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CM takes notice of non-delivery of class 5 papers LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken a notice of non-delivery of class 5 paper to examination centers in time and sought a report from the Provincial Minister for Education and Secretary Schools Education.The chief minister ordered fixing of responsibility after investigating the matter.He said institutions concerned should realize their responsibilities and such mismanagement will not be tolerated in future.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Information Minister pays tribute to Hameed Nizami LAHORE: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said only narratives of Quaid-i-Azam could help transform the country into a real welfare state.He said this while addressing a ceremony in connection with the 73rd death anniversary of Hameed Nizami organised by Hameed Nizami Memorial Society at Aiwan-i-Iqbal on Wednesday.The minister paid homage to renowned journalist and a leader of the Pakistan Movement Hameed Nizami for his contribution for democracy in the country.He said Hameed ...
LHC upholds sentence of two terrorists facilitators LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday upheld sentence of two convicts who were awarded life imprisonment on eight counts for facilitating suicide attack on a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) bus in Sargodha.The two-member bench announced the verdict while dismissing appeals of convicts Umer Farooq and Mohsin who were sentenced by a Sargodha anti-terrorism court (ATC).Earlier, the defence counsel arguing before the court submitted that the convicts were arrested in connection with another ...
PPP not to support proposed amendment in existent senate election procedure KARACHI: Vice President of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), Sherry Rehman has registered her party's reservations regarding the proposed constitutional amendment to modify existent election procedure for senate.In a statement on Wednesday, she said at the current stage when polling schedule for the upper house had already been announced any amendment even to the election procedure is not possible.The PPP leader said her party stood against horse-trading in every sense, and did welcome cooperation to ...
Mir Zafarullah Jamali calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Tuesday.Matters of mutual interest and the country's situation were discussed in the meeting.Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the nation and concerned institutions were marching forward in the war against terrorism and a decisive war was being fought against terrorists.He said implementation of the National Action Plan was yielding positive results and every Pakistani was ...
Political parties should discourage horse trading practice: Zaeem ISLAMABAD: Leader Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Zaeem Qadri Tuesday said that it was the responsibility of all political parties to discourage the practice of horse trading in elections.Talking to a news channel, he said that PML-N had always remained in favor of discouraging this practice.The proposed constitutional amendment in this regard was supported by all the political parties, he added.Regarding formation of judicial commission to probe the rigging allegation of PTI, Zaeem said the ...
LHC dismisses plea against MNA Asfandyar Bhandara LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of PML-N MNA Asfandyar Bhandara.The single bench comprising Justice Shahzada Mazhar dismissed the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Inqalab through its chairman.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitted that Bhandara was elected MNA on a seat reserved for minorities. He said the MNA was a tax defaulter and a National Accountability Bureau reference was pending against him before an accountability court.The counsel contended that the petitioner did ...


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