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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Opponents of public welfare projects enemy of Pakistan: Shehbaz   LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday that education was key to attain developmental goals and self-reliance, and overcome the tendency of extremism. Talking to a delegation of PML-N here, he said that nations investing on education had made rapid progress, therefore, the Punjab government had made promotion of education its top priority and billions of rupees were being spent on the programmes to equip new generation with quality education. Provision of resources to promote education was a useful investment for bright future of the nation, he viewed. Shehbaz Sharif said that more than 100,000 talented male and female students were getting education in prestigious educational institutions through Punjab Educational Endowment Fund. He said that the unique and unprecedented programme of provision of educational scholarships of country's history had provided opportunities of quality education to the intelligent boy and girl students. He said that laptops worth billions ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pakistan wants to promote ties with all countries: Rajwana ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that Pakistan wanted to promote good relations with all the countries on the basis of peaceful co-existence.Speaking at a reception hosted in honour of foreign diplomats here on he said Pakistan strongly condemned the incidents of terrorism across the globe and was also fighting successful war against terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.Rafique Rajwana said the government was committed to eliminate terrorism from the country. It had launched several ...

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Dar assures funds for new Army division, additional battalions ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday assured provision of funds for the new security division and additional battalions and the development schemes being undertaken by Pakistan Army. The minister gave the assurance during a meeting with senior officials of the Pakistan Army here, a ministry statement said.During the meeting progress on various development schemes of Pakistan Army was discussed.Matters relating to financing and release of funds for the raising of new security ...

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Govt making all efforts to address problems of Thari people: Chandio TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: Advisor to Chief Minster Sindh on Information, Moula Bux Chandio has said that Sindh government was making all out efforts to resolve the problems of people living in Thar. Talking to media here the Advisor said Sindh government was not responsible for the present crisis in Thar, but said there were other issues responsible for such a situation including under age marriages. He alleged that it is unfortunate that the people who ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PML-N govt adopted strong policies to root out terrorism: Muqam SWABI: Advisor to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam on Saturday said the federal government was determined to eliminate the mencae of terrorism from Karachi to Khyber and for the purpose ity had adopted strong policies. Terrorists could be allowed to continue territorizing the people, create disorder in the country and harm the national economy, he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a passport office here. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Pir Sabir Shah ...

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Senator Prof Sajid Mir calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: Chief Jamiat Ahle Hadith Senator Prof Sajid Mir called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here Saturday, in which matters of mutual interest and country's situation were discussed.Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, sincere efforts had been made in the right direction during two and a half years for coping with the challenges being faced by the country and now Pakistan was ...

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CM directs implementation of plan for security of educational institutions LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday directed to ensure strict implementation of the plan evolved for security of private and public educational institutions. He issued these directions while addressing a video conference at Civil Secretariat, divisional and district headquarters, here.He said that effective monitoring of security arrangements of schools, colleges and universities should be continued. The Chief Minister said that concerned authorities should personally review implementation of prescribed security plan regularly. He ...