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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

President nominates appellate tribunals to hear election pleas ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday approved the nomination of an Appellate Tribunal to hear the appeals against the decisions of Returning Officers rejecting or accepting the nomination papers for bye-election in PS-76 Dadu-III constituency.According to a President House statement, the Tribunal would comprise two Sindh High Court judges including Justice Abdul Maalik Gaddi and Justice Abdul Ghani Soomro.Approving the Election Commission's summary, the President also approved PM's advice for establishing an Appellate Tribunal to dispose of appeals against the decisions of the Returning Officers accepting or rejecting the nomination papers for bye-election in PS- 23 Naushero Feroze-V constituency.The Tribunal comprises two Sindh High Court judges including Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Shah Nawaz Tariq. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Negligent doctors not to be tolerated: Saira Afzal HAFIZABAD: State Minster for National Health Services and Regulations, Saira Afzal Tarar said on Monday that negligence in the provision of medical facilities to patients would not be tolerated and negligent doctors and paramedics would be dealt with sternly. She directed the Medical Superintendent Dr. Khalid Mehmmod to complete the Trauma Centre and make it operational without at the earliest. Addressing the officers in the DCO Office here, she said that service to humanity was ...

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Govt focusing on streamlining affairs of public sector institutions PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said on Monday that government was striving hard to bring changes in the system through reformation and streamlining the affairs of public sector institutions. Presiding over a meeting to discuss development projects and other issues of PK-1 Peshawar City, here, he ordered to constitute a committee comprising District Nazim, Town Nazim-1, district members Raza Muhammad Khan and Gul Bacha for improving the system. The Chief Minister (CM), directed ...

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Opponents of public welfare projects enemy of Pakistan: Shehbaz   LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday that education was key to attain developmental goals and self-reliance, and overcome the tendency of extremism. Talking to a delegation of PML-N here, he said that nations investing on education had made rapid progress, therefore, the Punjab government had made promotion of education its top priority and billions of rupees were being spent on the programmes to equip new generation with quality education. Provision of ...

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Pakistan wants to promote ties with all countries: Rajwana ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that Pakistan wanted to promote good relations with all the countries on the basis of peaceful co-existence.Speaking at a reception hosted in honour of foreign diplomats here on he said Pakistan strongly condemned the incidents of terrorism across the globe and was also fighting successful war against terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.Rafique Rajwana said the government was committed to eliminate terrorism from the country. It had launched several ...

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Dar assures funds for new Army division, additional battalions ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday assured provision of funds for the new security division and additional battalions and the development schemes being undertaken by Pakistan Army. The minister gave the assurance during a meeting with senior officials of the Pakistan Army here, a ministry statement said.During the meeting progress on various development schemes of Pakistan Army was discussed.Matters relating to financing and release of funds for the raising of new security ...

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Govt making all efforts to address problems of Thari people: Chandio TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: Advisor to Chief Minster Sindh on Information, Moula Bux Chandio has said that Sindh government was making all out efforts to resolve the problems of people living in Thar. Talking to media here the Advisor said Sindh government was not responsible for the present crisis in Thar, but said there were other issues responsible for such a situation including under age marriages. He alleged that it is unfortunate that the people who ...