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CM gives cheque to heirs of child killed in house collapse GUJRANWALA: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the government was making efforts to provide all possible facilities to flood-stricken people.Addressing a gathering during his visit to flood-hit areas of Wazirabad, he said, he had directed the officials concerned to continue their activities for facilitating the flood victims till their rehabilitation.He also reviewed relief and rescue activities and asked the officials concerned to further accelerate the pace of relief work.Expressing shock and grief over the people woes caused by devastating rains and flood, he said the government was committed to address their problems by using all available resources and vowed that compensation would provided to those who had suffered losses.On the occasion, he also gave cheque for Rs 1.6 million to the heirs of a child who was killed in a house collapse incident.The chief minister also announced that the government would also provide compensation for rebuilding of houses ...

Shahbaz meets Sarwar; discusses flood situation LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif met with Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar and both the leaders discussed flood situation and relief activities here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that there will be no shortage of resources for rescue and relief activities and relief camps have been set up in the affected areas for providing help and assistance to the flood-hit people. He said that he is personally monitoring relief ...
Rehman appreciates Altaf's decision to withdraw law-makers' resignations KARACHI: A leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Senator A. Rehman Malik has appreciated the decision of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's chief Altaf Hussain about withdrawing the resignations of the party's elected representatives.According to a statement issued here on Monday, Senator Rehman Malik called MQM's International Secretariat and talked to Altaf Hussain.The two leaders discussed overall political situation of the country, devastation caused by torrential rains and floods and other issues.Malik thanked Altaf Hussain for withdrawing the ...
100pc children enrollment in schools by 2017-18: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that the government would achieve the target of 100 per cent enrollment of children in schools by 2017-18.This would be a step towards attaining 100 per cent litercay rate in the country, said the minister addressing a ceremony held at Karlot Residential College here in connection with the International Literacy Day (September 8). Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan was among few countries with large ...
Haji Adeel urges federal government to take measures to protect minorities in KPK ISLAMABAD: Senator Haji Adeel of Awami National Party (ANP) Monday criticized the failure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for protecting Sikh community and urged the federal government to take measures for their protection. Speaking in Joint Sitting of Parliament, he said five members of the community have so far been killed in the province including two each in Peshawar, Charsadda and one in Mardan but the Chief Minister was busy in attending ...
CM emphasises on merit in employment KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Saturday said that Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) is the custodian of merit and a testimonial forum for the talented youth of the province.It recommends them for the government jobs purely on merit, without any discrimination, he said.According to an official statement here, the Chief Minister was talking to Chairman, Sindh Public Service Commission, Justice (Retd) Dr Agha Rafique Ahmed Khan who called on him to present ...
CM visits flood-hit areas of Sialkot SIALKOT: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday visited flood-hit villages of Zafarwal near here.He met the affected people and assured them that the government would not leave them alone in this very hard time.Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal, MNA Mian Rasheed Ahmed and MPAs Awais Qasim and Khawaja Waseem Akhtar were also present.Giving berifing to the Chief Minister, Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal said as many as 25 Zafarwal villages near Sialkot were ...


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