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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Meeting held to review security of LHC judges, families LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice designate Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday chaired an important meeting held at his chamber regarding security of LHC judges and their families.Senior LHC Judge, Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, LHC Registrar Tariq Iftikhar Ahmad, Home Secretary Punjab, Inspector General of Police Punjab, DIG Operation, Lahore and other concerned officers attended the meeting.The police officers briefed the meeting about the security plan of LHC judges and their families.Chief Justice designate Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued directions for immediate steps to rectify deficiencies in the judicial security system and ensure the safety of judges and their families as well as the whole judicial sector.Moreover, chief justice designate also directed the home secretary and IGP to get security clearance of the LHC officers and staff from the Special Branch and ensure security of judicial complexes, judicial officers, lawyers as well as the litigant public.Justice ...

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KP Govt makes huge utilization of funds under ADPs: CM PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Wednesday said his government made record utilization of funds in the history of the country under the head of Annual Development Program last year with 85 percent of spending.Speaking during budget debate in the provincial assembly, he said the previous governments of the province left a lot of junk for them that could not be cleared overnight, despite the PTI-led coalition government took various considerable steps and tried ...

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ATC indicts six accused in Sri Lankan team attack case LAHORE: An anti terrorism court on Wednesday indicted six accused in Sri Lankan team attack case.According to Prosecution sources, ATC-II Judge Chuadhary Muhammad Azam conducted the case proceedings at Kot Lakhpat Jail here.During the proceedings, the judge indicted the six accused in Sri Lankan team attack case.However, the accused pleaded not guilty and contended to defend the charges. To which, the judge summoned prosecution witnesses for June 30 while adjourning the further hearing.It is pertinent ...

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Senate panel on communications meets on Thursday ISLAMABAD: The Senate's Standing Committee on Communications will meet here Thursday to discuss progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with releases and funds in pipeline for road projects of under it during the year 2015-2016.The committee will hold discussion on the report with respect to the visit of CPEC's western route visit in May this year.The committee will also take up the issue of non-payment of dues to small contractors by National Highway Authority due to ...

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President leaves for Uzbekistan to attend SCO ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday left for Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.The delegation accompanying the President includes Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and other senior officials.The President will represent Pakistan at the Meeting of the Heads of the SCO Member States.Pakistan will be accorded permanent membership of SCO during the Summit, said a press release. Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

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Food processing plant to be set up near Gilgit: Khurram Dastgir ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan said that a food processing plant would be set up near Gilgit to enhance export of fruits being produced in Gilgit- Baltistan (GB)."The required land would be purchased from the locals to set up the plant," he said while talking to journalists here on Wednesday.According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), over 100,000 metric tons of fresh apricots, 4,000 tons of cherries and 20,000 tons of apples ...

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Senate's sub-committee formed on Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill-2016 ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication Wednesday constituted a three-member sub-committee to formulate recommendations on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill-2016 within 60 days.Chairing the committee meeting, Senator Shahi Syed nominated Osman Saifullah Khan, Syed Shibli Faraz and Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi for the sub-committee.He directed the newly-formed committee to thoroughly look into the Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 passed by the National Assembly and the other bill moved by Senator Karim ...