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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PM approves increase in stipend for BISP beneficiaries ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved increase in the annual stipend to Benazir Income Support Progamme (BISP) beneficiaries from Rs. 18,000 to 18,800 per annum. Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, in a statement here Saturday, said that he had detailed discussion with the Prime Minister regarding increase in the stipend for BISP beneficiaries.The increase was in accordance with the increase in CPI during the last year, the minister said and added that the decision would help mitigate the effect of inflation on the BISP beneficiaries.He said the stipend at the enhanced rate of Rs 4700 per beneficiary per quarter would be payable with effect from July 1, 2015.The arrears, he added, would be paid along with the next installment and the Finance Division had already issued instructions to the BISP to ensure disbursement of quarterly stipend at the enhanced rate.The present government, he said, was fully committed ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Sindh Governor for CCTV at parks scattered across Karachi KARACHI: Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan during his visit to different parks in the metropolis Saturday ordered immediate installation of close circuit television cameras in each of these and also their connection to Command and Control Centre.Sindh Governor accompanied by provincial minister for local bodies, Jam Khan Shoro and Karachi Commissioner, Syed Asif Hyder Shah, said provision for CCTV and cameras will create a sense of security among the people visiting the ...

Pakistan - General News

Sindh Government imposes ban on swimming at Seaview KARACHI: Government of Sindh, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 (6) C.Pc, has imposed complete ban on swimming at Seaview Clifton on Sunday.According to a notification issued Saturday the government to ensure safety of public lives and health which may occur otherwise due to swimming is taking measures required to be adopted.A letter sent by Commissioner of Karachi division was also referred to asking the authorities that on the occasion of Valentine's Day, ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

American Consul General calls on Shehbaz Sharif LAHORE: American Consul General Zachary Harkenrider called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here Saturday.Matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in various sectors particularly energy sector were discussed during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz Sharif said that the friendship of Pakistan and America is based on multidimensional relations and increasing cooperation of America in energy sector of Pakistan is commendable.He said that economy of Pakistan is progressing ...

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PML-N govt committed to cause of health, education: Hakeem Baloch KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is committed to the cause of health and education in the country, said State Minister for Communications, Abdul Hakeem Baloch, here Saturday. During his visit to the Government Girls Secondary School and Government Boys Secondary School, Sumarkundani, Gadap Town, he said the Federal Government has accorded top priority to development sector across the country without any distinction. "There can be no denial to the fact that education is ...

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Govt focusing on unemployment and investment in the country ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the government has controlled crippling economy and now its focusing on creating employment and bringing investment in the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said that before 2013 election, the core problems facing the masses were electricity load-shedding, terrorism and inflation while the government has overcome them to a large extent.To a question, he said Qatar will provide LNG to Pakistan on a ...

Pakistan - General News

LNG agreement with Qatar to boost economy, increase foreign reserves ISLAMABAD: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) agreement by government with Qatar would not only strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields but also boost economy, revive industry and increase foreign reserves.Analysts gave this opinion while talking in Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs' programme. Speaking in Radio Pakistan's programme, PML-N leader Maiza Hameed said: "Pakistan has signed LNG agreement with Qatar and this agreement has been signed on lowest price in the world." The imported LNG would ...