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Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme continuing speedily: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, the biggest project of repair and rehabilitation of rural roads, is continuing speedily and thousands of kilometer long roads had so far been repaired and constructed. Talking to a delegation of Assembly Members belonging to various districts, he said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme was a revolutionary and historic step, as a hefty grant of Rs 150 billion was being spent in phases on the project that would change living standard of rural population. "Such a big programme of repair and rehabilitation of rural roads has never been started in Pakistan's history. 'Pakian Sarkan: Saukhay Painday' is a milestone in the prosperity of rural economy and will bring a revolution in rural life," he remarked. The Chief Minister said that modern means of communication played an important role in accelerating trade and economic activities, and ...

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Minister directs to upgrade trains' racks LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday directed the relevant authorities to upgrade the racks of trains so that passengers can be provided better facilities.He said this while presiding over a meeting at Railway Accadmey Walton. He said that upgradation of the racks would not only help in increasing the income of the railways but also restore confidence of people in the department.The minister termed upgradation of Railway Walton Academy on modern ...

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Youm-e-Takbeer testimony that PM could not be bowed or bought: Pervaiz MUZAFFARABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Perviaz Rashid Saturday said Youm-e-Takbeer is testimony to the fact that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif could not be bought or bowed.Addressing Youm-e-Takbeer Workers Convention, he said only brave and courageous leader could decide to conduct atomic blasts. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif could never allow any hurdle in the prestige and honour of the country.He said Nawaz Sharif's wealth is people of the country. People ...

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PM to address NEC, cabinet meetings through video link Monday ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will chair the meetings of the National Economic Council and the federal cabinet on Monday afternoon through video link while being in the UK for medical treatment.According to a PM House statement, the Prime Minister would also address both the meetings through video facility.He will chair the NEC through video link from Pakistan's High Commission in London.During his stay in London, the Prime Minister is overseeing the affairs of ...

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Saad urges Imran to pay attention to improve affairs in KP LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has urged the PTI Chairman Imran Khan to pay attention to improve affairs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa instead of wasting time in blame game.Talking to newsmen in Lahore, he said the Opposition parties are doing politics on Panama Leaks issue. He said all the TORs proposed by the Opposition target only the personality of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.He said the government wants to make a law to probe all Pakistani ...