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NA body discusses affairs of CDA, NEPRA ISLAMABAD: National Assembly's Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday discussed affairs of Capital Development Authority (CDA), National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA).The CDA Chairman apprised the committee, which met here with Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan in the chair, about the demography of Islamabad, which included rural and urban areas.He said estimated population of Islamabad in year 2013 was approximately 1.37 million, whereas the combined population of Rawalpindi and Islamabad was over 2.78 million.The CDA Chairman highlighted the main functions of authority, its strength, budget for 2012-13 and 2013-14, and land acquired for new sectors.Responding to the question of a committee's member regarding illegal occupants of sectors G-12 and F-12, and removing of Katchi Abadies (slum areas) from Sector I-11, the CDA Chairman said those sectors had been occupied illegally and the authority intended to vacate their occupied area in a smooth manner.Members of ...

Sugar not available in 2 kg packing at USC outlets ISLAMABAD: Sugar is not available in 2 kg packing at the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) outlets in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad creating problems for low income people and daily wagers.Buyers at a Utility Store in Sadiqabad Rawalpindi Wednesday told APP that the government was providing sugar at subsidized rates, but still it was not possible for the low income people to purchase the commodity in 5 kg packing. They said they tried to ...
LHC reserves verdict on Double Shah's petition LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday reserved verdict on a contempt petition filed by Syed Sibtul Hassan Shah alias Double Shah against non-compliance of court orders for allowing remissions to him.The bench comprising Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa and Justice Miss Aalia Neelam was hearing the matter.The petitioner's counsel Asad Manzoor Butt arguing before the court submitted that the Lahore High Court ordered jail authorities to allow various remissions to Sibt ul Hassan on a petition ...
Khursheed calls for looking into closure of PIA offices  ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Sunday called for looking into closure of five Pakistan International Airline (PIA) offices in Sindh and Balochistan. Khursheed Shah, in a letter to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, said the PIA should not close its offices in Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Nawabshah and Pasni as it would result not only in the loss of jobs but also a convenient transportation facility for the ...
CM inaugurates hospital, colony MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated Tayyip Erdogan Modern Hospital and Turk Colony for affectees of floods.The hospital is a gift of the Turkish masses ti Pakistanis, The hospital spreads over 18 kanals and was constructed in two years. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the hospital would provide best treatment facilities to people of South Punjab. He said that it was a matchless gift of the Turkish people ...
Govt making sincere efforts to end energy crisis: Hamid SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has said the incumbent government is making sincere efforts to end energy crisis and provide all basic amenities of life to the people. Talking to different delegations which called on him at Pasrur city on Sunday, he said the PML-N government was fulfilling all its promises gradually. MPA Ch. Munawar Gill, Assistant Commissioner Pasrur Touqeer Ilyas Cheema and PML-N leaders including Khawaja Saeed Butt were also ...
CM takes notice of kidnapping newborn MUZAFFARGARH: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif Sunday took notice of kidnapping of newborn from district headquarters hospital and issued order for recovery of the newborn in 72 hours.During the inauguration of the Tayyip Erdogan modern hospital and Turk colony, local politicians informed about the kidnapping of newborn from DHQ hospital.The Chief Minister directed the DPO Muzaffargarh, Rai Zameer to ensure recovery of the newborn within 72 hours.The Chief Minister also censured administrator TMA Sikandar Zulqurnain ...


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