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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Chinese govt keen to complete CPEC project on time: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday informed that the Chinese Government was keen to complete China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on priorities was taking measures in this regard.Briefing a meeting of Special Committee on CPEC here, the minister said that under the project, the Chinese government would invest US $46 billion out of which an amount of $35 billion would be spent on the energy projects in the country.He said that in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, energy projects worth of $11.3 billion and $9.1 billion respectively would be initiated.Ahsan Iqbal informed that in Gwadar city, 300 MW power projects would be launched. Work on the Western Route of CPEC project was going on rapidly, he added.The Committee was presided over by Senator Mushahid Hussain while it was attended by Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and members of ...

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SC adjourns Lal Masjid case for one week ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the implementation report in compliance of 2007 court order regarding Lal Masjid and adjourned hearing of the case for one week.The bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Sardar Tariq Massod, heard the case filed by Lal Masjid cleric.The court directed the Federation to submit new report and remarked that there was no progress in Lal Masjid case despite passing nine years.During the course of proceedings, Deputy ...

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Govt ready to talk with opposition on ToRs ISLAMABAD: Member National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Talal Chaudhry on Wednesday said the government was ready to talk with opposition on Terms of References (ToRs).Talking to a TV channel he said government would answer all questions raised by the opposition.He challenged Imran Khan to prove allegation which he leveled against the government.He termed opposition's Terms of Reference as term of revenge. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Pakistan moving towards prosperity, development: Shehbaz Sharif LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan was moving towards progress and prosperity but some political elements were trying to create hurdles in this process for the achievement of their personal interests.He said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government had saved billions of rupees of the nation by maintaining transparency and a high standard in the implementation of development projects. He said the Punjab government was committed to accountability, honesty, saving ...

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Finance Minister meets World Bank Vice President ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday met Annette Dixon, Vice- President of the World Bank on the sidelines of the ADB's Annual Board of Governors Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.He was accompanied by Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) and other delegation members from Pakistan, said a statement received here.The Minister appreciated support from the World Bank in the priority sectors of development in Pakistan.He highlighted different macroeconomic reform initiatives of the ...

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Government Scheme's Hajj balloting on Thursday ISLAMABAD: The computerized balloting for selecting 71,000 Government Scheme's intending pilgrims would be held here on Thursday.An official of the ministry told APP that each successful aspirant would be intimated through a letter and SMS. The pilgrims could also see the status of their hajj application by visiting www.hajjinfo.com.Over 280,000 applications have been received by the countrywide branches of the designated banks.The record number of applications shows people's trust on the Government. As many as ...

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Concocted stories, false allegations, a trademark of PTI : Saad ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday said concocted stories and false allegations had become a trade-mark of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.In a statement issued here, he said that Imran Khan should probe harassment issue of women in public gathering rather than making baseless allegations against PML-N.He asked PTI leadership why they failed to protect women workers in their public gatherings.Saad Rafique said that canceling of public gathering in Faisalabad is due to less interest ...