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At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

Gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan’s restive east on Wednesday in an attack that left at least ten people dead, officials said. Ten others have been wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. The sound of gunfire followed by a “big […]

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday, expressing concern over reports of harassment and threats to election candidates in Multan and Narowal, requested the Punjab government to take “immediate corrective measures”. ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob reminded Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Prof Hassan Askari of a meeting on preparations for the elections in which, during a […]

Govt to ensure free, fair elections: Ali Zafar

Govt to ensure free, fair elections: Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD (APP):Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law Affairs Barrister Ali Zafar Wednesday said the interim government would ensure holding of free and fair election in the country. Full support would be provided to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for conducting election in a peaceful environment, he said talking to a private news channel. […]

Govt plans to form population commission to curb high growth rate

Govt plans to form population commission to curb high growth rate

The government plans to formulate Population Commission of Pakistan and Population Task Force in order to sensitize policy makers about alarming population growth rate. The task force will work under the proposed Commission and objectives are to have a consolidated forum of all stakeholders for devising plan of action according to national priorities of Pakistan […]

Federal govt yet to release Rs166 bn to Sindh, says Murad

Federal govt yet to release Rs166 bn to Sindh, says Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the center has been dragging its feet to release Rs166bn to the provincial government. Addressing a ceremony here, he said: “Development is impossible without peace. It is due to the security measures taken by the provincial government that the cases of kidnapping for ransom have […]

Caretaker govt: PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah to meet again today

Caretaker govt: PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah to meet again today

ISLAMABAD :Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah will meet again today (Tuesday) to discuss names for caretaker government. In a statement after a failed meeting with premier, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader had said that the name of caretaker PM would be announced today with consensus. […]

AJK Govt Present Budget of Over 108 Bln Rupees

AJK Govt Present Budget of Over 108 Bln Rupees

Muzaffarabad: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday presented over 108 billion rupees budget for the fiscal year 2018-19. Minister for Finance Dr. Najeeb Naqi presented the budget in the House. Presenting the budget he said over 25 billion rupees have been allocated for the development sector, while over 82 billion rupees have been […]

Punjab Govt Claims People Rejected PTI Manifesto

Punjab Govt Claims People Rejected PTI Manifesto

The Punjab government’s spokesperson claimed people have rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) manifesto as Imran did not make any change in KP four and half years since took over the control of provincial government after 2013 polls. “Imran only played the politics of chaos and put the people in perplex,” the Punjab government spokesperson Malik Muhammad […]

Fallout from cancelled contracts left for next govt

Fallout from cancelled contracts left for next govt

ISLAMABAD:The next government will have to deal with the fallout of major legal battles in world legal forums, paying billions of dollars in damages in several controversial matters, especially in the Karkey and Reko Diq cases. Officials said that both these cases – the Karkey rental power plant and Riko Diq – were likely to conclude sometime […]

Govt presents business friendly budget: ICCI

Govt presents business friendly budget: ICCI

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Sunday said that the current government has presented a business and people friendly budget that would reduce inflation and provide good relief to the business community as well. While talking to General Secretary, Traders Welfare Association (TWA), G-10 Markaz, Islamabad Sardar Abid Yousaf, here on Sunday, Senior […]

High treason case: Govt requests special court to conclude Musharraf’s trial

High treason case: Govt requests special court to conclude Musharraf’s trial

Islamabad:Just a month before completing its five years tenure, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government has requested the special court – holding high treason trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf – to decide the much delayed case without waiting for his attendance.“It is, therefore, respectfully prayed that this Honourable Court without waiting […]

Govt Reduces Price of Electricity by 1.88 Rupees, KE Excludes

Govt Reduces Price of Electricity by 1.88 Rupees, KE Excludes

Islamabad : Government has reduced the price of electricity to 1.88 rupees per unit. The reduction will be applicable for a month only. Notification has been issued. Government has decided to have mercy on public as they reduced the price of electricity by 1.88 rupees. This mercifulness will be continued for a month only. Price […]

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