Last update: Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04pm

General News: Pakistan


Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon here on Friday said BISP and AHAN (a non-governmental organisation) have jointly launched a programme to promote the handicraft work of the beneficiaries through e-Commerce.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf called upon Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at CM House here on Friday. Matter related to interfaith and intersect harmony were discussed during the meeting, said a handout. Sardar Yousuf on the occasion said the Federal Ministry for Religious Affairs was organising a conference on the topic of interfaith harmony.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here chairing a video link meeting in civil secretariat looked into different aspects of 'Safe City projects', on Friday. He hoped that project would result in betterment in law & order and curbing of crimes in the province. Chief Minister Punjab asked Safe City Authority to immediately embark on employment aspect of the project. He stated that there was no dearth of finances to improve law & order. Inspector General Police, Home Secretary, senior officials Safe City Authority were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said that provincial government has given a hope of bright future to the youth by introducing merit and bringing transparency in recruitment process in the province. This he said while talking to a delegation of British Council, headed by, Peter Upton Country Director of the organisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House Islamabad on Friday. Beside experts of British Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan, Chief Secretary Amjad Ali Khan and others were present on the occasion.
Vice Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday alleged that the government did corruption worth billions of rupees in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), not the employees. While talking to media persons, he announced to launch protest against the government in solidarity with the alleged victimised Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees and he termed the protesters innocent.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf former organiser Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has announced holding of protest demonstrations in all districts across Punjab against PIA privatisation and anti-people policies on Saturday. He said the PTI would protest against the anti-people policies at all forums including parliament. He said the rulers were more interested in their business deals with India instead of Kashmir dispute.
A three-member delegation of Pakistan International Airline's (PIA) Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Friday met Sindh Rangers Director General (DG) Major- General Bilal Akbar in Karachi. During the meeting, the delegation said that they wanted to help Rangers find the murderer of PIA's employees.