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Anti-democracy forces backing Imran LAHORE: Provincial Cooperatives Minister Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar on Tuesday said forces backing Imran Khan's anti-democracy and anti-development agenda were fully exposed and they failed to achieve their ulterior motives.Talking to a delegation at his office he said, the country was passing through history's most fragile phase and political stability was pre-requisite to deal with all challenges.He said, PML-N led government believed in democracy and service to masses.The minister said PTI's negative politics had already inflicted huge loss to the national kitty. "Pakistan cannot afford polarization in politics under the given circumstances", he added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Sindh yet to identify districts for PM's Health Insurance Scheme KARACHI: Inability of Sindh Government to identify districts with highest number of people living around poverty line has delayed its inclusion in the Prime Minister's Health Insurance Scheme being launched in December this year.Officials associated with National Health Services talking to APP said budgetary allocation worth Rs9 billion for the scheme has already been approved by Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC)."Despite the fact that a sizable amount for Sindh based beneficiaries has also ...

Mamnoon Hussain summons NA session ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday summoned the session of National Assembly to meet on December 7 at 4:00 pm.The President has summoned the National Assembly Session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

LHC extends stay against increase in gas prices LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday extended stay against 14 percent increase in the price of the gas.The single bench comprising Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf passed the orders while hearing a petition challenging the recent increase in the gas prices.The court extended the stay after Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority's (OGRA) counsel sought time to file detailed reply in the matter.The petitioner through his petition submitted that the OGRA had increased the prices of ...

SC disposes of Saad's plea against interim orders of tribunal LAHORE: A two-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique against an interim order of election tribunal in NA-125 case, after declaring it ineffective.The division bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the matter which was filed in 2014.During the hearing, Saad's counsel Najeeb Chaudhry apprised the bench that the tribunal had already decided the matter and now the appeal was pending before the ...

CM enhances women's quota in govt jobs KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has decided to increase the quota of women in government jobs from 5 to 7 percent with immediate effect.He also directed the Chief Secretary Sindh to implement it strictly. "It was the dream and mission of our leader Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto to empower women and my government is committed to fulfill it in true letter and spirit."The CM Sindh took this decision while presiding over a ...

Govt to take action against corruption at district level: Pervez Khattak PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has warned that the provincial government was keeping vigilant eye on district government departments as well through Anti Corruption department and other sources to check menace of corruption. Complaints regarding corrupt practices in government departments at district level are being received, he disclosed. He was addressing the participants of a meeting of the heads of all government departments of district Nowshera held at CM Secretariat on Monday. The ...


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