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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Corps Commander Lahore meets Shehbaz Sharif LAHORE: Corps Commander Lahore Lt. General Sadiq Ali called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here on Tuesday.Overall situation of implementation on National Action Plan was discussed in the meeting. The meeting decided to make coordinated security mechanism and civil military joint coordination center, which was already working under National Action Plan, more effective.The meeting stressed upon the need of coordinated and organized action against terrorism especially in the wake of recent suicide attack in Gulshan Iqbal Park.Progress on the operations continuing throughout the province was reviewed in the meeting. Besides, decision was taken to continue action against terrorist networks and their facilitators through strong collaboration between Pak Army, Rangers, Counter Terrorism Department and police.The meeting concluded with the determination of making the efforts against terrorism in Punjab more effective with the cooperation of all concerned.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Public-private partnership needed to explore IT potential: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology (IT) Anusha Rehman Khan Tuesday underlined the importance of public-private partnership to explore the true potential of IT in the country.She was addressing the 4th Pakistan CIO Summit in Karachi which was attended by chief information officers (CIOs) and chief executive officers (CEOs) from ICT sector as well as officials from the IT Ministry and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).The summit started with speeches by various executives followed ...

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Funds of BISP increased for 33 to 104bn: Marvi Memon NOESHERA: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Marvi Memon Tuesday informed that federal government has increased funds of the program from 33 billion rupees to 104 billion rupees and 5.2 million people are getting benefits for this welfare oriented scheme. Talking to media during his visit to Mohib Banda, she said Waseela-e-Taleem program launched under BISP was meant to educate each and every children of the society. She said that about one million children were ...

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Role of independent media vital for democracy: Ebad KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has said that the role of independent media was pivotal in promotion and sustainability of democracy and democratic norms as it prevents undemocratic acts by raising its voice without any fear. It can also inform and teach the masses about their rights and responsibilities.This he said while talking with a 10-member delegation of journalists from various TV channels and newspapers of Bangladesh at Governor House here on ...

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Govt working closely with agri scientists, farmers to ensure food security: Bosan ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Tuesday said that the government was working closely with the agriculture scientists, international partners and farmers to propagate agriculture-research and bring innovations at the very doorstep of farmers across the country."This will not only improve the livelihood of vulnerable poor population but will be a step towards securing food security in the country", Bosan said while addressing the concluding session of a ...

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Haveli B-Shah power plant to start functioning from April 2017: Abid Sher FAISALABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said on Tuesday that 70 to 80 percent ground work of 1230 megawatt LNG-based Haveli Bahadur Shah power plant had been completed and it would start generating 800 megawatt electricity from April 2017. Visiting the power plant, he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had laid foundation stone of the plant on October 16, 2015. Physical work at this project was in full ...

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Efforts being made to make Pakistan polio free: Jhagra PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said all out efforts are being made for complete eradication of polio from the country to make Pakistan a polio free state to save the future of next generation. He said they are making progress in eradicating the virus of the crippling disease adding that significant improvement in security and accessibility has helped in containing polio cases in FATA. He ensured full support to FATA Polio Eradication ...