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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

CPEC project to make country invincible: Ahsan Iqbal  LAHORE: Federal Minister for Trade, Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is one of the biggest projects of the century which has the potential to usher in great economic development and make the country invincible. He was talking to media after presiding over Pak-China Round Table Conference at a local hotel on Monday. Ahsan Iqbal said that work on this project was under process and engineers and labourers were busy day and night to complete the task by 2016. He regretted that so far fourteen workers have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Minister said that China was committed to share the fruits of its economical development through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor adding that, "As a nation we all have to protect this project as all the provinces would get equal benefits". He clarified that the route of the project has not been ...

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PM to inaugurate second section of M-4 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the second section of M-4 Faisalabad-Multan Motorway from Gojra to Shorkot.This section of M-4 is another milestone in upgrading and decongesting the country's overburdened transport infrastructure.Besides, it will boost trade and travel activities while reducing cost and time between the textile producing hub Faisalabad in the Central Punjab to Multan which is a major trade center in the Southern Punjab.The M-4 will open up new opportunities for ...

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Shahbaz chairs meeting on law & order for LG polls    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Saturday chaired a meeting in which a number of important decisions were taken for maintaining law and order situation to protect life and property of people during second phase of local bodies elections. The meeting decided that all the candidates for seats of chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors taking part in the second phase of local bodies elections in 12 districts of Punjab will have to deposit ...

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Senate passes Anti-Money Laundering bill unanimously ISLAMABAD: Senate on Friday passed unanimously a bill to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010 [The Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment bill), 2015].The billion was moved by Minister Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistic and Privatization Muhammad Ishaq Dar. The senate passed the bill clause by clause.Statement of objects and reasons of the bill said,in order to bring further improvement in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010 (ANL ) act and in lines with suggestions of AML/CFT regime stakeholders, ...

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EC notifies code of conduct for media for LG polls NAWABSHAH: Election Commission of Pakistan through a notification issued a code of conduct for all institutions of print and electronic media including radio, television and newspapers. This was disclosed by Regional Election Commissioner and District Returning Officer Shaheed Benazirabad Sain Bux Channar, said a handout issued by District Information Office here Thursday. He pointed out that Code of Conduct is for Local Government Elections 2015.He said that media should desist from broadcasting or publishing any ...

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Well being of people across country equally considered: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development has said that equal emphasis was being laid on social sectors for well being of the people not only in Gwadar but across the country.This he said on the occasion of an agreement to hand over six hundred and thrity seven acres of land to to China in Gwadar, where Chinese government and firms would establish a free zone,Radio Pakistan reported.He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would ...

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Sindh is rich with mineral deposits: Manzoor Wasan KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Food, Mines and Minerals, Manzoor Hussain Wasan on Thursday said that Sindh province is enrich in minerals.He said that local and international companies will be leased through open-market under the open-merit policy for minning so as to develop local industry and generate more employment opportunities.The Sindh Minister said this while chairing a meeting at his office in New Sindh Secretariat here.He directed the official concerned to introduce all sites of mineral ...