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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Decision are always made on table not roads: Ayyaz Sadiq LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq affirmed on Wednesday that the opposition's sit-ins would prove nothing but harming development and economic growth in the country."The PTI won't succeed in making any dent to the government and the outcome of the proposed sit-in will face the same fate it met in the past," he stated.Talking to the media outside the Punjab Assembly, he said that everyone had the right to protest and the government could not stop them from taking to the streets. But, he recalled, the last sit-in had caused loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer and cancellation of Chinese president's visit to Pakistan. He said that decisions would always be made on the table and not on roads.The speaker said that the first two meetings on the terms of reference (ToRs) were held in good atmosphere; however, later on the matter could not be sorted ...

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LHC orders to de-sealing of PCSIR lab LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday ordered de-sealing of the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratory, which was sealed by the Excise and Taxation Department over non-payment of property tax.LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by PCSIR Lab Director General Dr Sakhawat, challenging the notices issued by the Excise Department for payment of Rs 22 million property tax.During the hearing, the ...

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SC adjourns Margallah hills stone crushing crushing case till July 20 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought current and the year-2013 satellite pictures of Margallah Hills National Park and adjourned hearing of the case till July 20.The court also summoned concerned DPOs, SPs, SHO and Director Environment CDA on next hearing and remarked that the court would suggest actions against stone-crushing and timber mafia after reviewing the satellite images of the area.The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, heard ...

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Reforms to ensure better health facilities in Capital : Tariq ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CAAD), Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Wednesday said new projects in health sector would be completed soon so as to provide modern facilities to public at their doorsteps.In a statement issued here, he expressed thanks to Prime Minister for introducing reforms in health sector, especially for establishing maternity centres in Basic Health Units (BHUs) and construction of new hospitals in Federal Capital.He said after introduction ...

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Reduction in provincial receipts mars rehab efforts in Chitral: Imran PESHAWAR: Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government could not rehabilitate the people affected from devastating floods in Chitral last year due to reduction in its receipts from Rs.140 billion to Rs.113 billion. He said the KP Government has decided to contact donor agencies and in this connection, a donor conference will be convened in Islamabad soon. He expressed these views while getting briefing from Deputy Commissioner (DC) Chitral regarding ...

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Tree plantation drive to start from August 14: Zahid Hamid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Wednesday said that the national tree plantation campaign will start from August 14."The Prime Minister will launch Green Pakistan Program along with the inauguration of the Monsoon Tree Planting Campaign 2016," he said while chairing an inter-provincial meeting held at Ministry of Climate Change on Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign and Green Pakistan Program.It was also decided in the meeting that federal, provincial and local governments will make ...

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PPP, PTI unable to defend references against PM in ECP ISLAMABAD: Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (N) on Wednesday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would fail to prove any charge against the Prime Minister at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)."This was not for the first time that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was facing a conspiracy against his government which was to stop way of transparent politicians to run the government," Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination ...