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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Provision of quality healthcare govt's mission: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said provision of quality healthcare to the people is the mission of government and biggest budget in the history of the province has been allocated for health sector. "All-out resources will be provided for ensuring quality public health facilities in the province," he added. He was addressing a high level meeting here, which reviewed pace of implementation of the measures with regard to provision of modern healthcare facilities to the people. Shahbaz Sharif said there is a need to work with national spirit for ensuring quality health facilities in hospitals as well as basic and rural health centers as service to ailing humanity is also a form of worship. He said the government had provided funds of billions of rupees for the improvement of public health facilities. He said due to effective monitoring system, immunization coverage had substantially improved, however, there is ...

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Pakistan emerges as peaceful country in the region: Ebad KARACHI: In the wake of operation Zarb-i-Azb under the National Action Plan, Pakistan has emerged as a peaceful country in the region.There was no such example in the near past, said the Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, while talking to the Ambassador of Argentina, Rodolf J. Martin Saravia.The Envoy had called on Ebad at the Governor House here on Thursday.The Governor was of the view that owing to challenges in the past, ...

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Sub-committee prepares draft of seven separate laws for electoral reforms: NA told ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change and Convener Sub-Committee of Parliamentary Reforms, Zahid Hamid Thursday informed the National Assembly that the committee had prepared a draft of seven separate laws regarding electoral reforms which would be tabled in the House after its approval from the parliamentary committee. Responding to a question, he said there was a consensus in the committee to introduce electoral reforms in conducting the coming elections in a transparent manner and to ...

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CPEC eastern, western routes linked with each other: NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Thursday informed the National Assembly that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project's eastern and western routes would be connected to each other. He said the CPEC project was not only the name of roads but $46 billion project including energy projects and all provinces would get from this gigantic project of national interest. He dispelled the impressionthat 87 percent of CPEC projects were being set up ...

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ECP to hold re-polls on two polling stations of NA-39 on March 6 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to conduct re-polls on the two Polling Stations of NA-39 Tribal Area-IV on March 6, 2016.The decision was taken in compliance of the Judgment of Election Tribunal, Abbottabad and Peshawar High Court, said spokesman of the ECP on Thursday.The re-polls will be held on two polling stations including Polling Station No. 12 (IDPs Camp Muhammad Khwaja PS-1 and No. 13 (IDPs Camp Muhammad Khwaja PS-2), he added.The ...

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1700 consent letters issued to allotees: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Works Sajid Mehdi Thursday informed the National Assembly that some 3600 applications were received for Bhara Kahu Housing Scheme Phase-1 and around 1700 consent letters have been issued to the allotees.Responding to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Khalida Mansoor and Surriya Asghar regarding non-issuance of allotment letters for Bhara Kahu Housing Scheme Phase-1 and non-commencement of Phase-11 by the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation, he said land was ...

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IHC seeks ECP reply on plea against non-issuance of notification of UC chairman ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High (IHC) Wednesday sought reply from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a plea challenging stopping notification of the election of UC-31 Jacobabad chairman and vice cahairman.The bench comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Athir Minallah heard the petition filed by Abdul Qayyom and Abdul Razzaq who were elected as chairman and vice chairman, but their notification had been withheld.During the course of proceedings, counsel for the petitioners apprised ...