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President PML-N Britain calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said the Punjab government had formed Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) to resolve the problems of overseas Pakistanis and it would play an important role in this regard.Talking to President Pakistan Muslim League-N Britain Zubair Gul who called on him here, the Chief Minister said Pakistanis living abroad were the ambassadors of the country.He said the PML-N government was taking solid steps to steer the country out of all problems, adding that war against terrorism was a war for survival of the country, and political and military leadership were united in this war.Shahbaz Sharif said all problems being faced by the country would be resolved under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis, Punjab Afzal Bhatti was also present. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Labour bill to be moved in PA: Sarwar LAHORE: Provincial Labour Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar on Thursday said,an amended bill of labour laws would soon be moved in the Punjab Assembly."After the approval of laws, protection of labour rights and incentives to their families will be ensured", he added. Talking to APP, he said, the PML-N government has accorded high priority to the workers rights and is making effective legislation to secure their welfare. He said a hefty amount of Rs2 billion has ...
SHC issues notices on petition against substandard gas cylinders in public transport KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notice to DIG traffic police and motorway police officer to explain what measures were taken for removal of substandard gas cylinders and CNG fittings from the public transport vehicles.A division bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abassi, had taken up a petition filed by a non-government organization, United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, seeking removal of substandard gas cylinders and CNG kits from public and private transport.Rana ...
CM discusses KP interests with Federal Ministers PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has assured Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak that the Federal government would extend all possible support to KP government in economic uplift of the province. He said the Federal Government organizations and departments engaged in development works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would also be urged to undertake their tasks with devotion and dedication, he added.Federal Finance Minister received the KP Chief Minister here at Cabinet ...
Need to propagate peace messages of saints: Qureshi MULTAN: PTI senior leader Mukhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said shrines of saints give message of hope, peace and love and there was need to propagate their message.Addressing an inauguration ceremony of the 700th urs of Hazrat Shah Ruknuddin Alam, he said even the non-muslims used to give reverence to shrines of saints.He said mosques were also being targeted by terrorists and innocent people were victims in attacks. He appreciated devotees gesture of visiting the shrine ...
CM takes notice of non-delivery of class 5 papers LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken a notice of non-delivery of class 5 paper to examination centers in time and sought a report from the Provincial Minister for Education and Secretary Schools Education.The chief minister ordered fixing of responsibility after investigating the matter.He said institutions concerned should realize their responsibilities and such mismanagement will not be tolerated in future.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Information Minister pays tribute to Hameed Nizami LAHORE: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said only narratives of Quaid-i-Azam could help transform the country into a real welfare state.He said this while addressing a ceremony in connection with the 73rd death anniversary of Hameed Nizami organised by Hameed Nizami Memorial Society at Aiwan-i-Iqbal on Wednesday.The minister paid homage to renowned journalist and a leader of the Pakistan Movement Hameed Nizami for his contribution for democracy in the country.He said Hameed ...


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