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Imran Khan should follow Qadri to call off sit-in: Akbar ISLAMABAD: Political leaders said it is the time that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan should follow the decision of Qadri to resolve all issues through parliament.Talking to Radio Pakistan, former vice president of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Akbar S. Babar said the intra-party elections of PTI were totally fraud and deserving candidates were unable to get the party tickets for general elections, 2013.Now, Imran Khan is involved in politics of sit-ins and demanding the resignation of an elected Prime Minister that is unconstitutional.The progress of PTI government in KPK is zero. Chief Minister of KPK, along with his cabinet ministers is participating in unconstitutional sit-in then how he can serve the people of his province, he said.Awami National Party (ANP) leader, Sardar Hussain Babak said that a year has been passed since the constitution of PTI's government in KPK yet they are unable to deliver.He said PTI is only focusing ...

Governor welcomes PAT decision on sit-in LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Wednesday welcomed Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) step to end its sit-in at D-Chowk Islamabad, and termed it a sensible decision. Talking to United Business Group (UBG) Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik here, the governor said the PAT's decision would pave the way for political stability and subsequently strenthen the ecomony at all levels. The governor also felicitated the UBG chairman on landslide victory of his group in the annual ...
LHC dismisses Dr Basit's plea against NAB LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by senior lawyer Dr Abdul Basit challenging a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) notice for return of Double Shah scam amount.The bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah heard the matter which was pending since 2011.Earlier, Dr Abdul Basit submitted that four commission agents associated with Double Shah case entrusted Rs 33 million to him for being ...
Govt promoting sale of effective, quality of generic drugs: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Darshan Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the government was promoting sale of effective and quality generic drugs at affordable prices to the patients.Replying during Question Hour in the House, Dr Darshan said that after the promulgation of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) act, registration process of generic drugs has been revamped and strengthened to ensure safety, efficacy and quality of drugs. He ...
Audit of electricity overbilling to be completed in three days: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif Wednesday assured the National Assembly that commercial audit of electricity overbilling was expected to be completed during the next two to three days.Speaking during Question Hour in the House, he said that apart from possibility of fudging, consumption of more power by consumers during load- shedding free period of about a month and abolition of slabs for consumers also led to increase in electricity bills.Khawaja Asif ...
Governor, CM Gilgit Baltistan call on President GILGIT: Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah and Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah separately called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday.Governor Gilgit Baltistan in his meeting discussed with the President the overall current situation in Gilgit Baltistan.Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah in his meeting with the President discussed matters pertaining to development activities being carried out in Gilgit Baltistan and issues of the region.Earlier, when President Mamnoon Hussain arrived here ...
PM meets MNAs; discusses development schemes ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) from different constituencies separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at his chamber in the Parliament House on Tuesday and discussed various projects.Those who called on the Prime Minister included Members of National Assembly Sarzameen Khan (Kohistan), Ch. Nasir Iqbal Bosal (Mandi Bahauddin), Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari (Rahimyarkhan), and Muhammad Nazir Khan (Tribal Areas).Matters relating to infrastructure development and provision of clean drinking water in their ...


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