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SC seeks CDA reply over construction of Grid Station at F-9 park ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit detailed report over construction of a Grid Station at the F-9 Park of the federal capital.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam heard the petition filed by a citizen Muhammad Anwar Butt against construction of a grid station at the F-9 park.He stated that the construction of a grid station in the park would be dangerous for environment and hazardous for people's health.The apex court directed the CDA to submit reply that how can a grid station be constructed in a recreational park and adjourned hearing of the case for three weeks. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

IHC seeks reply on appointment of DG PWD ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday sought reply from the Housing Ministry on a petition challenging appointment of new Director General of Public Works Department (PWD) Ali Akbar Sheikh.The counsel for the petitioner pleaded that Ministry of Housing and Works did not get approval from the competent authority for the appointment against a BPS-21 post, setting aside all codal formalities.The bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqui heard the petition and summoned the respondents in ...
Egyptian defence minister's visit to prove milestone: Rana Tanveer ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology and Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain Tuesday said that the visit of Egyptian Defence Minister General Sadqil Suffi to Pakistan next month would prove a milestone in strengthening the bilateral relations of the two brotherly countries.This he said during a meeting with the Ambassador of Egypt Said Hindam, who called on him here. Besides bilateral relations, matters of mutual interests were also discussed in the meeting.Both the sides agreed ...
Development schemes worth Rs 1.25bn being completed: Saira ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Health Saira Afzal Tarar says different development schemes valuing 1.25 billion rupees are being completed.Speaking during visit to flood affected villages in District Hafizabad on Tuesday, she said these schemes will provide better health facilities to people, Radio Pakistan reported.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
IHC seeks report on illegal constructions ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the inefficiency of CDA to remove encroachment from the city and directed the authority to submit a detailed report regarding the housing societies and illegal constructions.Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqi resumed hearing of a petition filed by a citizen seeking contempt of court proceedings against Chairman CDA for not taking concrete steps against encroachments, in compliance of court orders.Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal and Member Environment Mustafain ...
ATC awards 28-years imprisonment to accused in acid attack case LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday awarded 28 years imprisonment to a man for attacking his estranged wife with acid.The accused Qadeer Ahmad was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 1.1 million.ATC-II Judge Khawaja Zafar Iqbal announced the verdict after hearing arguments and examining evidence.According to prosecution, Qadeer Ahmad threw acid on his estranged wife, Haseena Bibi, in Kot Abdul Malik, Sheikhupura after she refused to reconcile with him in 2014.Haseena Bibi had ...
OSPCP constituted to resolve overseas Pakistanis' problems LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government has constituted Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab (OSPCP) to resolve the problems of Pakistanis living abroad and the commission has been granted complete administrative and financial autonomy.Addressing the first meeting of Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab through video link on Monday, he said that Pakistanis living abroad were the ambassadors of Pakistan and playing an important role in strengthening economy of the country.Solution to the ...

 



 
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