Sajid Zia

  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the institution of local government will be given more power and resources and their quantum will be determined through mutual negotiations. “Unlike the Local government system of the Musharraf era, we have rest our Local Governments on ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has accused the PML-N government of indulging in corruption and showing apathy to the masses. Pointing finger at them, former Pakistan President said that the rulers eye only at kickbacks and they least care about the people. He was addressing at a ...

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  • LAHORE - The two weeks long 27th session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by the Opposition boycott against the speaker, lack of quorum and delayed proceedings amid scant legislation and lackluster routine business both on the government and the private members’ days. The House did perform ...

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  • LAHORE - The 27th session of Punjab Assembly was prorogued indefinitely on Monday on a note of resentment from a minority member against the missing column for Sikh community in the national census forms. The last day of the session started 100 minutes late of the due time and practically lasted ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari arrived in the city yesterday. On his arrival from Karachi through a special plane, Asif Ali Zardari was received by PPP Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira, Information Secretary Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and others. He was ...

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  • LAHORE -  No terms and conditions for Chinese loan have been worked out so far and the Punjab government has been spending on the civil work and land acquisition for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train from its own resources, Transport Minister Sher Ali Khan told the Punjab Assembly during ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly here yesterday unanimously passed a resolution to denounce the posting of derogatory images and remarks against the Holy Prophet (SAW) and other noble personalities of Islam on social media and demanded the culprits should be traced without delay and sentenced ...

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  • LAHORE - The prime minister yesterday asked the religious scholars to give a narrative of Islam which effectively counters the misleading propaganda of terrorists who are killing the innocent people in the name of religion. He said the state has broken the backbone of the terrorists however a ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed that the state institutions must be strengthened. “It is regrettable that certain people in the past through repeated interruptions had tried to dictate the institutions,” the prime minister said while speaking at the opening of ...

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  • LAHORE -  The treasury yesterday struggled to complete agenda of the day in the Punjab Assembly as the opposition continued boycott of the 27th session on the second day against the ‘attitude’ of the speaker and attempted to hamper proceedings of the House pointing out incomplete ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan People’s Party is trying to play smart on military court’s issue as its nine-point formula neither endorses nor revokes the idea, say the judicial experts. According to experts, the formula lacks clarity and its idea to make the courts fully neither military nor the ...

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  • LAHORE - Over the peaceful conduct of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore in the background of apprehensions and fears, a very happy Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, told media on Monday that this success is a defeat to terrorism and a harbinger of bright and prosperous ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly here yesterday left much of the business on agenda as incomplete quorum failed the house to proceed further at the end of the question-answer session. The House failed to take up general discussion on the next budget which formed the most important item on the ...

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  • LAHORE -  Pakistan Rangers will become operational in the Punjab within three days to launch a forceful crackdown on terrorists and their facilitators. The next apex committee meeting will decide on the modalities of operations, areas and duration of the Rangers’ stay in the Punjab in ...

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  • LAHORE - Claiming a breakthrough in The Mall carnage investigation, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that the alleged handler of the attack and some of his associates had been arrested. “We have successfully traced out trail of the terror act, the CM a press conference here ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government can call the Rangers for operations on the pattern of Karachi if circumstances and conditions need it in future. At present, there is no need to call in Rangers in the Punjab on the pattern of Sindh where a bill was passed in the assembly for exclusive operation of ...

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  • LAHORE - A terror hit always follows a spell of condemnation, mourning, and strong resolve to deal with the perpetrators of terror with iron hands and award them exemplary punishment yet evil doers again get a chance to wreak havoc on the life of people shattering all claims of the government. The ...

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  • LAHORE -  The 12 working days of theoretically 18 days of the 26th session of the Punjab Assembly predominantly saw the Opposition created flurry, commotion and boycott which all put big hurdles before the government to transact legislation and take up official business on the agenda. During ...

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  • LAHORE - The opposition yesterday boycotted the Punjab Assembly session to protest the discrimination meted out to its members in the award of the development funds which, it alleged, have been approveed by the prime minister to the tune of Rs 200 million each for the legislators of the ruling ...

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  • LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has clamped a complete ban on kite flying and celebration of Basant across Punjab. “No one can be allowed to play with the lives of the people,” the CM said while announcing to hold the DPO concerned responsible if ban on the kite flying and ...

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  • LAHORE - The treasury had a field day in the Punjab Assembly yesterday as the opposition staged boycott of the proceedings against what it said, biased conduct of the speaker and the incident of firing on the PPP leader and former MPA Shaukat Basra in Haroonabad wherein Basra’s secretary lost ...

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  • LAHORE - Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed with national zeal and fervor across Pakistan, AJK and the Occupied Valley on Sunday (today). The day will dawn with prayers in the mosques for the success of Kashmir movement and to pay homage to the martyrs of Held Kashmir. On this day, the nation ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders yesterday reiterated their resolve to defended ruling Sharif family on the issue of Panama leaks. At the workers convention Alhamra Cultural Complex, they announced defying the decision of the ‘minority’ of their political rivals and ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition yesterday staged token boycott of the Punjab Assembly after the chair frustrated the bid to raise the detention issue of Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in the House. At the outset of the proceedings with the 26th session, leader of the Opposition Mian Mahmudur ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday plunged again into pandemonium, at the cost of debate on a highly vital subject of agriculture, after the law minister rejected the opposition demand for taking up a reference against Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif allegedly for allowing relocation of two sugar ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly yesterday failed to complete agenda of the day as lack of quorum triggered adjournment of proceedings of the 26th session till Monday afternoon. One of the two important items for government business day on agenda was general discussion on the annual activity ...

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  • LAHORE -  Punjab legislators on both sides of the aisle yesterday expressed deep dissatisfaction with the health facilities available to the poor patients in teaching hospitals and gave several proposals to streamline the system. The basic theme of the proposals from both sides of the aisle ...

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  • LAHORE - Political heat is aggresively growing in the Panama case since all mainstream parties deem the judicial verdict as going to make or mar their worth in the future scenario. Though Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party - PML-N - are countering the petitions moved by the PTI, the JI and ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government has finalised a draft for fully empowering the local government heads administratively and financially. The PML-N government, which holds sway over one metropolitan, 10 municipal committees and 33 of 34 district councils, has prepared a comprehensive scheme to ...

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  • LAHORE -  As the time of next general elections is approaching, PML-N is inclined to get the disgruntled senior leaders back to the party folds. A senior party leader has been given the go ahead by the leadership to reach out to Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa in the Punjab and Ghous ...

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