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Biggest package announced for affectees of Orange Train: CM  LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said the biggest package of history worth Rs 20 billion has been announced for the payment of compensation to owners of the land acquired for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project.Addressing a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat on Thursday which reviewed in detail the process of payment of compensation to the affectees of Orange Line Metro Train Project.He said payments were being made to the landowners by meeting all demands of justice and interests of everyone would be safeguarded. He said due compensation would be paid to the owners of the land besides additional amounts were also be given as compensation for the constructed building, loss to business and relocation of residence.The chief minister issued instructions to further accelerate pace of payment of compensation. He said that a comprehensive system had been evolved for payment of compensation and the entire ...

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President for concerted efforts to improve standard of education ISLAMABAD: Describing education as the key element in the progress of nations, President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday called for concerted efforts to improve the standard of education.He was talking to Vice Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam University, Prof Dr Javed Ashraf, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.The President asked the Vice Chancellor to take Quaid-e-Azam University, which he said is a prestigious institution, to new heights of academic excellence and discipline.The President assured that the university ...

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PPP's stance clear on Kashmir: Wattoo LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has said the PPP always took clear stance on international issues, including the Kashmir issue. In a statement on Thursday, he said the world respected Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed for their stance on international issues, adding the first time in the history, ZAB raised voice for Kashmir on the international forum. Wattoo said only solution of the Kashmir issue was in the ...

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ECP to hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 and issued schedule.According to a notification issued by the ECP, the nomination papers will be filed from February 17 to 18,whereas the verification process will be completed on February 23.The candidates can file their appeals to the tribunals against the decisions of the returning officers until February 25 and the tribunals would decide on their appeals until March ...

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Baligh assures no PIA employee would be dismissed: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Engr. Baligh-ur- Rehman Wednesday said the government had already assured Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)'s employees that not a single employee would be terminated from the services.PIA workers should get resolved their issues through talks instead of wasting time in holding protest as the country was facing billions of rupees losses due to this demonstration, he said while talking to a news channel.The minister said some nefarious elements had created ...

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Metro Train Project to provide modern transport facilities: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said that centers had been set up for the payment of compensation to the owners of the land acquired for Orange Line Metro Train project and extra payment would also be made for the constructed building, loss to business and expenses for shifting of residence.He said the Punjab government had allocated a big amount of Rs 20 billion for payment of compensation for the land. He said ...

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SC seeks reply over contaminated injections used for diagnosing cancer ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Federation and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) directing them to submit detailed reports production of contaminated injections used for cancer diagnosing.The court also directed the petitioner to provide application copies to the respondents in the case.Thee three-bench SC bench, consisting of acting Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Justice Tariq Parvez, heard the case filed by Muhammad Riaz Pasha, a scientist ...