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2982 persons sent abroad for employment in three year, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi Friday said that a total of 2982 persons were sent abroad for employment by the Overseas Employment Corporation from 2011 to 2013.In a written reply in the National Assembly during question hour, the minister said, these persons were sent abroad during the period from January 1,2011 to January 1,2013.He said a total of 1338 persons were sent to various countries through Overseas Employment Corporation in the year 2011. During this period a maximum of 768 persons were sent to Saudi Arabia and 444 to South Africa and rest to other countries.During the year 2012, he said, a total of 1014 persons were sent abroad for employment, while 630 Pakistanis were sent abroad during the year 2013 by the Overseas Employment Corporation.To another question, the Minister informed the House that Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource ...

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Three new bills introduced in NA ISLAMABAD: As many as three new bills including the Sir Syed Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering) Institute of Technology, Islamabad Bill, 2016, the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Bill, 2016 and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2016 were introduced in the National Assembly on Friday. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq referred all the bills to the concerned committees for further deliberation.State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur-Rehman, Minister ...

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NA adopts motion to refer PIA conversion bill to joint sitting ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Friday adopted a motion to refer the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Bill, 2016 as passed by the lower house and rejected by the Senate to the joint sitting for consideration and passage.The motion was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on March 14 in the House under sub-rule (7) of rule 154 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, ...

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Formal inauguration of ‘Safe city Islamabad project’ next month: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday informed the National Assembly that formal inauguration of 124 millon dollar, " Safe city Islamabad project" would be held next month. Replying to a question, he said that Safe City project was negotiated and signed in 2009 at a total cost of US$ 124,975 million.He said that so far total of Rs 9.53 billion as cost of project and Rs 4 billion on ...

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4 bills smoothly sail through NA ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Thursday passed four bills, including the Corporate Restructuring Companies Bill, 2015, the Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Deposit Protection Corporation Bill, 2015 and the Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Bill, 2016.All the bills were piloted by Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and Revenue Rana Afzal Ahmed on behalf of the Finance Minister in the House.The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Corporate Restructuring bill says the concept of ...

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Operation against terrorists continues under NAP: NA informed ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that operation against terrorists was continuing across the country under the National Action Plan (NAP).Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Marryam Aurangzeb, while replying to a question, said steps and efforts of the Federal Government to control incidents of terrorism in Karachi city had proved to be very.Acts of terrorism had dropped by 77 per cent, target killings by 69 per cent, kidnappings for ransom by 90 per cent ...

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SC expresses dissatisfaction over police report in Parveen Rehman murder case  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the Karachi police report in social worker Parveen Rehman murder case. The court directed the police to arrest the main accused and complete investigation in one month and submit comprehensive report in this regard. The court directed the Inspector General Sindh Police to take personal interest for arresting the main accused involved in Parveen Rehman murder. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief ...