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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Work on CPEC's western route started: Miftah ISLAMABAD: Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) Miftah Ismail on Thursday said the speedy work on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)'s western route has been started.It was beyond understanding that why some elements were making CPEC as controversial as all the provinces would acquire equal benefits from the corridor, he said while talking to PTV.Miftah Ismail said US $ 46 billion investment through CPEC would bring economic revolution in the country, and termed the corridor as game changer form the country and region. CPEC would help to overcome energy shortage from the country, he added.Chairman BOI stated China is keenly interested to invest in Pakistan due to the prudent policies of the government, which provided conducive environment to the foreign investors.Replying to a question, he assured that conditions of service of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees would not be disturbed.He said the government strategic partner, after buying PIA, would provide ...

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Govt considers AMR containment, as a priority: Saira ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (NHSRC) Mrs Saira Afzal Tarar Thursday said government considers Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) containment as a priority and is committed to implementing the Global Action Plan (GAP) for AMR.The minister made these remarks while addressing the first National Policy Development Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) which concluded here on Wednesday.She said this National AMR Policy is being developed which is in line with the five strategic objectives of the ...

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SC stays disqualification PTI's KPK assembly member ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday restored the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Faisal Zaman after suspending the order of Election Commission of Pakistan for re-election in the Pk-52 constituency.The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, after admitting the appeal filed by Faisal Zaman, suspended the ECP's order and restored his provincial assembly membership.During proceedings of the case, the court was informed that Faisal Zaman obtained ...

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Govt privatizing PIA's shares in larger national interest ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon Thursday said that the government was privatizing 26 percent shares of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to make it a profitable entity through strategic partnership which was in the larger national interest.Talking to a news channel, she said if the deal could not be done with a strategic partner, the airline would be a huge burden on the country's economy.She said, it was against the policy of ...

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Biggest package announced for affectees of Orange Train: CM  LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said the biggest package of history worth Rs 20 billion has been announced for the payment of compensation to owners of the land acquired for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project.Addressing a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat on Thursday which reviewed in detail the process of payment of compensation to the affectees of Orange Line Metro Train Project.He said payments were being made to the ...

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President for concerted efforts to improve standard of education ISLAMABAD: Describing education as the key element in the progress of nations, President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday called for concerted efforts to improve the standard of education.He was talking to Vice Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam University, Prof Dr Javed Ashraf, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.The President asked the Vice Chancellor to take Quaid-e-Azam University, which he said is a prestigious institution, to new heights of academic excellence and discipline.The President assured that the university ...

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PPP's stance clear on Kashmir: Wattoo LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has said the PPP always took clear stance on international issues, including the Kashmir issue. In a statement on Thursday, he said the world respected Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed for their stance on international issues, adding the first time in the history, ZAB raised voice for Kashmir on the international forum. Wattoo said only solution of the Kashmir issue was in the ...