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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Senate passes National University of Medical Sciences (Amend) Bill, 2015 ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament Monday passed The National University of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2015). The Bill was jointly moved by Senators Farhat Ullah Babar and Atta ur Rehman. According to statement of objects and reasons of the bill, The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is a body formed under an Act of the Parliament and responsible for the crucial oversight role in medical education including prescribing a uniform minimum standard of courses, conditions of admission and minimum qualification and experience required of teaches for appointments in any institution for imparting medical education whether in the public or private sector. These multifarious roles of the PMDC have been laid down in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 1962 amended from time to time, the last amendment made in August, 2015. It is imperative that the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) being a university of ...

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SC dismissed review appeal seeking disqualification of MPA ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a review appeal seeking disqualification of a Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) elected from PS-59 Badin.The three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case filed by Nawaz Chandio.During the course of proceedings, Farooq H. Naek counsel for the petitioner told the court that by-elections were held in the constituency and his client lost the election. Later, the court dismissed the petition.Meanwhile, hearing another election ...

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Police taking all possible measures for safe recovery of hostages Rahim Yar Khan: The Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera, on Sunday said that police force is being taken all possible measures for the safe recovery of 24 police personnels held hostage by the Chotu Gang.IGP said this while addressing a press conference at Rahim Yar Khan on Sunday night and urged the media groups to pay tribute of the martyrs of the Operation Zarb-e-Ahan and requested to avoid unnecessary criticisms on the ...

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Railways Minister meets Liaqat Baloch LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq on Sunday met Jamaat-i-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch at the latter's residence.During the meeting, Saad Rafiq said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had decided that Panama Leaks should be investigated thoroughly. He said he would meet Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to discuss the suggestions given by the JI leader regarding joint session of political parties' leaders in Parliament to decide unanimous terms of references for judicial commission.Saad ...

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CPEC to open new vistas of prosperity, development: Asif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Gwadar port and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects will open new vistas of prosperity and development in the country.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said CPEC project will bring revolutionary change and usher economic stability and prosperity not only in Pakistan but also in the whole region.The Minister said government is utilizing all available resources for improving communication network equally in urban and ...

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Dar chairs meeting of Pak Army, Finance Division budget teams ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of budget teams of Pakistan Army and Finance Division here on Sunday.The meeting discussed and reviewed the expenses incurred on the Operation Zarb-e-Azb till date, said a ministry press release.Deliberations were also held on proposals of the Pakistan Army for the budget 2016-17.The Finance Minister on the occasion reiterated that the government attached top priority to national security matters, including the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb.The minister ...

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Zarb-e-Ahan to continue till elimination of criminals: IGP RAJANPUR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera said on Saturday that the operation Zarb-e-Ahan would continue till eradication of all criminal elements from the area.Addressing a press conference flanked by DIG DG Khan Rehmat Ullah Niazi and DPO Ghulam Mubashar Mekan here, he said the operation was progresing as planning. The army and police were jointly participating in the operation and the area would be cleared soon.He said dacoits had been restricted to ...