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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

SC directs for issuing promotion order of Custom's official in 48 hours ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Secretary Establishment to issue promotion notification of Umar Farooq, a Custom Officer. The two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case and remarked that no one will be allowed to defy court orders.The case, pending for last eight months, is about the delay in issuance of promotion order of Customs officer Umar Farooq.Justice Azmat Saeed said "There is much capacity in Adiala Jail. No one will be allowed to defy court's orders".The Establishment Division secretary was summoned repeatedly but he did not turn up to file the response, the SC judge said while expressing displeasure over non-appearance of the Establishment Division Secretary.The court ordered the Attorney General to ensure the issuance of promotion order within 48 hours.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Philip Barton calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: British High Commissioner Philip Barton called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and discussed matters of mutual interest including promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation in different sectors, here on Monday.Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Britain.The Chief Minister lauded the British cooperation in the education, health, skill development, law and order and other sectors, adding that collaboration between Punjab ...

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Pakistan future links with Balochistan: Nawab Zehri QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that the future of Pakistan is linked with Balochistan. If anybody says Balochistan can live without Pakistan, it will be absolutely wrong, he added.Speaking at a seminar titled Prospects of Peace and Prosperity in Balochistan, organized by Balochistan government, DEVOTE Balochistan and University of Balochistan here on Monday. Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri said that our forefathers had signed the accord with Pakistan. We own it. ...

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ECP rejects PTI's plea seeking nullification of by-elections in NA-122 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday rejected the plea of Aleem Khan Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seeking nullification of by-elections in NA-122 Lahore, over allegations of illegal vote transfer.A four member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner announced the decision and observed that the Affidavits filed by the Aleem Khan were absolutely false and the commission reserves its authority right to proceed against him.The ECP, however, allowed Aleem ...

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NA body on Housing and Works to meet Tuesday ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works will meet on February 2.The meeting will be chaired by Muhammad Akram Ansari and other members of the committee.According to the committee notification the meeting will confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Dec 22,2015 and the discussion on actionable points in respect of National housing authority (NHA) performance audit report (2003-04) as referred by sub committee of public accounts committee (PAC) in its meeting ...

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Govt taking steps to facilitate businessmen: Law Minister FAISALABAD: Business friendly government of PML-N is taking best possible steps to facilitate the businessmen and to provide the conducive atmosphere for the direct foreign investment in Faisalabad. This was stated by Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah while addressing the oath taking ceremony of All Pakistan Sizing Association at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Sunday. Congratulating the newly elected office bearers, Rana Sanaullah said the government was fully aware of ...

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Chaudhry brothers' politics buried: Zaeem Qadri LAHORE: Punjab government Spokesman Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri said here Sunday that politics of Chaudhry brothers had been buried and now Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was trying to live in politics only through statements. Commenting on the statement of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, he said that Chaudhry brothers, leveling allegations against Orange Line Metro Train, did not complete any public welfare project during their tenure. The period of Pervaiz Elahi was full of corruption and nepotism, he ...