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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Sindh CM for recruitment in Education Dept on merit KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the recruitment in the Education department must be made on merit.He said that the education is the only weapon through which an effective war could be waged against terrorism, therefore, he won't allow any body to compromise on merit.This he said while presiding over a meeting of $ 66 million World Bank- assisted `Sindh Global Partnership for Education (SGPE)' programme here on Monday, said a statement.Sindh Senior Minister for Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro informed the meeting that a total 225 monitoring assistants or what they can be said `supervisors' have been selected through IBA test, as was directed by the Sindh CM.Around 29 junior clerks, and 11 data processing operators and others will also be recruited on merit, he noted.Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Secretary to CM (U&B) Iqbal Durani, Secretary Education Fazalullah Pechuho, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput and others ...

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Dar for maximizing electricity bill recoveries ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Monday emphasized the need for maximizing electricity recoveries against billed amounts for the financial viability and improvement of distribution companies.The Minister was chairing a high level meeting to review financial matters related to the power sector, including recovery position of electricity bills from different categories of consumers.The minister appreciated the steps taken by the Ministry and Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for enhancing the recoveries.Dar said that the energy sector ...

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DG Rangers Sindh calls on CM Sindh KARACHI: Director General (DG) Rangers, Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar called on the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the CM Sindh House, here on Monday.In their meeting, they discussed over all law and order situation, Karachi operation and action against terrorists, said a statement. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Terrorists nurseries should be destroyed: Khurshid Shah ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Monday said that nurseries of terrorists should be destroyed to eliminate the evil from the country.Talking to newsmen, he strongly condemned Lahore terror attack which caused loss of precious lives, Radio Pakistan reported. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Shehbaz announces 3-day mourning LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday announced three-day mourning throughout the province over the tragic incident of blast at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park while national flag will fly half mast. The Chief Minister, in his message, strongly condemned the blast, sought a report from the Inspector General of Police and directed immediate arrest of the responsible of the incident.He expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the ...

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War against terrorism to continue: Zaeem Qadri LAHORE: Punjab Government Spokesman Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri said on Sunday that Punjab chief minister had announced three days mourning over the tragic incident of blast at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.Addressing a press conference here, he said Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif himself was monitoring the situation regarding the incident.Provincial Ministers and elected members had been directed to visit hospitals to make sure that proper and free treatment facilities are provided to the injured, he said.He said the ...

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Pakistan deploys army after Islamabad clashes ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani army deployed troops on the streets of the capital Sunday after thousands of stone-throwing supporters of an Islamist assassin who was hanged last month clashed with police in chaotic scenes.Mumtaz Qadri was executed on February 29 for killing a Punjab governor over his call for blasphemy reform in what analysts said was a "key moment" in Pakistan's long battle against religious extremism.But it has also exposed deep religious divisions in the conservative ...