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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt to strengthen links between S&T centers, production sector: Rana Tanveer ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain Wednesday said that government was committed to strengthen linkage between centers of S&T and production sector for economic development of the country.He was addressing a one-day consultative workshop organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with the University of Manchester on "University- Industry Collaborative Interactions: Policy and Practical Implications for Pakistan".Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain was the chief guest.The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including heads of R&D organizations, Vice Chancellors, eminent scientists, representatives of private sector and industry, civil society and others.Speaking on the occasion, Rana Tanveer Hussain said that one of key challenges in economic development of Pakistan was weak linkages between centers of science and technology and the production sector.Government was well aware of this issue and was fully committed to bridge this gap and explore ...

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Sardar Yousuf for raising Kashmir issue at every forum ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousuf Wednesday stressed the need for raising Kashmir issue at every forum to help its early resolution in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.In a meeting with Member European Parliament, Raja Muhammad Afzal, the minister said the government and people of Pakistan were standing by the people of Kashmir and they would not let their sacrifices go waste.The minister said followers of all the religions were ...

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Raza Rabbani lauds reports of Electoral Reforms committee ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday appreciated first two reports of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms and stressed a need for filling gaps in election procedures. Addressing a seminar on electoral reforms organized by Democracy International here, he lauded formation of the committee with representation of political parties instead of handling the matter in a standing committee and bringing all laws relating to elections under one law. He said work of the parliamentary ...

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Sindh CM orders recalling all doctors working as project directors KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Tuesday directed the Sindh Health Department to recall all the doctors working as project directors at different projects. The Chief Minister, presiding over a development review meeting of the Health Department at the Chief Minister House, said, "This is not their (doctors) job - their job is to serve ailing people of the province and let them do their work.". Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sikandar Mendhro, briefing ...

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Dar vows digitalization to increase access to financial services ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Monday said the government was determined to promote digitalization all across the country for increasing outreach and access of financial services to people for sustainable development.The minister was speaking at the signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Ministry of Information Technology here for laying optic fiber at Awaran and Lasbela areas of Balochistan, contract of which had been provided to Ufone.He said the government was working ...

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PM for promotion of literature for greater tolerance in society ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said promotion of literature in the country can bring greater understanding and inculcate a culture of tolerance among the masses.While talking to his Adviser on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddique here at the PM House, the Prime Minister urged making the organisations dedicated to development of arts, culture and literature in the country more effective.He also called for encouraging the habit of reading among the masses ...

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Interior Minister briefs PM on internal security ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on internal security.The interior minister also apprised him about his recent visit to Torkham, Afghan Border, Karachi operation and political issues.He briefed the prime minister that Rs 70 billion were being spent by the government to raise wings of civil armed forces for effective border management and internal security. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...