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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Politics of protest, agitation damage country: Shehbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that politics of agitation had made a serious dent to the country as those doing negative politics neither wanted national development nor people's prosperity.Talking to a PML-N delegation, he said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz always did politics of values. He said people were politically conscious and they knew who was serving them and who was carrying out politics of disintegration.The Chief Minister said as the politics of agitation had already damaged country's economy and the country was on the path of progress and prosperity, hence, there was no justification of protest.He said the people believed in progress and developmental works and not in politics of sit-ins and protests.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PS1 27: Electioneering to end 48 hours before polling day: ECP ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that election campaign in PS 127 Karachi XXXIX would come to an end 48 hours before the polling day.After the midnight of September 6 and 7 all public meetings and political campaign, including on electronic and print media, must come to a halt, the ECP said.The candidates violating deadline will have to rigorous imprisonment for a term, may be extended six month or with fine up ...

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CPEC to change destiny of nation: Zahid Hamid SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Law and Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that the grand project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will change the destiny of Pakistan, besides providing new opportunities of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan. He stated this while addressing the party workers and notables after inaugurating his liaison office at Oora village near Sialkot here Saturday. Federal Minister said that the CPEC project would also bring a revolution of prosperity in ...

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PM inaugurates 40 MW coal power project in Faisalabad FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday inaugurated 40 megawatts (MW), coal fired power project at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd (SCIL) here.The prime minister was accompanied by Governor Punjab Malik Rafiq Rajwana, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali.The 40 MW coal power plant at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd is the largest of its ...

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ECP announces schedule for bye-election in Shikarpur on Oct 8 ISLAMABAD: Bye-election on vacant seat of PS-II Shikarpur-1 of the Sindh provincial assembly will be held on October 8.The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday announced schedule for holding of bye-election in Shikarpur to elect a member on a vacant seat of Sindh provincial assembly.The seat fell vacant due to resignation tendered by member of provincial assembly Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh.According to programme issued by Election Commission of Pakistan, candidates can file nomination papers with the ...

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Senate body defers discussion on circular debt issue ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Thursday deferred the discussions on the clearance of circular debt of power sector of Rs.480 billion to know the stances of all the stakeholders before finalizing recommendations.The committee decided to convene the meeting on this one point agenda of circular debt of power sector so that final recommendations could be drafted.The meeting of the committee was held here under the chairmanship of Senator ...

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President emphasizes dedicated efforts to deepen Pak-Brunei ties ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that Brunei Darussalam was a close and trusted friend of Pakistan and emphasized the need to work with dedication to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.Talking to Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate to Brunei Darussalam Maj. Gen. (retd) Tariq Rashid Khan who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here, the president urged the latter to play role in further strengthening relations with Brunei.He said that immense opportunities for investment ...