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Sharjeel directs to expedite anti encroachment campaign KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, Wednesday, directed the authorities to expedite anti encroachment campaign and to remove illegal parking in the provincial capital.He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting, attended by Secretary local government, administrators and municipal commissioners of all districts, MD water board and other concerned officials.He said that encroachments on government lands, amenity plots and roads were causing difficulties for general public and impeding the flow of traffic, must be removed throughout the province at the earliest and no negligence in this regard should be tolerated.Memon also called upon traders and business community to cooperate in this regard and prevent themselves of encroaching residential or commercial areas besides main thoroughfares, roads and footpaths to assist in ensuring smooth flow of vehicular traffic and ease of pedestrians.He, showing satisfaction over performance of anti encroachment units of Local government department, directed to ...

Pharmaceutical companies fleecing consumers on stay orders, NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Ms Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday said some pharmaceutical companies were selling drugs on inflated rates after getting stay orders from the courts. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice she said the government was actively pursuing the cases and trying its best to vacate the stay orders from the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The stay orders would be vacated by the third week of this year.The ...
Pakistan will become Asian Tiger soon: Shaista Malik LAHORE: Member National Assembly (MNA) Shaista Pervez Malik (PML-N) on Wednesday said that Pakistan would become an Asian Tiger under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.Talking to party workers here she said the government's comprehensive economic policies would set the country on the road to progress. She added that although situation was not favourable due to terrorism but despite that foreign investments were pouring in.She said that strengthened Pak rupee against US ...
PBM provides financial assistance of Rs212mn in last three years, NA told ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has provided financial assistance of Rs212 million to 10,851 women in the last three years, Minister In charge of Cabinet Secretariat told National Assembly on Wednesday.In a written reply to the question of Nighat Parveen Mir, he said PBM was providing sewing machines to deserving women to enable them to lead a respectable life.He said the beneficiaries of PBM schemes are different from other such schemes being executed under the umbrella ...
Suggestion for house building loans to be included in next budget: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Afzal informed the National Assembly on Tuesday that the suggestion for soft loans to government employees for construction of houses would be included in next budget.He was responding to a motion moved by Perveen Masood Bhatti, Shahnaz Saleem and Shakila Luqman that "the House may discuss steps to increase the amount of housing building advance for the government employees."He said, "The suggestion will be forwarded to the Finance Minister ...
LHC confirms interim bail of PTI MNA Ghulam Sarwar Khan LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday confirmed interim bail of former federal minister and now PTI MNA Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a fake degree case.The court ordered the MNA to submit two surety bonds of Rs 200,000 for bail confirmation.The single bench comprising Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan passed the orders while allowing an bail application filed by the MNA.Ghulam Sarwar Khan through his application pleaded the court to grant bail in a case ...
NA defers 'You Tube' ban lifting resolution till next week ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Tuesday deferred a resolution urging the government to take immediate steps to lift ban on "You Tube".The resolution was moved by the Shazia Mari, Syed Naveed Qamar said, "We have agreed with the government to modify the resolution and move it next week".Shazia Mari said that around one billion people using "You Tube" across the world and students are using "You Tube" for their research works,she added.Minister for Science and Technology ...


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