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Zardari for foolproof security to academic institutions in Sindh KARACHI: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the Sindh government to draw up a comprehensive security plan for the schools and academic institutions throughout the province and in Karachi in particular to guard against any militant attack on them. Spokesmen Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the former president gave these directions during a meeting in Bilawal House here on Friday evening on police emergency service in the fight against terrorism. Zardari also called for strengthening police force by meeting its operational requirements in terms of equipment, vehicles and materials with focus on their welfare to keep them motivated. He said that the police force was the first line of defence against militancy and praised the police personnel for their devotion and commitment to duty. The police personnel who laid down their lives or have been wounded in the fight are true national heroes and deserve recognition, he said.Zardari directed ...

PML-N Sindh delegation meets CM LAHORE: A delegation led by President Pakistan Muslim League (N), Sindh, Ismail Rahu met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest, party affairs and overall situation of the country.Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said the government was taking effective measures with mutual consultation for overcoming terrorism, energy crisis and other issues being faced by the country.He said that elimination of terrorism and energy crisis was essential ...
Meeting approves nine public private partnership projects KARACHI: The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy Board in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here on Friday took important decisions pertaining to nine development projects being taken into hand under PPP mode of investment.Out of those development projects, six were already being implemented under the PPP mode of investment, two newly placed for the purpose and one was discarded from PPP mode of investment to independent power project (IPP).The most ...
Govt to increase punishment for Shisha smoking: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary on Interior, Maryam Aurangzaib Friday told the National Assembly that government is taking steps to end Shisha smoking in ICT.Responding a question raised by Shakila Luqman, she said a proposal is under way with Interior Ministry to increase the punishment and sealing the hotels offering Shisha. The present punishment prescribed in the law is insufficient, she added.She, however, said the DCO and concern magistrates are conducting sudden visits of different hotels to ...
FATA MNAs stage walk out of NA ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians belonging to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Friday staged walkout of the National Assembly for not addressing their issues and the indifferent attitude of KPK governor.Speaking on a Point of Order, FATA MNA Jamaluddin said that the lawmakers belonging to FATA were protesting for the last few days for pressing their demands. He alleged that the Governor KPK was not taking the FATA MNA into confidence in matter relating to the tribal ...
Lack of quorum leads to NA session adjournment ISLAMABAD: Lack of quorum led to adjournment of National Assembly session on Friday till Monday evening.Soon after resuming debate on motion regarding terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, Maulana Amir Zaman of JUI-F pointed out the quorum.Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi adjourned the session till Monday evening due to lack of quorum after counting.Meanwhile, Chairperson of Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage Marvi Memon presented a special report of the committee ...
NA continues debate on Peshawar incident ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday continued debate on the motion regarding terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar.Taking part in the debate Karin Haider of Pakistan Mulism League (PML-N) said that Peshawar attack was a very tragic and gloomy incident in which innocent children were brutally massacred by the terrorists.She said that she has no words to express her grief and sorrow over this tragic incident.Syed Waseem Hassan of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) while ...


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