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Reforms being introduced in education, health, law and order LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said reforms were being introduced in education, health, law and order and other social sectors to provide maximum facilities to the masses.Addressing a meeting here, he said an effective system of check and balance was essential for the provision of best services to the citizens, therefore, the Punjab government was introducing a system of reward and punishment in the provincial departments and institutions. He said the purpose of this step was to encourage the officers and staff showing good performance and to hold inefficient officials accountable.The chief minister said that targets had been set in education, health, law and order and other social sectors at the provincial and district level while concerned departments and institutions would have to play an active role to achieve the targets.He added that education and health sectors were directly linked with the masses and there was ...

Nine gamblers arrested during police raid RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi police on Friday held nine gamblers and recovered bet money amounting Rs 4500 and seven mobile phones from their possession. According to police spokesman, Civil Line police conducted raid on the tip of informer and arrested the gamblers in the area of Shafi Morr here. The gamblers were identified as Majid, Ghafoor,Nadeem, Rizwan and others. Police have registered separate cases against all of them and started investigation. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
US condemns Shikarpur blast ISLAMABAD: The United States Mission in Pakistan Friday strongly condemned the attack on innocent people at a mosque in Shikarpur. In a statement issued here, the Mission extended its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims."The United States stands in solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan in confronting this type of extremist violence," it said.The United States supports the right of every person to practice their religion without fear of ...
400,000 children administered polio drops in Bahawalpur BAHAWALPUR: During first four days of a polio eradication campaign supported by Punjab Government, WHO and UNICEF about 400,000 children were administered polio drops in Bahawalpur district. According to Executive District Officer Health, Dr. Shahid Khaleeq, the campaign started on January 26 and will continue till February 9.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
LEA foils terror bid in Quetta QUETTA: A law enforcement agency foiled a terror plot on Friday when it seized an explosive-laden vehicle in Panjpai area of Quetta district. Official sources said that acting on a tip-off, law enforcement personnel conducted raid at a place and seized a vehicle loaded with explosives which was planned to be exploded in Quetta city. The saboteurs planted explosives in a vehicle in order to carryout terrorist act in the provincial capital, however, luckily timely ...
326 cases of violence against women reported in last seven years: Senate told ISLAMABAD: A total of 326 cases of violence against women have been registered in Islamabad in last seven years (2008-2014), Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.In a written reply to the question of Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi in Senate, he said the 11 cases of domestic violence have been cancelled, 302 challaned, 4 remained untraced and 9 cases are still under investigation.Giving breakup he said 34 cases had been registered in ...
Dry weather with hazy morning likely in city KARACHI: The Meteorological Department on Friday forecast dry weather with cool night and hazy morning during next 24 hours in the metropolis.According to the Met office, the minimum temperature will remain between 12 and 14 degree Celsius.Mainly cold/very cold and dry weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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