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Nisar restrained from chairing NADRA board meetings RECORDER REPORTLAHORE: The Lahore High Court restrained Interior Minister from chairing National Database and Registration Authority's (NADRA)'s board meetings and suspended appointments of its two members. The court passed this order in a petition challenging alleged illegal appointments of eight members of the authority. The petitioner's counsel, Ahmad Pansota argued that eight members were inducted in the authority in violation of rules and regulations. He said the government was bound to publish advertisements in national dailies regarding these appointments but it did not.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar was holding board meetings of NADRA despite the fact that NADRA Ordinance does not allow him, said the counsel. He said such political interference was curbing the independence of NADRA. He also alleged that the Deputy Chairman NADRA was also appointed on political grounds; who was harassing the NADRA officials. The court therefore barred the Deputy Chairman NADRA from working till the next date ...

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Bajwa speaks to commanders RECORDER REPORTISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa chaired the 198th Corps Commanders' meeting in General Headquarters on Tuesday. It has been stated that the forum took comprehensive review of the security environment and operational preparedness of the Army and expressed satisfaction over the progress of the operation Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on country's internal security.General Bajwa and the participants of the meeting asserted that support of all state institutions would continue at ...

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Mamnoon lauds Shehbaz's steps for Punjab's development LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday.Matters of the mutual interest and public welfare projects were discussed during the meeting.President Mamnoon Hussain said Shehbaz Sharif was rendering selfless services to the people of Punjab, and he had taken praiseworthy measures for development in the province. He said the development in Punjab was an example for other provinces.Shehbaz Sharif informed the President that the PML-N government had made ...

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Muzaffargarh hospital's name to remain Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the name of hospital being constructed at Muzaffargarh would not be changed from Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital.Addressing the ceremony of the expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Government of Punjab Hospital, Muzaffargarh, he said after the approval of the expansion project of the hospital, some friends advised him to name the hospital as Shahbaz Sharif Hospital, said a press release.He said the friends were of ...

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PM increased AJK development funds to Rs 21bn: Barjees ISLAMABAD: Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir Tuesday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had approved increase in development funds of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from Rs 11 billion to Rs 21 billion.Addressing a press conference here, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government would fulfill its promises made with the people of Kashmir during the election campaign.The PML-N won the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections with a heavy majority, ...

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PTI holds no evidence on Panama Papers: Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had not a single evidence to prove its allegations in the Panama Papers case.PTI's allegations against the prime minister were based on lies, he said while talking to a private news channel.The minister said it was easy to level allegations against opponents but the courts wanted evidence.He said PTI chief Imran Khan had ...

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CTDs set up to eliminate terrorism: Musadik ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik said on Tuesday that Counter Terrorism Departments (CTDs) were established to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan's valiant armed forces had played a pivotal role in wiping out terrorists. The 'Zarb-e-Azb' operation had broken the back of terrorists and the whole nation was proud of the forces for their success, he added.Musadik Malik said a large ...