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CM Balochistan calls on Finance minister ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik called on Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar at his office here on Tuesday and discussed matters relating to development and welfare activities in the province.The Chief Minister informed the Finance Minister that the relief and rescue operations carried out in coordination with Federal Government during the recent earthquake in Awaaran was undertaken transparently."No complaints were received which speaks volumes about the good governance being practiced by the Government of Balochsitan", the Chief Minister said.During the meeting, they held detailed discussions on the ongoing development projects in Balochistan including Mirani Dam, Roads and Transmission lines.During the meeting, it was decided that a meeting will be held soon which would be participated by representatives of various departments of Federal and the Provincial Government of Balochistan to streamline procedures to resolve all issues.Finance Minister assured the Chief Minister that the Federal Government would provide all ...

SC releases detailed judgment declaring CAA DG's appointment void ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the appointment of Director General Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Air Martial (retd) Khalid Chaudhry as void ab initio and of no legal consequence.An 82-paged detailed judgment released by the apex court also rejected the notification of the appointment of Khalid Chaudhry dated July 18, 2012. The judgment, authored by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, stated that the appointment of DG CAA was not transparent and according to the ...
SC dismisses petition about forces chiefs appointment based upon hypothesis ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition regarding the appointment of armed forces' chiefs saying that it was based upon hypothesis and did not carry any weightage. Petitioner Shahid Aurakzai had pleaded that the appointments of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Army Chief, Naval Chief and Air Chief should not be interlinked with seniority.A three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case and rejected the petitioner's stance, terming it ...
PM returns home after Sri Lanka, Thailand visits ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif returned home on Tuesday after his official visits to Sri Lanka and Thailand.The Prime Minister represented Pakistan in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Connect Asia Pacific Summit (CAPS), 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
LHC directs Punjab Govt to restart 'Sasti Roti' scheme  RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench on Tuesday directed the Punjab government to restart "Sasti Roti" scheme across the province to facilitate the needy. Admitting the plea filed by petitioner Rashid Ali over suspension of the scheme, Justice Suhail Iqbal Bhatti directed the provincial government to resume it and submit the compliance report on November 28. Earlier, the court had sought para-wise comments twice from the government over the petition but it did ...
Sheikh Rashid hopes culprits to be arrested soon ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid said on Monday he was continuing efforts for the restoration of peace in Rawalpindi and hoped the government would arrest the culprits of Ashura incident soon.Talking to APP, Sheikh Rashid said he was deeply upset over the recent incident. He also requested the youth of city to help restore peace.He asked the political and religious parties to shun blame-game and instead unite for peace in the city.Replying ...
PM felicitates Sultan of Oman on National Day ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday felicitated the Sultan of Oman on the occasion of country's National Day being celebrated today (Nov 18).In his message of greetings to the Sultan of Oman, the Prime Minister said, "On behalf of people of Pakistan and on my own, I wish to extend to your majesty and brotherly people of the Sultanate of Oman, our sincere and warm felicitations on the auspicious occasion of 43rd National Day ...


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