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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Opponents of Metro Train Project enemies of progress: Shehbaz  LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that provision of funds of 33 billion rupees by China for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project was an important milestone and despite speculations and propaganda, China had proved its friendship with Pakistan and written a new history. He said that Lahore Orange Line Metro Train was a revolutionary project for providing modern transport facilities of international standard to citizens. He said that only a handful of elite were opposing that project because they travelled by planes and luxurious cars and were unaware of the transport problems of the common man. He was talking to Members Punjab Assembly who met him at Chief Minister's Office, here. The Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-N government had introduced the culture of transparency, standard and speed in the projects. He said that federal ...

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Plea seeking cancellation of Soan Garden's NOC: IHC issues notice ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court issued notices to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a petition seeking cancellation of Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) of Soan Garden Housing Scheme and imposition of penalty for violating CDA laws.A single judge bench of Justice Athar Minallah also maintained status quo and sought reply from the respondents while hearing the petition filed by Imran Amjad against the "illegal" converting/ bifurcation of a 1000 Sq Yard plot into four plots located ...

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Hajj quota case: SC directs MoRA to distribute quota according to policy ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to distribute quota among private Hajj operators according to policy.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case filed by new tour operators. During the course of proceedings, the counsel for tour operators told the court that the Religious Ministry was not implementing high court verdict. The chief justice remarked that the Religious Ministry ...

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British High Commissioner meets Nisar ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest.They also exchanged views on bilateral ties, security issues and collaboration between the two countries in curbing human trafficking and organized crimes.High Commissioner Drew said Pakistan is playing pivotal role in peace, stability and development of the region. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Special Cell be set-up to check illegal land grabbing in Capital: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday directed Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to establish a Special Cell to check illegal land grabbing in Capital.Chairing a meeting here, he directed, "Establish a Special Cell comprising Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue), Superintendent of Police, Islamabad and officials of revenue department to address land grabbing issue in Islamabad.", a Spokesman quoted the Minister as saying.The meeting was also attended by Secretary Interior, Chairman National Database ...

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Saira calls for united efforts to combat AMR ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar called for united efforts to combat Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR).Addressing a group of Health Ministers participating in the World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday, she called upon countries to make united efforts in combating Anti Microbial Resistance which is posing a major public challenge.She said Pakistan at present has a huge burden of multi resistance bacterial infections leading to significant ...

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Police officers should get training at all provincial training institutes: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Monday urged the provincial police training institutes to train officers from other provinces in their respective institutions.While attending the prize distribution ceremony of "Shooting Competition in the honor of police Shuhda" as a chief guest at Police College Sihala organized by National Bureau of Police (NAP), he said there should be some quota dedicated to different provinces for this purpose."Such ...