Javed Iqbal

  • 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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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government is going to outsource management of selected public sector hospitals to a Turkish Health Organisation on the desire Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Severe mismanagement complaints about public sector hospitals, continued strikes of medical officers and ...

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  • LAHORE -  Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore, his alma mater and interacted with the students and faculty members. He visited various sections of the premier institute specially those parts where he had spent his days as a ...

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  • LAHORE - Several educators, who were recruited on contract basis and then regularised after some years, have approached the Education Department to count their contractual service, grant increments and other benefits under the court judgments. Pointing out discrimination to them, the public sector ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is all set to set up facilitation centres for overseas Pakistanis in five districts, in order to keep up with the pace of increasing number of complaints especially related to property disputes. As majority of the overseas Pakistanis complain their near and dear ones ...

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  •   LAHORE: The Punjab governor and chancellor of the universities has assigned Dr Nazra Sultana charge of the office of Vice Chancellor of University of Sargodha till appointment of the regular incumbent, it has been learnt. Earlier, Dr Zahoor Dogar was acting as VC of the UOS since October ...

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  • LAHORE - A high-level body, constituted at Civil Secretariat to monitor the volatile situation, was given a free hand to take any step to deal with PTI plans to lock down the capital except arresting Imran Khan and firing at the mobs. Official sources said both political and bureaucratic bigwigs ...

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  • LAHORE - The continuous establishment of new authorities and companies shows the administrative departments have either failed to deliver or have little capacity to solve people’s problems. Some laud this step of the Punjab government while others criticise it, saying the government should ...

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