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Stern action to be taken against profiteers: CS
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Stern action to be taken against profiteers: CS

Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar has said that like Ramazan bazaars, availability of daily-use commodities at fixed prices would also be ensured in open market and stern action would be taken against profiteers and hoarders. He directed that s
Published 06 May, 2019 12:00am
BMP slams hike in POL prices
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BMP slams hike in POL prices

The business community on Sunday rejected the massive hike in petroleum prices and demanded of the government to withdraw the decision with immediate effect. "We strongly reject the massive hike in petroleum prices and widely demand withdrawal of this dec
Published 06 May, 2019 12:00am
Punjab to have Nutrition & Population Centre
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Punjab to have Nutrition & Population Centre

Government of Punjab attaches high priority to Nutrition and Population sectors and has undertaken a number of immediate interventions and formulated a long-term action plan. Source in the Planning and development has disclosed.
Published 21 Apr, 2019 12:00am
CM approves draft of provincial development strategy 2023
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CM approves draft of provincial development strategy 2023

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has approved the draft of provincial development strategy 2023 which will be presented before the cabinet for final approval. The CM was reviewing provincial development strategy 2023 during a high-level meeting at the P
Published 18 Apr, 2019 12:00am
Punjab P&D Board to acquire land for employees' houses
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Punjab P&D Board to acquire land for employees' houses

Punjab Planning & Development Board has decided to acquire land for construction of P&D employees' official housing residences to fulfill the basic demands of the P&D officials. In this connection, budgetary allocation would also be provided in upcoming A
Published 14 Apr, 2019 12:00am
PTI all set to announce tax amnesty: Jawad
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PTI all set to announce tax amnesty: Jawad

Former Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee, Ahmad Jawad said that instead of structural reforms in FBR and going after tax thieves the PTI government is again all set to announce tax amnesty scheme. This tax amnesty scheme will allow taxpayers to legalise t
Published 08 Apr, 2019 12:00am
PPDWP approves three uplift schemes
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PPDWP approves three uplift schemes

The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party has approved three development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs 3817.581 million while three other schemes of agriculture and forestry sectors of Rs 58241.377 million were recommended
Published 04 Apr, 2019 12:00am
'Punjab Spatial Strategy' to be launched
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'Punjab Spatial Strategy' to be launched

The Punjab government will launch its Punjab Spatial Strategy (PSS) soon to facilitate integrated planning in the development process by adding a spatial dimension to the process. The primary aim of the spatial strategy is to equip Punjab with a long-term
Published 26 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Sirajul Haq re-elected JI chief
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Sirajul Haq re-elected JI chief

Senator Sirajul Haq has been re-elected as chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, by the majority of the JI members through secret balloting for another five-year term. The election result was announced by JI deputy chief and chief of the JI election wing, As
Published 22 Mar, 2019 12:00am
PDWP approves three uplift schemes worth Rs 3381.184 million
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PDWP approves three uplift schemes worth Rs 3381.184 million

The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party has given final approval to three development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs 3381.184 million while four other schemes of agriculture sector of Rs 26026.66 million were recommended f
Published 21 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Lahore Ring Road (Southern Loop-III) project accorded approval
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Lahore Ring Road (Southern Loop-III) project accorded approval

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Steering Committee has accorded approval to the landmark project of Lahore Ring Road (Southern Loop-III) stretching eight kilometers from Adda Plot to Maraka on Multan Road in public private partnership mode. The road
Published 20 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Punjab government rolls up sleeves to save Ravi from pollution
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Punjab government rolls up sleeves to save Ravi from pollution

The Punjab government has decided to save aquifer and River Ravi from further pollution and toxicity. The dual problems of clean water shortage and untreated wastewater overflow have been taken seriously by the government of Punjab to urgently find soluti
Published 15 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan, India resolve to make Kartarpur Corridor operational
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Pakistan, India resolve to make Kartarpur Corridor operational

Pakistan and India agreed on Thursday resolved to expedite work on making Kartarpur Corridor functional. The Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal disclosed this while talking to reporters at Wagha border upon his return from talks at Attari, Ind
Published 15 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan, India resolve to make Kartarpur Corridor operational
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Pakistan, India resolve to make Kartarpur Corridor operational

Pakistan and India agreed on Thursday resolved to expedite work on making Kartarpur Corridor functional. The Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal disclosed this while talking to reporters at Wagha border upon his return from talks at Attari, Ind
Published 15 Mar, 2019 12:00am
CPEC projects: Punjab government to lift ban on recruitments
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CPEC projects: Punjab government to lift ban on recruitments

The Punjab government has decided to lift a ban on the recruitment of human resource to accelerate the work on foreign-funded development projects in province including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. The decision was taken by the st
Published 08 Mar, 2019 12:00am
Samjhota Express suspended
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Samjhota Express suspended

Due to prevailing tension between Pakistan and India, the railways administration has suspended Samjhota Express till further order. The train was to leave for India on Thursday (Feb 28). Munir Ahmad, Incharge Lahore Railways Station confirmed it on Thurs
Published 01 Mar, 2019 12:00am