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Govt taking various steps for reducing unemployment: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Development and Reform Saqlain Bukhari on Monday informed the National Assembly that the government was aware of the unemployment situation in the country and it had taken various steps to reduce it. Responding questions in the House, the secretary said that the government had announced six schemes under the Youth Development Programme, including Micro Interest Free Loans, Small Business Loans, Youth Training, Youth Skill Development, Fee Assistance, and the PM Scheme for Laptops. He said that the federal government had also allocated Rs. 525 billion under the Public Sector Development Programme 2014-15, which included mega projects like Karachi-Lahore Motorway, Hassanabdal-Havelian-Mansehra Expressway. Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway, Lowari Tunnel and Access Roads, Raikot-Havelian-Islamabad Section. The other projects were Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Road, New Islamabad International Airport, Diamer-Basha Dam, Dasu Dam. Kurram Tangi Dam, Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project, Golan Gol Hydro Power Project, Kachhi Canal, etc, he added. He hoped that with ...

Imran looking for lame excuses to get rid of KP Govt: Haider Hoti PESHAWAR: Provincial president of ANP and former chief minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that PTI chief Imran Khan was in search of lame excuses in order to get rid of his government in the KPK which utterly failed to deliver to the expectations of the people.Talking to a delegation of PK-26 at his residence in Mardan today, he said, the people's expectations from the PTI government of bringing change has started dying down ...
ANP will continue to support democratic and constitutional system: Afrasiab PESHAWAR: Central leader of ANP Afrasaib Khattak has said that his party would continue to support democratic and constitutional system in the country, saying it believed that the government would settle the present unrest with the opponents through peaceful talks.ANP leader expressed these views after attending the high level National Security Conference meeting called by Prime Minister at Islamabad on Saturday which was attended by heads of all the political parties including Army Chief, DG ...
Political issues cannot resolve through violence: Kaira LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Secretary Information and former federal minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said political issues can not be resolved through violent clash with state institutions.Talking to APP on Saturday, he said that points and manifesto presented by Pakistan Awami Tehrik Chief Tahirul Qadri was ambiguous as he had failed in providing any constitutional solution to the issues so the PPP was unable to support his demands.He said there was a way for political ...
Political parties must work collectively to resolve issues: Qayyum ISLAMABAD: Defence analyst, General Qayyum has said that all political parties need to work collectively to resolve internal and external issues of state.Talking to PTV, he said peoples have given a mandate to the government for five years and it will be wrong to indulge in politics of protests and rallies just after completion of one year.PML-N government introduced a culture of tolerance by allowing rival parties to form governments in the provinces and it ...
Imran should respect mandate of Nawaz Sharif: Ex-KP Info Minister NOWSHERA: Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister and General Secretary ANP Mian Iftikhar Hussain has urged the government and PTI Chief Imran Khan to find out an amicable solution to the present unrest being faced by the country.He said that PTI from day one was looking for ways to leave the government in the province, however he added the PTI should continue with the government as they have been mandated by the people.The PTI should not ...
Mushahid urges PTI to initiate dialogue with govt to settle issues ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan on late Thursday urged Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf to initiate dialogue with the government to settle their issues and remove reservations.Talking to PTV, he said that reservations of political parties are always resolved through negotiations in the democratic system.He said that holding peaceful protest demonstration was the right of every citizen in the democratic system, adding PTI should avoid creating chaos and unrest in the country through long march.He termed ...


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