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LHC CJ grants one advance increment to district judiciary LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday granted one advance increment to judges and staff of the Punjab district judiciary over disposing of a large number of pending cases in short time.According to a LHC notification, the chief justice had granted the increment in recognition of devotion by the judges and their staff in discharge of their duties, dispensation of speedy justice and reduction of alarming pendency.All judicial officers (Both cadre and ex-cadre), including the judicial officers working at the LHC and entire staff of Punjab district judiciary would benefit from the step.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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Concrete steps to be taken for the development of backward districts: Raja Farooq MUZAFFARABAD: The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said that his government was taking concrete steps for the development of backward and less developed districts of Azad Kashmir, he was addressing a public meeting at Hattain district on Wednesday. He asserted that funds would be provided according to the need in those districts where basic infrastructure does not exist and institutions would be established in this connection he said adding that no demands could ...

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CM stresses collective efforts for development of country LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed collective efforts for development and progress of the country.Talking to students of Balochistan, he said: "We are happy that mass transit projects in Quetta,Karachi and Peshawar had been included in the CPEC because the country will reach the destination of development when all federating units will work together".During informal talk with students, he said in his childhood he had once visited Karachi when tram used ...

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Senate body to discuss new survey of BISP on Friday ISLAMABAD: Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas on Friday will discuss the new survey of Benazir Income Support Programme province wise, FATA, Gilgit-Balistan with cost.The Committee meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar at Parliament House Islambad.The Committee will also discuss detail of the deputationists grade wise, province wise FATA and Gilgit-Balistan, said a press release of Senate Secretariat on Wednesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

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Govt facilitating private sector to help it pay role for development: Dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Wednesday that the government was extending maximum facilitation to Private Sector to enable it play its due role in increasing economic opportunities for the people.The minister was talking to eight members global team of British American Tobacco (BAT) led by Jack Bowles, Director Asia Pacific Region that called on him.Finance Minister said that the government firmly believes that no economy can grow without the participation of the ...

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Imran suffering from Nawaz phobia: Saad Rafique ISLAMABAD Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is suffering from Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif 'phobia'.Speaking to newsmen outside the Supreme Court, he said "we come and speak in media as we want the people to know our viewpoint.""If Imran, Leader Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj ul Haq and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed were serious enough then they would have focused on the ...

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 Fog disrupts normal life at most cities in Punjab LAHORE: Thick fog enveloped various areas of Punjab on Wednesday morning as the weather turned frosty disrupting the routine life of citizens.According to local media reports, the flow of traffic was disrupted due to fog as motorway was closed for traffic from Sheikhupura to Pindi Bhattian. National Highway also underwent an interruption in the traffic system. The Motorway Police has advised the general public to avoid unnecessary travelling due to very low visibility in dense ...