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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

BISP Chairperson projects positive image at Marketing Congress KARACHI: Minister of State and Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme (PISP) MNA Ms. Marvi Memon on Wednesday said the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has put the country on path to development with prime focus on economic growth, job creation and welfare of the poorest. The positive economic indicators within a short span of time speak high of consolidated efforts of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's economic team headed by Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, she said while addressing MARCON-16, two-day international marketing congress, which was organized by Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) here.She said the increase of BISP budget up to Rs 102 billion highlights present government's commitment towards the uplift of the marginalized segments of the society.Chairman Privatization Commission Muhammad Zubair, Policy Analyst Javed Jabbar, Managing Director, Nestle Bruno Olierhoek, Chief Executive Officer , Mobilink Jeffery Hedberg also ...

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Govt to improve standard of education: Baligh-ur-Rehman ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman Wednesday said that the government is committed to improve the standard of education in the country.Addressing the National policy Dialogue on Public Financing of Education in Pakistan (2010-2011 to 2015-2016) and Education Budget Proposals for 2016-2017, the minister said a healthy dialogue on such a pertinent issue is extremely beneficial for the education.The minister congratulated Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAP) ...

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PEMRA to issue warning to private channel for character assassination of provincial deptt PESHAWAR: The 65th meeting of PEMRA Council of Complaints Khyber Pakthunkhwa with Shakeel Chandar in chair was held at PEMRA Regional Office here on Tuesday and recommended issuance of warning to a private TV channel for character assassination of a private department.The meeting also recommended to issue warning to reporter of another private channel for entering to the labour room of a hospital in Mardan, says an official statement here today. The meeting was attended ...

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LHC orders regularization of 150 PIDA employees LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered regularisation of more than 150 contractual employees of Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA).Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan passed these orders while allowing different petitions filed by Naseem Abass and other PIDA contract employees for their regularization. The court had reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of all parties on April 5 and it was announced on Tuesday.Earlier, the petitioners' counsel requested the court to issue directions ...

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Commissioner, RPO visit PMC to check security arrangements FAISALABAD: Divisional Commissioner Captain (Retd) Naseem Nawaz along with Regional Police Officer (RPO) Bilal Siddique Kamiyana on Tuesday visited the Punjab Medical College (PMC) here on Tuesday and checked security arrangements there.The commissioner directed the PMC administration to improve the security in the college by keeping Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras functional round the clock besides their regular monitoring at control room. He also directed the PMC administration to keep vigilant eye on every person ...

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Govt to protect intellectual property rights of business, industry: Saira ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday said the government would speed up efforts to protect creative work and intellectual property rights of professionals in business and industry.She was addressing a seminar in connection with annual World Intellectual Property Day organized by Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) here.Theme of the day was "Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined".The minister appreciated the work done by Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) and for becoming ...

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Govt to introduce far reaching reforms in education: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has stated that the present government was introducing far-reaching reforms in education sector under Vision- 2025.He said today, Pakistan was well-positioned to take off after coming out of state of despondency due to policies of last two and half years."We, now need unity and positivity in our ranks to sustain the efforts for economic development and prosperity of the country", Minister Planning and Development expressed these ...