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Control on prices shows good results: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday that government steps to control essential items' prices were showing good results, however, a lot had yet to be done. Chairing a meeting to review prices of essential commodities here, he emphasized on a more active role of the cabinet committee by monitoring and visiting vegetable markets and bazaars to keep the edible prices within reach of common man. No one would be allowed to fix prices of necessary items arbitrarily, while, production of agri items would have to be increased so as to overcome shortage of vegetables and pulses in future, he added. The Chief Minister said that relief to common man was prime responsibility of government and the cabinet committee should perform its duties with a national spirit. The relevant departments, he said, should also work hard to bring down prices of vegetables, fruit, pulses and other items for ...

Various mega development projects in process: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has said that different mega development projects were in process to develop Karachi and make it more beautiful and commercially viable city in the world.In a statement here on Monday he said that `Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has remained our coalition partner and even we are enjoying better working relationship with MQM at present'.The Minister further stated that the PPP government is taking the ...
SC orders to produce missing person Yasin Shah ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday ordered defence authorities to produce a missing person, Yasin Shah, before the court by November 26.The court observed that the missing person should be produced on November 26, otherwise, the secretary defence should appear.The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry passed the orders on a petition filed for recovery of Yasin Shah by his wife.As proceedings started, Defence Ministry's Director ...
SC to resume hearing of case on implementation of its verdict on law & order KARACHI: A larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will resume the hearing of a case pertaining to the implementation of its decision in the suo motu notice on law and order situation from November 27 at Karachi registry of the apex court.The other members of the bench are Justice Jawwad Khawaja, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.Another bench of the ...
PPP playing role of responsible opposition: Gilani MULTAN: Former Prime Minister and PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the party was performing the role of a responsible opposition in the country.Talking to journalists at the residence of ex-MPA Malik Ahmed Hassain Dehrr on Sunday, Gilani stated the PPP was raising main national issues in the parliament.Gilani said the country was facing immense internal and external problems and the PPP could not play role of an irresponsible opposition at this juncture.He ...
Govt taking solid steps for power generation: Asif SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Sunday that foreign donor agencies had increased their assistance 4-5 times to carry out projects in the country.He said USAID, the World Bank and other organisations have increased the assistance for water, electricity, petroleum and gas sectors to end energy crisis.Talking to APP, the Federal Minister said, "We are already working on a strategy to overcome loadshedding and long, medium and short-term power ...
Drone attacks against country's sovereignty: Gilani MULTAN; Former prime minister and central leader of Pakistan People Party Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday said that drone attacks were against the sovereignty of the country.Talking to the media here at airport, he said, PPP strongly condemned the drone attack in populated area of Hungu.To a question about Imran Khan's protest and sit-in in KPK, Gilani said that it was his democratic right to hold peaceful demonstrations against the attacks. He said that weak ...


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