NOKHAIZ SAHI

  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday gave approval for the promotions of more than 500 officers of various service groups to grade 20 and 21. The CSB’s recommendations were forwarded to the PM two months ago. Establishment Division issued the notifications of more than 350 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday arrested two accused including an officer of the Punjab government on corruption charges. In the first case, the anti-corruption watchdog arrested Noor Khan in a multi-billion rupees Madarba scam. According to the NAB, Khan had swindled ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has set a new date for completion of ongoing investigations into 179 mega corruption scams. According to documents available with The Nation, the NAB has extended the date for completing investigations into the mega scams for the sixth time ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government on Monday promoted 11 bureaucrats to Grade-22 with new assignments. The federal government issued a notification of the 11 officers out of a total of 26 promoted officers. On February 9, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of high-powered promotion board ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has held back promotions of more than 500 officers to Grade-20 and Grade-21 due to poor intelligence reports of a few officers, The Nation has reliably learnt. The three-day meeting of Central Selection Board (CSB) was held in the mid of December last year ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Senate Select Committee yesterday approved the Right to Information (RTI) Bill 2016. The committee met with its Chairman Senator Farhatullah Babar in the chair at the Parliament House and discussed all clauses of the draft bill in detail. It also added a new clause relating to get ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has nominated 72 senior officers of different services groups for the 106th national management course at the National School of Public Policy (NSPP). According to  a notification issued by the Establishment Division, 12 officers of the Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Senior officers of the Information Group have expressed their anger at the federal government for giving them the cold shoulder pertaining to the appointment for a top slot at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage. The federal government on Thursday ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a promotions board meeting and gave approval for the promotion of over a dozen officers of different services groups to grade 22, officials said. The meeting was held at Prime Minister Office and Secretary Establishment Division ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National School of Public Policy (NSPP) rector will only serve for a single non-extendable term under a new Ordinance promulgated by President Mamnoon Hussain. Ministry of Law and Justice published the Ordinance for general information on January 6th. According to the amendment of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The federal government has picked a seasoned bureaucrat to steer finance issues and make preparations for the annual budget. Senior bureaucrat, Tariq Bajwa, was appointed as Secretary Finance on Friday, said a notification issued by the Establishment Division. “Tariq Bajwa, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change was told on Thursday that the construction work on Diamer Bhasha dam would be completed approximately in nine years. At a meeting held under the chair of the committee chairman Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini to discuss the situation of water ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Senate select committee on Tuesday unanimously agreed on the draft of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill, 2016. A formal approval of the bill will be given in the panel’s next meeting before sending it to the Senate. The panel’s meeting was held under the chair of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Tuesday lifted ban on import and screening of Indian films keeping in view the interests of local industry. A notification issued here said that the federal government is pleased to continue existing open policy to display all international movies, including Indian film, at ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to convert inquiry against Punjab Minister Rana Mashhood into an investigation over corruption allegations, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told The Nation that NAB regional bureau in Lahore had completed the inquiry ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Promotions of over 500 senior officers of different services group and ex-cadres are in doldrums due to the prime minister’s busy schedule, The Nation has learnt reliably. A three-day marathon meeting of the Central Selection Board (CSB) was held under the chair of Federal ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate's Select Committee on Right to Information Bill 2016 on Wednesday agreed on 10 clauses of the bill after a detailed discussion and decided to review 12 more in its next meeting. The meeting was held in the Parliament House under the chair of Farhatullah Babar, The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In the light of the Supreme Court orders, the Establishment Division has started scrutinising cases regarding appointment, deputation and absorption, and promotion cases in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) since 1999. The apex court had earlier asked the NAB to review cases of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The federal government has changed the schedule of different training courses for civil servants aimed to modernise the courses’ syllabus.     According to sources, earlier the Establishment Division has issued dates of the National Management Course for grade ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi recovered Rs2,088.886 million and arrested 96 corrupt officials last year. Besides this, the Pindi Bureau also received 5013 complaints and filed 34 corruption references in respective Accountability Courts with overall conviction ...

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  • Islamabad - Senate committee on Right to Information Bill, 2016 Wednesday deferred the RTI draft bill’s clauses related to defence forces and defence installations. The first formal meeting on RTI 2016, was held under the chair of Senator Farhatullah Babar and it discussed the bill clause by ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader and a member of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) Nawazada Ghazanfar Gul has criticised former president Asif Ali Zardari for his announcement to contest by-election without taking the party leadership into confidence. Talking to The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  A member of the National Assembly has urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) take “strict action” against a TV channel for airing “false allegations” against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman. JUI-F legislator ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Political high-ups are to blame for the ‘unsatisfactory’ performance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to curb corruption and recover the looted money whether through plea bargain or any other mode of accountability, officials close to the accountability process ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The High Powered Promotion Board is likely to meet by the end of January and the Establishment Division has also finalised panels of grade 21 officers of different services groups in this regard, The Nation has learnt reliably. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair the Board ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The executive board meeting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday authorised four inquiries and investigations against Pakistan People’s Party senior leader and former chairman, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Asif Hashmi. The executive board meeting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A senior officer in the Ministry of Housing and Works is constantly defying the Establishment Division’s transfer order and still sticking to his office in the ministry, The Nation has learnt reliably. A bureaucrat from the Secretariat Group, Jameel Ahmed Khan (Grade 19), who is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Establishment Division has not yet forwarded the minutes of the Central Selection Board (CSB) meeting to the Prime Minister’s Office for formal approval. The four-day marathon CSB meeting was held under the chair of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Chairman Naveed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has converted an inquiry against three former chairmen of the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) and others into investigation in corruption case and misuse of authority The NAB Executive Board Meeting (EBM) ordered the inquiry against ex-FBR chiefs ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - More than 950 people were killed and 1,815 others injured in 500 militant attacks during 2016, says an annual report of the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS). According to the statistics issued by the PICSS on Friday for the year 2016, security forces ...

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