Siraj tells students about US plots

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the Pakistani nation would foil the US design to establish India’s supremacy in the region.  Addressing the Islami Jamiat Talaba’s rally Thursday, he said that the US presence in Afghanistan was not for bringing peace to the country but to destabilise Pakistan. However, he said, the Pakistani people especially the youth would frustrate the dreams of the Americans and India. He said that the US and India could not bring any harm to this country. However, he said, the real threat to the country was from those who lived in this country but always praised the US and India.  He rejected US plans for India’s supremacy in the area and said that India was only adding fuel to fire in Afghanistan.–Staff Reporter


The Punjab government promoted 15 officials from grade 17 to 18. As per the notification issued by the S&GAD, the promoted officials are Deputy Secretary Admin CM Office Tariq Mehmood Farooqa, Sajid Bashir DS Budget and Accounts S&GAD, Syed Muhammad Shah Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue Khushab, Ahmad Kamal DS Youth Affairs, Rizwana Urooj Bhatti Registrar Provincial Ombudsman, Jafar Ali Khan DS Regulations, Muhammad Ansar DS Rent, ADC Finance & Planning Tauqir Haider Kazmi, Muhammad Hamza DS Governor Secretariat, Ejaz Joya DS Transport department, DS Finance department Abdul Rauf, DS Finance Kashif Manzoor, DS Specialized Healthcare Abdul Razzaq, DS Athar Saeed Governor Secretariat and Habib Khalid Habib DS Local government. The promoted officers are directed to continue on the present place of posting.  Moreover, Higher Education Department Section Officer Khalid Bashir, SO C&W Nabeela Javed and SO C&W Najeebullah were promoted as DS and directed to continue in their current departments.–Staff Reporter

PIOs training session

The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) held a one-day training session Thursday for public information officers (PIOs) appointed under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013. The training session was organised in collaboration with Punjab Information Commission (PIC) to sensitise the PIOs about the principles and significance of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013.  Over 45 PIOs of Punjab Food Department were trained under Amer Ejaz, Executive Director of CPDI. They were briefed about the salient features of PT&RTI Act and their responsibilities. Amer Ejaz, and Deputy Director Naeem Malik awarded certificates of completion to the participants.–Staff Reporter