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LHC issue notice to AG in petition challenging LG elections LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court Wednesday again issued notice to attorney general of Pakistan for assistance on petitions challenging non-party based local government elections in Punjab.The bench also directed Punjab government and other respondents to file reply in the matter till October 3.The bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial was hearing the petitions filed by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and others challenging various sections of Punjab Local Government Act-2013. As the proceedings started, PPP's counsel Sardar Latif Khosa said that present petition was different then the matter being heard by the Supreme Court regarding Local government elections. He said that the provision of non-party elections was challenged through the present petition besides other sections of Punjab local Government Act-2013. Therefore, the court had the authority to decide it as the issue was different then the matter heard by the Supreme ...

LHC dismisses petition against ban on collecting hides LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday dismissed, as being withdrawn, a petition against ban on Jamat-ut-Dawaa to collect sacrificial hides.The single bench comprising LHC chief justice was hearing the petition filed by Ameer Jamat-ut-Dawaa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.Earlier, petitioner's counsel through a civil miscellaneous application sought permission to withdraw the petition. He submitted that the petitioner through another petition wanted to challenge government's ban which was imposed in the light of United Nations resolution.He said that ...
Billion of rupees wasted due to poor monitoring of projects: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: The Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms, Prof Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said that billion of rupees were wasted in the past due to poor monitoring of projects.He stated this while presiding over a meeting of Projects Wing, Planning Commission, said a press release. The objective of the meeting was to improve the implementation of the Projects by insuring transparency at all level.The Minister said that "we need to build capacity of the Project managers ...
Shahbaz Sharif expresses sorrow over earthquake deaths LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammed Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday expressed grief and sorrow over the losses of precious human lives and property due to earthquake in various areas of Sindh and Balochistan.In a statement, he said the Punjab government was fully share the woes of families who had been displaced because of earthquake.He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had already directed the chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide every possible help and assistance to ...
Ebad directs Health Dept to extend every assistance to quake affectees KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, has directed the officials of the Health Department to extend every possible assistance for treatment of the victims in the quake affected areas of Balochistan.This was announced in a statement issued from the Governor House here on Wednesday.It said that Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan talked on telephone with the Governor of Balochistan and discussed steps taken regarding the relief and rescue of the quake affectees in ...
SC annuls appointment of DG CAA Khalid Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Wednesday declared null and void the appointment of DG Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Khalid Chaudhry.The three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Shaikh Azmat was hearing the case pertaining to delay in construction of new Islamabad Airport.The court, while announcing the verdict in the case, declared appointment of DG CAA Khalid Chaudhry as null and void. ...
NA Speaker, Dy Speaker express solidarity with Earthquake affectees ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and property in tragic earthquake in the Balochistan Province. In their separate statements, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressing solidarity with the bereaved families said that whole nation and the Government stands with them at this moment of grief and sorrow. They assured them that all possible assistance will ...


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