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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

KP Govt set up LG system in real sense: Khattak PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is first province which has established local government system in real sense by delegating financial and other powers to the local government and devolving all departments to the grassroot level. This, he said while talking to Marc-Andre Franche, Country Director UNDP who called on him at CM House in Peshawar on Friday. Besides other, Senior Minister Sikandar Hayat Sherpao, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) and Secretary local government were present on the occasion. The Country Director of UNDP expressed sympathy with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the tragic terrorist incident of Bacha Khan University.The UNDP Director said that he was impressed by the local government act passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Talking to UNDP representatives, the Chief Minister said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa did delegate monetary powers to the local government in the real sense. He added that there ...

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Opposition misguided regarding development projects: Sanaullah LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah Friday said that someone misguided opposition regarding ongoing development projects in Punjab including Orange Line or it saw its future bleak in the shape of success of these projects.Addressing a pre-session media briefing in Punjab Assembly here, he said that instead of baseless propaganda, opposition should fix a day for discussion of development projects including Orange Line in the assembly session.He said that there was ...

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CPEC beneficial for all provinces: Mushahid Hussain KARACHI: Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on Thursday said that CPEC is a national project and it will be beneficial for all the provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan.Mushahid Hussain Syed, who is also Secretary General of Pakistan Muslim League-Q, said Sindh has a very important position in CPEC.He was speaking to media here at the residence PML-Q leader Tariq Hassan. Tariq Hassain, the former deputy mayor of Karachi and ...

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Govt to launch national level enrolment campaign this year: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that government will launch a national level enrolment campaign this year to ensure hundred percent enrolment of school-going children by 2018."Prime Minister and all Chief Ministers will lead this campaign to show strong commitment to the education", he stated this while talking to Ms. Joanna Reid, Head of Department for International Development (DFID) Pakistan, who called on him here at Ministry of Planning, Development ...

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Aitzaz asks lawyers to play role to end intolerance SIALKOT: Senator Ch.Aitzaz Ehsan has asked the lawyers to come forward to play their pivotal role in curbing the menace of intolerance in the society. He further asked the lawyers to show the maximum level tolerance while dispensing justice to the needy people. He stated this while addressing the participants of oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected office bearers of Sialkot District Bar Association (DBA) here Thursday. District & Session Judge Sialkot Muhammad Yousaf Aujla, ...

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Meeting envisages security plan for 15000 schools in Karachi KARACHI: A meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah here on Thursday envisaged an elaborate scheme for security of no less than 15000 schools in Karachi.The Chief Minister on the occasion said that over all law and order situation in Karachi was satisfactory but even then keeping in view nefarious designs of the terrorists the security of education institutions must be beefed up."We cannot allow the enemies of our nation to ...

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IHC issues notice to Musharraf in Rs 750 million damages suit ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in a plea claiming Rs 750 million as damages for using logo/symbol of Eagle in any manner.A single judge bench of Justice Muhson Akhtar Keyani initiated hearing of the case filed by Sardar Naseem Ahmed, Chairman Pakistan Freedom Party to restrain All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) from using the symbol of Eagle.During the course of proceedings, Sardar Naseem Ahmed ...