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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Culture of transparency, speedy completion of development projects promoted: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had promoted the culture of transparency, high standard and speedy completion of development projects. He was talking to Member Provincial Assembly Syed Raza Ali Gillani who met him here. He said that the strategy adopted for investment and promotion of economic, trade and industrial activities was yielding positive results. He said that due to excellent performance of the government, splendid successes had been achieved on economic front. He said that Pakistan had started its journey towards progress and prosperity with a stable economy and higher growth rate. He said that the large number of projects aimed at national progress and prosperity were an example of public service. The Chief Minister said that due to political wisdom and vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan was moving towards progress and a bright future. He said ...

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Early CPEC projects to be completed by FY18: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were moving forward swiftly and first batch including energy and infrastructure projects would be completed by fiscal year 2017-18.Work on Western Route is progressing satisfactorily, the minister said while chairing a high level meeting to review progress on CPEC projects and preparation of the upcoming CPEC Summit and Expo to be held on 29th August 2016.The ...

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Govt to completely revamp PIA: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad on Tuesday said that the government was working on complete revamping of Pakistan Airline (PIA)Talking on a Calling Attention Order in the National Assembly, the minister said that the present government has increased the number of aeroplane in the fleet of PIA to facilitate the passengers.He said that some international routes of PIA have been canceled due to heavy financial losses. He however said that steps were ...

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Modi must avoid interfering into Balochistan: CM Zehri QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has urged Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi must avoid interfering into the affairs of Balochistan province of Pakistan, saying he should pay attention towards internal issues and problems of his own country. Giving his reaction to Indian Prime Minister's statement over Balochistan, Chief Minister Zehri said "We are loyal to Pakistan and we love our country" adding that no one could dictate us. He said that Indian ...

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Govt to provide digital infrastructure at grass root level: Anusha ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman said that the government will provide digital infrastructure at grass root level.The minister expressed these views while inaugurating establishing of Computer Labs at Sweet Homes of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.The inauguration ceremonies held at Kohat, Mardan, Manshera, Attock, Karachi, Nawabshah, Quetta, Dipalpur, Gujrat, Sargodha were attended by people from various segments of society, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.Anusha Rahman said, "In alignment with the ...

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Imran urged to abandon politics of allegations, serve KP masses ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Talal Chaudhry has said PTI chief Imran Khan should focus on serving masses in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) where his party was in power instead of leveling baseless allegations against others.Talking to a private news channel, he said PTI had failed to deliver in the province. There was no visible change as the KPK government seemed to be least interested for the welfare of people.He said Imran Khan should review ...

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Governor SBP meets KP Governor PESHAWAR: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ashraf Mahmood Wathra called on the Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra here at Governor House on Tuesday. He remained with the governor for some time and discussed matters of mutual interest, said a press release issued here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...