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Khattak claims of laying foundation for good governance in KP PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Tuesday claimed that the PTI-led government had laid a foundation for good governance and it would win next general elections on basis of its performance. He was talking to two different delegations from Mardan led by Zahid Durrani and Yousaf Tarand of Battagram here at Chief Minister House. Khattak claimed that his government delivered in all spheres of governance. It eliminated corruption and laid down the foundation for good governance, besides working for people's empowerment, he added.The people, he said, had the right to question misuse of power and authority by the rulers and they should use this right.Pervez Khattak said he was planning to visit all districts to review institutional reforms and developmental schemes undertaken by his government. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Stopping of water by India to be considered an act of war ISLAMABAD: The Senators Tuesday said it would be considered an act of war if India stopped water flowing towards Pakistan by violating the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).Speaking in the Senate, they viewed that it was need of the hour to revisit relations with India, which was even sabotaging the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).A collective message from the parliament should go to India, they said.Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said the recent Indian statements ...

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SAARC countries acknowledge need for anti-corruption forum ISLAMABAD: The representatives of anti-corruption authorities of the SAARC countries on Tuesday acknowledged the need for creating a SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum (SAARC-ACF) to interact on regular basis for deliberating anti-corruption issues and other areas of mutual cooperation for the purpose.The proposal to create the forum was floated by Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at a two- day SAARC Nations Seminar on Anti-Corruption that concluded here a at a local hotel on Tuesday.At ...

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CM directs for amendments in rules of business for early commercialization of public properties PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak has directed to bring amendments to the rules of business of all public sector entities in order to rapidly commercialize the public properties and widen the resource base of the province.He was presiding over a marathon meeting for the commercialization of public properties, high rise buildings and widening fiscal space of the province here at Chief Minister House Peshawar today.The meeting discussed in detail the properties of different ...

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Cases of special courts transferred to ATCs LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has transferred cases pending with the special courts constituted under Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 to anti-terrorism courts (ATCs).In a letter to the federal government and ATC presiding officers, Member Inspection Team Tahir Sabir said that the matter was put up before the LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah who transferred the pending cases from defunct special courts to ATCs of respective areas.The special courts constituted under Protection ...

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Kohistan video case: SC issues notice to KPK govt ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to Khyber Pakhtwankhwa government and District Police Officer (DPO) Kohistan to unearth the facts of the murder of five girls over the dance video incident.The two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Iqbal Hameedur Rehman heard the case and issued notices to KPK government and the DPO Kohistan.During the course of proceedings, the counsel for petitioner Afzal Kohistani informed the court that five ...

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PIA brings back 14000 Hujjaj through 44 post hajj flights ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has brought back 14,000 Hujjaj through 44 post hajj flights so far.In a statement issued here, a spokesman of PIA said PIA would bring back 52,000 flights through 123 flights by October 16. Out of which 84 special hajj flights would be operated from Jeddah while 39 from Madina Munawwara.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...