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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Baligh assures no PIA employee would be dismissed: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Engr. Baligh-ur- Rehman Wednesday said the government had already assured Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)'s employees that not a single employee would be terminated from the services.PIA workers should get resolved their issues through talks instead of wasting time in holding protest as the country was facing billions of rupees losses due to this demonstration, he said while talking to a news channel.The minister said some nefarious elements had created misconception regarding PIA privatization and also derailed its system by holding protest.He said PIA had faced Rs 44 billion deficit in 2013 and Rs 28 billion in 2014 but due to hectic efforts of the government it turned around to Rs 19 billion as immense improvement was made in the system.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Metro Train Project to provide modern transport facilities: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said that centers had been set up for the payment of compensation to the owners of the land acquired for Orange Line Metro Train project and extra payment would also be made for the constructed building, loss to business and expenses for shifting of residence.He said the Punjab government had allocated a big amount of Rs 20 billion for payment of compensation for the land. He said ...

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SC seeks reply over contaminated injections used for diagnosing cancer ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Federation and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) directing them to submit detailed reports production of contaminated injections used for cancer diagnosing.The court also directed the petitioner to provide application copies to the respondents in the case.Thee three-bench SC bench, consisting of acting Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Justice Tariq Parvez, heard the case filed by Muhammad Riaz Pasha, a scientist ...

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SC delays indictment of IGP Sindh in contempt case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday delayed the indictment of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali in a contempt of court case.The three-member SC bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case.During the course of proceedings, cousel for the Sindh government Shahid Anwar Bajwa told the court that the IGP gad not submitted the apology due to court's observation.Advocate Irfan Qadir also appeared before the court and stated that ...

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SC directs Sindh govt to repatriate officers on deputation to parent departments ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Secretary Local Government Sindh to repatriate all the officers posted on deputation to their parent departments within two days.The three-member bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case.During the proceedings, the Secretary Irrigation Sindh appeared before the court and said all the officers on deputation in the Irrigation Department had been repatriated to their parent departments and now no officer was working in the department ...

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All decisions to be taken with consensus on CPEC: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Tuesday said that all the decisions regarding the CPEC would be taken with consensus.He termed the corridor a game changer for the country and whole region, Radio Pakistan reported.Mushahid Sayed said, "We must be on one page regarding CPEC and war against terrorism in the country." Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Sindh govt working hard for women empowerment: CM KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that his government and party has always given due quota to women and have empowered them by bringing them in assemblies, banks, judiciary, police and also gave them land to make them landladies and self-sufficient.This he said while addressing a reception he hosted for a 14-member visiting parliamentary delegation of three provincial assemblies of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab here at the CM House, said ...