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SC seeks report on budgetary allocations for slums ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial government to submit details about budgetary allocations for the inhabitants of Katchi Abadis (slums) and low-cost areas.An SC bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Dost Muhamamd Khan resumed hearing in identical petitions filed against the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and police action in the Katchi Abadi of Sector I-11 in the Federal Capital.The court directed the CDA to submit details regarding establishment of new Katchi Abadis after its decision.During the course of proceedings, Secretary Law and Justice Commission Muhammad Sarwar, all four advocate generals and CDA's counsel Munir Paracha appeared before the court.The provincial law officers informed the court that the provincial governments were taking cocrete steps for the provision of shelter to the poor.The court asked the CDA's counsel about the steps being taken by the civic agency regarding Katchi Abadis.Munir Paracha said it was not an ...

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CM Punjab lays foundation stone of 250-bed hospital MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday laid foundation stone of another 250 beds at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital. The number of beds with this addition will rise to 350 at the hospital by the end of this year. During first phase, the government is adding 250 beds while another 150 beds will be added during second phase in future. The overall project of 400 beds will be completed with a cost Rs 9 ...

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Reforms afoot to make KP police autonomous: CM PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said police had been depoliticized and converted into an independent, autonomous force by introducing drastic reforms in police force. This he said while chairing a meeting of the select committee on Police Bill 2016 at Assembly Secretariat on Tuesday. Provincial Ministers Sikandar Sherpao, Inayatullah Khan, Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi, Shah Farman, Advisor to CM Mushtaq Ghani, Deputy Speaker Provincial Assembly Dr. Mahr Taj Roghani, Opposition Leader Luffur Rahman, MPAs, ...

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CM condoles death of mother of cricketer Muhammad Irfan LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday condoled the death of the mother of Muhammad Irfan, fast bowler of Pakistan's cricket team. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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KP govt making efforts for transformation of universities: Khattak PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak said the government was going all out for the transformation of universities into generating knowledge-based economy in order to achieve the set-goal of prosperous future of our youth. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the new Academic Block-II in University of Peshawar here on Monday. Advisor to CM on Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, Secretary Higher Education, Vice Chancellors of both public and private sector universities, Deans ...

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FIA Committee to further probe Khanani & Kalia, Axact cases reach Karachi ISLAMABAD: A special Committee formed on directions of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to further investigate Khanani and Kalia and Axact cases on Monday reached Karachi.Besides, meeting with previous Investigation Officer, the Committee would also take all records and evidence of these cases into its custody.A Spokesman of the Ministry has said the investigations in these cases would be forwarded in light of briefing from previous Investigating Officer and available evidences.The four-member Committee ...

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PM condoles death of Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed deep grief over the death of former President of Iran Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who breathed his last yesterday in Tehran.The Prime Minister said Rafsanjani was an influential figure not only in Iran but also a symbol of reconciliatory peace efforts at the international level.Terming Rafsanjani a "rational pragmatist", the Prime Minister stated that his reform agenda for Iran also provided much needed guidance for the unity ...