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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

CM forms committee for Autonomous Healthcare Institutions LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has constituted Provincial Steering Committee for Boards of Management (BOM) of all the autonomous medical institutions including tertiary care and specialized healthcare of the Punjab.The first meeting of the Steering Committee was held in the at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday.Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah said that the main purpose of setting up of Steering Committee is to constitute effective and vibrant boards of management for the autonomous tertiary healthcare hospitals and specialized healthcare institutions. He said that the committee would present recommendations for the members of board of management to the government. "The committee would also monitor performance of BOM on regular basis," he said adding that the committee would also authorize to send recommendations to the government for addition/removal of members of the board. Najam Ahmad Shah maintained the government is focusing on providing best healthcare facilities in ...

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Yousaf vows providing optimum facilities to intending pilgrims ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf Tuesday vowed to provide maximum facilities to hujjaj in Saudi Arabia.Addressing Appreciation Momento Distribution Ceremony here, he said no compromise will be made on providing better facilities to hujjaj.He said the ceremony has been organised in appreciation with the services rendered by ministry staff, banks, airlines, muavineen e hujjaj and others during Hajj 2015.He said, ministry plans to initiate refreshers courses for master trainers ...

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New British High Commissioner calls on Ishaq Dar ISLAMABAD: Thomas Drew, the newly appointed British High Commissioner to Pakistan, called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here Monday and discussed ways and means to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries.The minister welcomed the newly appointed High Commissioner and said that he hoped that his current appointment to Pakistan would play an important role in further improving the bilateral relations between the two countries.Drew said that it was ...

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Opponents of Metro Train Project enemies of progress: Shehbaz  LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that provision of funds of 33 billion rupees by China for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project was an important milestone and despite speculations and propaganda, China had proved its friendship with Pakistan and written a new history. He said that Lahore Orange Line Metro Train was a revolutionary project for providing modern transport facilities of international standard to citizens. He said that only a ...

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Plea seeking cancellation of Soan Garden's NOC: IHC issues notice ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court issued notices to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a petition seeking cancellation of Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) of Soan Garden Housing Scheme and imposition of penalty for violating CDA laws.A single judge bench of Justice Athar Minallah also maintained status quo and sought reply from the respondents while hearing the petition filed by Imran Amjad against the "illegal" converting/ bifurcation of a 1000 Sq Yard plot into four plots located ...

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Hajj quota case: SC directs MoRA to distribute quota according to policy ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to distribute quota among private Hajj operators according to policy.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case filed by new tour operators. During the course of proceedings, the counsel for tour operators told the court that the Religious Ministry was not implementing high court verdict. The chief justice remarked that the Religious Ministry ...

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British High Commissioner meets Nisar ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest.They also exchanged views on bilateral ties, security issues and collaboration between the two countries in curbing human trafficking and organized crimes.High Commissioner Drew said Pakistan is playing pivotal role in peace, stability and development of the region. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...