Ch Aamer Waqas

  • TLAHORE If love and affection with the country, supremacy of law, and developing indigenous resources are his crimes, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says he will continue committing these crimes. Pakistan was achieved after sacrifices for the purpose that it will become an Islamic welfare state ...

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  • TLAHORE Apparently there seems to be no emergency in the PML-N ranks regarding wooing of other political parties and leaders to align with the party, but an unpronounced tension in the second tier leadership is simmering certainly. 'Since the options for new and fresh alignments are running out ...

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  • TLAHORE In blatant contradiction to assertions of the 'austerity-pronouncing government, the babus of the Punjab have spent Rs 53.52 million on the renovation of 27 houses, located in the official compound of Gazetted Officers Residences-I. This figure is excluded from amount of the last four ...

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  • TLAHORE This wheat harvesting season is causing huge losses to farmers as neither they are getting the governments fixed price for their crop nor provision of bardana is easy for them, while they are worried about securing their crops and getting paid. This issue has been further complicated ...

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  • TLAHORE The cash-strapped Punjab government has decided to reduce the property tax from 25 to 10 per cent, while the rate of duty on horse races, and musical and fashion shows has been maintained. However, exemption from entertainment duty, given anywhere in the province, will continue, and 65 per ...

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  • TLAHORE With every passing day, the Punjab government is toughening its stance regarding the Provincial Management Officers since the political leadership has declined to meet the 'terminated office bearers of the officers representative association, whereas the remaining bigheads are facing ...

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  • TLAHORE Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, also popularly known as The Mall and Thandi Sark of the yore days, is certainly one of the busiest arteries of the City, and consequently, since the highest legislative House of the province is also located along this road, it has become a favourite place of the ...

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  • TLAHORE Putting Wednesday in the historical perspective of the Punjab Assembly, it was certainly a different one considering hurling of abuses and throwing of things at a respectable member by another worthy MPA, and was a scene to remember for at least many years to come provided someone dares to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Certainly difficult to remember the Punjab Assembly Treasury has been correct in giving replies to legislators during question hour, and when every minister and parliamentary secretary has been a complete failure, the 60-minute has become a mockery of the proceedings. The same was true of ...

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  • TLAHORE The PPPs love-lost for the restored judiciary, especially the Chief Justice of Pakistan, is quite a reality well-known to all, and it merits no secret that the partys leadership has never minced words about it. The recent help-seeking pleadings of the PPP bigwigs are apparently efforts at ...

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  • TLAHORE The Punjab Assembly on Friday found fault in the water filtration plants to be installed in the provincial metropolis, and when PPP and PML-N bartered allegation regarding the provision of funds by the federal government, and alleged misappropriation, the Speaker fixed coming Wednesday to ...

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  • TLAHORE Punjab can save Rs 30 billion a year by officers austerity, while it can generate over Rs 50b a year through revenue reforms, according to a proposal that awaits the nod of political bosses and babus in the All Pakistan Unified Grades (APUG). Since the proposal comes from the PCS Officers ...

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  • TLAHORE With substantial support of minority members, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday again discussed earning from the sale of liquor, and demanded of the government to take tangible steps for slamming ban on production, sale and consumption of liquor, and declaring the income procured from it as ...

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  • TLAHORE Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal on Monday convened meeting of the House Committee on the coming Thursday to resolve the PCS officers issues. This issue was raised by PPPs vocal member Sajida Mir, who was of the considered opinion that the Punjab government was extending favours ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PCS Officers Welfare Association will protest and carry out a rally today despite the imposition of section 144 around the Punjab Civil Secretariat. Around 12 main players of the Association have been transferred to far-flung areas. Though there was no administrative emergency other ...

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  • TLAHORE The protesting PCS officers have refused to budge even an inch from their previously stated stance till their demands are actualised, while the Punjab government has also geared up to give a matching response to the 'released-on-bail provincial officers. After the announcement by the PCS ...

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  • TLAHORE Around 100 PCS officers were arrested, and an FIR was registered against 200 of the same cadre on Friday, which is certainly for the first time in history of Pakistan when the District Management Group officers and the provincial ones have reached a stage of an open clash. Arrests of the ...

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  • TLAHORE Politicians of all shades demand and vow to guarantee supremacy of the parliament, but when it comes to asserting themselves for actualising the ideal, they either seem to buckle under some unknown pressure, opt for political expediency or other considerations weigh heavier than the actual ...

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  • TLAHORE Certain level of resentment is simmering in the PML-N party circles after its top leadership has adopted the Unification Bloc, carved out of the PML-Q elected representatives of the Punjab Assembly, and the party insiders believe that this is actually a division within the N-League, but it ...

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  • TLAHORE - As part of implementation of the Supreme Court orders, the Punjab government is facing difficulties since it has started the process of compiling lists of the re-employed on contract after superannuation in all the departments and institutions both autonomous and semi-autonomous across the ...

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  • TLAHORE In a clear flight from the spirit of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) and the general stance of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday shocked political pundits by proposing an All Parties Conference (APC) of politicians, the judiciary and the ...

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  • TLAHORE The Unification Bloc, carved out of the PML-Q elected representatives of the Punjab Assembly, held its first formal meeting with Punjab Chief Minister and his PML-Ns senior leaders, including provincial ministers and advisors on Saturday. Shahbaz Sharif lauded the Bloc members for their ...

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  • TLAHORE The IJI-like situation is re-emerging on the fluid political scene of the country when on Wednesday bigwigs of parties in opposition to the PPP joined each other at a dinner of JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his Islamabad residence. In their late-night media talk, they took flak at ...

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  • TLAHORE Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Muhammad Sami Saeed is joining the Federal government in the coming days, which has come to fore become of divergent reasons. Two views are being entertained in this regard. First, it is Samis wish to leave the province since he has successfully managed his ...

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  • TLAHORE After abolishing 432 seats from the administrative officialdom, and holding of Revenue officers slots in abeyance, the Punjab government is gearing up to partially amend the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001 in order to abolish the revenue officers seats from the district ...

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  • TLAHORE All indicators suggest that the bond between the PPP and the PML-N, which was put in place after the signing of the Charter of Democracy between late Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, is reaching its logical end since the top N-League leadership has decided to do away with the ...

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  • TLAHORE As part of an austerity drive and consequent issuing of a notification for abolishing 432 seats of 18 various departments, the Punjab government has held 144 posts of Executive District Officers in abeyance till the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001 is amended. As per sources, the ...

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  • TLAHORE An MPA belonging to the ruling political party Pakistan Muslim League-N has thrashed an officer of the Irrigation and Power Department, who has dared to check the tempered Mogha (water outlet from canal) irrigating worthy Members lands. The Punjab government raises embroidered slogans ...

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  • TLAHORE As part of adaptation of laws in the wake of the omission of Concurrent Legislative List from the Constitution, so far the Punjab government has finalised 21 draft laws of four departments, while the rest, out of the 57 possible subjects, are in the process of being amended. Sources claim ...

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  • TLAHORE Upholding the Supreme Court orders, the Punjab government is in the process of terminating most of the ex-bureaucrats re-employed on a contractual basis. Last month, the Supreme Court directed the federal and provincial governments not to re-employ officers on contract after their ...

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