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Govt asks SC to determine duration for JC report ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan on Thursday has written a formal letter to Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) to determine the duration of Judicial Commission's (JC) report.According to details, a serious concern has been showed by the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to commence negotiations by refraining the tension.To restore the confidence and make initiatives fruitful, the government has taken a first step by writing a formal letter to SC to finalize the time of the submission of JC's report.Moreover, the government already wrote a letter to SC for the establishment of the Judicial Commission. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

President appoints Justice Fida Muhammad Khan as acting CJ FSC ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved the appointment of Justice Fida Muhammad Khan, the senior most Judge of the Federal Shariat Court as Acting Chief Justice.The President has authorized Justice Sh. Najam-ul-Hasan,the next senior Judge of FSC to administer the oath of office to Acting Chief Justice. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Progress impossible without youth input: Ahsan Iqbal LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said the government introduced several schemes for the development of youth, fully realising that dreams for progress would remain unrealised without quality input by younger generations. He was addressing International Symposium on 'Youth Led Community Development' as chief guest. It was organised by NGO Education for Sustainable Development in Pakistan at a local hotel on Thursday. Ahsan Iqbal said the government has maintained steady hold over ...
PTI toeing foreign agenda to derail democracy: Zaeem LAHORE: A spokesman for the Punjab government, MPA Zaeem Hussain Qadri, on Thursday said the government would provide security to traders and a comprehensive strategy had been evolved to deal with the PTI's plan in the city on Dec 15.Talking to this scribe at the Punjab Assembly, he said the PTI leadership was dancing at the tune of some foreign masters who did not want Pakistan's development in the region.He said sit-ins and protest rallies ...
Task force to be formed to check corruption in jails: Wasan KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Prisons, Anti-Corruption and Mines and Mineral Development Manzoor Hussain Wasan has said that a task force is being formed to check any corruption in prisons. He was talking to media persons after inaugurating the newly-constructed office of the IG Prisons Sindh here in Muslimabad behind Dawood Engineering College, on Thursday.The minister informed that the land for the IG Prison office has been given by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in the replacement ...
Child Protection Bill to be moved in Balochistan Assembly QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Services and General Administration, Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani said that Child Protection Bill would be tabled in the Balochistan Assembly.In his statement issued here on Thursday, he said "There is a need to form independent child commission," adding that for which the government has planned to present Child Protection Bill.He said that legislation on child rights would help in resolving problems pertaining to child protection.He said that steps were also being ...
Ahsan sees breakthrough in dialogue with PTI LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal hoped the nation will see a breakthrough in the dialogue between government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during the next couple of days.He was talking to media after attending International Symposium on "Youth Led Community Development" arranged by Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at a local hotel on Thursday.The minister said the government feels "happy" as PTI has once again agreed for dialogue, adding that the both ...


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