Javed Iqbal

  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government has beefed up security at Civil Secretariat following the terror attacks in the country. However, officers don’t consider it foolproof security at par with the Punjab CM office or the IGP office security. Many other offices, part of the Civil Secretariat, ...

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  • LAHORE - Withdrawing advertisements in newspapers, the Punjab University administration has extended the date for submission of applications for the post of Associate professors and professors, The Nation has learnt. Sources have told The Nation that PU vice chancellor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir wanted ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Home Department has called an emergency meeting of its big guns following the terrorist attack on The Mall, it has learnt. The meeting, that was underway till filing of this report, was deliberating on formulating a joint investigation team (JIT) to dig in The Mall terror ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has issued a notification enlisting facilities for the chief secretary and inspector general of police even after they retire from service. As per the documents issued by the S&GAD, both the top civil and police heads would avail the facilities equal to the high ...

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  • Lahore - The Punjab government has approved 50 percent of the basic pay to all Civil Secretariat employees, the finance secretary notified it on Tuesday. As per the notification, the rates of special allowance are revised from 20pc to 50pc of the basic pay scales of 2008 frozen on June 30, 2011. ...

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  • LAHORE -  For the first time in history, the Punjab government gave senior executive allowance to both civil and police chiefs, The Nation has learnt. Official sources confided to this paper that the chief minister’s office nodded the raise after long deliberations. As per the ...

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  • Lahore -  The Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) conveyed to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that the rates determined by the Board on sale deeds in Sundar Industrial Estate are not applicable. The FBR on the other hand determines rates at the industrial ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government has finally decided to shift the provincial cabinet members to the new ministers’ block. Currently, the ministers have offices at old ministers’ block inside Civil Secretariat or in different departments. The S&GAD has allotted offices to ...

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  • LAHORE -  The backlog of cases at Punjab Services Tribunal reaches 8,000 as two of the tribunal judges are yet to be posted by the provincial government. Official sources told The Nation that the seats in the tribunal were vacant for months. One was vacant after transfer of one member Maqsood ...

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  • LAHORE: Cabinet committee constituted by the Punjab government for reviewing the Police Order 2002 met on Thursday and decided to delegate the issue to three sub-committees. A cabinet committee headed by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and comprising Minister for Youth Affairs, Sports And Tourism ...

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  • LAHORE - Even as the Punjab government has restored the office of deputy commissioners through a special legislation, the officials are still cluless about the exact structure of the new system and how long would it take them to make it operational at the district level. Sources say that it has ...

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  • LAHORE - President Mamnoon Hussain said that it was Sir Syed Ahmad Khan who laid the foundation for an independent and sovereign state for the Muslims. He was addressing a moot to mark 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at Alhamra yesterday. The sitting was arranged by ...

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  • LAHORE -  Even after promulgation of the district administration system, the civil and police factions of the government are at loggerheads for their powers, leaving the public at large to suffer. The new system, instead of delivering and resolving the issues of people, would further confuse ...

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  • LAHORE - Complying with the directions issued by the Lahore High Court, the Punjab government on Tuesday appointed vice-chancellors of the four public sector universities. The secretary higher education issued a notification in this regard after formal approval of the chancellor, the Punjab ...

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  • LAHORE - Senior bureaucrat Naseem Sadiq became king of provincial service officers unopposed along with his cabinet yesterday. Sadiq, who has served on important positions like DCO Multan, Faisalabad and Lahore, was elected unopposed as the president of PMS Welfare Association. Previously, he also ...

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  • Lahore -  The Punjab chief minister has approved the appointment of vice chancellors for four public sector universities in accordance with the Lahore High Court’s verdict. The provincial government’s step has put an end to all the speculations about going into the appeal against ...

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  • LAHORE - Confusion prevails even after the LHC order on the appointment of vice chancellors in four public sector universities as the Punjab government did not notify the new VCs as directed by the court. The four universities are facing doldrums as to whom they report for day-to-day affairs. Some ...

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  • In less than one month of taking charge as the Higher Education Minister, Syed Ali Raza Gilani is at loggerheads with department secretary and senior bureaucrat Capt ® Naseem Nawaz. The game started over tiny issues like possession of the office for the HED minister Gilani who sources said ...

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  • The chief secretary has reportedly moved a summary to the chief minister office for restoration of the deputy commissioner, The Nation has learnt. A representation will be given to the CM Shahbaz Sharif on the issue. After his nod, the matter will be referred to cabinet. Since the provincial ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has decided to challenge the Lahore High Court single bench judgment by filing an intra court appeal (ICA). Sources in the power corridors told this paper that an intra-court appeal would be filed in the LHC to get a stay order. Till the final outcome of the case, the ...

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  • The Punjab government has decided to challenge the Lahore High Court judgment that the official brains think was one sided. Sources in the power corridors told this paper that an intra-court appeal would be filed in the LHC to get a stay order. Till the final outcome of the case, the appointment of ...

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  • LAHORE - The government is likely to face contempt plea over the implementation of a court verdict unseated the acting VCs and directing posting of permanent vice chancellors in public universities. A couple of weeks ago, the Lahore High Court directed the government to remove acting vice ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has set a principle that senior most teachers facing inquiry won’t be considered for the slots of vice-chancellors which fell vacant following the Lahore High Court decision to unseat acting VCs in four public sector universities. Last week, the LHC directed the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has withdrawn its plan to permanently adjust widows of Balochistan officials deputed in Punjab, The Nation has learnt. A good number of Balochistan officials are deputed in different departments of the Punjab government. However, the government had a special plan to ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government is planning to set up Punjab Industrial & Business Regulatory Authority (PIBRA), an autonomous body, to regulate businesses and facilitate investors. Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif has already directed for setting up of the authority and policy ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab University vice chancellor will file an intra-court appeal against the Lahore High Court judgment wherein the government was asked to appoint the senior most professors as the VCs of the universities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aim behind filing the intra-court appeal is to get a ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is yet to not arrange offices, residences and the staff for the new ministers who sworn in earlier this week. As the reshuffle and induction of ministers in the Punjab cabinet was unexpected, even the sitting ministers did not know that their portfolios were being ...

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  • LAHORE - A dispute, involving Rs 341 million of public money, between two government departments has surfaced. The Livestock and Dairy Development (L&DD) and Punjab Skills Development Program (PSDP), a subordinate plan of Industries Department, are currently at loggerheads over the issue of ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab is mulling over a special plan to permanently adjust Balochistan widows working at the provincial departments on deputation, sources said yesterday. A good number of Baloch officials are deputed in different departments of the Punjab government. However, the rules will be relaxed ...

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  • Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development (L&DD) and Punjab Skills development program (SDP), a subordinate plan of Industries department, are currently at loggerheads over funds issue for training of the L&DD activists. Of late, the Planning and Development Department (P&D) rejected ...

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