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Senator Nasir for joint strategy over horse trading ISLAMABAB: Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasir Friday said the government and opposition should formulate joint strategy to stop the reported horse trading in the Senate's elections.Taking to media persons outside the Parliament House, the legislator appreciated Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for taking concrete steps to stop horse trading in the Senate's elections and said the practice has defamed the country.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Saira vows to make country polio, measles-free ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Saira Afzal Tarar Thursday vowed to make the country polio and measles-free, saying that vaccination against the crippling and lethal diseases was being ensured in every nook and cranny of the country.Talking to PTV, she said the government achieved access in all sensitive areas where vaccination drives could not be carried out due to law and order situation. There was just need of launching quality drives to defeat ...
Pb govt decides to introduce reforms in Prosecution Deptt LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to introduce reforms in the Prosecution Department for speedy disposal of cases.This was decided in a meeting, presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Thursday, to review steps taken in the province under the National Action Plan (NAP). The meeting expressed its satisfaction in this regard and also discussed proposal to give additional incentives and promotion to the prosecutors on the basis of their efficiency.Addressing ...
Measures approved to promote information technology in Punjab LAHORE: A meeting, presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, on Thursday gave approval to various important measures for the promotion of information technology in the province.The meeting decided in principle to launch "Khadim-e- Punjab Metro Wi-Fi Network Programme" in Punjab and also granted approval to the programme of giving tablets to teachers of mathematics and science subjects from Class-VI to X. Boy and girl students of Class V to VIII of public ...
LHC sets aside appointment of Akhtar Nawaz as DG PSB LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Thursday set aside an appointment of Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera as director general ,Pakistan Sports Board (PSB).Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf passed the orders while allowing a petition filed by Zainul Aziz khan Babar challenging the appointment of Akhtar Nawaz.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitted that the PPP government appointed Akhtar Nawaz as DG PSB in violation of merit in 2011. He said the respondent DG did not have required experience and education ...
Tax holiday to be given in interior Sindh: Qaim Ali Shah KARACHI: Sindh government is offering tax holiday for the investment in the interior parts of the province, said Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday.Talking to the Ambassador of Republic South Korea, Song Jong-hwan, who called on him this evening, he said rural areas of the province hold good potential for investment in different sectors.Syed Qaim Ali Shah said it was for the first time that PPP government has created economic zones in interior ...
CM orders inquiry into mismanagement in 5th class exams LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has ordered inquiry into mismanagement in the examinations of 5th class.He directed Provincial Education Minister and Secretary Schools Education to investigate the matter and submit a report.The chief minister said mismanagement in the examinations of 5th class was intolerable.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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