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Pragmatic measures being taken to make Pakistan corruption free: Acting Governor KP PESHAWAR: Acting Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asad Qaiser Monday said that pragmatic measures are being taken to make Pakistan corruption free and prosperous.Inaugurating a sports complex in district Swabi, he said that revolutionary measures have been put in place to curb corrupt practices in development projects, adding that contracts for development projects are awarded after tenders on website.He said the measures to curb corruption are affecting the pace of development projects but these inevitable to eliminate corruption and save national exchequer.The Acting Governor said that the constitution of accountability commission in KP would further tighten the noose against corruption officials , adding that the commission would not be used to victimize anybody.He said that a considerable amount has been allocated in KP budget for health, education, sport and agriculture sectors. The provincial government would construct stadiums at union council and Tehsil level to provide sports facilities to poor people, he maintained. ...

LB polls in Sindh will be party based: Qaim KHAIRPUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that coming Local Bodies (LB) polls will be held in fair and transparent manner on party basis in Sindh. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of maternity hospital and animal husbandry hospital near village Lal Bux Mangi Sunday night, the CM said that these two projects were completed at the cost of Rs 4.2 million and Rs 4.7 million respectively. Sayed Qaim Ali Shah said that R.O ...

Punjab Education Dept delivers free textbooks JAND: Punjab Government have delivered free textbooks to all the headmasters of more than 1200 government schools for further distribution among 222,719 students studying at these schools in different classes of tehsil Jand and other tehsils of Attock district.This was stated by Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Attock Qazi Zahoor Hussain said this while talking to APP here on Sunday. He said that free textbooks have been handed over to the headmasters/headmistresses of the schools ...

Gunny sacks not being distributed among them, claim wheat farmers HYDERABAD: The wheat farmers have complained that the gunny sacks are not being distributed among them in Sindh despite the provincial government's announcement to start the process from March 1. At a meeting of Sindh Chamber of Agriculture here on Sunday, the farmers representatives said 29 days have passed but neither gunny sacks distribution has started nor the wheat procurement centres have been opened. Speaking on the occasion, the SCA's President Dr Syed Nadeem informed ...

Auto thief gangs busted RAWALPINDI: Police have busted auto thief gangs and recovered 16 stolen vehicles from their possession, a police spokesman informed on Sunday. The action was taken on the directives of City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi to check the increasing trend of car snatching in the city. Cantt police arrested a four-member gang and recovered 6 stolen vehicles from their possession. In another operation, Pirwadhi police arrested a three-member gang and recovered 4 stolen vehicles ...

Boy dies in road mishap QUETTA: An 11-year-old boy was killed in a road mishap near Kuchlak, 25 km away from provincial capital on Sunday.According to police, the victim was crossing the road when a vehicle hit him due to over speeding. As a result, he died on the spot. The body was shifted to civil hospital for legal formalities. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained so far.Police have registered a case.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

Bhutto death anniversary programme to be held in day time: Qaim HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday said the ceremony to commemorate Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's death anniversary would be held in Larkana on April 4 during day time in view of prevailing security situation in the country. Addressing a press conference here, he said it had not yet been decided whether Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would attend the event.He said incidents of target killings in Karachi had ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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