlum, which was the oldest PSDP pending scheme was approved in 1989 with cost of Rs 15 billions but its was escalated to Rs 404 billions due delay in execution, the official of Planning and Development told the PAC that met here under the Chairmanship of Syed Khursheed Shah.
Someone from one group bumped into someone from the second group, and the situation escalated with hard looks and stares.
Aliya Rashid, prosecuting, said: "Discussions escalated into arguments and verbal arguments escalated into physical arguments.
Simple interventions, such as monitoring for and reporting signs of excess bleeding, would have heightened awareness by all nursing staff and possibly altered the physician's treatment plan, especially if he had known about the escalated bruising.
Some estimate that construction industry direct costs have escalated by as much as 5% to 10% in the first six months of 2002 alone.