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LHC suspends AG Punjab transfer orders LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday suspended transfer orders of Accountant General (AG) Punjab Zafar Hasan Raza.Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders on a petition, filed by Zafar Hasan, challenging his transfer orders. The court sought reply of the respondents till June 14.Earlier, petitioner's counsel submitted that he had been transferred as Member Finance, Atomic Energy Commission, while witout authority.He said that the petitioner was a grade-21 officer, but he was transferred to a grade-22 position. He contended that the step was illegal and pleaded with the court to set aside the orders. He also requested the court to suspend the orders till decision of the petition.The court, after hearing arguments, suspended the orders and sought reply till June 14 from the respondents. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Video link conference with MSs and DHOs to be held regularly: Minister KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that video link conference with Medical Superintendents (MSs) of public sector hospitals and Director Health officers (DHOs) of the province will be held on regular basis soon.The conference aims to check regularity and punctuality of the health service provider staff and to enhance the performance of Health Department, he said.The Minister said this while presiding over a meeting at his office here on Monday, said ...

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Sindh govt fast working on educational reforms: Nisar Khuhro KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister, holding portfolio of Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro Monday said that Sindh Government had increased annual allocation for new educational schemes up to Rs. 13 billion from Rs. 2 billion last year.He was speaking at a meeting with members of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) here at the Federation House, said FPCCI statement.He said Sindh Government was working on war footings for the reforms of educational system. Many ...

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Ebad calls for British investment KARACHI: The Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Monday said that investment from Britain in country was the need of the hour.He was talking to the UK High Commissioner in Pakistan, Thomas Drew, who called on him at the Governor House here.The British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi, John A. Tucknott, was also present on the occasion.The Governor said that Pak-British ties span over several decades and are further strengthening with the passage of ...

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PML-N leaders prayed for PM's health recovery ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders on Monday prayed to Allah Almighty for early health recovery and successful open heart surgery of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.Talking to PTV, Minister of State for Privatization and Chairman Privatization Commission, Muhammad Zubair said the entire nation were praying for early health recovery of the Prime Minister, adding that the Prime Minister will undergo his difficult open heart surgery on Tuesday.The minister said, after health recovery of ...

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Speedy development, provision of basic amenities top priority: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a four-hour long video conference from London on Monday to review forthcoming budget and salient features of Annual Development Programme. The Chief Minister while addressing the meeting through video conference, said that speedy development of the province and provision of basic amenities to the people was top priority of the government. He said that like previous years, public welfare programmes of billions of rupees would be continued ...

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MQM stages daylong sit-in HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qoumi Movement (MQM) staged a daylong sit-in to protest against abduction of Nadeem Qazi, raids and arrest of the party workers and delay in formation of local governments in Sindh. The sit-in started in the morning and concluded at 9:00 pm. Member MQM rabta committee Abdul Haseeb, Iqbal Muqadam, member organization committee Nabeel Ahmed, Zafar Rajput, Dr. Fouzia, Aisha Aftab, Raana Insar, Muhammad Zafar Khan, Syed Waseem HUssain, Sabir Qaimkhani, Rashid Khilji, office ...