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  • LAHORE -  The helicopter purchased by the Punjab government for the chief minister is expected to be operational early next week as over a dozen Russian engineers have been busy assembling the machine for the last nine days. The cost of the chopper is said to be approximately US$143 million. ...

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  • Lahore -  Discussing audit paras of Punjab University and a few other public sector varsities on appointments without advertisements, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday directed the Higher Education secretary to hold inquiry and report the outcome to fix responsibility, decide the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has appointed a university teacher as director in the agriculture department in sheer violation of rules. Shahid Iqbal has been teaching at the University of Sargodha as assistant professor. He has already availed deputation as director Lawrence Gardens Lahore for ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab University syndicate did not confirm appointment of Dr Makshoof Athar as director Institute of Chemistry, it was learnt. Dr Makshoof was appointed as director by the incumbent Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, a couple of weeks ago for the third time. When this paper ...

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  • LAHORE  - Without materialising his dream to change the ‘Thana Culture’, Punjab IGP Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has retired from service with only one feather in his cap: new police uniform.  On Tuesday, Additional IGP Arif Nawaz was assigned additional charge of the top provincial ...

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  • LAHORE - A report of the Auditor General of Pakistan has advised the public sector varsities in Punjab to avoid deviation from prescribed procedure of appointments against various posts while discussing cases of appointments without advertisement relating to various universities and those made ...

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  • LAHORE - An officer who was not promoted to grade-21 is teaching would-be grade 21 officers at National Management College (NMC), formerly known as Staff College Lahore. The officers of federal service are given mandatory training at NMC. National Management College is part of the National School ...

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  • LAHORE - Despite a lapse of four years since the Punjab Assembly adopted the Right to Info Act, the Punjab Information Commission (PIO) established in 2013 could neither get financial autonomy nor service rules. In its annual report, Information and Culture Secretary Raja Jahangir Anwar was ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is likely to extend its contract with Nadra on computerisation of arms licences as the exercise could not be completed in three years. Nadra has computerised 700,000 licences while around 1.7 million manual licences are yet to be computerised. Most of the licence ...

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  • LAHORE - Lack of coordination between the Federal Higher Education Commission (FHEC) and provincial HEC has led the education sector towards more controversies. The FHEC, a couple of days ago, directed the provinces to introduce four-year bachelors programme in the public sector colleges. On the ...

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  • LAHORE -  As majority of the districts failed to furnish the Board of Revenue (BoR) with information it sought a couple of days ago on the defaulters, the board has stressed them to come up with the required details soon. In case they fail to furnish the data, the Additional Deputy ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Chief Minister’s dream to eliminiate Patwari culture in the province is yet to be materialized amid the accusations of fake recrutiments and bribery. The age old British legacy of patwaris was replaced by newly launched Land Records Management System (LRMS) which was later ...

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  • LAHORE - The Finance department has proposed the government to establish a separate wing of Budget, Accounts and Audit (BAA) in the Services and General Administration Department. Sources in the department told The Nation that an independent wing in the administrative department will be established ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government, in a unique move, has created a new seat of Grade-22, besides upgrading the existing seat of Grade-21. As per a notification, after promotion of Additional Chief Secretary Shumail Khawaja to Grade-22, his seat was upgraded. Likewise, Home Secretary Maj (r) Azam ...

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  • LAHORE - The Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism department is hiring services of officials on very high packages for its Project Management Unit (PMU), The Nation has learnt. A meeting of the selection board constituted by CM Shehbaz Sharif was held on February 21st for considering ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab University administration relieved contractual faculty members who were working even after their retirement. They include assistant professors, associate professors, professors and others. An official of the PU requesting anonymity said that majority of the re-hired faculty ...

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  • 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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