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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Steps of Punjab government promoted brotherhood, harmony: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that steps of the Punjab Government had promoted the message of brotherhood and harmony.He was presiding over a meeting to review the progress of Khadam-e-Punjab Bahria Model School and College Gwadar Project here on Saturday.Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said the Punjab government was also constructing the school for boys and girls of Gwadar.The project would play an important role in providing quality education to the children in Gwadar, he added.He said the step of the Punjab government would help promote inter-provincial harmony.He said that boys and girls of Gwadar were bright future of Pakistan.Shehbaz Sharif said that a high standard educational institution was being set up for educating the children of Gwadar and the Punjab Government had included children of all the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in its educational programmes. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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Pakistan Navy remained proactive in welfare oriented projects: CM Balochistan KARACHI: The Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has lauded Pakistan Navy for establishing Cadet College at Ormara and said that beside commitment to safeguarding the sea frontier of the motherland, PN has always remained proactive in welfare oriented projects. He expressed these views while addressing as Chief Guest at the first Parent's day of Cadet College Ormara held on Saturday, said a PN statement.He added that from providing hospitals and medical facilities in Balochistan ...

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Govt achieves great success in economic growth: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the present government due to its rational approach and prudent policies had achieved great success in economic growth which had been acknowledged by the international financial institutions."Our stock markets have shown phenomenal bullish trends, inflation rate has decreased and investors are now keen to invest in Pakistan," he said while chairing a meeting to review measures taken by the government to enhance exports of Pakistan ...

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Three more railway projects being added in CPEC: Saad ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Thursday said three more railway projects were being included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Addressing a news conference here, he said Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), Quetta Mass Transit and Peshawar Mass Transit schemes were being made part of the CEPC, which was considered a game-changer project not only for Pakistan but for the entire region.Recently, he said, a high level delegation of Pakistan, including chief ministers of Sindh, ...

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BISP playing vital role in eradicating poverty: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said Benazir Income Support Porgramme (BISP) was playing an important role in eradicating poverty which was also being acknowledged at international level.The President said this while talking to Chairperson BISP, Ms Marvi Memon who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Secretary BISP Ms Yasmin Masood and senior officials were also present on the occasion.The President noted with appreciation that BISP was being further expanded and in this regard adoption of ...

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Govt to strengthen links between S&T centers, production sector: Rana Tanveer ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain Wednesday said that government was committed to strengthen linkage between centers of S&T and production sector for economic development of the country.He was addressing a one-day consultative workshop organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with the University of Manchester on "University- Industry Collaborative Interactions: Policy and Practical Implications for Pakistan".Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain was the ...

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Sardar Yousuf for raising Kashmir issue at every forum ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousuf Wednesday stressed the need for raising Kashmir issue at every forum to help its early resolution in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.In a meeting with Member European Parliament, Raja Muhammad Afzal, the minister said the government and people of Pakistan were standing by the people of Kashmir and they would not let their sacrifices go waste.The minister said followers of all the religions were ...