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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

CJP urges students to play role for country's progress KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has called upon students to play their role for the progress of the country. Speaking to students and faculty members of Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) here on Saturday, he stressed the need for joint efforts for the development and prosperity of the country. He said that Pakistan has been blessed with resources and it is our responsibility to learn from mistakes and move forward to the progress of the country. Earlier, SMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh in his welcome speech spoke about the university's projects. Justice Nadeem Akhtar, Justice (retd) Agha Rafiq, Justice (retd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah and Hamid Ali Khan also spoke.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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CM orders inquiry into Kunri chili market construction KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, took serious notice of the incomplete construction of Kunri Mirch Mandi (Chili Market). He ordered the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to conduct a thorough inquiry into it to determine the responsibility for the failure in completion of this important scheme. Despite the release and utilisation of Rs 195.878 million, the project was at plinth level, said an official statement here Saturday.The Chief Minister issued these directives, while presiding ...

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Federal government to resolve KPs issues: Sherpao  PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao Saturday asked federal government to help resolve common issues being faced by the provinces. Addressing a press conference after joining ceremony at Watan Kor, he said that conduct of fresh population census, transparent distribution of resources among provinces and ensuring of provincial autonomy were the main issues which needed keen focus from government side. He maintained that the distribution of resources was directly related with the ...

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Shehbaz reviews installation of solar tube-wells LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday presided over a high level meeting, which reviewed different proposals regarding installation of solar tube-wells, converting schools on solar energy and running of water filtration plants for Saaf Pani Project through solar energy.German Consultant Dr. Dreesmann gave a briefing regarding use of solar energy.Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said the government is implementing a comprehensive program of use of solar energy and has evolved a program ...

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Bilawal felicitates PPP leadership on winning by elections of PS-76 ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday felicitated Abdul Aziz Junejo and party leadership of Sindh Chapter on winning provincial seat of PS- 76 by-elections.In a statement issued here, Bilawal said that masses of the constituency once again poses confidence in PPP which is a real representative of the right of the downtrodden.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Senate rejects Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Bill, 2015 ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday rejected the bill to provide for setting up o the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation into a public limited company [The Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Bill, 2015] with majority votes.Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid moved the bill in the house on behalf of Minister for State and Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed.Deputy Chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri put the motion to the house for approval but it was rejected with ...

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Shahi Syed for supporting government in its development activities ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party (ANP) Leader Senator Shahi Syed on Thursday called upon all political parties to supplement the government efforts of development for the prosperity of the country and its people.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he appreciated the government for taking bold steps for restoration of peace in Karachi adding that this would not only benefit Karachi and its people but also the entire country.He said Karachi being the hub of financial ...