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Pemra CoC imposes Rs 500,000 fine on Channel 92 ISLAMABAD: PEMRA Council of Complaints here Friday imposed Rs 500,000 fine on Channel 92 for levelling baseless allegations against Chairman National Accountability Bureau and giving analysis against the facts.On June 13, the said channel in its programme 'Muqabil' claimed that chairman NAB had been receiving pension from the army on the base of a fake affidavit. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry proved through the documents that pension was his legal right which he has been receiving as per rules. Channel 92 and the hosts failed to defend their stance.The CoC reprimanded the channel for defaming a respected national institution and its head.The channel was imposed Rs 500,000 fine and asked to tender apology, otherwise recommended cancellation of its license.The CoC disposed of a complaint against the same channel by Senator Rehman Malik, who did not want to pursue his complaint after his point of view was telecast by Channel 92. The meeting ...

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Islamabad Mayor attends AWRP family get together ISLAMABAD: Mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation Sheikh Anser Aziz Friday attended the quarterly family get together of Association for the Welfare of Retired Persons (AWRP) here at Aiwan-e-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park F-9.As many as three hundred members and dignitaries attended the programme.The office-bearer of the AWRP briefed the mayor about the objectives and working of the association. He informed the AWRP was a representative body of the federal government retired employees and its prime objective ...

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ECP starts process for hiring services of polling staff for next general elections ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started process of hiring the services of over 730,000 officials of federal and provincial governments for conducting general elections 2018 as polling staff.According to official sources, the ECP has written a letter to Establishment Division and provincial governments, seeking the names of grade 17 officers of federal and provincial governments for performing duties in next general elections as Returning, Presiding and Polling Officers.Having know how of smart ...

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BISP recognized as largest financial inclusion programme ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme is recognized as largest financil inclusion programme in the world,with interest of many states to initiate their safety nets programme on the same model.According to a press release issued here Friday, Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon has said that BISP was not only key to financial inclusiveness but also to literacy as well.Speaking at "International Symposium: the contribution of conditional cash transfer programs to the creation of Social Protection System with ...

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Provinces, AJK owe Rs331bn electricity dues: Abid Sher Ali ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Friday apprised the Senate the provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir government owed Rs.331 billion to federal government on account of electricity dues.Replying to a Calling Attention notice raised by Mian Muhammad Ateeq about emergence of new circular debt of Rs.250 to 300 billion, the minister said an amount of Rs. 350-400 billion was collected from domestic consumers.Giving the breakup, the minister said, Punjab ...

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NAB arrests accountant of Education Dept for embezzlement PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested an Accountant Sub-Divisional Education Office (Female) Peshawar, Asghar Ali who was allegedly involved in corruption and embezzlement of funds meant for schools improvement, causing a huge loss to national exchequer.A NAB press release said on Friday, the accused being Accountant / Cashier at Sub Divisional Education Office (Female) Peshawar in connivance with others incorporated personal account number instead of designated official account number of Parents Teachers ...

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NA offers Fateha for military personnel martyred on LoC ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday offered Fateha for the departed souls of military personnel, Juma Khan and Imtiaz who were martyred during the firing by Indian Forces on Line of Control (LoC).On the request of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Maulana Qamar ud din led the Fateha.He prayed for the rest of departed souls in eternal peace and courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss with equanimity.Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...