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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt not to tolerate PTI, PAT's protests to violate law: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said the government would not tolerate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protest demonstrations violating the law and Constitution.PTI has adopted policy of creating unrest and chaos in the country and it is just doing politics of agitation to disturb routine matters of people, he said talking to PTV.The minister said the peaceful protest was right of every individual in a democratic system and urged PTI and PAT to hold their protests only on ground but not on roads, because they are creating hurdles in state affairs and routine matters of masses.He said there is no pressure on the government as it was working on the agenda of development and prosperity of the country. PML-N was victorious in general election 2013, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir general election, Local bodies, bye- polls and Cantonment elections due to prudent polices ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Finance Minister reviews WB's next DPC ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday reviewed the targets for World Bank's next Development Policy Credit (DPC).A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance said that the credit will be available to Pakistan in the current financial year.Secretary Finance briefed the minister on the list of achievable objectives with the expected date for their completion.Finance Minister reviewing the agenda for DPC, commented that the targets are achievable as they are ...

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National Plan of Action for childhood development on card: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that the government was preparing to develop National Plan of Action for childhood development to produce better human resource with healthier minds in the country.Addressing a round table conference on Early Childhood Development in Pakistan, the minister said that a national level working group had been set up which would provide solid recommendation on the basis of its research regarding National Plan of ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Qadri wants to disturb peace in country: Rana Sanaullah LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said on Monday that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri wanted to disturb peace and create law and order situation in the country. Speaking to the media at the Punjab Assembly, he said that the proposed agitation call given by PAT leadership would fizzle out soon, as the people of Pakistan were not with Tahir-ul-Qadri.He said over a thousand combing operations had been conducted by the intelligence ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

BISP extends assistance to over 5.3 million women: Marvi Memon KARACHI: Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), MNA Marvi Memon has said that BISP extends financial assistance to over 5.3 million women and gives stipends of Rs 4700 every three months.She said that the budget amount of BISP has been increased from Rs 40 billion to Rs 115 billion due to commitment from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and PML-N government's committment towards poverty alleviation and management.She said this while addressing ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Rashid urges Parliament to set up committee for across the board accountability ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the foreign policy of the government has proved beneficial for the country.In an interview with a private TV channel, he said Pakistan has pleaded well the Kashmir issue at the international fora.To a question, he said Parliament should set up a committee for accountability of all the Pakistanis above board and it should formulate laws for accountability against corruption.To another question, Pervaiz Rashid said government has offered ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

People reject politics of protests, sit-ins: Khaqan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that people have rejected politics of protests and sit-ins as the present government is working for their uplift.In an interview, he said the so-called protest movements launched by opposition parties are just for political point scoring.He said the government is answerable to the people who would hold it accountable on the basis of its performance in the next general elections, which would be ...